April is the month of the military child! Whoot Whoot!
Bring on the parades and confetti, right?....
Well kind of...It is a time that we take a moment to lift these sweet souls, recognize the unique sacrifices they give and heavy burdens they bare each day. Yes there are often parades, rides, carnivals and food, but there are also classes, seminars, and competitions. All in hopes to distract them, lift their hearts and lighten their soul just a little bit at least once a year, because if anyone deserves it, it's them. After all they didn't choose this life.
Does anyone else feel like Spring Break really snuck up on us?? This is my first year as parent with school-ish aged kid and I actually have to come up with ideas to entertain them. YIKES! I figured I wasn't the only one with this conundrum, so to take away some of the pain of thinking up stuff to do for Spring Break with the monsters here is the list I come up with for things to do in the area!
Growing up in the Columbia River Gorge was an experience, but I am sad to admit that it took me over 20 years to finally hike all the way to the top of Multnomah Falls! lol I lived roughly two hours a way most of my life and have been there a number of times and NEVER made it more then half way that I can ever remember until after I got married and I haven't done it again since.
Raise your hand if those words have ever crossed your lips.
Is your hand raised?? Mine sure is! I can't tell you how many time I have heard and said those words in my life!
"That sounds like sounds so much fun....BUT we're just so boring, we just (insert said boringness)"
"I love your work/the idea behind your work...BUT we're just so boring, we just (insert boring activity)"
or personal my favorite...
"Ugh girl. I wish I was as [adventurous/outgoing...insert perceived excited quality] as you, but I'm just so boring I just (insert boring activity)"
She would paint 100 hearts as a thank you to 100 women who had touched her life in some way. At first the list was hard to create, but it got easier as the project took on a life of its own. Do you want to know the best part? The women she is painting for don't know it! They don't even know she is doing this!! Next September she will have a gallery showing displaying them, they will receive an invitation insisting they come and then she will show them their heart. Personally I can't wait to attend....with my camera....and LOTS of kleenx!