Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fun Stuff

Squeezed in to what seems like endless preparations has been a number of really good times. For those of you who have shared some of this time with me lately, thank you. There have been a lot of trips down memory lane. A lot of laughs. Quite a few tears. But real, genuine connections and joy.

Two of the things I would like to share with you all. First, one night our friends Keri and Gordy, and their daughter Jessi, came over and spent the night. All of us, including our boys, watched Craig's and my wedding video. Keri and Gordy were both in the wedding.

I honestly don't know the last time I have laughed so hard! For those of you who weren't at our wedding (June 26, 1999), our wedding singer was a real original. The video was on the wedding party at the altar. Our faces were hilarious, as the singer went on and on and on. And watching that video was like seeing so many of you again. We were blessed that day, for sure.

It is also a fun parent thing to hear your kids ask why they are not in the video. They want to know where they were and why the videographer didn't include them. Then the four of us adults just laughed and laughed, talking (privately)about how at the time we were really trying for them not to be here.....

Another special thing we have done is surprise the kids with an overnight stay at Triple Play in Hayden, ID. For those of you not familiar, it is a super cool indoor water park, adjoined by a hotel. Just the four of us went and had some great family time. The boys are ready to go back and John Paul has already declared his intent to celebrate his next birthday there!

Ugh, my heart hurts just writing about all these "just in case" and "memory lane" trips. I am not ready to be done. But I appreciate all the memories and stories you have been sharing with me. Laughter is, of course, a great medicine.

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