Friday, September 20, 2013

Scenes From the Trip Home

(NOTE: I've been chronicling our summer vacation for several posts now. This is the end of that series.)

Going home is never easy. On the one hand we're all pretty much ready to see our home again and our pets but on the other hand we're leaving behind people we love. Sadness always abounds. But even though the miles ahead are long and tedious I can always things that make me smile.

Fluffy clouds (through dirty car windows)

A sleepy headed girl in a hotel room bed

A surprise pond behind a rest area, filled with fish who we all gathered at the surface

It was a great place to stretch our legs and take a few moments to breathe in the fresh air before getting back in the car to finish our journey.

Taking an impromptu photo shoot on a stairway that leads to a dead end (I have no idea why either), even though the lighting really is too bright

Getting a few smiles of these kiddos that I love so much

So much to be thankful for!

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...melody... said...

Great shots! Hope you get home soon. :)

abrianna said...

I know what you mean about returning home...though my case is the opposite. I am right now visiting friends where I used to live. All of us consider this home, but a week from today we are on the road to return to where we live the majority of the time. None of us consider it home however.

tiarastantrums said...

I agree - I don't live near my family - and it IS very sad on the day of leaving - all my kids are usually in tears!

Anonymous said...

I always wondered if it's as sad for those leaving, as it is for the parents...

I love how you always manage to capture such sweet and memorable moments. Your children will treasure these photos when they're older :)

The Bug said...

Great pictures of the kids! What a cool rest area!