This picture reminds me of the quote......
COLLECT MOMENTS, NOT THINGS!
A vacation with my little family reminds me of the importance of collecting special moments you can. We have been down here for only a few days. I have had more time to think and be calm in the last couple of days, than I have in LONG LONG time.
I am happy, peaceful, and loving these moments. However, I recognize that this time is short and will be just a memory in few more weeks. We will be back to the norm of life.....with all the responsibilities which that entails.
I wish so badly that I could literally collect moments, the way that I can collect things.
I don't want these moments to fade from my memory. I don't want these times as a family to be forgotten. I know these memories will fade.....but hopefully the small traditions, the love, the silly, and even the "crazy" moments will be ingrained in the little souls of those I love.
We went on a walk earlier this eve with the family to "collect" things along the beach.
We came across this awesome yellow kayak along the way....and of course I HAD to stop.
We found this.....
huge crab on the way back. Alyssa informed me that finding it should be included for homeschool. I told her it already was! haha.