Saturday, August 25, 2012

Being Home

Today's gift is being home.

Being on vacation is wonderful, but there is nothing like home sweet home.  I love watching my kids run in the house when we return from a trip and run around making sure all their "stuff" is still where they left it.

Today, my daughter was walking around the house as if she was really checking things out and I have never seen her do this amount of searching before coming home from a trip!  Usually she will do a quick walk around and then sit down on the sofa and want to watch tv (which I can't believe she wants to sit MORE as we were just sitting in the car for 7 hours!!!).    This afternoon, she went from room to room on the first floor and would spend time in each room making sure everything was in its place, before going to inspect the next room.  When she was all done, she grabbed her yearbook and plopped down on the sofa.

Two things amaze me about is she didn't ask for any tv (maybe being on a television break for the last week really worked!!!) and two, today while we were driving home the girls got their teacher assignments in the mail.  We had our friend call us when our mail arrived to tell us who the girls got for their teachers.  The rest of the ride home was filled with texts and emails from friends with their teacher assignments.  My daughter, really listened to us talking and telling her about which friends would be in her much..... when we got home all she wanted to do was look at her friends in the yearbook!   I think she is not only excited to be back home, but also to start school!

There is nothing like being back home and being able to sleep in your own bed....and this is true not only for my husband and I, but also the kids.   Everyone loves being back in their own room, in their own bed, on their normal schedule.  While vacation is over, we have another week full of memories to reflect on until the next family vacation.

Here a couple of quotes for today.....

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned- Maya Angelou

A house is made with walls and beams, a home is made with love and dreams- Unknown

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