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Day 5: Letting Go and Having Fun

Today was a glorious day. We stayed in our PJs until noon, Andy found out at the last minute he didn’t have to work today (he’s working a late shift for a week to train for something), the girls took a 2 + hour nap AT THE SAME TIME, and I took Rory to her first circus with a new friend and her kids. THEN to top all of that amazingness off, Andy’s parents offered to keep the kids so we could get some sleep tonight. I literally cried from happiness and thankfulness. I have gotten no more than 2-3 hours per night this whole week. Its been rough. So, of course I am so so so so thankful we now live close enough and that they were nice enough to offer.

Andy and I decided to go bowling tonight and for the first time in our 9 years together, he beat me. It is a sad day. But, we had a lot of fun. Then we went to Walmart… of course. Why do we always end up at WalMart on date night? Like for real, we always end up there.

So I was thinking about what I’m supposed to write about today in my 31 days of letting go “series” and I was thinking I didn’t have anything important to write.

Then I thought, what about letting go and having fun? Lately we have been so bogged down by circumstances in our own lives and things going on in our family’s lives that we seem to have forgotten how to just let go and have some fun.

Going with Rory tonight just us two was such a blast. She was such a delight and I just had the best time watching her take it all in. Her mouth hanging agape in awe, the sweet giggles she can’t hold in, and her wide eyes that wanted to catch every single detail… there is truly nothing better than watching your child’s world and experiences expand. As I watched her, I had to laugh to myself a bit because she was more interested in the behind the scenes (the guys setting up props, etc) than the actual show. She’s so much like her daddy it kills me (in a good way). She’s the ultimate observer and it is one of my favorite things about her. (Sorry about the terrible phone pics!)

Today was just the best day. I am so thankful for such a good day to end the hard week we’ve had. I’m so thankful to have a chance for us all to let go and have some fun today.


This is my 5th post in the series of Letting Go. You can start at the beginning here.

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2 thoughts on “Day 5: Letting Go and Having Fun

  1. So glad you had a good day! I laughed at the ending up at WM thing, we went there tonight and just walked around. BTW- why are you posting so late when you are supposed to be getting your night of SLEEP!

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