Monday, August 8, 2011

Simple pleasures

It's been just over 2 weeks that we've been home and it has been so wonderful.  Whether we're sitting outside on the deck looking at the ocean, going for walks in our neighbourhood or frantically racing around cleaning the kitchen or having a shower while Gabrielle's napping, I continually give thanks to being at home with our sweet girl.  Two months ago we were in a very different space and I wasn't even sure whether we'd make it home or not.  But, she did it.  We did it.  And we couldn't be happier.

The last two weeks we haven't ventured very far.  In fact, a trip to the beach for ice cream or a trip to a friend's house has become our new exciting adventures.  Before Gabrielle, it didn't seem quite as special but our little girl has shown us the beauty and magic in these simple pleasures, and it is wonderful.

playing with dad's hands on the grass at the beach

eating ice cream for the first time

dinner time with my brothers and cousins!


  1. So adorable!! Happy times! Did she love the ice cream?! Xoxo

  2. great post & pics, love seeing Gabby's first date with ice cream! we're going over to Davis bay for a few days but hopefully see you guys soon

  3. I just love the whole Ross family. You are role models for how it should be done. :-)

  4. Thanks guys! You guys rock.

    BTW, I'm not sure if you can tell, but that top picture was me doing high-stakes 1-armed push-ups. I think that one was like #34 ... and I collapsed at #65, just missing little Gabrielle.

  5. Tears of, so happy!

  6. so happy to see that you are home:) Keep relishing every moment!