How many details will you remember?

Last weekend, my daughter and I went on a mini road trip for a family girls’ weekend. As I scrolled through the pictures on my camera a few days later, it dawned on me that I was already forgetting some of the details. What a shame. We had such a great time! To keep the simple joys in mind and provide notes for my daughter to look back on, I created a few storybook pages. As I compiled the list of events on the first page, I was reminded about the importance of savoring details in writing. It would be difficult to understand what’s truly occurring in the photos without an explanation. I think you'll agree after reading the list: 

Last-minute planning {smiles}

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe | 12:15 p.m. Saturday Mass

Mexican restaurant for a late late lunch/early dinner

Walking along the Mississippi River enjoying each other’s company and the beauty that surrounds us

Savoring treats and conversation in the hotel room until about 7:30 p.m., at which point lights were dimmed and books were read in order to create silence for baby’s bedtime. Twenty minutes later, everyone is sleeping except baby and mommy. Too funny!

A brisk 32-degree walk heading for breakfast (cafe not open...plan B)

A superb breakfast together at Greengrass Cafe: fun atmosphere, kind waitress, delicious food and of course, good company...what more could you ask for?

Comment of the weekend (at breakfast), “If they keep playing music like this, I’ll be up on the table.” ~Oldest Generation :-)

A stop for ice cream at Culver’s to break up our road trip home

These are the kind of moments that rejuvenate me. I’m blessed to be surrounded by fun-loving family members on a regular basis and am so grateful my daughter is being immersed in the goodness at a young age. She has a lot of great role models to look up to, and the best part about it is, they’re of all different ages, sharing diverse perspectives and wisdom.
My challenge to you this week is to take a favorite photo(s) and write down as many details about it as you can remember. Don’t stress about turning your thoughts into a perfect story. Rather, just jot down what comes to mind. I promise you’ll be happy to have the details in writing regardless of format, flow, grammar, etc. If you’re inclined to share, I’d love to hear about your experience.
Until next time…enjoy making memories!