Today was one of those days like you see in the movies. You know when they pull out the old home videos and reminisce about when the kids were little and life seemed so much simpler? I can't wait to pull out the videos of the past few weeks and remember what it was like.
Life has changed in every way the past few weeks. Life is still tough and we have lots of stressful crazy moments, but we also have many more great moments. The kind of moments you never want to forget about. Hence, the new motivation to blog again.
So, what are all the changes over the past few weeks? Well, God had his perfect plan just waiting to unfold at the absolutely perfect time. But, that is a story for another day. And trust me, you won't want to miss that one.
This post is going to celebrate what I have taken for granted for far too long. Family!!!
Rob had his work picnic today at Burdette Park. We didn't know how it was going to work out because we weren't sure of who was going to help us out. Last Sunday I asked a couple teen girls from church to come and help us wrangle the kids. Burdette has lots of awesome swimming pools with cool slides and floats and it is REALLY amazing. But, it wouldn't be much fun if we didn't have help. So, one of the girls backed out and we weren't sure how things would work out. Rob mentioned it to his mom and dad and Mel & Shawn. Well, to spare you all the pointless details, we ended up with 17 of us. Yeah, the entire Wright, Donnell families went. And our best girl Alina.
We got there to a catered meal, and went right up to swim. It was awesome!!! Rob, Shawn, and Noah left to ride the big water slides, and when they came back Mel, Alina, Ali, and I went. The kids had an absolute ball. The kiddie pool was the best pool I have ever seen!! It was HUGE!! The kids were perfect, with one exception. They have no concept of waiting in line and were cutting in front of everyone. They had no idea what that was!! That tells you how sheltered they have been from big outings like this.
After we swam for a few hours we showered the kids in the bathrooms and loaded up. Cici's Pizza was our next stop. kids 3 & under eat free (we go there at least once a week). Everyone got full bellies and we headed home. The kids in the back fell asleep immediately, but Peytie spent the ride home falling hard for the tall, beautiful, brunette beside him. Alina is moving away to college this month and we will miss her sooo much:(
When we got home Alina played a couple games of Candy Land with the kids and then we decided to go for a walk. We made it around our 2 block neighborhood and the kids were hooting and hollering most of the way. Once we got back to our yard they decided to play on their little jungle gym slide thing. They played on that until bed time. I'm telling you, it was one of those days that you never want to end or forget. We were surrounded by the people we love most and had a great time. The pictures say it all.
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