“Lets keep the car in drive and leave it all behind”
Take one blue Toyota Prius, a mom and a dad, minus their children and a dog, pack the car with a few clothes, a lot of camera gear and some snacks. Add in 3 state lines, two mountain passes, and 11 hundred miles each way, and what do you have?
A get-away? An adventure? A sore back?! Date- week instead of date-night?
By the time you see this we'll be well on our way. My heart splits in half- longing to go- longing to not leave my kids.
~All shall be well~
I just know I'll be living my moments full this week and will be blogging from the road.
Look what showed up on my doorstep Friday? Sweet Julie from Bell State Bank and the Pay it Forward contest, sent these to me as a thank you for sharing my story the day before. Its really ME who feels like I have a debt of gratitude to express, and I am overcome and undone when people touch me with their thoughtfulness.
They're stunning flowers and have saturated the house with warmth and fragrance. They absolutely glow with the ambient light streaming through the window. Thank you Julie.
Not more than a few minutes later my second surprise of the day arrived at my front door. Roxane sent me a copy of this book to read on my trip. I will let you know my thoughts on it at a later time. Thank you Roxane- so excited to read this as I already have so much context for Saint Therese of Lisieux.
Thursday this is what showed up in my mailbox. Our sweet friend Carrie sent this to us from Denver. She got this at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO. Rick and I had spent a week camping in the mountains and visiting the park, and I love having that reminder of our time spent there.
Aren't these great quotes? Thank you Carrie~ I was very touched by your thoughtfulness!
This little stinker- has utterly stolen my heart. Not to mention my shoe, a plastic cup, my new rug and Nolan's flip flops. But then he curls up on the couch with Colton, just like he belongs there, and has this uber cute way of scooting himself belly first off the couch. Then he rests there a bit before lazily shoving off with his back feet. Stinker. I know I will be missing him too.