Eating yummy Greek food at an open air restaurant.
Wearing flip flops at Thanksgiving.
Having a mother-in-law that will humor me with her cellophane for my camera.
Four hour zoo trips watching elephants eat grass.
Seeing sibling rivalry via board games.
A forgotten Amish friendship bread starter kit...whoops.
Not forgotten, but procrastinated homework...bummer which lasted the 10 hour trip home.
Reading ridiculous catalogs on the floor for hours.
Palm trees and the smell of fresh oranges.
Planning for our "As Seen On TV" Christmas exchange.
The first time since August I've really relaxed.
Returning freckles and SPF 50.
Not thinking about work.
Small reminders of the type of person I want to be.
A big reminder that I love my husband.
I could continue with poorly punctuated sentences and fragments (but you can peruse the rest of my blog for that), but honestly I love my in-laws and the whole extended family. I love that visiting them reminds me of many things I am thankful for in my life opposed to the other way around.
I came home feeling happy with where we are in life right now and although I know I have many things to change, work on, and do- the little voice in my head said them constructively instead of critically. For the first time in a while, I received the all present reminder that God is mindful of me.
I am loved.