Thursday, July 05, 2007

Our Travels

It's been a month full of travels in our little household this month. Last weekend, as Emma and I were heading to Jackson Hole, WY to pick up her Dad from a conference....I had a little chuckle. As I approached a construction site....there it was....on the side of the road. It was a large, orange, construction sign with the simple words "EXPECT DELAYS". Why did I find this humerous you may ask? It was because others came across it as they were making their journey through life. How nice would it be if a big sign like that could just hit you in the forehead in your 8th month of pregnancy? I found it amusing that people were on a mission to get to their final destinations.....then the delays came and they had to wait and wait. We had to wait for an hour for the pilot car to come. I think that definitely made some people a little irritated. While some sat irritated in their vehicles, others of us got out to enjoy the beautiful warm sunshine and the breathtaking view. Then, as we finally got to proceed, we did so at the pace of a turtle leaving the travelers to wonder, "are we EVER going to get there?". Next, we came to the sign that said "ROUGH ROAD AHEAD". I just laughed. This little stretch of road that was only 10 miles long was like reading a road map about the last 4 years of my life. HOWEVER, the key that I found to this entire adventure was this......in the end we DID reach our destination!! Even through all of the delays, the slow pace, the rough roads, (did I mention the wrong turn that took me an EXTRA hour?)....after all fo that...I did still arrive in Jackson Hole Wyoming!

Upon arriving in Jackson I looked in my rearview mirror to see the wonder girl Emma....smiling up at the "BIG" Teton Mountains....as she said "BIG" and signed Mountain. Yes, Baby girl, we will get there. It may be a difficult path, but the scenery along the way is SO worth the wait.

Here are a few pictures of my beautiful girl enjoying summer:).

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Emma enjoying the view at Yellowstone Lake
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4 comments:

2DISCO said...

What a beautiful post! Looking good in the pool Miss Em!

Sarah said...

Sending good vibes your way for Emma's checkup! She looks so good!!!

Nicole said...

What a great entry! :) So cool that you noticed all of that and put it together. I love it! HUGS to you and your beautiful girl!!!!

Imperfect Christian said...

She could not possibly be any more beautiful!

And I love your sign analogy! So very true! I'm glad you could look at it with humor! Some days I would want to throw rocks at that sign instead of laughing at it.