Saturday, July 30, 2011

Somewhere In Between

This post is a conglomeration of things.  I long for the time to stare at and edit pictures and write memories for us, but life gets in the way sometimes.  It can be very frustrating, but when I look back at those times, I am thankful for them instead.

The Launch:

Everyone close to me knows I wanted to go.  I dreamed about loading my family up at the last minute and just driving South till we landed on a beach somewhere...just to view it.  I wanted to so badly.  It seemed like such a romantic thing to do.

But, life happens you know and all these fantasies I have can't always come true.  So, we make the best of it.  We viewed it.  Just not in person.  It impacted us.

We made popcorn.  It was a party.  It was pretty exciting.


It was the end.

We watched from the comfort of our basement on the biggest screen we have.

It was beautiful.

They got it.  They understood how important it was.

I think they were just as amazed as I was.

It is humanly possible to cry and laugh and take a picture of your big screen at the same time.  It's a wonderful, emotional experience.  I'm sort of amazed at my big screen picture quality.  It looks like a work of art to me.

We wouldn't have seen it like this on a beach somewhere.

We couldn't have watched it over and over on a beach somewhere.

We probably wouldn't have had popcorn and did silly tricks with it.

Nope, probably not.

So, we weren't there, but I don't think they will ever forget it.  Mission accomplished.  I'm not going to be sad anymore.  I'm just going to dream of the future bad ass way to get to the space station and beyond.  I wonder if my angels will dream of loading up like I did?  We'll see.


Jonah went to football camp.  He loved it.  We all did.  We spent an entire week there.

These firsts for our boy have been so awesome to watch.  He has always been open to trying things out.

At first he wanted to do Karate on this pad, but he got the hang of the football stuff pretty quickly.

My favorite exercise here.  I love how he smiles.


And goodness, watching her explore and pick the flowers and listen to cheer camp in the background and the whistles and how the grass smells and how many more and's can I add to this sentence?

It's good for her too you know.

One team took their shirts off to distinguish themselves from the others.  Again, not sure why he holds his tongue out like this in sports.  It helps him in some magical way.

Is this Jonah?  I think so.  Now that's a face I am not familiar with.

But now, this I see all the time.

I'm in love with this one.  I love their connection.  I could sit and watch them for hours.

Except, this little girl pulls me away.  And then I enjoy her too.

And her new best friend.

They were born the same month of the same year.

It's like they've known each other their entire short little lives.

It's so fun to watch them make new friends.


Camp was fun, but we had a realization this week.  He just doesn't want to play football right now.  We were sort of shocked because he loved camp so much.  So, looks like our football season was short lived.  Hello fall baseball I guess?  Oh well.  He's only 7.  He said he wants to play when he is 10.  So, there is hope my love.

And Harry:

I'll make this short.  If you haven't seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, please hurry on in. It rocks.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching it with Jonah and Kelly.  What a wonderful series.  It's brilliant.  We sort of tackled it backwards...watching all the movies first.  But we can't wait to learn all the extras in the books.

It's moments like this...the moments in between the big happenings of life that are so real and special.  I love them.  I got at least one more of these to share soon.

So, I'm off to enjoy more.  Somewhere in between.

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