Wednesday, April 7, 2010

simple pleasures are best for makin' memories

Bet you thought we stayed in one of the kind of houses {on steroids} I showed you in the previous post, huh? Wrong! A normal house.
It is the simple things and free things that mean the most to me and those that make the best lasting memories.

Like having your dad wash the bugs off the windshield of your trusty 14 year old "mom-mobile" and then wash the inside of the windshield too!! The kids had washed it for me before we left for the trip. I didn't tell them but I think it was less streaky before they washed it. Thanks Dad, no streaks!! Oh and by the way, can you picture all 5 of us traveling for about 28 hours in this small vehicle??

Like chasing and catching the little lizards that are everywhere like toads are in northern-most Ohio.

Like E. and N. fishing in front of Dad's just about every chance they could get for 5 days.

Like quietly thinking while the big orange ball of a sun sinks below the horizon after seeing a wonderful sunset on our last night in Florida.

We were safe and healthy and that is most important, isn't it??


Shelley said...

Hi Amy,your trip to Florida looks like it was wonderful....those homes are waterfront mansions...can't even imagine having so much when others have so doesn't even compare to what is being prepared for us in Heaven though....your dad looks great...and you are right ...he does look think its the Florida sunshine? for sharing your trip...blessings

Carol said...

Amy...this is just a beautiful beautiful post. I SO miss my dad. He would have done the same thing!!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I miss stopping here. I've been so busy I haven't been 'blog-hopping' like I love~

SarahZ said...

Ahhh...this is a very relaxing post...Dads are wonderful, lizards are too...sunsets and true love? Off the chart :)Thank you for sharing...

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Amy, what a perfect family vacation...even the long car ride! Some of our family's most "interesting" memories involve riding in a car, sardine-style. My kids still laugh at some of our predicaments (though, at the time...they were not funny!)

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