15 July 2012

As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk

63.  Go to Holiday World.  Ride your first ever roller coaster.  Declare yourself yet unsure of them. 
 64.  Visit a wonderful monastery nestled in the hills of Indiana.  I was awed by this community of worshipers.  It was established and built in 1876, and really was astounding, reminiscent of European, albeit newer, cathedrals.  
65.  Participate in noon day prayer with elderly nuns.  
66.  Watch your son spontaneously use the holy water to draw a cross on his grandfathers forehead and say, "remember your baptism." 

67.  Chill at your cousins' new pool.
68.  Stay with grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins for a few days while parents finish summer jobs and master's degrees. 

08 July 2012

62.  I almost forget -bury and be buried. 

When the children were babies and played on the beach

 52.  Dig a few holes. 
 53.  Dig a few waves. 
 54.  Play board games with cousins. 
 55.  Take a beach nap. 
 56.  Parasail!!! Ollie did this with his grandpa :)
 57.  On the rainy beach day, visit the National Naval Aviation Museum. 

 58.  Commune with the gulls. 
 59.  Find a few sand dollars.  These were still alive, by the way!

60.  Watch an incredible firework show on the beach with a fullish orange moon.   
Be astounded. 
61.  Love the beach with family and good friends.  Love it.