happy sunday, friends! today, we're going to grandma's for a valentines day cookie party! fifteen people are due to attend bringing 4 dozen cookies each! i believe we'll all have a cookie hangover tomorrow and possibly a rumbly tummy later but it's alllll worth it for homemade treats!
feeling extremely blessed as i write this. last night, as i was finishing washing the dishes i leaned over to close my kitchen window and draw the blinds when i saw flashing red lights. it made me stop for a second, and once i realized it was police lights my heart sank into my stomach. i called for my husband and we both ran outside. a devastating sight was cast upon my eyes.... my neighbor's house across the street was up in flames. first thing that came to my mind were the kids. it's a family of eight who live there, including an elderly grandma and two little ones about four and five. my heart broke in two pieces. we stood there, watching the family sitting in front of my house on the curb in tears watching everything they own be destroyed. the fire was contained and thankfully nobody was hurt. it was a cold night, down in the low 40's, and that's cold here on the coast of california. some of the family didn't have socks, we offered along with another fellow neighbor handing out blankets and our homes for bathroom and warmth. most of them refused, mostly i think due to shock. i felt so selfish putting my babies to sleep in a warm house, cozied up in their beds. my mind wandered all night with prayers for the family and their hearts. life is good, but sometimes unfair.
with that heavy on my heart, i couldn't help but to capture the color within my household these days. brings a smile to my face. now off to get a very anxious four year old ready for some sweet treats!