Thursday, June 16, 2011


Our summer has been so full so far and I don't just mean full of "stuff" and coming and going.  I mean full of family, friends, fun times and laid back days.  Days where we don't have to be anywhere at any particular time.  Days spent hanging together and just enjoying these kids and where they're at right now, a full heart not necessarily a full schedule.

Chad's family was in town over the past week.  The whole group makes an effort to get together a few times a year and believe me that's quite an accomplishment seeing as how when we're all together we are 20 strong and yes that's just the immediate family.  There are 10 grandchildren with one more on the way later this year.  

They play, eat and swim and then repeat that cycle several times a day, ha ha.  We found ourselves repeatedly doing head counts in the pool...1,2,3,4...ok we're good.  One day all the cousins came over to our house to jump on the trampoline.

They were begging Cooper to bounce them up in the air.

He obliged...

They laughed, giggled and squealed...

You get the idea...

I read an article this week by Michael Callahan entitled, "The Never-Empty Nest."  It has resonated with me and I want to leave you with this thought "the power of now, the beauty of seeing things as they are, not as you wish them to be...wrap your arms around what is."

Thanks for checking in on us.

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