I can't help but think about the people in Santa Rosa, California returning to their ash houses, or the people in numerous hurricane locations that have a true sense of loss right now. I'm not saying that I don't love going to the movies, nor am I telling you that I won't be walking down the street in hopes of seeing a famous face (all superficial states), but I do see the importance of holding your "stuff" at arms length. When we think that our "stuff" has significant value, we forget how quickly it can be taken or destroyed. Even those things that we think have serious nostalgic purposes or keepsakes that can't be replaced, even those aren't truly the memories. About a week after Kyra's sister gave me a pair of her old earrings, Silas broke them. I could have been furious and hurt, but I realized Kyra could have cared less about those earrings.
It's the actual events and memories we maintain in our minds that matter, not the photographs we seek to embalm. While, I love our home, it does make me see the value in selling everything and moving into an RV one day! Speaking of... here's the last photo burst that I hope I'll always have a vivid picture of in my mind.
|Visiting the real Von Trapp Family Lodge was awesome!|
|Never realized this famous Sound of Music family moved to the US|
|They still loved their home country though|
|Silas found this empty podium and decided he wanted to "give a sermon"|
|Levi wanted to be his back-up dancer! :D|
|Love these boys|
|Must return to this amazing coffee shop in Vermont one day!|
|Nothing like camp fire s'mores|
|Rain starting in Maine really made us have RV fever.|
|Rain = Land Before Time movie|
|Pictures don't do this justice... trust me.|