“Sometimes you just have to worry about those people who sit around your dinner table every night!”
This comment hit home to me recently and was said to me by a very dear and good friend. She couldn’t have been more right if she tried (she knows who she is and thank you!).
Between work all week long (and contrary to the believe of those who think I sit at home doing nothing but play on Facebook, so not the case in the least) and crazy long hours that I do keep with writing, as well as designing, this concept had gotten away from me a bit.
Also, I am the type of person that has tried more then not to please others (extended family and friends alike).
So, that line meant the world to me coming from a person who has been nothing, but a good and valued friend.
Most that know, read my writing and follow along know Kevin has been taking off Mondays this past summer to extend our weekends for family fun time. I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but it is just the truth around the parts lately.
And yes I have also written and shared about how every last penny we have has ben going to save for that first home we are intent, hell bent to buy and can’t wait to live in.
So these long weekends were meant to prolong our family time during the nice warm, weather, but have not wanted to spend an arm and a leg on a real vacation.
Kevin had been proposing to take the family to some place like an amusement park or water park to enjoy ourselves, but that we didn’t have to pay for a hotel or some place to stay other then our own place right now.
Well, it turns out that my brother and my husband’s very good childhood friend both had off this past Saturday. They also wanted to do something fun.
We decided to go to our local water park (Splish Splash), which is about an hour east of us. They went ahead in the early morning and did the adult rides together, while we hung back letting the girls do their Saturday morning soccer routine. Once that was over, we came home, got everyone, changed and ready. Then, we drove about an hour east to meet up with the guys at the water park.
It was the best decision I think we have made in a long time and I literally haven’t smiled this much in a long time and certainly haven’t felt this relaxed either. And having two people there who know and love the girls to be back up for us, so we too could try out on of the adult rides for ourselves, was a wonderful change of pace.
It was just one ride, but if you have been to a water park or any amusement park for that fact, you know how long lines can get to ride some of the more popular rides. It was so kind of them seriously to hang out with the girls, while got to do this though and for that I am truly appreciative.
We had the option to purchase bracelets to skip the lines, but we knew it wouldn’t be more then one ride we could go on and spent the rest of the day at the kiddie portion and the wave pool with the kids.
And for the most part that is what we did for about 4 hours, before heading home to change again and then all go out to dinner at Chili’s before ending the perfect day.
Don’t get me wrong, we had a few moments here and there. I mean the girls are still young and just kids, but for the most part, it really was a ton of fun. I wish I had more pictures, but didn’t want my camera or iPhone to get lost or destroyed by the water, so I only have a select few from before and after we hit the rides, but again totally worth and hope to go back again real soon.Family Togetherness at Splish Splash!
And yes it did make me realize even more so that sometimes, you need to “Let Go” It’s Okay” to worry about those people that you do have around your dinner table every night! And the rest and those who love and care about you will all fall into place!
Linking up this up with both of my very good bloggy friends, Lanaya at Raising Reagan for her Letting Go series and also Kera at Nugget on a Budget for her It’s Okay” series.
Thanks ladies for giving me a place and reason to share!!
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