This evening, after an early dinner, Troy and I took the kids out to DQ for some yummy ice cream and then, because it was still early, we decided to drive to Mission Island to see if we could see any deer. And DID we EVER see deer. There were at least 20, probably more, just wandering peacefully along the road and in the bushes. It was so cool.
I am amazed by the fact that their legs are SO tiny and skinny but they can jump like anything. I love that. And every single one of them, so very different in appearance. Some had mostly white faces, some had brown or black markings. You don't notice those things from a distance, but these deer, well, if I had opened the window, I could have petted it. And yes, I am kicking myself for not bringing my camera, but when we left the house, we had no intention of driving anywhere but for ice cream!
It was an awe-inspiring sight and such a wonderful way to end a busy, adventure-filled March break. Anthony and Alexandra were beyond thrilled at seeing the deer. In fact, the deer won over the ice cream sunades....that says something!! We will definately take them back again.
This week has been incredible. It has been filled with family things, and laughter, and *time*. Time together, time to be, time for play. Time to be the family God created us to be. I find that life gets busy and we can get distracted by the *things*, that really are just things. This week, it was so nice to have no agenda, no goals, no real time commitments. We hung out with extended family and friends but there was more than enough time left over for our little family of 5 as well.
And that was the best thing about March Break.