Thursday, July 15, 2010

One Fine Day . . .

I had a wonderful day on Tuesday.

I got up and worked on my to-do list until noon when I left to meet my friend Susan for lunch. Susan is my walking partner, but between her summer vacations and mine, we haven't seen each other very much. And after talking for one hour every morning for two years, not visiting for over a month meant we had a lot to catch up on.

So we skipped the exercise and went to Babbo's, a wonderfully delicious Italian restaurant, where I enjoyed chicken limone while we chatted for a very long time.

In the evening Ryan (my son) and Kali (DIL) came over for dinner and swimming. We had such a great time out in the pool. The kids all raced in a variety of swim strokes where Ryan was declared the winner--much to his delight. Wes won the holding-your-breath-while-swimming contest--making it four lengths of the pool before coming up for air. And Kali and I --not being the best of swimmers, but still enjoying the cool water after a very hot day--cheered them all on to victory.

And then Kathryn brought out warm and deliciously, wonderful chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven---that we all ate while still in the pool.

I think I spend most of my life in a rush. I like being like that, actually. I am happiest when I am busy and when I am busy I am in a hurry to get things done. But on Tuesday I didn't rush anything. I didn't hurry home from lunch with Susan, and I didn't skip the pool to work on a project, like I usually do.

I just enjoyed the moments.

And at the end of the day I realized how precious those moments were, as they definitely brought great . . . joy to my journey.

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And since I haven't blogged for a while, I am also posting these pictures below. While Kristen was still home I had some fun taking pictures of the three younger girls.






I am certainly missing having them all home now. But the good news is I will soon be spending time with my oldest daughter, her husband, and best of all--our grand daughter!! I am pretty sure I will be bringing out the camera a time or two for that. :-)

12 comments:

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Beautiful girls. I love their sparkly eyes.

Cherie said...

I have also learned in the last few years that taking things slow can sometimes help you enjoy life more! I usually move 100mph out of necessity - I think we do that because we are mom's and busy women but it is nice one in awhile to relax!
Your girls are beautiful!

Rebecca Irvine said...

I love your pictures! You should do more photography.

Just ME the MOM said...

Sounds like a delightful summer day - you can't beat a day in the pool and warm chocolate chip cookies - cookies IN the pool - heavenly! I'm so excited, my kids are arriving in Utah for our Lake Powell trip!

Kristin

Suzanne said...

What a fabulous day! Lunch, pool time, rest and relaxation. The pictures of your girls are GORGEOUS!! It is so refreshing to read your posts of happiness and finding more ways to find Joy in the Journey! Have a fabulous day! -suzanne

Handsfullmom said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely post. I'm glad you're enjoying those quiet moments.

MissKris said...

And she's BACK!!! Yay. And what lovely girls you have :)
I loved the post. Your laid back day sounds like heaven. I'm glad you were able to have it!

Dave and Camille said...

Yay for vacations!!! I'm glad you blogged :)

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Small House said...

Beautiful Daughters! Glad you had 1 SLOW DOWN day. I wish every day could be like that. I'm always going a little faster than I can run.

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The Crazy Coxes said...

Your girls are beautiful!