June 18, 2012

the easy list

To count gifts during vacation week is to easy...
every moment is free and full of life... every day is packed with joy, from sunrise to sunset. The gifts are not hidden... in piles of laundry, under lengthy to-do lists, behind exhaustion of the day to day.
And so here is... the easy list.

-safe travel, to and from
-celebrating and recording the journey
-the most beautiful beach house, and the heart behind it
-feeling like Goldilocks, wanting to sit in every chair, see every angle
-exploring the tide pools... watching him play sink-or-float with shells

-six out of seven sunrises
-Kisses for Katie, sitting right there on the shelf
-sitting across the table from Cam, working on an africa puzzle
-Laura, playing in the surf (and the speed I raced with, to grab the camera!)
-recalling the yesterdays, laughing at Cam for not remembering, and making brand new memories
-tea, grown in the USA 
-falling asleep to the roar of the ocean
-watching him being the "fun dad"

-trying (and liking!) grits
-visiting some places she recommended, and feeling like she was there with me
-the park being so much more than I expected
-learning a few things on vacation, and it didn't even hurt

-buying a palm rose
-blue, lavender and pink hydrangeas
-laughter and memories made with the ones I love.



Southern Gal said...

Oh, I love this list. I feel like I was right there with you, too. And guess what? I'm reading Kisses for Katie right now. Could we have actually been reading the same words while you were here, too? Makes it a little easier that we didn't get to meet face to face. One day...

tracie stier-johnson said...

you knew this would make me cry, right?

Busy Bee Suz said...

When learning doesn't hurt, it really is kinda fun!
This list is beautiful, magical and very special. I love it.
I am so thankful that you my sweet friend have another sweet friend who made this possible. GOOD Karma I tell you!
Love all the photos!

Pam said...

Ooo, such a beautiful trip! I know it was special and magical and all those other wonderful words wrapped up together. Love love love! Can we see more pics and hear more about it? :)

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