Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday the 11th of July

Time for a weekly update?

Life at Camp Evans Summer Resort is chugging along. My oldest daughter and her clan continue to keep us entertained. I have a new appreciation for anyone who has raised twins. The first two years (pre-language and pre-potty training) are killer. The twins turned 8 months on the 15th of July.

My days are filled with tea parties and catch with the 7 and 4 year-olds; plus, holding or entertaining the twin boys (or which ever one is fussing the most). It's all good.

My cousin sent me a link about a virtuoso violinist who played a free concert (incognito) at a DC train station during rush hour. He was mostly ignored.

One moral of that story is that some of the greatest moments available to us go unnoticed and unappreciated. I'm attempting to buck that trend... treasuring the days (now weeks) of quality time with family: daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and wife.

If we miss the golden moments... we'll miss the best that life has to offer.

Happy Sunday!


  1. Wow! The twins are getting big. I'm sure you're enjoying the tea parties with those lovely girls. I want to stop and enjoy my kids playing more too. Thanks for the reminder Don!

  2. The cutest little ones ever!!
    Looks like you had such great family time, Don!
    I totally agree with you, and thanks for the reminder!

    ~B :)

  3. Those golden moments are all around us if only we can stop for a moment and appreciate them. So glad you have gotten to spend some time with the family

  4. @September: Reading your blog tells me you do a pretty good job of enjoying the journey of raising your children. (But keep it up! The moments fly by!)

    @Betty: They are cute, thanks. I'm a believer in "Pretty is as pretty does," but cute babies are extra hilarious.

    @Glo: You caught what I was throwing: "Those golden moments are all around us if only we can stop for a moment and appreciate them." And as you think about relocating, I'm sure you're glad for all the time you've spent with you kids and grand-kids while they were close by.

    And as you can tell, I too am grateful for the time I recently had. Thanks for sharing my joy.

  5. Don, I saw that video in an ad while I was on the Photobucket website. So that was really real, huh? I like to think I would have stopped, being a musician myself and all, but the truth is if I was in a hurry (and a mood) I might have just grumbled and pressed on. Something to think about for sure.

    I did visit your other blog, been meaning to tell you, and it was kind of emotional because I've been there witnessing (or being a part of) those crazy, just downright illogical circumstances, and I hate to think that you have to be a part of all that. I'd like to go back and catch up on the new posts; maybe you should put a link to it in your sidebar, for ease of navigation?