The Tunnel vs. The Museum

Sometimes it is the little things in life that count.  Actually, I take that back.  More often than not, it is the little things in life that count.  My kindergartners reminded me of that this week as we went on a field trip to the children’s museum.

My kids arrived at school that morning practically jumping out of their skin.  It was their first field trip, and many of them had never been to the Children’s Museum before.  I wish I could adequately describe the way they couldn’t handle sitting down in their seats and doing their work, but basically were prancing around the room excitedly chattering.

They did have a great time at the museum, but their excitement over playing was NOTHING compared to the excitement in the air when we drove through the Lowry Hill Tunnel.

This led me to think of some of the little things that have brought me joy this week.

#1 – I got my new computer battery this week.  After months of my computer shutting down if I breathed funny while using it, I finally have a computer battery that can hold a charge.  As you can imagine, it is a great feeling to be able to flinch while I use the computer.

#2 – Cookie Dough Dip. My sister and I made this on Saturday night and ate it with Nilla Wafers while we watched Inception.  Even though she lives approximately 17 hours (read 40 min) away, it was fun to go hang out with her and eat tasty snacks.

#3 – Holding a baby as he falls asleep.  I was able to babysit for an adorable 3 yr old and 6 mo old this weekend.  I don’t have a lot of babies in my life, so it was fun to be able to play with the kids, and then rock the baby to sleep.  So precious.  Love it.

#4 – Days off of work. On MLK day, a bunch of my friends and I went to lunch.  Then I was able to spend the afternoon visiting with another friend of mine – which is always terrific, and as an added bonus, I got to hang out with her kids  – who happen to be some of my favorite kids.

#5 – Free things. Shutterfly wants to thank me for being such a good friend, so they have sent me a free photobook.  I think I will use it to make a month by month book of 2010.  I will probably highlight each month’s photos on here.  So that is something to look forward to.

#6 – Blogs. I have discovered a couple of really great missionary blogs in the past few weeks. I have loved reading their stories and the ways God is working in other places in the world.  Check out Katie’s story: I think that I spent an entire weekend reading her story chronologically from start to finish.  I would highly recommend it to you.  But be warned, it will be difficult to walk away once you start.

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