January 05, 2011

waste not a moment

We made the most of Christmas break... because if I only have eighteen summers, then I need to supplement those summers by grabbing each and every minute in between them.  Sometimes I don't.  And sometimes... there is only time to gasp for a single breath between the fun.

We roasted marshmallows, we looked down on the treetops, we gazed at the stars and then, in the quiet, we whispered our goodnights.  We browsed through books, we sang out loud... shared time with family, laughed and we celebrated this life we live.  We wandered paths, found a heart shaped leaf and sailed across lakes... admiring wildlife in the wild and at the zoo.  And we sat in the dark, hands meeting in the larger-than-life bucket of popcorn as stories unfolded before us.  Eyes met in amazement and we chattered away as we watched the previews...

This was one of those weeks, one of those seasons, that will keep me warm after my eighteen summers have passed.  I'll look back and know... that we had it all.

8 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Oh, this just sounds so wonderful. I love the way you revel in your family. :)

Jen said...

Anyone can live a full life; but one fulfilled as yours comes only from the hand of God. Continued joy to you and your family.
Great post.

jenn said...

beautiful! simply, beautiful. I love every word!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can hear your heart singing....loud and clear.
xoxoox

Life with Kaishon said...

So beautiful Dawn. I am crying : (

dawn said...

your new layout looks great! You are blessed to know you are blessed. :0)

Sharon said...

New layout looks great! Love the Africa photos in the header.

Graceful said...

I love the fresh new look here, too, Dawn. -- you photos look awesome in the header. And it sounds like you enjoyed every minute of winter break with your kids.