This family makes me smile. Every. single. year. So you can imagine my sadness when I heard from their sweet mama that they were moving out east.
AND… you can imagine my excitement when I got an e-mail from her that they’d be in town last weekend!!! Ooooh, lucky, lucky me! : )
The kids were wonderful, as always. They are getting SO big!!!
And again, let me stress the importance of “mommy-daddy” pictures. Don’t pass up the opportunity, ever!
Another little tidbit to cover… audiobooks!!! My latest discovery! : )
I’d LOVE to classify myself as an avid reader. You know… the kind that carves out time to sit in a peaceful little corner, sipping on tea and turning pages as my mind absorbs all the goodness of literature. I am, sadly, not an avid reader in that way, because my life does not have a quiet, peaceful little corner with hot tea in it. Not right now, anyway. : )
I discovered the magic of audiobooks earlier this summer, though, and thought I’d pass the little secret along. I’ve listened to some really great reads: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, and Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. I’ve enjoyed listening to books so, SO much these past few months, and am realizing just how many years I’ve wasted in assuming that I have no time for good literature! I now listen to books as I’m driving around from session to session, when I’m going to sleep at night, when I’m doing dishes at home and my kids are playing outside… it’s the perfect way to soak in a little inspiration without needing total uninterrupted peace and quiet.
The book I just finished was Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I loved it so much that I was actually sad when it was over. It’s read by the author, which (in my opinion) always makes an audiobook so much better. I was reminded through this book that the best parts of life happen through doing, not just wishing and planning. It made me want to jump into my life with a little more zest. I love books that inspire me like that! : )
The picture below links you to the book… head on over to FB for a fun giveaway related to today’s post!