Tonight we went to a new park together as a family.
We picnicked with our trusty blue-jeans blanket,
ate pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and strawberries,
walked along the trail next to the creek,
enjoyed the fact that this park still has a merry-go-round and swings (a rare find these days!),
and fed the ducks (surprise, surprise).
I know I say it often,
but this kind of simple fun with my family fills me with joy beyond expression!
It may not sound like much, but it is akin to heaven-on-Earth to me.
My favorite part of the evening may have been watching Lincoln's face as he proudly held on like his big brothers and experienced a merry-go-round for the first time,
or listening to his giggles on the swing,
or seeing Talmage's perplexity as he discovered another little boy also named Talmage,
or watching Wesley call out to the ducks, "Heeeere, little Mallard!!!" as he threw bread.
Or maybe just soaking it all in with my love.
My heart is so full.