03 October 2008

blooming business

this week has been beautiful.
in more ways than one.
dan's parents and grandparents and d and me and baby b enjoyed some quality time together. the weather was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the shopping: absolutely fabulous. we even landed upon a lovely little garden, also known as the boise botanical gardens. i felt like alice in wonderland with all the amazing blooms surrounding me. later we ate panini sandwiches in a cute cafe and then we shuttled ourselves into a large room bursting with potential and optimism and go-getter types. a lot of official business went down in that room. and dan became officially official. the Swearing In took place and therefore he is now a real lawyer. i am so happy for him. all his hard work and long hours have paid off. i could go on and on and on about how proud i am of him. watching him stand up and take the official oath felt like one door closing and another opening in our lives.

the best part of the day, other than the huge ceremonious occasion of dan's momentous moment and aside from benji's sweet cooing the entire time, even better than finding that darling paper shop and browsing anthropologie's fall collection was a moment after our lunch. our group walked out of the cafe and down the street to pile into our separate cars. a lady on the street stopped us and i thought she'd say something about benji because people are always stopping us to ask how old he is and such.. but instead she said, 'i know it's none of my business, but did i just see four generations come out of there?!' wow. it hit me of how special it really is. not every little newborn gets to do lunch with his great-grandparents. how blessed i feel.

family is so important in life; it's the best thing when they become your best friends. speaking of which, my sister is arriving today. i can hardly wait! happy weekend everyone. and don't forget to get gumdrops for your conference trail mix.

9 comments:

Julia said...

We might be moving to Boise next summer, so it's fun to hear about a good day spent there! Thanks!

Oh, and congrats to you and your hubby!

MelancholySmile said...

Delurking to say: this post made me choke up a little. It IS so wonderful to have family, isn't it? You make me miss mine. :)

Kim said...

Thanks for the important reminder:)

KJ said...

congrats to Dan. Who knew there was an Anthropologie in Boise?

all over the map said...

touche! before i even got to the end of this post i thought to myself, "wow, great-grandparents".
it is such a blessing indeed. i had one great gp when i was born. my dad's gran. she was a lovely woman although i didn't get to spend enough time with her.
family is everything.
congrats to dan and all of you.
xo

karla said...

I think you found more cool stops in Boise in the few days you were here than I have in the few months I've lived here - thanks for sharing! Looks like I need to do a little more exploring. :)

True Girl said...

Lovely. I enjoy your blog so much and appreciate the reality check of how important our families are. I've been through Boise twice and think it's a beautiful city.

polly said...

Congratulations to you and Dan! what a great achievement. Benji is lucky to have found his way to you guys.

res said...

another beautiful post! thank you for your freshness. i too was in tears. my daughter has six wonderful great grandparents. and it just gets more and more wonderful seeing the generations together...

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