Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vacation

I love vacation with the family. I'm working on setting ours up for this year, and I can't wait for the memories that will come. But what this picture reminded me of really was that the "vacation feeling" doesn't have to be saved for vacation. So this week I'm clearing out the schedule (a little) and I'm really going to make an effort to play. Just play. I want to walk with the kids in the creek that the rain makes. I want to follow the boy as he proudly makes new trails through the woods. I want to weed the garden with the oldest. I know it doesn't sound like much, but to me it sounds like vacation.
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14 comments:

  1. Love the idea of simply playing...enjoying the blessings.

    Rachel

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  2. I love vacations too... God is constantly challenging me to "slow down".
    I'm realizing I don't need to escape in order to find that rest, like you said... clear the schedule and play a little.
    Great tip!

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  3. That's a great idea...I have been wanting to take a day and go to the beach, but my schedule keep filling up!

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  4. I can't wait until we can have a vacation! Our favorite place is the outer banks of NC!

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  5. We will be going on vacation in the next few weeks and I can't wait! I agree it is a the feeling of being free, not necessarily vacation that does that for you! I love your idea.

    I'd love you to post this on my Tuesday's Tips, it really is a great tip! Thanks!

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  6. Oh what a wonderful tip! I need to remember to do that with my girls before they grow up on me. I need to just play with them!

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  7. Cool, can't wait to hear your big vacation plans for this year!

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  8. Family vacations are wonderful. The last time I went on a family vacation was over Christmas. I can't wait until our next one! I love your photo!

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  9. Taking time out to play and do things with the children ARE mini-vacations in themselves, aren't they? :)

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  10. Sounds like a vacation to me too! So often we wait until we can have a "big" vacation when what is important is right in front of us. I love that picture, by the way.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  11. Oh, that is a beautiful photo, it seems to capture sweetness, simplicity and family!

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  12. We love planning time to just do things together on the weekend - go to the beach, hiking, picnic, etc...

    It can really make you have the vacation feeling

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  13. Yes, take vacation moments everyday! That can make such a difference in life. Thanks for the reminder.

    Blessings,

    Annie Kate

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  14. Sometimes we break away middle of the week and take mini vacations. Great picture:)

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