First off, I had a wonderful time with Aunt Tracy at our tea time yesterday. I'm so proud of how far her and Uncle David have come in changing their outlook and lifestyles to how they see it best for themselves. It's never easy changing, especially when everyone else stays the same. Being at their house is so relaxing and well decorated! I have to give it to Aunt Tracy for all her hard work, I'm very impressed and inspired to get my projects started in making the home stress free and a sanctuary. The chocolate flavored tea with fresh strawberries was an added bonus. I talked a lot (sorry Aunt Tracy, I couldn't help it) and it felt so good to have someone listen! There is a difference! Thanks for the quality time....I look forward to doing it again soon...even doing some sauna time. :)
I think it's important for all of us to take time to spend with loved ones and friends. Slowing down is so important in life. May we all slow down, be still and enjoy what we have right now!
Now for this past weekend with my mother-in-law and her boyfriend. Michael and I had a great time with them. Everything seems rushed when you only have two days, but I think we made the most of it. We had a blast with the picture taking. Please see slide show! :) I think I'm more accepting of having to travel to see family more now than I ever have before. You just have to make the most of it and value the time you have until the next time. We did lots of shopping and I somehow found amazing deals that never come my way...some for free. Can't beat that on any day! :) The Steamboat Branson Belle was a hoot! We have many fun stories from that...especially when I got a steak dinner from the higher menu, because I was allergic to the other meals (sorry to all three that had to watch me eat it). Any ways, I will let the pictures explain the rest...the past three days have been great....tea with Aunt Tracy and weekend with Mike, mom and my hubby!