It’s springtime for sure! The annual Safety Harbor Garden and Chalk festival has come and gone, school Easter parties are in full swing, we’ve baked Easter cookies with cousins and our flowers out front our blooming. All the winter gear is packed away (even though we haven’t worn any of it for months) and the sandals and summer dresses have taken their place in the closet. The girls are getting excited for the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Today Soph said she thinks the Easter Bunny will bring her a new phone or maybe an iPod. Hmmmmmm.
Easter/Spring break with cousins
Easter dress shopping with Harper (Sara and Sophie’s other sister)
Cupcakes and ice cream for the girls and wine for mommy ; ) Missing Daddy at this point
It’s been a great week because Doug arrived home from Germany late last week after being gone for two weeks. We missed him terribly, especially knowing that he was so far away. I will hopefully be posting some really great photos he took while he was away and writing about his experience while he was there. There are so many great things going on at Guruz Media (Doug and his partner Tracey’s business) and so many opportunities. If you don’t already know, Doug is a drummer and percussionist (for fun) and he is getting the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best drummers. I’m so happy for him and it inspires me to watch him be inspired, inspire others and succeed at whatever he puts his mind to. He gets text messages, e-mails and phone calls all the time from drummers and musicians he only dreamed of meeting and that are his drumming heroes. The main reason for this trip to Germany was to attend NAMM in Frankfurt (and set up the drum tower that I’ll tell you about soon) and work with the industrial metal band Rammstein. Rammstein is one of the biggest metal bands in Europe.
Doug’s flight got in around 9:30 p.m. last Thursday night. Because of the late arrival and the fact that the girls are usually deep in dreamland at that point, we scheduled our friend Tom to pick him up from the airport. Last minute, we cancelled Tom and decided to surprise Doug and be waiting for him as he landed. We were missing him so much and wanted to be there for his arrival home. The girls were on spring break, so it worked out just fine for them to be out a little late. Of course he was thrilled to see us there. The girls talked nonstop all the way home telling Daddy all about their spring break. The next day, Daddy’s unpacked suitcase sat full of treasures from Germany waiting for the girls. The girls were up early because they were excited to see their Daddy again, and of course, see what came for them. They received loads of chocolate, magazines, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, (from hotel), Euro, and Easter bunnies (Easter is huge in Europe). I got lots of chocolate too. The weekend was wonderful (except for the awful cold I fought) and relaxing and consisted of good food, time on the dock, work in the yard and dinner out as a family.
We are getting ready for Easter this weekend, more family time and maybe a trip to the theater to see Dr. Suess’ The Lorax. The type of weekend I love.
Also, I’m headed to LA in a few weeks. It will be the first of many trips to California. Doug has business there, but will be done on a Friday, so I will join him for a weekend of fun. I’m so excited to get away and I’ll be done with another semester as well, so that definitely calls for a celebration and a trip away. Only a few more weeks. We’ve been planning and talking about the places we will visit and the food we will enjoy. I can’t wait!
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter.
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