In my life I have very little control, so I at least like to be prepared long in advance for what ever last minuet twists and turns are thrown at me... it sounds logical but in all honesty its more harmful than helpful. This desire to have a plan, while it keeps moves transitions and work trips going smoothly, it also stops me from enjoying so many little spontaneous moments in the everyday. As always, it comes down to balance and moderation, sure have a plan but be ready to drop it at a moments notice, because the best memories are somehow always unplanned.
Jake is my complete opposite, he is spontaneous, lives in the moment and rarely worries about the future troubles and leaves the past where it belongs. I thing God put us together because we balance each other perfectly. I realise this and embrace it.
When he said, "hey you wanna go to Garmisch today and stay the weekend?" right before a payday when we are not over flowing with funds. I took a breath, and as he explained how we would do it financially without going into the negatives on our bank statement, I listened, it was reasonable. In an hour he had gone to the grocery store, and booked a room, while I packed four bags, kindles for the ride, and cameras for the kids and I.
Jake wanted to keep it simple, he had some ideas of what he wanted to do when we got there, all of which went nowhere. We still had to parent two kids who routinely hole themselves in their rooms after a week at school with so many people(Introvert problems at their best), they need their Saturday silence and as a result weren't the most easy going two.
Everything went wrong but ended up all right.
The kids and Jake laughed at me when I had a panic attack on some of those thin alpine roads, "its okay mum". They woke us up super early. Adeline had Jake and I on our toes with her adventurous spirit in the woods, she is a forest person to be sure, she HATES all paths, but she also lacks the needed caution to leave them.Each of us found a place for rest. I woke early and watched the sunrise while I talked to my sister about everything and nothing. Jaime sat silently on the porch and read. Jake and I watched the stars while the kids went to sleep.
It wasn't a perfect weekend but it was just what we all needed, and we even accomplished our goal, we made memories.
(From each of us)
(I did edit a few of the kids, mostly for balance because their lenses got a bit dirty... kids. LOL But as I wanted to get this post up I didn't take the time to edit all of them as I usually, so they are mostly pretty raw family snapshots, and I am totally okay with this!)
A few awkward wildcards because, again, kids.
He took few more but they are in a text that I haven't uploaded yet, for the most part he wrangles children so I can take photos(and because they listen to him much better than me) it s okay as he and I had quite a few of nearly identical shots, because we have been together too long.