“There is nothing better than this”

photo-2It’s been a long few weeks. Nothing bad, just a lot of work and a lot of travel and not much unscheduled time as a family.

This weekend, we were invited to a 40th birthday party for one of Chase’s childhood friends. Another weekend with friends, which is great, but also another weekend traveling, eating (and drinking) too much and not getting enough sleep. After the past few weeks, Chase understood when I suggested that the kids and I stay home.

We ordered pizza last night and watched TV. We went to bed early and slept in late (7:30 is late, right?). Today the kids took a gymnastics class while I worked out. We spent the afternoon swimming, then played and watched horse racing before picking up up Chick-Fil-A for mom and kid movie night.

Somehow the kids convinced me to let Avery sleep in Clay’s bed tonight. I laid in between them to tell a story and afterward started to rub their heads, something they both like when going to sleep. Clay looked over with a smile and said, “There is nothing better than this. Nothing better in the whole world.”

He wasn’t complimenting my head rubbing skills. He went on to tell me that nothing makes him happier than to be here together. Of course we miss Chase, but this weekend was just what we needed. With work and social commitments, life can get crazy. Sometimes I just need to take a step back and spend time with my family. Because there really is nothing better than this.



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