When the nice people gave our family a money gift for some fun ("Not Bills!"), we started hootin' and hollerin' (maybe on the inside!). We decided to rent out the skating rink for just our family! Ha, not really, but no one else was there except our family so I told Tegan that's what I did! He thought it was kinda funny, for a second! (eyeroll)
I posted the picture above on my instagram the night we went skating. Even though the picture is poorly captured, the imagery fit so well to how I see my life right now: the blur that won't end as time keeps running away from me. Time with my people all together in one place for most of the time. Someday, when the blur settles a little (it will happen, right?!), these terrible pictures in a dark skating rink will remind me of the days filled with all manner of laughing, fighting, and forget-me-not togetherness.
Our lives are far from put together, our family a hot mess almost always, but taking the time to be together -- to have fun, to stick around with and for each other (and take a pic or two) -- are the times that strengthen our circle of love. The love that makes life feel all manner of full. The love we each carry with us as time keeps carrying us along.