"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Monday, September 2, 2013

real nice friend

I have a real nice friend.  actually I have several real nice friends.  --a good handful of them, at least.  but I have this one** real nice friend who inspires me to do new things.  this week, I've been inspired by her to make homemade snacks for the kids to pack for school (and for the little ones to snack on at home). 
here are the few of the snacks I picked out to try:
ok, that last one may or may not end up being a snack... but it sounded kinda healthy.  :)

and while we're on the topic of real nice friends... that same real nice friend recently obtained a boat.  it was via purchase of her husband, so that's how she obtained it, but no matter, they have possession of a boat now. 
being nice ('cause she is), their family invited OUR FAMILY out on the lake in their new boat!!!  unfortunately for otter pop he had to work, but the rest of us all had the day off and were able to pack a lunch, jump in our rig, and HEAD TO THE LAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  it was a blessed day.  we all had so much fun and were absolutely tuck-er-ed out when the day called itself to a close!!!  tucker dout!!!
everyone but buttercup enjoyed a float or two on the tube pulled behind the "speed boat".  jones was super excited to have his first ride in a real speed boat.  all the kids (and I) enjoyed our tubing session(s).  it is a fast boat, so the tubing experience was much different than the experience binkles and I had at girl scout camp!  -my muscles around my armpits are plenty sore yesterday and today because of it too.  it was extremely fun to see my little offspring enjoying the benefits of water.  they all really really love water.  buttercup even had her first drowning trial.  she failed -praise the Lord! 

I love real nice friends.  thanks for being one.   ---that last line's directed your way "T"!  <3

**just to clarify, all of my handful of real nice friends inspire me in some way or another. 

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31

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