We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are." ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

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Monday, June 25, 2012

A Taste of Davis

At the edge of every cloud is a silver lining. We are soon leaving Davis, and with the house in a wreck of neatly stacked boxes vs. chaotic not yet packed 'stuff', we're trying to be out of the house as much as possible!!! The Farmer's Market on Wednesday Nights has been a given during the last few weeks. We found old tokens from a long-ago date to the MU, and used em up today, introducing Lukas to Air Hockey, Skee-ball and Pinball all in the same 20 minutes. It was hysterical- watching him up on that chair with his air hockey whacker. We headed to our favorite park after morning errands and arcade excitement for picnic lunch and "serenity now".  Lukas has been a real trooper through the labyrinth of cardboard, the crazy schedule or lack thereof, the using up of foods, the packing of his things. And check it out-- he even sold his STRIDER BIKE last week to a sweet little boy of an amazing lady I know. It was a huge big boy moment for him, since he had still wanted to hang onto it although he didn't ride it anymore. Then we started hocking off our wares (see the lack of kitchen table coming up), and said we would use the money we saved to buy a piano, all of a sudden a few days later he was ready.  It was a big deal for him, and I was especially delighted to hear him talk about who was getting it and how he was so excited for him to get to learn to ride a bike too. (warms-my-heart-moment)

In celebration of our big upcoming new adventure (and getting rid of freshly "you pick"ed strawberries and apricots) we made these crazy huge popsicles, reminiscent of my childhood when we'd put kool-aid into those harvest colored tupperware cups with the Nesquick bunny spoon sticking out-- and you remember how the sugary syrupy goodness was all at the bottom sometimes? We'd eat em outside in Fort Worth's 100 degree summer weather.  Notice the lack of table, and rubble of household-gone-packing... but even more notice the smile on that little face!!!!!  


The Armstrong Brood said...

I feel like it was so chaotic around here when the Strider transfer was happening that I didn't have the thought process going that YES, this was a HUGE moment for him!! (And you! I will bawl when my boys get rid of their Skuut!) Thank you for the honor of being next in line! I love that it still has his name on it. ;-)

Bonnie said...

I'm so excited for your next journey! And it is a weird feeling to have everything in boxes, wanting to finish packing, but still living for a short time in that same place. Davis is awesome. Good luck in the move!

Tarmy said...

Good luck on your move! and Congrats on graduation and a job!