Sunshine & Simplicity

There are times that I spend lots of time planning activities for the boys and worrying about every little detail.  And mostly?  Things never go as planned!  And then there is days like yesterday, where I just decided to stop what I was doing and take them outside.  But not just go sit outside with them, but be in the moment with them!  Phone left inside, no laptop....just me, them, and whatever they wanted to do!
The weather was amazing ~ sunny, warm, low humidity ~ gorgeous!  Shortly after we got out there I heard a familiar sound.  The sound of freedom...jet noise.  One of the blessings of living in Pensacola is that the US Navy Blue Angels are based here!  Seeing them flying, hearing them, it never get old!  And we were blessed yesterday to get to watch them practice from our driveway!!!  Not many can say that and I don't take the blessing that it is for granted! 
Dylan wanted to read books, Colby & Brayden wanted to play basketball and show me their latest tricks on their scooter and bike, and we were all excited about the bonus of watching the Blues while we played!
i took this standing in my driveway. no crazy zoom....just snapped real quick, so crazy cool!!

there they are again!!

this box of books is there because it's being sold in a fundraiser garage sale next weekend.  he LOVES to read and spends time "reading" from this box every time we are outside!  I think he might be kind of sad when those books disappear...

sweet boys.  so incredibly thankful to be their mom!
So thankful for the gentle reminder yesterday that some of the best memories are made in the simplest of moments!  This time it was soaking in some sunshine, playing, and watching the Blue Angels!  Just taking time to really be in the moment with my boys!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
~John 3:16~