Monday, August 22, 2011

Hugging Home

We turn into the driveway and my children release a cheer. Jumping from the carseats they've been adhered to for the few hours it takes to return from our vacation spot, they race toward the house. The girls are eager to get inside to maul our long-missed pets but Oliver goes straight for the garage. I grab some loose items from the van and follow them and I notice my boy has attached himself to the brick beside the garage. I stand for a moment staring and finally ask what he's doing with his leg up and his arms wrapped around the corner of the house. He replies, "I'm hugging home, Mommy."

Nine days of glorious family time left us closer to each other and... longing for home. I didn't quite realize how much :)




9 comments:

Camille said...

You are beautiful Heather. Glowing from the summer sun! I'm so happy for you to have had that fun family time away...and that you are safely home. How sweet your commentary is and how gorgeous the photos (as per usual). Welcome HOME!

Love,
Camille

Cari said...

I love that after we have been gone awhile, there is such peace in the home. Everyone plays with their toys as if they are new. It is almost like a continuation of vacation. :D

jeana said...

Oh how I've missed "seeing" you around! I miss home terribly when we leave too. What sweet photos. LOVE the picture of you and your hubby!

Gabe said...

that last photo is so beautiful!!!

Glad you had a great trip. . .but home is the best, isn't it???

The Maretzki Family said...

Oh, that is sooo cute! Awesome pictures!

Anna said...

I think you should have took a picture of Oliver hugging home! That's too cute. Glad you had a nice vacation and glad you're glad to be back home. Miss you.

sgm said...

AAAH my friend. Arriving is sweet and reflecting on vacation time is a gift!
You look stunning and sun kissed!! As much as I love summer, I adore fall and can't wait to see you!!
love ya

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

I think that is one of the real beauties of a wonderful vacation. Amazing memories and yet a feeling of being glad to be home...

Heather said...

Your pics are beautiful! I love the pic of Meghan. So sweet! Thanks for the invite...wish we could have made it but next year, k??