Sunday, November 18, 2012

Celebrating "Norman Rockwell" Family Moments

This week , we are celebrating this season of Thanksgiving!

A couple of times a year, we try to have a small family outing.  This fall, we tried to go camping. But since the end of soccer season and marching band season finished in November and the hurricane brought cold winds and rain to the east coast a couple of weeks ago, we  (or just me....) were concerned about whiny, cold kids (and husbands). So we rescheduled to rent a cabin in the North Georgia mountains for a couple of days. everyday a la mode
The view from the front porch of our rented cabin

The irony was that the weather was AMAZING!  We probably could have gone camping.
 Anyway, we had a great weekend making family memories.  The cabin was VERY remote and we were WAY off the grid. (It took us several tries to get up the road to the cabin because the road is so rugged!) We made to the cabin though....after I remembered the VSA button on our Honda minivan that allows the tires to work sort of like a 4x4).   The kids said they were more scared than when we went jeep off-roading in Sedona, AZ this past summer!  Ahhh!

The weekend was full of  "Norman Rockwell" moments like games that the family played together, hanging in the hot tub, hiking, and roasting marshmallows and making smores by the fire.  I call them "Norman Rockwell" moments because of the iconic, "perfect moment" pictures that Norman Rockwell created. I TOTALLY LOVE those rare "Norman Rockwell" moments where we are able to create memories.  everyday a la mode
My son, channeling his Zen-Fire-Master skills to "challenge" the fire to back to life.

Thank you God for those moments!

Here's to the season of making memories that count! I am SO blessed to have special times with my family like this weekend!  We love that we are creating lifetime memories for our kids. I thank God for those opportunities!

God bless you and your family! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I would love if you could share any of your "Norman Rockwell" moments that you've enjoyed with your family, please share them in the comment section!

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1 comment:

  1. Norman Rockwell once said, "Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible." I love the strive to create memories (or at least try) for all. Especially children. It passes so very quickly.


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