Monday, September 8, 2014

weekend review

Proof of our park date! This park has the kind of "toys" that I used to play on as a kid. It triggered so many memories, and so much nausea, ha ha! I don't know how I used to stomach the spinning stuff!
We had one heckuva weekend and I have zero pictures to show for it... #facepalm. We went home to Eric's parents house for the weekend and I was so excited about this trip! While Eric's hometown is far from glamorous and exciting, it truly feels like home now and that is the best feeling! I married into the best family, and I think Eric lucked out as well ;) Anyway! This wasn't our normal trip home, we were actually going to a family reunion of sorts! My mother in law's side of the family all came to town (we missed out getting to see one aunt, darn it!) which created the best dang excuse for everyone to get together!
Since I didn't really take any pictures, you'll just have to take my word for it when I tell ya that our weekend consisted of: park time, lots of walks, playing in the yard (if she could, Mia would live in her grandparents backyard!), lots of talking, catching up and getting to know each other, a nap with Mia (what?! I don't remember the last time I've been able to sleep with Mia sleeping in my arms!), cousins, cousins, cousins(!!!), eating- non stop eating, crafting, Mia's cousins teaching her a new word- "cheeeeeeeese!!", church, me successfully inviting myself to a Lake Powell trip next summer (at least they let me believe I've successfully invited myself, ha!), celebrating my niece turning 2, and tons of pictures! You'd think with how many times a camera or phone snapped a picture, it would have reminded me to pull the dSLR camera out of the jeep, but nope! Mia, that angel baby, has permanently melted my brain, ha ha! But I have no doubt that Eric was so happy that I was living in the moment instead of making him take a picture every 5 seconds ;) And I'm even more grateful that we were able to enjoy so much family time over the weekend, our hearts are so full right now!!

12 comments:

Jessie said...

I've been leaving my camera behind more often too. Not everything needs to be documented in pictures; I like hearing about it just the same because living in the moment is just as important. Though I think I am learning how to lug a dslr around and still enjoy the moment: It means I won't necessarily get the "perfect shot" and I have come to terms that that's okay! :) Glad you guys had a fantastic weekend!!!

Meghan said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend!

~Dawn~ said...

I didn't take a single photo all weekend either...and I can't say that I minded. It's kind of nice to just LIVE in the moment. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself. Nothing better than surrounding yourself with family! :)

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Good for you to live in the moment, it sounds PERFECT!!!! XO

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

oooh it is good to just enjoy something! But just every once in a while =) Wouldn't want to get too un-picture happy! I'm with you on the nausea. Aria loooves to spin. I can do a few rounds each way, then I'm down for the count. Sooo dizzy.

birdie to be said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Pictures or no pictures! I hate when I forget to document too. That just means your having too much fun to get your phone out. :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I always forget to take pictures during the weekend too! But in my opinion that means you're having too good of a time to care about whipping the camera out :) Sounds like a great weekend though!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

some of my favourite memories happen to also be times that i forgot my camera or phone so i had to live in the moment. funny that!

BLovedBoston said...

Even though there are no pictures to show for it - I know the time you spent with family was better than any photo could show!!

henning love said...

what a great weekend you had!! your daughter has just the cutest smile

tina bumblebee said...

Taking pictures can sure take away from the fun. I usually give myself a limit. When we get to the beach I give myself 5-10 minutes of picture taking time and then I'm done for the day. This weekend at a theme park I took a picture only every few rides instead of all of them. Gotta start unplugging more!

Annette said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend! I wish my little boy would take a nap with me... Mia is so precious! Not having pictures is just proof of one thing--you had a GREAT time! Being in the moment sometimes counts more:)

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