We came back into town, had three late, raucous nights playing cards with my uncle (in town from North Carolina), my mom's birthday on New Year's Eve, and then a day to Missouri to see Ches' mom on New Year's Day!
|He got to play on the little Lego car while we waited in line for Driving School!|
|The kids all at Driving School out on the little city streets!|
|Octopus! (We were just all so happy to have warm weather and SuNSHiNe!|
|Lego Santa and Sleigh.. I loved how they had tons of photo opportunities ALL over the park!|
|We were in a hurry to get to a ride since we got to the park early..but Clay wanted to have his picture taken with Einstein! (Carter just wanted to stroke his mustache..)|
|This was the second thing they participated in.. They got a plate and got to compete for four tickets to come back to the park and a Lego boxed kit! : )|
|Hard at work.. Clay built a cobra head that opened, and Ethan built a sandy island with palm tree and a pirate ship in the water. : )|
|through the castle entrance to a roller coaster and play area|
|Up on the big climbing "castle"|
|We love that you can rent strollers..saves room in our traveling van!|
|Be still my heart.|
Ok, and I'd like to do some more random gifts and blessings for people, especially people I don't even know. I know people get a kick out of it and enjoy it, but I seriously get a huge blessing from it. I find pure *JOY* when I can give and help. I've learned over the years that when I'm down, I can be uplifted by secretly helping another. I don't need the thank you's or them to know who I am. Try it if you haven't already. Leave quarters on the gumball machines. Pay an expired meter. Pay for the car's toll behind you in line. Pick up trash in the parking lot on your way inside. Pray for the people on your church's prayer list. Find another in pain and help. Listen, send a card, make a call, share, make a meal, CARE. Imagine if we all just did o-n-e extra thing a day. I promise I get more joy than the person I'm trying to help. It makes my heart grow, and I can always use more of that.
What do you plan for 2015?
Here's to going up the stairs a few more times a day! Haha, hugs!
|from Island in the Sky ride-twirling around *slowly* about 200 feet in the air at sunset..perfect timing (total accident!)|
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.. Hebrews 10:24