Charlie wanted to head up to the Sierra mountains for a little R&R. We were there for five days. I was a little (okay, A LOT!) reluctant to go, simply because it was my last week before school starts. I had plans to have some "one on one" time with family and friends, and go places that I had wanted to for quite some time... and it didn't happen. To say the least, I was bummed. All summer my focus not only demanded to be elsewhere, it needed to be there. It is at times like these, I have learned that you truly have to live in the present moment. Life is always now. When I let go of my expectations and just live in the moment, I am happy. Sometimes it takes me more time to realize this than others. Everything that I wanted to do was not going to happen in one week. I knew in my heart it wasn't the right time for me to do those things anyway. It will happen when the time is right. I just feel like I have had to let go of a lot of things that matter to me. In saying that, in the end, right now... I want Charlie to be rested and happy. That is what matters to me and is foremost important.
Sophie enjoying the ride
Some wild flowers on the side of the road... they weren't perfect, but I didn't care. Isn't wild suppose to be unruly?
I hadn't seen these flower's before... they remind me of "Horton Hears a Who!"
Looking up ~ taking a deep breath and exhaling ~