Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our Heartbeats

Today, AJ and I took our little heartbeats to the annual Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. I couldn't wait to capture the true beauty that lies there. We fell in love with the abundance of beautiful flowers from the Netherlands. We fell in love with the vibrant colors and sweet smells. We fell in love with nature. We especially fell in love with how intrigued both Boston and Holly were by them. They laughed. They played. They just enjoyed life. Time stood still in the garden as we locked the precious moments of these little ones into our minds. We were there for hours with no regrets.



Holly had so much fun doing cartwheels and rolling down the hill. She made herself dizzy and stopped short of running into flowers. Then, she would run back up to do it again and again. Silly girl.



As for Boston, I have no clue what goes on in his mind. I bet just sweet, sweet thoughts. He just loved looking at everything as he wheeled around on mommy's lap. He seemed most interested in those around him, especially other little babies (potential friends) and got super smily. He managed to give us the sweetest smiles in his black curls and sun hat [for these precious photos. He surely knows how to melt mommy's heart].





AJ and Holly found a giant, life size chess and checkers game board, and went at it.. So cool! Then we visited the Koi fish. There were so many of them, each one beautiful and unique. Boston was fascinated by the orange, yellow, and white fish that were swimming around. Holly was so excited to get to feed them. Boston and I, we watched as the small amount of fish food diminish.



This was a great reminder of how much beauty God has created for us to enjoy. I'm so thankful for Spring and great weather. I'm thankful for these opportunities to be out in God's beauty and admire his masterpiece called life. He truly is the greatest artist of all. I'm thankful for this Easter season in celebration of the rising of our Savior. Such a glorious day. I cannot wait until that day that I may meet him at his feet and bask in even greater and fuller love. I'm thankful for our little heartbeats who give us reason for breathing. Happy Easter!






4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful trip! What state is this in? I love tulips!

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    1. Thanks Tanya! This is in Utah, but apparently there are various tulip festivals in the U.S.

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  2. Hi Martina!
    This place looks gorgeous! What a wonderful place to visit with family- so peaceful and beautiful! Love the pictures- such precious pictures of you and your family! Thank you so much for posting on #SmallVictoriesSunday!

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    1. Thanks for reading Amy! Your comment sure does brightens my day!

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