First, I want to apologize for not writing yesterday. My Internet connection was acting up all day. I really can't wait until our contract is up, so we can shop around for a different provider. I digress...
This week is an unusual week because we've been spending a lot of time with the family. We had dinner with my MIL on Wednesday, a surprise Birthday party for my SIL yesterday, and another B-day party tomorrow for our nephew and my sister's husband.
In the past few weeks our combined family has been very supportive. We are lucky to have all of our siblings living close to us. My husband's Mom and Dad are both living close too with only my parents far away, unfortunately.
This month we were asked many times how they could help. We were offered money but we politely declined. At least at this point, we don't have need to borrow from anybody. But family still cares.
This week we were showered by "care packages" :) First, I received a small package from my parents. My little one has a favorite kind of Russian candy. We give him one a day (after he uses the potty - his one-a-day sugar, as we call it :). At least, we used to at the very beginning of our potty training journey. Not so much any more because at $5.99 a pound at the Russian store, they are pretty expensive. Well, when my parents found out that we ran out, they got a whole package with five different kinds of that particular candy:
Not that he needs that much sugar but to say he was excited is an understatement:) And it should definitely last us for a few months.
Then, my mother-in-law brought us a care package of her own:
I'm in the process of switching to all green cleaning here, including detergent, but at the moment I'm honestly most grateful. It will last us for months and, hopefully, I can switch to homemade when times are a little easier (or when I run out because homemade is cheaper anyway :) But for now, I'm just thankful...
And then yesterday my sweet SIL surprised us with some treats of her own. She's reading my blog more than anybody else in the family, and one of our biggest supporters. She's absolutely amazing (hey, Mer :) and we love her so much. After reading my recent sad post, she decided to spoil us:
I guess, she can't let her funny nephews "starve" without string cheese (or "stick cheese" as they call it :) Or me without Lyndt chocolate :)
I'm really grateful to have a family. And not because of the gifts or care packages. I'm grateful for love and care, and that we can be together and support each other through different times in life. Definitely, nothing can make me happier than them :)
So what made you happy yesterday/today?