I had so many different plans in my head of things we should do. This "master summer vacation list."
What we did was so much more..
Stayed over at my in-laws for the weekend
Stayed at my parents for a couple days
Found out my brother was getting ENGAGED!!!
Shopped with Simon for engagement ring
Shopped with Simon for engagement decor and scooped out the engagement spot
Decorated their engagement spot and got to witness a beautiful proposal
Celine and Simon got engaged!!!!
Had an engagement party for my brother and Celine
Driving to camping with the boys
Went camping with family
Couples massage at Brookstreet
Dinner and desert at Red Lobster
Shopping for birthday gifts for family
Dinner with my Mom and Dad and Oma
Napped on hammock
Swam at Mains house
Mario kart, M&M peanuts and twizzlers date
Re-stacked wood at our place
Dinner at my sisters place
Got my nails done
Jon did some wood carving
Bridge street bazaar with family
Chinese dinner for two
Watched some movies we have been meaning to watch
R E L A X E D
All was done while getting sick with colds. I love my life and all the amazing little blessings. Couldn't ask for a better life or a better person to spend it with. This summer vacation was perfect and I really mean it. So much love and joy packed into 18 days off. I'm so excited for the up coming wedding of my brother and soon to be sister-in-law. Im excited for the life they will share and happy to help in anyway I can with wedding plans.
I'm thankful for an amazing husband I love and the fun, laughter and love we share. Jon and I love the small things in life. People always ask me "is your life really as good as you make it seem?" I always respond it really is. I choose to look at the good things. It's a choice some people choose not to do. It's not that my life is perfect. Far from it. But nothing is perfect on earth. We all have struggles and sin in our lives. I choose to not let the struggles consume me and pray to God to forgive me for sins. I've learned to thank God for every breath and everything He blesses me with. You never know when He will call you home. Even through trails and hardship God has been by my side. He has been my strength and He blesses me with support of loved ones. I thank Him for every day He gives me and all the love he shows towards me and I try my best to pass that love onto to other around me. I do my best to live a Godly life and not get caught up in being unsatisfied with where I am in life. I am right where God wants me to be and where I'm suppose to be. He has a plan for me and I am thankful for everything He has given me. God gave me this amazing husband who loves me and who I adore more then anything. Together Jon and I make the best of every day God blesses us with. We have an amazing life. It doesn't come without hard work. But it's worth it. I'm not just talking about material things. I'm talking spiritual, and material. Things don't come easy and don't come without hard work. Don't get caught up in always wanting what others have. Work hard in relationships, in life, in work and be thankful for everything you do have.
I had a truly amazing vacation! It wasn't all the "stuff" we did or money we spent. It was the little things. Did the dinners out and outings cost money. Of course. But it was the time spent and memories made that I cherish. I adored moments with my family, in-laws, future in-laws and nephews and niece. Those are what counts.
Time is something you don't get more of. Spend it wisely.