I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Monday, August 31, 2009

Of boys and waterfalls

Over the weekend Aaron and I, his brother, and our kids all went to visit Gramma, who lives in the Finger Lakes region of NY. The itty-bitty town she lives in is called Montour Falls, and is very close to Watkins Glen (for all of you racing fans). We were blessed with traveling mercies, a very good visit, and boys who entertained themselves for the 4+ hour trip (each way). Aaron having a couple movies on his Blackberry for them to watch definitely helped on the way back. Driving up and back in one day is a lot for any adult, let alone strapped in kids who aren't used to that length of trip.

We even got a break in the rain so we could visit the falls. Of course there are falls ... the town is named "Montour Falls." Harrison's not in any the pics of the falls. He was napping in the van with Uncle Field while the boys and I explored a little bit. And even though I always try to document everyone present for outings with photos, I think it's even more important to let sleeping toddlers sleep! (Cranky toddlers are no fun when stuck in a car seat for hours on end!) So, everyone agreed that a nap was far more important than a photo - though T-Bone (the alligator) did manage to get his photo taken....

Pictures rarely do waterfalls justice, but they were simply magnificent!

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