I am so thankful for this family:
The Rasmuson Family.You have no idea how they save me. And by "save me" what I guess I'm really saying is that they are saving my children from the wrath of their mother. And by children I mean Peter. Stacey (the blonde beauty on the right and the mother of this family) will take my kids at a moment's notice. Peter loves going to their house.
Just yesterday Zoë and Peter spent the afternoon with them so I could run errands. It made me feel like a new women. I adore this family. They love and remember Lucy. They adore Peter, and they coo with Zoë. Thank goodness for them! I'm so lucky to have them in my life.
Not pictured in the above photo is their daughter Mikayla. She is currently attending school in Long Island. My children adore her just as much as they love Hallie and Hayden. *Mike (the father on the far right) loves to spoil Peter with ice cream. They are so cute together.
Mike is a hardcore runner and was scheduled to run the New York Marathon. They had their whole trip planned out (including getting to see Mikayla) and it all came to a screeching halt with the storm. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the destruction and despair that is happening in the city. I'm glad the Rasmuson's were able to get all their money back (flights, hotel, Broadway shows, everything), but I'm even more thankful they are safe here in PC with me. I only wish the same safety, warmth, food, and electricity were available for those actually in the big apple who are suffering.
So, so thankful for Hallie, Hayden, Stacey, Mike and Mikayla! They are like family. And they save my sanity again and again. PTL!
* and we can't forget the Garmin running watch I inherited from Mike when he got a new one. Amazing!