Tasha's August

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Another book to peek inside...... This one is a favorite and it's extra special because...

1. It is filled with Tasha Tudor's beautiful paintings.

2. It takes a journey through all the months of the year and their special celebrations....from January days to Easter to fourth of July, birthdays, harvest days to Christmas.

3 It's a book our family sees everyday as we pass by the hall table.

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It's fun to have this book out on our front table because I keep the pages open to the month we are living in. I think it is kind of exciting when we say goodbye to one month and move on to the fresh new one.  So thankful God made seasons and rhythms of the year....it's comforting and refreshing all at the same time.  And now the comfort is being in the days of sweet August.

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 Can definitely relate to the quote that is used for August, " My heart is like a singing bird."  Thinking of our Rosie and the excitement and buzz that is in the air as we prepare to return to Russia. I think our entire house is filled with "hearts like singing birds" for we are all so very excited to have Rosie in our arms. Sam is practicing reading his favorite books to her, Mike is getting all the final paperwork mailed and I am making my little "Rosie" projects that involve paint, fabric and happy pink stuff!  

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And as I read about Tasha Tudor's creativity with birthday parties, I start envisioning fairy parties in the summer and tea parties with roses all around.  ( Rosie's birthday is in July)
For Tasha's family birthdays, they walk to the creek in the evening and float the candle lit birthday cake down the stream. It's beautiful just looking at the way Tasha paints these nights of wonder, of celebrating.  And I can only imagine how beautiful that would be to see in person.  Hmmm... let's see, where is a stream close by that we can float our next birthday cake on? We have my dad's and my father in law's birthday parties coming up....  I think the glow of candles on a cake and the people you love around you... singing happy birthday is pretty magical and fairy-like in itself.