If you follow along with this blog at all, you know the last three and a half weeks have been insane for us. Christmas Eve through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day have been jam packed with driving, visiting, site seeing, eating, late nights, card games, and of course lots of coffee for fuel. I’ve talked about the challenges, or rather consequences, of fully scheduled days that you can read about here and here. It’s clear that the last several weeks have been hard on us, but today I want to talk about why we planned those crazy trips.
We didn’t say, “Let’s pack our bags so we can be extremely exhausted and worn out and tired and run down…” (Okay, all those words mean the same thing. But that’s how I feel so there.) No. We said, “Let’s pack our bags so we can be extremely happy!” Because in planning our trips, that’s what motivated us. We wanted to spend the time we had off doing things that make us happy. Which is why we drove. Why we visited. Why we saw sites. Why we ate. Why we stayed up late. Why we played card games. And why we drank coffee. All of those things combined make us happy because they caused us to spend time with family, with friends, and especially with each other.
Okay, I just realized how dramatic I am when I write. Enough of that for today. Here are photos of the happiness we found in the midst of all the crazy, and ultimately what sent us into hibernation until summer.
Breakfast with niece and nephew.Introducing the kid who eats everything.And the kid who eats nothing.Except maybe sprinkle donuts.
Food fights (not the middle school kind) aren’t the only definite at breakfast with these two. Story time!
And selfie time of course.
A weekend in the mountains with our people. By the way, these two deserve their own blog post about how big of a blessing they’ve been in our life, but they know how we feel.
We have an issue. Every trip consists of donuts.
She loves his music.
I love his card game skills.
Literally the cutest human being on the planet.We had to.
We also had to do this.