Mothers rarely receive the appreciation they deserve. It's no exception in our house, so it felt good to give Esther some attention today. She had a tough week with much time spent with Camie. The boys and I gave her tokens of our appreciation, and we enjoyed a steak dinner at home. (Hey, I at least cooked the steaks on the barbee and cleaned the dishes!) The weather got crummier as the day wore on, so I wasn't tempted to go out on the water. Bjorn headed back to Lynden after spending the weekend. He was able to spend a day with Jeff, being an encouragement.