“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Monday, June 18, 2012

Memories that Last Forever....

I find that the older I get, the more blessed I feel. I suppose for many the opposite can be said, but as for me, I think with the wisdom of age comes a greater appreciation for the smaller things in life, which somehow lead to more of those big moments in which you are able to look around yourself and think, "This. This is the very best moment of my life so far." 
Strangely enough, those best moments just keep getting sweeter and sweeter.....
This view out of the windows of the condo....

The sounds of kids running around inside it...and tiny faces, like this one,

smiling up at me. 
Quiet mornings watching the moon set on one side of the beach and the sun rise on the other....

Watching my children play on the beach.....

 Silly moments where everyone takes time from their busy lives to laugh, make silly faces, and just enjoy being together.

Quiet evenings, watching my dad and children bond.

Naps in the giant hammock, underneath the quiet rustle of the palm fronds.

All moments that I thought..."It can not possibly get any better than this." And yet, it did. (I wish I could share pics and the story here but unfortunately, right now I can't...no matter how I wish to. If you know me, you know what happened!)
I was sad to go...sad to return to reality. But when I came home, I had received notice that I got accepted into the PN program and will officially be on my way to achieving my dream starting in late August. :) Honestly, best vacation EVER. 

Other vacation highlights....Liddy got two more teeth (molars of course!) and got very adept at transitions. Transition from laying down to sitting, transition from sitting to laying down. Which really just means that she is MOBILE! Into everything, laughing at our exasperated no's, and despite the frustration of constantly dragging her away from things she can't have, this mama is loving every minute of it. :) 

She also added a little bit more attitude to her repertoire but it seems to backfire since her mad faces are so darn cute that we just end up laughing....

I find that I am filing away mental treasures, holding them close to my heart, pondering their meanings for another day, another story down the line. No doubt about it, a whole lot of memories were made during the 10 days we were away...and they are memories that I will carry close to my heart for the remainder of my days......


  1. I love your family, though we've yet to meet. I love even more that I know what other event made your life even more full. You're truly blessed! XOXO, Adrienne & Wes

  2. What an amazing, amazing vacation, beautiful views both outside and in. Love these pics!


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