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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

GratiTuesday - Friends & Fun

Our past week has been really, super crazy.  Between the car window being broken, both kids getting really sick, crazy weather, lots of company, life has just felt hectic for a while now - except for one day last week.

We spent the day at Duke Gardens with friends, and it was  so, so nice to just BE.  To spend time with friends, to explore at our leisure, with nothing broken, sick or rushed was wonderful.

And so we spent some time clowning around and snacking on a bridge, watching the geese.

We played in every fish pond, fountain, or spot of water we could find.

We got super excited whenever we found "nature."

If it didn't move, we climbed on it.

But most of all, we did everything with good friends.  That makes such a difference!

I'm so glad that God has given us such good friends - people with whom we can learn and share life.  Friends make everything more fun - and taking a break to enjoy them makes it that much better.

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  1. Hi, I'm Anne, and I found you through Heavenly Homemakers (and also through my Life on the Funny Farm blog -- thanks for stopping by!). Anyway, beautiful blog, beautiful family. Have a blessed day!

  2. Everything is better with friends...and chocolate. ;) Lovely pictures.

  3. We still haven't made it to Duke Gardens, and we must... soon!

    1. Oh, Kristin, go! They were replanting the formal garden area when we were there last week, so it should be in full bloom any time now. It's beautiful!