Today is this wonderful man's birthday. How thankful I am that he is part of our family. I find our lives are richer, fuller and more full of potential each and every year we grow older together. I am so thankful for him, the life we have made and the children we are raising together. We are a team each and everyday and I know I wouldn't rather be any other place.
Happy Birthday Josh, I am so thankful that you were born on the first day after winter solstice. The first day of the year when things take a shift for the better. Starting today we get a few more seconds of daylight back to our days. Just a few seconds but since we have only been loosing daylight for the past six months, those seconds are so important to all of us who live up north where life is very, very dark.
December/January are super dark months in Fairbanks but not so much July. Thus, we have large firework celebrations on winter solstice and new years eve but never on the fourth of July.
Because of this we have never taken our kids to see the fireworks. It is usually just too cold, they are too young and it is too late at night. But Saturday we decided to switch things up and try it out. We all loved it.
We are having a mild winter and it was only -8 F and so with a lot of blankets, snow gear and a peppermint steamer we were set for a new experience. Poor Naomi, she is deep into the third child stage of life already. The point where we would never have taken our first born out at 6 months to something like this but the third, she goes along for the ride. Being the third born myself I know that it isn't all that bad of a place to be.
Today we have a birthday to celebrate as the earth turns back towards the sun. Yes, it is going to be a good day indeed.