a breath of fresh air

It’s been a good Saturday – even including the ridiculous amount of apple stack cakes that my cousin Cheryl and I prepared. (I admit – she did most of the work there.)

Roger was up before 7:00 to do some grocery shopping with Bill, but the rest of us got to be lazy and sleep in. Each of my kids has dealt with a low-grade fever and a little bit of upset stomach this week, and this morning was Avery’s moment. She threw up a little bit (that’s what finally dragged me out of bed) and then she had a nice relaxing bath. She seemed pretty much like herself after that. Hopefully that will be the end of it.

After I had my shower, the two of us went out on the little green porch (the nest, we call it) and had some girl time in the morning freshness. She brushed my hair for a while, and then painted my toenails. First a coat of light pink, then silver glitter. šŸ™‚ Then, to balance things out, I painted her toenails very neatly in a bright red. (Her choice.)

At one point the wind picked up a little bit, and she perked up with big eyes and said, “Oooh! Fresh air!!” So cute.

It was a nice start to a good day.

I don’t know about tomorrow… but I’m pretty sure it will have a good ending. My parents will be here! For the whole week! They’re working with me in the kitchen!

(Bill is “dreading” working with 4 Hunsbergers in the kitchen this week. I keep telling him it’s going to be the best week of his life. After all, we’re Hunsbergers. The only thing better than one Hunsberger is a whole bunch of us.) šŸ™‚


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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3 Responses to a breath of fresh air

  1. Uncle Dave says:

    … or a Hunsberger modified by a Voth ….


  2. Andrew says:

    I think Bill does have a bit of good reason to be afraid. That sounds terrifying. At least he shall not have to fend me off also. Well, perhaps he might get that nervous twitch back when the letter arrives.


  3. Barb & Ken Moyer says:

    Waiting to hear how that week went. We prayed for all of you each day. Sure would have liked to be there. However, our little grandaughter is a “Little miss Nose-ella” Yes she takes in everything down to the “enth” then a few minutes later, she will look up at you and give you the most beautiful smile, like”okay now we can get down to business.” Also this must be a family trait from some where” because her big brother Christian had the same idea. “Let me check you and this place out and then it’s on to business.
    With all the locals here coming up it sure does make us homesick to be there. But as our plans have been it’s every other up and the opposite week to PA to visit aunts, uncles and Ken’s cousin he is realy close to.Phil Moyer. So that was a really special trip up this year the last of June and first of July. Spending time (rathing a fitting in and out both sides. Picked up lots of Rus and Moyer history.
    As little talked tonight about coming to Bethel this coming week she was so exciting, telling us who she was visiting and what she was doing. I’ll leave you in for the surprises.
    Blessings and God’s love for a very special week.
    Aunt Barbara


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