Tuesday, April 21, 2009

travel Tuesdays - home

this post is originally from Easter 2009 but I am linking to Reluctant Entertainer in 2010 for an Easter memory

to read a little about our Easter 2010, click here

I got all giddy inside this week over my new
Southwest frequent flier card with my new married name on it.

Travel books are one of my favorite genres.

I love to experience new places.

But . . .


this "Travel Tuesday" is a little different.

It's about traveling home.

Because, of all the great places there are in the world,
where else can you play in a box from the new water heater?

and spend your first married Easter together?

and appreciate the beauty of a plastic egg in the crook of a tree in your uncle's garden. Different garden, new house, but same uncle and same memories from that Easter when you were a child and you hunted eggs in his garden?

and where else can you be together?

and appreciate the wonder?

and walk barefoot in the yard?

and be with the boy?


and giggle with your grandparents?

HOME!

Thank you wonderful family for always being there! No matter where the path leads, we're family and home is not as much a place as it is the tie that binds.
Kelly

11 comments:

Mod Girl said...

I love that first photo.

You're so right... traveling is a delight, but traveling home to family and memories, love and laughter is the best trip of all.

tootie said...

What a sweet post! You are right - nothing beats a trip to see family.

Anonymous said...

You made me cry, Kelly. I have always been just a little envious and wished that I could live in the same city as my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. You have such a great family and I have been so blessed to be able to grow up watching all of you together. It was the next best thing to having that myself.
Mindy S.

B. Durham said...

You really do bring joy into my day! I find myself a little bit happier once I've read your blog. I just can't read your blog and NOT smile. It really does give me a warm fuzzy feeling. Thanks for sharing your sundrenched moments with us!

Karen said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post. Thanks for thinking home is so special. It is always more special when you are in it.

Amy said...

What a wonderful post! There's no place like home.

emily said...

Simply lovely. Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts on home. And thank you for joining us in unwrapping Tuesday :)

Anonymous said...

So sweet. I love the pictures from inside the boxW Great perspective.
~Julie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Sweet post! I love it.

Mandy said...

Goosebumps. Sweet post, sister. I even got a little tear in my eye (I think it's because I was listening to Allison Krauss in the background). LOVE YOU!

Sandy said...

Ah, yes, love this post. And think how differently next Easter will be with a little one! So fun ... Thanks for linking up at RE Kelly!