Tuesday, July 07, 2009

ahhhhh, bear lake.

We've made it to BEAR LAKE! I can't describe how much I love it up here. It is slow, and warm and starkly beautiful. I'm surrounded by people I love dearly and like to be around.....good conversations, good food, good books. The best part is that I have time to be the mom I want to be....and at the same time, I don't have to be that mom all the time because my kids are so happy and entertained by their cousins. I have 3 big nieces (and their mom) who want to hold Emmeline all the time, and there are new toys and books and a beach for Hazel and Charlie. Sometimes I have to beg them to come and read with me or talk to me or play with me. How the tables turn.

I love that it's a huge pain to get to internet and computers (have to go on a dirt road to another house). I have to really plan out computer time, there's not a computer in the next room just calling my name. My kids love that too.

I love that I get to sleep in the same room with Hazel and Charlie. I love watching them sleep, all twisted up skeewampus on their little floor mats, exhausted from a day of too much fun.

I love being with my sisters and watching them mother....they are so good.

I love how physical this place is, a lot of walking and playing and swimming and all of it's fun.

I love having time to watch the clouds and the sunset and the wind and the sun on the water.

I love having time at night to play games and talk about interesting things.

I love cooking with my mom and sisters.

I love getting to know my sweet nieces and nephews.

I love watching bonds form between my kids and their cousins. Especially their older cousins who are such great examples to them.

I love watching my kids interact with my mom and dad and seeing them all fall in love with each other.

I just feel seriously so blessed to be here....for almost a whole month. I'm totally spoiled...I know it and I'm planning to appreciate every minute of it.

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing post. You articulated in a few lines exactly what I want for my family. The post became the topic of the dinner conversation the other night when we got together with four other couples. Lot's of window shopping for cabins as a a result. And the icing on the cake is the "seriously so blessed" quip at the end. All the more sweet because you don't, uh, exercise your sarcasm muscles all that often.



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