1. Driving east into South Dakota, we visited two special places. One is a National Park and very well known and visited. Mount Rushmore.
"Mom! Why are those men up there on the mountain staring at me??"
2. Time with grandchildren. Our daughter-in-law brought PAL out to visit the cousins while we were with them. Oh, it was so much fun to watch them!
Who says that mamas can't play on the trampoline??
Do you have ANY IDEA how hard it is to get a NOT SILLY picture of four children??
4. Friends. I love how we have gotten to know our daughters' friends. We bumped in to two of them in the first two days we were there--it was like seeing old friends. And then we had breakfast with our young friend from our church in CA who took a job in the same company where my older daughter works! AND we met a new friend who we will be having lunch with 'next time'.
5. We found a new coffee shop! And their cinnamon rolls--oh my! We all met there the morning we left and enjoyed some time, coffee and breakfast before we had to say "good bye and we will see you again really soon, we promise."
See why my heart is bursting with thankfulness?