Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TIME TO BREATHE {a quick trip away}

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last weekend our family zipped away for a quick Anniversary Celebration and Father's Day rest. It was much needed I can tell you.

Sickness, a death in the family and various other struggles made us all feel a little disconnected from one another. It was wonderful to have no distractions- if only for a little while. It gave us time to stop and breathe.

Celebrating 20 years of marriage! We hiked the kids
down to a little creek area... me in flip flops.
I'm quite the hiker I can assure you!

Tom surprised me with a box of gourmet cupcakes. Aren't they cute?
Each one was decorated in a unique way. The base- Chocolate,
Red velvet, Carrot and well, more chocolate of course!

We stayed in for dinner (we are such homebodies) and did some BBQ'ing.
Isn't this apron great? Faith made it for Father's Day using iron on letters.
Tom loved it and kept referring to himself in the third person as the
BBQ King. Made me laugh.

We spent a whole day just by the pool. Flip flops, hotel towels
(that I didn't need to wash) time to play and enjoy the nice weather.

The kids made this video. And to be quite honest- they crack me up! This is all them- they filmed it, edited it and all. ;)

Sigh. Deep breath. That was nice. Okay, back to reality. Only- a little refreshed.

Blessings to you!


  1. The video was too cute! Happy Anniversary.
    Now back laundry! :-D

  2. It was so nice to look at all the wonderful Video's. Sorry We missed Your anniversary Tom and
    Rebecca. After seeing all the Pictures We miss You
    so much. Love You all . Bob and Edy.

  3. What great memories and that video...what a bunch of jokesters!


  4. Hi Kelly- Thanks so much! Didn't the kids do a great job? You should see the one they are working on now- it's called 'Extreme Sports' and has clips of they and their cousins on their bikes jumping this little ramp. They are so funny. Blessings friend!

    Hi Bob and Edy! We think of you often and miss you too! Thank you for your sweet note!

    Hi Rob! I know- serious jokesters! Funny thing- when they took a break from filming these other kids starting doing the same kind of walking/falling into the water. Contagious I guess! Sorry we are going to miss you this weekend. Will you still come out for church?

    Thank you Sandy toe! You are so sweet!

  5. What a nice break! Your girls are so funny, I love them! I'll have to show our kids the video, they are going to love it!

  6. Great to see all of you! I'm so glad you were able to get away if only for a brief time - sometimes it makes a big difference! Have a great summer!!

  7. So glad you had a refreshing get away. Happy Anniversary!

    That video was so fun!

    Lots of love,

  8. Rebecca, We are taking our cue from you and heading out to camp this weekend. So looking forward to a break from reality. I am curious to know how your little one is doing. She and your family are in my prayers!

  9. Looks like a WONDERFUL time, and Happy Anniversary! I am just now coming across your blog, and I am so glad I found it! I'll visit here more often!

  10. Thanks Gabe! I love your kiddos too! : ) Heard we will see you Sunday! *smile*

    Hi Kristi- So true! Let us know when you are back in town!

    Thank you Sommer! You and your mom have been in my thoughts and prayers. : )

    Hooray Margaret! Praying you have a refreshing time! Thank you so much for your prayers- you have no idea how much that ministers to my soul! Lydia is doing ok. Still having some scary episodes. We are asking for prayer for wisdom and that her needs will be covered by insurance. Thank you again!

    Thank you musicalmary! Great to meet you! I am glad you are here!