Winter in New York and a Birthday . . .

My men are thrilled that we're finally having a snowy winter here in New York because it means they can finally go snowboarding!! Jim took our two youngest guys and a couple of their friends for a day of fun in the snow. There are several ski resorts in our area so they only had to travel about half an hour to get to their destination.

Making sure Brendan's helmet fits properly.

The living room had boots and snowboards and helmets and gloves everywhere!!

While the boys were playing in the snow, Meggie and I stayed in our jammies all day!!

I also celebrated a birthday this week. I'm forty four and have been feeling very reflective about this. I can't believe how quickly the years are coming and going. I'm not one to get upset about getting older. As a matter of fact, I believe that women improve with age. My forties have been wonderful. I've met and married my best friend after having lost so many loved ones in my thirties. I've had my daughter who truly is a blessing from God. I've seen my first baby turn eighteen and start applying to colleges. I've seen my second baby start to grow into an incredibly loving and witty young man. I've seen my third baby grow into a boy filled with such wisdom that he constantly has me shaking my head with awe. I've seen my sister continuously amaze us with her recovery from a very bad diagnosis with cancer. One. Day. At. A. Time. As for me, I am blessed beyond belief. I have such pride for my family. I'm also trying to learn how to take better care of myself. I want to be here for all of the grandchildren that we'll be blessed with some day, God willing.
I find this so difficult to do. Why is that? I would love to hear some words of wisdom from anyone that would like to share some.

My husband baked a tray of chocolate cupcakes and spelled out "Happy Birthday" on the top of them. There's nothing sexier than a man who bakes for you!! : )
Many blessings ~ Wendy


Bella Michelle said...

My oldest would be so envious of your snowboarding fun! We used to live in Upstate NY and he loved, loved, loved to snow board! Not happening here in the Southland. Y'all enjoy your winter fun. I am excited because it is supposed to get into the 50s today with lots of sunshine!

Shawn Becker said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
My, what a blessing to have four children and a wonderful Hubby.
We traveled to Lake Placid a few years ago when my daughter competed in an Ironman competition. I loved the beauty of upstate N.Y.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Amy said...

I am with you and Meggie I would have been in my jammies all day too. No snow here in a small Texas town. I am now your newest follower. Stay Warm!!

Amy said...

I am with you and Meggie I would have been in my jammies all day too. No snow here in a small Texas town. I am now your newest follower. Stay Warm!!

kimo said...

Awesome! Love it that they are all into snowboarding. The only thing I can suggest regarding taking better care is to change one thing at a time. Baby steps. Much love to you my friend! xoxox

Doreen McGettigan said...

I agree; my husband is a heck of a baker! Happy Birthday!!
You have a beautiful baby and sounds like wonderful young men :)
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beth said...

the past two days i have stayed in my jammies until noon and i love it !!!