Simple Fun is all it takes. . .
Just because we are a church planting family, it doesn't really mean that we are any different from anybody else. We work hard and often don't play enough. It's the typical story of just about everyone I know.
Kevin and I learned very quickly how important it is to calendar life. I fought this idea for some time. It sounds so UN-FUN. . .okay, I made that word up, but you know what I mean. Calendaring life is often for those black and white, spreadsheet kind of people like my good friend, Sharon. It never sounded like Amy, the procrastinator. But let me just tell you now, IT WORKS!! And the proof is in the pictures. . .
Earlier this week our family spent 2 nights and 3 days in Estes Park at the YMCA of the Rockies. For the last 4 years we have taken a spring getaway to the mountains. This year we chose Estes. It's only 45 minutes from our house. Granted, a lot of people can't say that. But regardless, just about everyone lives 45 minutes or so from someplace at least kinda cool.
And here's the deal, getaways aren't about the glitz - that's the difference between a getaway and a vacation. . .they are much more about the slowness and simpleness and quiteness of the moments. We didn't actually RIDE the horses. We just attempted to pet them. We hiked and we ate yucky camp food and we swam with over 70 LOUD middle schoolers in an indoor pool. We played putt putt on a course that was probably older than me. We climbed on rocks, watched deer and elk and swung on a tire swing. It was fantastic! And the renewal those moments provided was invaluable. Take it from me. This girl needed to be renewed! I'd be willing to bet you do, too.
So, if you haven't had a personal or family getaway lately. . .what are you waiting for??? No one can put it on the calendar but you.