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Monday, October 3, 2016

Joy List Monday

Joy List Monday
♥ a weekly ritual ♥

 a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day

 
♥ this past week our family went on a road trip to South Dakota, it was full of fun, laughs, adventure and memories that I will hold close to my heart forever ♥

 ♥ laughs .... our youngest son can make us laugh ... when traveling for over 12 hours in a car ... a class clown is what you need

  ♥ amazing weather ... we had a week of hiking planned in South Dakota ... not a rain drop ... high in the 70's and lows at night in the 40's

 ♥ wonder ... this land of ours is full of beauty all around us ... visiting the Badlands of South Dakota was one of my favorites, a strange place for a gardener like me, because nothing really can grow in the Badlands ... that is why they are called the Badlands ... yet so different I fell in love

 ♥ working together ... watching our boys help pack and unpack as we traveled ... looking for exits on the highways and offering a helping hand when asked

 

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect getaway. My brother and husband traveled to the Badlands a few years back and just were blown away by the scenery.

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  2. Sounds amazing! What a great family memory for you all. It must have been great to have that perfect weather too!!

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  3. When you say "it was full of fun, laughs, adventure and memories that I will hold close to my heart forever," it just sounds an absolutely fabulous week away.

    All the best Jan

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  4. Your photo is gorgeous!! And I learned something new today. Badlands. I always thought they were named this because of the old west, and the villains. Feel free to laugh. But it is because nothing grows! This is a very cool thing to learn! So...what was the best part and what did you love, considering nothing grows?

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  5. The Badlands? I've never heard of that area before, but you're such a master gardener that I think it's funny that you found it pretty! Is that a photo of it at the top of the post? So happy you had a great weekend.

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  6. What a wonderful trip! Sounds full of memory making!!! Welcome back my friend!

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  7. Never been...sounds like an amazing place. Our country truly is so diverse. Glad you had fun!

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  8. I love South Dakota! Lucky you! I've always wanted to camp in the Badlands--the open, starry skies are so brilliant out there!

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  9. I love the idea of a list full of joy. And it sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Good for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Sounds perfect and fun. Glad you had a great get away. Times like this really freshen our souls.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  11. I love your joy list Monday... a great place to stop, reflect, and be thankful! Family road trips are so much fun, and how awesome that you were able to do so much exploring together, and have made such special memories together - those indeed are the very best of times! And it never hurts to have someone with a great sense of humor, can certainly help the miles pass, lol! Hugs to you today dear friend, so happy to share your joy this Monday :)

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  12. A nice trip with your family, Carla. Your boys sound like troopers. And this picture is so pretty, and a bit mysterious. I really like it. I appreciate your Joy Monday posts very much.

    ~Sheri

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  13. Sounds like a nice trip, and that picture is so beautiful! It brought calming peace into my day, thanks.

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  14. I would do good to keep your 'reminder' too. You have such a nice family. What sweet boys!

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  15. Sounds like you made some memories to hold on to forever! Love your joy list. I need to focus on that this week....JOY. Sweet sweet hugs, Diane

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  16. Sounds as though you all had a great time. Thanks too for your explanation on IG on the Badlands. My son is the family clown too - probably the class clown at school I imagine also.

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  17. I am so glad you had perfect weather! Your photo is beautiful!
    Did the boys enjoy all the Wall Drug signs?

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  18. Sounds like you had an amazing trip! So glad the weather was perfect, too!!

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