Ok, I've been trying for a while to upload a movie.  I hope this works.

This is what most afternoons look like at our house.  After Erik gets home from work he joins us outside, as we are well into our afternoon of play.  When he has changed into his "home clothes" he takes over outdoor duties and I go in to cook dinner.  I look so forward to the 30 minutes I have alone in the kitchen most nights.  I turn on reruns of Friends and Seinfeld and decompress.  I try to cook most nights and really do enjoy it.

Anyway, this particular night I was staring out the kitchen window and I realized just how wonderful it was seeing my children with their father and friends playing outside.  It's something I know I have taken for granted many times before.  Our new "normal" is surrounded by a lot of appreciation.

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