Two of my very best friends (inherited best friends) birthday's are today!! So, last night I hosted a super Taco Night Tuesday to celebrate their birthday's. There were 6 adults, 1 teenager and 6 toddlers/preschoolers at my place last night and it couldn't have been more fun if you would have thrown a barrel of aardvarks in the mix... I made cupcakes (chocolate and yellow) and a huge pot of taco meat with all the fixin's... It was delicious!! Almost everyone, including the kiddos, had seconds. And for me, that is a huge success.. If you can get kids - especially preschoolers - to eat seconds it is a phenomenal success in my books.
Needless to say, I love being back in St. Louis. We are finally getting settled in and getting used to life off of the range, and it couldn't be going any better. I love that our friends are close and that we can do nights like last night. I love that my kids have other kids that they can grow up with whose dad's are (were) best friends with their late father. I am so blessed to have adult men in this world that will help me to raise these boys, who so desperately need a good example of what a father and man is supposed to be like. And who better than men that were hand picked by my husband, to help me raise them if they can't have their biological father on this Earth. We really are so blessed and I am so thankful to all of these men for stepping up and making a positive thing out of something so horrible for these kids... I love them all so much!!!