- During the days of our vacation I jotted down
bullet points of the things I loved.
Here's a sampling:
-Slept in nearly everyday because my girls
took turns getting up with the little boys!
THANK YOU, GIRLS!
-The breeze & sound of the "waves"
outside our bedroom window
- Feather pillows and the snuggly
-Watchin' a 2 hr. rerun of America's
Funniest Videos with my ZoBug
-Finishing a book ("The Almost True Story
of Ryan Fischer" by )
-Max playin' happily in the sand for ever
-Chasey singing "Your Attitude" a zillion
times on the little wall at the end of the yard.
-Riley & Court crackin' up during their week-long
card game tourney
-Realizing that Zoe is a water bug & couldn't stay
out of the water
-Smiling as Courtney discovered she really likes to
row out in the one-man boat, going back & forth
in the bright sunshine
-Eating grilled steak & baked potatoes on the patio
while watching the sailboats play a weird game
of "Duck, Duck, Boat"... it really looked like it!
-Laughing as Chilly told the boys that they were all
the THREE AMIGOS!
-Laughing even harder when he said
Max was LUCKY DAY
Chase was LITTLE NEDDY NEEDLEwhatever
and Chilly was DUSTY BOTTOMS!
-Then completely losing it as he taught them
the THREE AMIGOS theme DANCE!!!
-Watching Zoe carefully mold, shape & decorate
her sand cake
-Getting groceries with Riley on our first day and
getting stuck waiting for a slow train with 162 cars!
-Having popcicles or ice cream everyday
-Finishing another book (listed below)
-Sticking my feet in the sand & asking Chasey,
"Where'd Mommy's feet go?" and watching
him dig & dig until he found them
-Sitting in the "hot pool" all alone, admiring
the stars and the hugeness of God, yet be
aware of His tender closeness
I think writing down great moments -
little clips of time-
will remind me of the huge-mongeous
thrill of being a wife & parent!
200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One: Creating a Life of Meaning and Influence
By Shawn Wood