Hello there, 25. Nice to meet you. Today, I’ve been marveling over what I have at such a relatively young age. A spouse who works with me to maintain and improve our relationship. A flourishing marriage. A wonderful circle of friends who I can call any time of day or night. Two (two!) beautiful young children. A son. A daughter. Rich life experiences. A house we feel at home in. Loving family.
Things that really matter, that enrich my existence and will continue to do so for the rest of my life, are at my fingertips. There isn’t an overabundance of much in my life, with the exception of love. My life is a surplus of love. I couldn’t ask for anything better.
Yesterday, a friend kept the kids for an hour or so while Aaron treated me to brunch at a little restaurant. Everything I ate was literally bliss on a fork.
My meal was a savory crepe smothered in hollandaise sauce, rustic potatoes, and a rich hot bread roll. I can still taste it all right now and my mouth is watering!
This was the divine cinnamon roll Aaron and I shared. We couldn’t eat it all. Simply amazingly fantastic.
Then this morning, the kids and I ran to the grocery store to pick up supplies for cake baking and ice cream making. Yes, I said ice cream! Aaron gifted me with the ice cream maker attachment for my kitchenaid mixer!!! Now I can make my own dairy free ice cream and sorbet for the entire family to enjoy! I can’t even begin express my excitement!!!
After gathering coconut milk, chocolate, and raspberries, we came across this nest of geese eggs hatching. We all watched the baby geese work their way out of their eggs and fluff up their feathers! Thankfully, their nest is relatively safe in a grassy median in the grocery store parking lot. Hopefully all motorists will drive slowly until the family moves on.
Tonight, we will enjoy this:
A delicious, moist vegan chocolate cake smothered in ganache and topped with fresh red and yellow raspberries. I’m not sure I want birthday candles to spoil the frosting but I think Ella will be super sad if we don’t let her blow out candles tonight.
We’ll be adding a side of coconut milk vanilla ice cream as well.
Today has been a wonderful start to a new year! I can’t wait to see what is in store for me. 🙂