Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Adventure Day

Daniel doesn't travel for work TOO often. But when he does, it's to some pretty awesome places. City views. Mountain views. Dolphins jumping out of clear tropic ocean views. He works hard on these trips, but still...there are dolphins. Like today he's working hard on a fun creative project in a cabin on top of a mountain somewhere. Not. Too. Shabby.

I won't lie. Sometimes I struggle with that " love does not envy" thing. I mean, who wrote that anyways? : ) But this time I decided to change the story a little bit. Instead of the "daddy leave home to go on fun adventures while we try to survive without him" story, I decided that we should go on fun adventures too! Why just survive when you can thrive!

So yesterday we packed a suitcase and set out on some impromptu adventures of our own!

And we invited family to come along.

There were slides and inflatable jump houses involved.

Sweat. Sugar. And laughing.

And we ate more than our fair share of junk food. Daniel is not a fan of White Castles (crazy, right?!) so we took advantage of our opportunity. You're welcome sons. : )

Then we checked into a local hotel.

And got our swim on!

Looking good, Eli, looking good.

It was pretty much awesome.

Then we ordered pizza and watched cartoons in the cozy hotel beds.

And enjoyed the view of our own city. Pretty, isn't she.

We woke up bright and early to get Hudson to school. I pulled into the driveway at home, stopped, then pulled right back out. I wasn't ready for the adventure to be over. So we headed out for some breakfast. And we drew pictures of some of our favorite memories of our adventure day.
This is the giant inflatable Batman jump house and Jude riding down the slide. Nailed it.

I don't like when Daniel leaves. But from now on, when he does, we'll be sure to have fun stories of our own to share with him when he gets back.
The day inspired me. Whenever I find myself in a story I'm not too fond of, I'm going to do my best to change it.
Arian : )


amy luella said...

sweet, "momma." love your perspective here. new adventures for everyone.=)

Unknown said...

LOVE it. That is such a good idea and you look like you had lots of fun!

Jesse said...

wow i now want to have this attitude every day!! thanks for the awesome post : )

All My Happy Endings said...

I could bite Eli's leg something fierce. Those are some mighty fine baby legs.

Just discovering you today (i'm late to the game, eh?). Just lovely! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings