Tag Archives: getaways

Refuel. Replenish. Relax.

This will be my view very soon.

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It’s true.  I’m looking forward to uninterrupted time with my family.  I’m looking forward to waking up to the sound of ocean waves reminding me of how brilliant my Creator is.  I’m looking forward to the absence of a schedule.

I’m looking forward to replenishing my spirit, soul, and body.

On that note, I’ll be taking next week off from the blogging world.  However, I will be posting over on Swerve on Tuesday, October, 13th.  So, y’all drop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I’ll be back on October 19th with pictures and a story or three.  I’m sure.

Love ya.  Mean it.


Filed under life, Randomness

Family Time And Gratitude.

Our kids had their first tubing experience this weekend.  Well, John Henry tubed once when he was two and was completely unimpressed.  So, that hardly counts.  Friends invited the four of us to enjoy their lake house, amenities, and friendship.  Our kids had the best time.  And, we had the best time watching them.

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It’s nice to get away occasionally and have uninterrupted time with the people you love most.  Away from the laundry.  Away from the phone calls.  Away from the things that compete for your attention.


It’s in those times you can see your son.  I mean really see your son and soak up his expressions and wonder about his thoughts.

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It’s in those times you can appreciate the character of your daughter.  Where you imagine what she will be when she grows up or you just smile, because, you recognize how much she loves life.

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It’s in those times you can hold your husband’s hand without a thought of tomorrow’s bills or who is picking up the kids from school. 

It’s in those times you refill your gratitude tank.  You thank your heavenly Father that you get to wake up with these people every single day.

And, you know…..

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Life is good.

And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesians 5:20


Filed under gratitude, life, Relationships

Self Portraits On Love Island.


I love how I look gigantor in this picture next to Kris. What up with that?  Then, in an attempt to get some new profile shots for Twitter and whatnot, I took this self-portrait:


What makes me laugh about this picture is Kris’ observation of how everyone looks/smiles differently in pictures they take of themselves.  It’s like me – but not really me.  Ya know?  Funny.  Good times.

We had a WONDERFUL time together on Amelia Island.  And I mean all caps WONDERFUL.  We finally viewed the much talked about “Fireproof.”  I looked over and saw a tear – or two – flowing down Kris’ cheek.  It wasn’t the emotional display he put on while watching Marley & Me, but he was noticeably touched by the film.  I doubt any of the actors would ever get an Oscar nod, but the story was a powerful one.  

Favorite line in the movie – and a thought I’d like to leave you with:

“Don’t follow your heart.  Your heart can deceive you.  Lead your heart.”

What does this thought mean to you?



Filed under Love, Marriage