anyway, about a half an hour ago, i got up out of my bed to get something to drink and remembered my laptop was in katherine's room. i quietly snatched my pillows off my bed with john none the wiser and got in bed with her to blog for a while.
it was so sweet, she stuck her head under her covers and nuzzled her face into my side. i would say it was because she loves me sooooooooooooooooo much (which she does:DDD) but, honestly, i think it was to keep the light from my screen out of her face, HA!!! i'll take a nuzzle anytime and however i can get one, though!!!
i love nighttime. every thing is so quiet and peaceful...
i especially love it in the summertime when i can hear the sounds the crickets make and when that sound fades into the sounds of the birds chirping in the predawn hours.
we are truly blessed to live where we live... we are only about 8 blocks from the center of town and only a half a block from one of the busiest streets. but, 'the lane' is very park-like. our house is situated on an acre of ground (almost unheard of for property in the city). the trees in our area are for the most part all virgin woods and are massive. there is really even quite a bit of wild life; it's not that uncommon to see deer, raccoons, possums, and yes even a family of groundhogs. the whole family lived under our playhouse (cubby) for a couple of years. and, of course, rabbits and squirrels are everywhere.
i wrote in a previous post that i live in the house where i was raised (john bought it for my first anniversary from a couple that were relocating). but, i can remember that i had the same feeling i did when i moved in as an adult as i did when i was a child. i felt like i was moving into a cottage straight out of a fairytale.
i've had many happily-ever-after moments here.
you know, i just described one of those earlier in my post... when katherine snuggled up next to me and nuzzled her 15-year-old, little nose into my side. (it's not hard to make me happy and quite easy to keep me content.)i hope she always stays so innocent and young at heart...
(but, truly, it just doesn't get much better than that...)
love and blessings,
ps the photography is not great... as i was using my cell phone in the dark (but, a mom's got to do what she's got to do sometimes, hahahaha!!!).