Monday, March 10, 2008

Back and Refreshed





Can you believe it, friends? We were away for an entire week, and not once was I online. There was something so wonderfully - quiet - about it. Yes, we got the rest we were looking for, and we made some great memories.





When we used to get together with this particular group of friends, we would enjoy leisurely meals at restaurants, all day trips, long games of Monopoly, and movies late into the night - or early into the morning!




This time, everyone had one or two kids, so we worked everything around naptimes, ate out once (and vowed not to do it again), and were always back in our hotel room by 9 at the latest. The men sat and discussed the merits and demerits of Mary Poppins in the living room, and the women escaped for a leisurely breakfast and dessert.




But Mr. S and I agreed that seeing everything through Selena's eyes was so special. And our kids all got to know each other. And we sang hymns while the kids intoned, "Holy, Holy, Holy."


I'm glad to be back after a wonderful week. God was merciful to keep us safe and gave us two good flights with Lena.




I'll slowly be catching up on your blogs and all of your happenings. Much love.

13 comments:

Cathy said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Everyone looks happy, especially little Lena. Loved your pictures ~

A said...

Looks warm there. It hit 32 degrees here today. Okay, I shall not covet . . . I shall not covet!

Glad you had a great time and found that Refreshing!

Much love,
Amanda

Andrea said...

How sweet. I love your family photos...you all look so happy!!

Maxine said...

What fun. Glad for your safe trip.

Stacy said...

Beverly,
Okay- have I ever mentioned before that I think you're beautiful? Really.
LOVE the pictures, loved hearing you are refreshed. Love it that you got to spend a whole week ON VACATION with your MAN! :) Not to mention your cute Selena! :)

Blessings to you, and Welcome back!
~Stacy

Baptist Girl said...

It looks like you all had a great time! I'm so glad. *S*

Cristina

Sara said...

Ok, I left a comment last night, but somehow it must have gotten deleted. Anyway, these are great pics! It looks like you all had such a fun time. But I'm glad you're back now. :)

Anna said...

You have such a sweet-looking family! I came across your blog through someone else's... I don't remember whose. :)

Beka said...

Glad you're back... and refreshed... and that you all had such a good time!

Jennine and Shiraz said...

It was great to see you folks on Sunday!!! Good to know Lena is back... yay =)
Loved the pictures =)

Joel and Jaime said...

What fun pictures! I'm so glad you are 'back' :)

Mimi said...

I just loved seeing your vacation pictures...what fun to enjoy all the things with Lena...
funny how our lives alter with the arrival of little ones... and how much MORE we enjoy the simple things...like seeing God's world through their eyes...
I would have loved to hear the hymns..with the little ones chiming in with "Holy, Holy, Holy...
too sweet...
Glad to have you back home safe and sound...
Love,
Mimi

Beba said...

I liked your pictures! God bless you all. I am craving for rest and rest! I want to stay a way from computer and everything, especially my husband.
God bless you all