Sunday, November 25, 2007

Found: Self

FOUND AT FAMILY'S TRADITIONAL GET-TOGETHER IN SHIPSHEWANA, IND. HOTEL

Age: Mid-thirties young wife and mom, although some actions lead to believe she might be younger at heart.

Wearing: Cute new athletic outfit (new purchase for self right before Christmas!)

Last seen:
Eating great food and "Snoops"
Playing fun new game "BLOCKUS"
Watching family members being thrown in the pool with their clothes on
Staying up until all hours talking with cousins
Reminiscing about the "old days" with said cousins
Watching movies on the wall cuddled up with her kids
Interrupting "important" meeting of the aunts/uncles by hiding behind a potted tree
Discussing family vacations
Laughing
Laughing
Laughing

It is with joy and thanksgiving that I rejoice in the finding of myself on our family trip this weekend. I could not believe how much fun I had laughing and sharing a great holiday get-away with my family. I felt that I escaped from the daily trials and things that bring us down, and joyfully discovered that these things had not changed who I was...only that it was just lost for a while. I hope to carry this joy and fun into the rest of the hectic holidays and certainly remember it on those days when all seems lost.

4 comments:

Sittintall said...

Oh, Kris I am so glad that you had such a great time. You really needed that getaway, and a chance to not worry about anything but the time spent with your family. Glad to hear you laughed a lot.

Short Stop said...

That's awesome, K! I love laughing with my family...there's just nothing like it!

So glad you had such a great time!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh I love family time. It sounds like you had a great time catching up. Getting along with family and making memories like these is such a blessing, isn't it?

emilymcd said...

hahaha. Don't worry about the bread. That's understandable. Isn't if fun acting like kids again?

Thanks for sharing.