Emma got John a Popeye shirt and a onesie (for her to wear) that says "I <3 Daddy", and I got him a hummingbird feeder. We were so excited to see that the birds have found it!
We stretched Father's Day into a weekend event with John opening presents here on Saturday before we drove over to Indianapolis. Everyone was at the Smillie's except Brian who had to work on Sunday. It was a fun and relaxed day and a half. The guys enjoyed hours of fishing in the retention pond Saturday and Sunday, and John tried to reaquaint me with a fishing pole (I've got quite a way to go before I can be called a fisherwoman!). Some of the guys went shooting (Evan got a new scope and they needed to sight it in). We swam in a friend's pool. It was a quiet few days, but so very enjoyed.
Somehow the camera never came out of its case the entire time we were there, so I don't have any pictures to share. I'm planning to take one soon of John and Emma in their new shirts. They look so very cute. :)
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not take them bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;//Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,//
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.//I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made the difference.
"These little moments ... matter, for they are where we live every day."
- Paul David Tripp