Our summer has been so packed full of awesome things. It’s been crazy but really, really good. I look at our schedule and although it is full, it’s full of people and things we love. We are having some really good days!
There are still those mom moments where I find myself with a screaming one year old…climbing out of Target’s shopping cart (even with the buckle tightly clasped) while my three-year old is hiding under a clothe’s rack or in a totally different aisle (or jumping in the cart on every item also in the cart-yelling I want to “wwwaaaallllkkkk”) and my five-year old is asking for every thing we walk by. I love Target runs, but they can be pretty exhausting and require a sweet tea run on the way home.
These exasperating moments are just that though…moments. What my eyes are open to seeing is that in the hard grind moments of our day, they are moments and don’t define us or our life. So, in my tired, exasperated mom moments I’m praying I have eyes to see the bigger picture. By doing this, I see my days are full of good things, and I am extremely blessed. Here is a small glimpse of two days we LIVED last week…
Matt and I celebrated eight years of marriage! What a gift to do life with my best friend!! One of my favorite wedding pictures is this one where we are studying his ring.
It looked so good on his finger. He was claimed and all the world would now know he was MINE! I can’t believe it’s been eight years!! How time flies when you are having fun!
What I really wanted to do for our anniversary is take our boys to White Water. I know it’s not the usual anniversary outing. I mean take your kids with you!? It just sounded so fun, so we took them!! I was giddy all day! Matt told the boys (as we were walking into the park) that if I had fun, the day was a success. I had a blast!
It turns out White Water has gotten a little more expensive since we went as kids. Oh well, it was worth it!!!
These two were on cloud nine! Reagan got to enjoy a summer camp day with her Grammy Pammy (my mom).
I might have a special thing for Dip and Dots and get them every time I see them! One goal for the day was teaching my boys that it is the best ice creme. The ice creme of the future is I’m sure what Buzz Lightyear would eat, right!?!
We came home and dropped the boys off, got cleaned up, and went out for the traditional anniversary date!! Six out of Eight anniversary dinners have been at the Melting Pot. We might have a thing for the place.
I got to stare at that man all night. Cheers to a great day and great life!
The giddiness from White Water had not worn off. I think I was having an awesome day and was a wee bit happy. What do you think???
The next day was the fourth of July, and we went to hang and cook out with Matt’s family.
The boys swam. The girls talked. How cute are these girls!? My niece and daughter are both so darn kissable!
My boys might be little pyros like their parents. The look in their eyes as they are holding fire…is scary!! 🙂
Matt’s 91-year-old grandma even got in on the sparkler action! She’s one amazing lady!
The boys were playing follow the leader as their own sparkler parade.
Reagan didn’t want to miss out on a good time. She always wants to be right there with them!! Love it!
Until this happened….
My fun, spunky, adventurous girl had hit her wall for a crazy two-day schedule and was ready to sleep! It didn’t take Matt and I long to rethink going to the crazy Roswell Area to catch fireworks. We went home and put our kids to bed and sat on the couch and watched a movie with a beer. It was a great day!!
So, good days definitely mean you have a good life!!