Are you having fun?

Last night was amazing … we started the evening out at home eating leftovers. Blah, Blah, Blah, as my kids say!  Then, with the creativity of my very amazing husband … it turned into the BEST NIGHT EVER (quoting my daughter!)

A regular leftover dinner taken outside on the deck with music and a fire in the fire-pit did our hearts much good.






(That’s a bowl of chili being kept warm by the fire while steak was being eaten!)


All credit goes to my husband.  I tend to stick to the norm, not rock the boat and lean towards doing the thing that leads to the least amount of mess as possible. My heart was in a good place, so going with the flow was easy :).  Plus, I was surrounded by my favorite people and was in the mood to relax.

The kids wanted to take some  pics …








Dinner turned into S’mores … (I love how he is savoring it with his eyes closed!)








We drug blankets out, one by one, as we got more chilly and more chilly.

Day turned to dusk in our backyard.  We were graced with this …








My heart was full of joy to be with those I love dearly.  I got to rock my 4-year-old baby for good while.  I don’t even have a rocking chair in my house anymore.

… I didn’t even realize I missed it …









Rocking turned into star-gazing and our 7-year-old seeing her first shooting star.  It was awesome!!!!

My point in all this?  Yes, it was a great family time for us … but do you remember the part at the beginning where I was talking about me doing the thing that brings about the least amount of mess … time … clean up … etc.  That’s totally true!  I get tired of the messes and cleaning up the messes and doing the mundane, but it does my heart so, so, so, so, SO much good to let that go.  (I’m not very good at letting things go either!).

Let. It. Go.

Have fun. ENJOY life and my family and my blessings.  I’ll have time to clean the mess tomorrow.

Are you having fun? ENJOYING your family … your husband …. your kids … your blessings? Let’s do that more this next year, okay?

Happy New Year!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 'gini
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 10:30:41

    Love, Love it:) Life really is all about messes isn’t it? When we die we sure don’t want to look back and think we missed all the fun because we didn’t want to clean up the mess do we? I struggle with that too. Happy 2012-maybe we could make 2,012 fun messes this year:)


  2. Michael Flores
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 12:29:28

    So beautiful and inspiring! Love it!!!


  3. Bruce Fowler
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 16:40:17

    Thanks Holly! Happy Holidays to Y’all!!


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