Isn’t that what life is all about? Moments of laughter, sorrow, strength and weakness? I feel like the small moments are what I live for, sometimes they have the biggest impact. Although big moments have their influence too, but the small moments of life are just sometimes the sweetest. While we were vacationing in CO a couple of weeks ago, there were a few moments that made we want to talk more about the importance and necessity to look at the small things in life that make such a big impact. Here are some of the moments from our trip that have me so thankful:
- A late night trip to Walmart with Austin. My baby boy will 16 tomorrow, 16 you guys! (And today we are throwing him a surprise party! So excited!) He needed a new belt desperately (he had asked me about 12 times and I kept forgetting) and the only place I could think that sold one in town was Walmart. So we headed over there and just walked around chatting and shuffling through the $3.97 movie bin. We laughed at the small kid belts I thought would fit him and the huge ones that would never work (he is almost 6ft tall and thin!) That moment, even though it was only about 45min, with my (big) boy I’ll remember and cherish forever. I’m so proud of the young man he has become, I just want to squeeze him and hug him forever and tell him how much I love him over and over.
- Coffee and shopping with EllaBleu. The first day in Breckinridge we all rode our bikes into town and had lunch. We were walking around after and Hudson was being psycho (as usual) so Matt offered to take the boys back to the RV while Ella and I walked around. It was such a nice afternoon with my girl drinking coffee, playing Jenga (did you se my IG story about that?! #fail) and shopping at the adorable little shops. My favorite was Ruby Jane, the cutest store EVER!
- Matt and Hudson fishing in the pond. Hudson was SO freaking excited about fishing in CO and Matt took him to this little pond that was in the RV park. Hudson threw all of his fish food in the pond because he said “they’re probably starvin!”. He would whisper to Matt because he didn’t want to scare the fish way but then he would holler across the pond to his brothers, haha!
- Bike riding in Moab. Matt, Hudson and I got up a little early one morning and went for a 17 + mile bike ride. The paved bike trail went through these canyons and it was just unbelievably beautiful… My only complaint was that the ride back was pretty much all up hill (and steep!), but we burned about 1,000 calories that morning so I was ok with it 😉
- Shooting pool with my kids. There was an arcade in the clubhouse of our RV park and the kids spent the majority of their time there. I played pool with the older the kids one night and we had so much fun laughing and goofing around. BTW, I totally suck at shooting pool!
- Swimming with Hudson. The RV park also had an indoor swimming pool and Hudson had a BLAST in it! We swam and raced and Matt told Hudson if he won the race he could get some more bouncy balls from the arcade (Hudson won about 50 during our stay and we had little bouncy balls ALL over the RV!). Needless to say he beat us both in our races in the pool 😉
- Family dinner at the crepe cart. If you follow me on IG and saw my videos then you know I am OBSESSED with crepes! Like, freaking OBSESSED. This little crepe cart on Main St in Breckinridge was insanely busy and the first night we went we waited an hour in line! Crazy I know. But they were so worth it, AND they had gluten free ones! SCORE! We went back the following day and the line thankfully wasn’t that long so we all got our crepes and indulged. We sat at a little picnic bench behind the cart and enjoyed our savory treats together. I’m not sure my family appreciated these things like me, but every.sinlge.bite was heaven to me! When I think about manna from heaven, I bet they’re like these amazing crepes haha!
There are so many more little moments I’m thankful for like hitting balls at the driving range, lunch with our new friends, listening to Hudson say crazy things and recite movie lines, watching my kids giggle and make new friends, and exploring Vail in the freezing temps, but I will stop here and spare you all that! When we can slow down and saturate ourselves in these little moments it can transform us; these moments help shape us into who we are. Also, let me say, there are some not-so-good moments that I’m thankful for too, because without those I wouldn’t have had certain growth or experiences that helped me on my journey through this life.
I hope you share some of your favorite moments with me! You can share them here in the comment section or even leave comment on Instagram, that’s where I usually hang out 🙂