Browsing through images recently, I ran across this memory from last summer. The kiddos and I tagged along with a good friend on a somewhat spontaneous road trip from Arizona to Utah. We stopped at the Grand Canyon, saw many beautiful, scenic sights along the way and had fun visits with family.
I loved experiencing all the fun through the kids’ eyes. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time (truly amazing even when you’ve seen it before), picking fresh fruit and veggies from family gardens and just enjoying different sights and sounds from normal everyday life.
Running across these photos brought back great memories while bringing excitement for the new adventures to come. It’s been one of those weeks and this reminded me how important it is to slow down and enjoy the small things – like a ladybug on a freshly picked peach. The kids were SO excited about this seemingly ordinary thing.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in everyday to-do’s. It’s often hard to slow down and just breathe. These photos remind me to do a better job of that this year.
Wishing 2015 brings you many simple pleasures as well.
Happy New Year!