Our Happy Place.
Where we spend REAL time together.
Laughing, smiling, soaking each other in.
Where Daddy can teach the littles how to catch fish.
Seeing Cliff’s face beam with pride when he reels “the BIG one” in is priceless.
Laughing as The Girl “pets the sweet fishy” before they release it back into the water.
These moments together are priceless.
Ross and I treasure our days with the littles on the water.
Their sweet smiles, their innocence, the funny things they say and the way they love whole heartedly.
We soak them in.
Every little detail.
So that one day when the littles are all grown up,
we can remember exactly what they were like in this moment.
The way her little baby feet look in the sand.
And how the foot print trails she leaves behind tell a story of her adventures on the beach.
How her independence is thriving.
The fact that neither one of them cares that the water is FREEZING.
This year they play together.
Listening to their conversations is so sweet.
They really love each other.
The Girl’s wet piggy tails and sunscreen greased cheeks are too much.
I just have to run over and kiss those greasy, chubby cheeks every chance I get.
Then it happened…
The cutest bathing suit wedgie anyone has ever seen.
The ride back to the dock is when I reflect on the perfect day we spent together
and thank God that we are able to have these moments together as a family.
My arms are full of sleepy littles and I think to myself “this is pure perfection.”
Then Hollis kicks and I smile, thinking about the miracle growing inside of me.
And how this time next year I will have one more little in my arms and a heart that is even more full than it is now.
Life is so precious.
These moments are what life is about.