Treasure the doing a little more
and the getting done a little less.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Family Trip to the Sand Dunes
There is a short period of time when the Sand Dunes that are close by us have water and have the somewhat appearance of a beach.
This year, the time fell around Memorial Day. We decided to pack up the kids and head out to explore the sandy beach.
As you can tell by my crazy hair and Lucy's that the wind was vicious that day. Our kids would fall down to their knees because of how powerful the sand was hitting their legs due to the wind. The kids would whine as the sand would blow into their eyes and they couldn't see anything. The sleds we brought to ride down the dunes would blow away from us. It was quite the experience. However, the kids enjoyed their time imensly of playing in the freezing water (the water comes from the snow caps in the mountains) and the sandy mud! The big kids played in the mud for awhile.
Despite the weather, it was a fun day as a family that we finished off with frostys from Wendys!
"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly." -President Thomas S Monson
Sisters, there is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. I hope it will be a symbol of the little things that make your lives joyful and sweet. Please never forget that you must be patient and compassionate with yourselves, that some sacrifices are better than others, that you need not wait for a golden ticket to be happy. Please never forget that the “why” of the gospel of Jesus Christ will inspire and uplift you. And never forget that your Heavenly Father knows, loves, and cherishes you.—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf