October was a busy month...let's recap

I spent quite a lot of blog space last month talking about my two youngest — big changes in their lives with beginning college life and getting married. But my eldest son, Jack, also has a birthday in October so I want to share some thoughts on what a blessing he’s been to our lives. You may recall that he too entered matrimonial bliss in 2015, our January wedding to kick off a year of celebrations. He married his sweetheart of 6+ years and they are so well suited! With everything that’s happened these past months, I sometimes forget that they haven’t even celebrated their 1 year anniversary!
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We have a little bit of a running joke in our house about Jack and his sister Kate when they were little bits. They are just 19 months apart (Jack is the eldest) so I often referred to them as my twins. (Duh, wonder why they got married the same year!) The joke is that every picture of the two of them depicted a frowning or crying Jack and a laughing or smiling Kate. I dubbed these images “Tee hee, Boo hoo.” We have often said that Jack could nurse a hurt or injustice longer than anyone! But the truth of the matter is that he is sweet, sensitive and easy going. He is an amazing big brother, a loving husband, a devoted son and the friend that every guy wants.

I love to write. If you haven’t noticed. But the first piece I ever wrote for fun was a children’s story complete with illustrations. I had dreams to have it published but when you are raising four children and just trying to carve out some sanity in your every day life, sometimes thoughts like that are just nice to have as dreams. My book was entitled “Prince Jack” and it was all about the little guy that came into our lives 27 years ago. So happy birthday, Jack – mum loves you.

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P.s. This week’s menu can be found under the “Menu of the Week” tab and here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming for Thanksgiving!