Monday, April 7, 2014

Enjoying and Simplifying

^Cutest little suitcases that Personal Creations sent the boys.
^Grandpa with the boys at the circus

Last Thursday, my parents and I took the boys to Tryon Palace, and it was such a neat experience. Charlie especially loved the kitchen, and as we were walking to another part of the house, he turned around to the tour guide (who let him grind the pepper and turn the stove), and said, "I like this kitchen!"

My mom and I were talking after the tour, while the boys played in the gardens out back, about how people used to live so simply...and how wonderful that was.  They really enjoyed...life. Talking to each other face to face, enjoying the beauty of the nature around them, taking time to do the things that made them happy.  

Enjoying life is exactly what the boys and I did last week.  We packed up and headed out to my parent's house for the week, since the boys were on Spring Break.  We went to the circus (which was kinda gross as circuses are, but kinda fun), visited Auntie Jessie at school, played and played some more. Mimi and Grandpa's house is my boys' favorite place to be.

This week is back to real life...cooking, teaching, getting out of the house on time for school(!)...but I'm going to try to apply this quote (by Elder Perry from General Conference) throughout the week. Such a strong quote and reminder of what's important.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

15 comments :

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

Coop has that bag too - it is perfect for traveling and summer camp! :D It looks like you guys had a great spring break!

TheTinyHeart said...

The photo of the boys in their mini Coopers is too cute! Looks like they had such a fun spring break!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Helene in Between said...

sometimes it's important to just sit back and enjoy the simple things in life. your family is so beautiful!

Brianne @ Lamm to the Laughter said...

I love Tryon Palace! We visited last Fall, but it was raining so we didn't get to enjoy the gardens outside as much as we wanted. Looks like it was a beautiful day for you (and week). :D

Because of Jackie said...

Loving these photos, the boys are so cute and your family is lovely;) I agree with simplifying things sometimes, disconnecting and just enjoying the little things in life. I try to work on that, a lot.

Chelsea Mac said...

What a cool place! I had never heard of it until this post. We will def have to visit it!

Chelsea
Haute Child in the City

Because Shanna Said So said...

Good for you!! Taking in the simple things and enjoying time with family is the best way to unwind and come back down to reality. Looks like you guys had the best time. Have you heard Miranda Lambert's sing Automatic? It fits this post to a "T".

Caroline said...

I always think that I'd enjoy those olden days of simplicity, and then I remember the lack of air conditioning, ha! So many of these pictures are precious to the core, I was smiling the whole way through :)

chantal marie said...

How fun!! Have a great week!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Sounds like you guys had a ton of fun with your family!!! I love that picture of you and Walker hugging! You should definitely frame that one :)

xo,
Angela

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Your boys are so adorable!!

Monica Siembieda said...

I saw that one picture of the little one giving you a hug on instagram and when I read what he said I actually said aww out loud for a good minute. So precious!

rooth said...

They are just SO cute with their matching bags

Rebecca Lately said...

That is such a good quote! I've been to Tryon Palace once, when Liam was 4 months old. He cried when we were in the house, so went outside to the gardens. I still haven't seen the inside of the house! So, so happy to hear you had a good week!

Kayla MKOY said...

I am obsessed with the picture of the the boys with their cute little bags!! Looks like SUCH a fun time! You are beautiful, my friend!

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