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*This pic sums up exactly what she’s like when it’s nap time.  She starts taking it out on whatever is closest in reach*

Sometimes I get so stir crazy (physically & mentally) because all I want is to be traveling and seeing the world.  And those moments hit where I feel like I’m drowning in small day to day routines, and I’m missing so much of what’s out there.  But then, I remind myself that everywhere in the world is someplace a person in a distant land would die to see.  So I grabbed Kylie, got out of the house, and we went and explored a nearby garden….more like a wilderness!  This place was huuuuge.  And so peaceful.  It helped me recoup, and remember that I don’t have to be on the other side of the world (although I hope to one day) in order to experience new things, and to see beautiful places.  I honestly think what triggered all of this was The Amazing Race.  Daniel and I have been watching re-runs, and in the episode we watched, they traveled to Portugal.  If you don’t already know, I lived there for 18 months (serving an LDS mission for my church 🙂 )  Every single shot of the city they showed, I recognized.  It was so heart wrenching, and made me so home sick for it 😦

Hope you’re having a wonderful week.  We’ve been getting tons and tons of rain!  The thunder storms are amazing here.  Thanks for reading.


Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness

                                          -Pearl S. Buck

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