Thirty Minutes in the Life {May 2014}

Sometimes I wonder how different our life would look without these three little people in our lives.

I wonder, for example, how last Thursday night would have looked.  I wonder if, when Chad said he was going to be working in the tree farm late, would have gone for an evening run?  Or perhaps I would have grabbed a book and sat outside on a lovely Spring evening.  Maybe, if Charlie, Chanelle and Meadow never were I would have taken the evening I had while Chad was working late and vegged out to watch a movie or grab a cup of coffee with a friend.

I’m certain there are about a dozen different options that may have been appealing.  However, none as fun, adventurous, or beautifully creative as an evening spent with these three people we call our own.

After a brief picnic in the overgrown grass the explorations began. . .

It never takes long.  Within minutes a slight movement was seen out of the corner of my eye and their entertainment was found. . .


A tiny, hopping, scaly, greenish-brown colored toad named, “Froggy”.  (My kids are extremely creative.)


They all held him, played with him, chased him, and enjoyed him–however, one particular member was especially fond of him.


Meadow claimed Froggy as her own and made sure he didn’t get too far from her. . .

The thing about loving little creatures like this though?  The thing that makes it not so easy?  The sun finally eases it’s way toward the horizon and good-bye becomes necessary. . .

And we all know, good-bye’s are not easy. . .

But still, we wouldn’t trade those moments of fun to save us from that good-bye.  It’s a part of life and they are learning as they go.

It’s funny to think about–the question–what would our life be without them?  I just can’t imagine it.  I don’t want to.  When I think about it, I am so sure that there is no other life I would want right now.  There is no book, or cup of coffee, or movie on t.v. that could be more fulfilling than the world these little ones reveal to me each and every day. 

It’s pretty incredible what 30 minutes teach you.

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