Kara and I have both had the feeling that we were on the verge of some big improvements in her health, and this last trip to the clinic brought some results that tell us we may be right. She told me she feels better than she has in a long, long time. I hope this new high point is just the start of many great improvements.
Yesterday was movie night. I didn't have a chance to go and rent the new "Charlotte's Web", so we decided to just watch something that we already had at home. As it got later, I opted for something a little shorter - the old Rankin-Bass "Here Comes Peter Cottontail."
We've had this for several years, and the girls didn't really like it that much, but I didn't want to watch anything longer than an hour, so I got Alyssa excited about watching a movie with the Easter Bunny in it. To my surprise, Anna didn't complain about the selection, either.
It was fun to watch this together as a family. It reminded me of being a child, excited for whatever holiday was coming up. And since there was no such thing as home video back in those days, we had one shot at watching the special holiday shows. If we missed them, we were out of luck for a whole year. So my sisters and I would scour the TV listings, making sure we knew when our favorite specials were coming on.
Now we scour the isles at Wal-Mart, looking for the shows from our youth, and our kids watch them until they're bored and then ask for something new.
Today is set to be a busy day. Kara and the girls are going to decorate eggs and make flowers out of toilet paper rolls.
In fact, when I got up this morning, it was snowing. OK, Canada. You can keep the rest of your air, thank you.
Sometime in all of this I have to prepare my Priesthood lesson and finish up two Sacrament Meeting talks (one for me and one for Anna).
I think I'll use a large chocolate bunny as a visual aid...