after we went camping a couple weekends ago, we had a day JUST US before we jumped into the last crazy few weeks of school/sports. we guarded that day and were intentional to be present and fully enjoy each moment. we went out to dinner (because Pat knows that helps ME to enjoy a day!) at panera and ate outside on the patio (because that's as close to "out to dinner" for this crew of ours) and we went around the table and said something that we appreciate about each person in our family. it was precious. and i have loved remembering it. the temperature was perfect. our spirits were relaxed and that good kind of tired after camping for 3 days. and, thanks for pat's leading, we spoke truth and encouragement into each other's hearts. it was a sweet evening.