Saturday, August 16, 2008

Missing For A Reason

Why are we missing?

  • My mother had a bike accident, which resulted in 13 screws and a plate inside her arm from her shoulder to her elbow. She's been out of commission and so we went home for a week to see if we could help her out.
  • We blessed Caitlyn this weekend at church, along with her cousin who was born less than a week a before her.
  • We enjoyed cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
  • I enjoyed the cooler weather and the amazing clouds that can be seen in Wyoming. You never see them here.
  • I enjoyed my mom's garden as we picked her raspberries and peas.
  • I watched my little boy and his cousin spend an hour having the time of their life throwing all these water bottles onto the grass, and then throwing them back into the cooler. They were soaked by the end of it.
  • Beau worked on building sheds for both sets of grandparents and hauled hay.
  • Beau and I took a couple of motorbike rides up the canyon and around the valley. I love going for rides with him. There is nothing like holding him tight, speeding down the road with the wind blowing through your hair.
  • We spent an evening up to the lake with the kids eating hotdogs and smores over a fire. The kids were all excited to go for a ride in the boat. They put on their life jackets and hopped in all excited. As soon as dad pushed the boat into the water a couple of inches and the boat started to tip the screaming started. Hysterical, panicked screaming. They kept looking at the water with the realization they could fall into the lake, with terror in their eyes and voices they wanted to get out right then. Beau kept trying to calm them down, but everytime he pushed it in a little farther the more escalated and panicked the screams became. He finally was able to sit down and they all huddled around his legs, screaming. After having them sit next to him and stand in front of him, he calmed them down enough to slowly paddle them around the lake a little to watch the fish jump. When they returned Mirian delcared she was DONE! When grandpa asked her later if she wanted to go back out later to fish she declared "I am done! I'm done." She was not getting back into that boat.
  • Savannah went back out with grandpa to go fishing. She got back and declared "They didn't catch ANY fish."
  • There's nothing like seeing your kids wiped out after an exhausting day of just being kids and having fun.
It was a good time, it gave me a much needed break. I couldn't work on anything so I was forced to relax. I came home rejuvenated, ready for school to start, pumped full of energy to be productive, organized and to just enjoy life.


Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, that boat picture is hilarious! :) What a fun time. I'm glad you were 'forced' to relax and have some downtime. :) Welcome back!

Mandy said...

Sorry about your mom, but glad you were able to be there for her and able to have some relaxing, rejuvenating time with family and nature. I've been dying for another Shalae blog post to know how things were going. And that picture of Caitlyn is way too adorable!

Robert and Heather in Hawaii said...

That picture of Caitlyn is precious!!!