Friday, January 28, 2011
Possibly our most beautiful day yet, evidenced by rosy cheeks and noses and probably three hundred more freckles sprinkled across Grant's cheeks. With Peter still down, but on the upswing, we split up, leaving one parent inside with him and the other supervising pool activities. And since I did sick duty yesterday and since I still can't get my nose out of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, I took pool duty. It's one of my favorite things: sitting in the warm sun, watching kids splash and play and chatting with people I love. One of my favorite things even though my sister left this morning. One of my favorite things even though part of my heart was inside with Peter, sick on the couch, and wishing Dan was next to me on the lounge. One of my favorite things even though it was the last full day of vacation and as such, sent my mind spinning between what we have yet to do before we leave this wonderful place (like a last burger at Cheeburger, Cheeburger, and renting a surray bike and visiting the shell museum) and what the coming week is going to hold (back to school, birthday parties, grocery shopping, working in Tessie's room, hosting lunch club, getting chicken food). One of my favorite things even though we leave tomorrow and, while we pray we'll be back some time, we have no immediate plans to do so and so it's wistful. But I'm so thankful for this sweet sweet time and so happy to have spent nine days with my family, large and small. So happy.