November 27, 2009

The Perfect Weekend

At dusk our caravan rounded the last corner before arriving at our Alpine Lake weekend girls retreat. “I MUST STOP”, I yelled as I slammed on the brakes and jumped out of the van. As I ran to the trunk to get my camera I swung around to face one of the most beautiful sunsets of my lifetime.
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When I think back on that moment, I realize that the words I screamed when stopping to see the sunset, could appropriately be directed toward me. During this busy time of year it is challenging for me to carve time for myself. In the midst of the holiday season, a challenging year for our business, the launching of a new business, and the fall activity schedule for the girls, I was in desperate need of a forced “STOP”.
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On the first weekend of November, I walked for 3 1/2 miles around the lake, I took a 3 hour nap, and I danced and laughed with girlfriends. I spent an hour taking photos, I watched two movies, I ate well and I rested. The gift of taking this time turned out to be a scrumptious recipe for rejuvenation and relaxation. It was the perfect weekend.
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Comments (2)

maribeth said:

it was the perfect weekend :) thanks for driving, yelling STOP to take your photos, and dancing to silly 80s songs!!! love u!


Michaela said:

wow. your photographs are amazing! and that sunset is stunning! :)


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