Thursday, April 4, 2013


Vacations are not at all about where you go or what you do and see. 

Vacations are all about whom you are with and what you make of your time together.  Memories do not cost anything to create.  Our little family vacation was so simple and full of all of the things I love most; family, love, and laughter!

A walk to the temple with my Mom and my Sister's family to celebrate Easter morning...

Swinging and playing at the park with my entire family, everyone together...

Running in a new place and slowing down and soaking in my surroundings...

Bowling with my entire family all together...

Going to a little discovery museum and playing, seeing, running around exploring, and enjoying...

Playing in the toy aisle at target for hours...

So simple

So perfect

Such a great reminder that the most important things in life are simply time spent together with the people you love most.  It has been a tough couple of weeks with the loss of loved ones in my family.  My oldest cousin, Lieutenant Joshua Wall of the United States Navy passing away completely unexpectedly and gone way too early.  My uncle Mark's brother Gary passing away tragically at such a young age and leaving behind a young family.

May these tragedies serve as a reminder to hold on a little tighter to the ones that you love most and never pass up an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  Kids do not need elaborate vacations, expensive toys, or the latest gadget.  Kids and adults alike need attention, love, and time. 


  1. I'm so sorry about your cousin and uncle's brother that is so sad. It sounds like you had a great time and you are right, it doesn't matter what you are doing but rather who you are with :) Great job!

  2. I'm really sorry about your uncle's brother passing away and your oldest cousin. That's really sad, your family has been through so much loss, but I really admire how you're able to carry on with life and honor your brother with your running... and I know your family will honor these two with your lives as well. All the Easter pictures are so cute, and you're right, it is so fun to slow down running and just enjoy your surroundings sometimes!

  3. your family is so strong! You've been through a lot. But you also grow closer each time. HUgs friend!

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