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Sunday, July 20, 2014








Thinking About...Being intentional about spending quality time with the people we love most. This weekend we took a trip with my grandparents, only my grandparents, to Laughlin, Nevada (kinda like a mini Las Vegas, less class, but more affordability...right up our alley, hey we are all about saving the $$). Laughlin, as my Grandma puts it is her "Disneyland", her happy place and their happy getaway. So Mike and I were delighted to put this trip on the calendar to intentionally spend quality time with these two amazing people in our lives.  It was so great to take a short trip to refresh ourselves and have a break from the kiddies.....um, uninterrupted sleep and going an entire day without smelling like baby spit up?! hello! heaven. AND spending the entire trip with two of the most amazing people on this planet was a serious, serious blessing. We were blown away.





Watching...The crazy lights and the sounds of the choo choo train slot machine we loved playing....and this girl right here was a big winner. I won $570.00!!! CRAZY. All because I accidentally hit the max bet and happened to win. pure. amazing. dumb luck.



Listening to...Stories, stories and more stories from my grandparents life. We had a total of 12 hours traveling in the car with my grandparents and so we were able to listen to many amazing, funny, inspiring stories from their incredible lives. 


and some fun quote gems...

Gramps: "Well as I figure, you either have to be handsome or handy...good thing I am handy"

Grams: "Honey, (my gramps), I love you more than Laughlin"






Thankful For... These two people. They LOVE the Lord with their whole heart, mind and soul. Their boldness in their faith blows my socks off.  They love each other (married 60 years...next year!) deeply....inspiring Mike and I to serve and love each other better. What an example they give!  They truly know how to live their life to the full. Love you so much Grams and Pops...thanks for taking us away for the weekend ;)....Oh and if you want to read more about them you check it out Here, Here and Here...you wont be disappointed.







What about you? What are you CURRENTLY up to?




   A Mama Collective

21 comments:

  1. Cassie! How sweet that you spent that time with your grandparents! Also that place totally reminds me of Vegas (in the photos). I wish I lived closer to family so that I could spend more quality time with them, but we are always very intentional about spending quality time with them when we are together!

    As always, great post!! :) xo

    Tawnya

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    1. Tawnya! Laughlin definitely has a Las Vegas feel. I am sorry you are not close to family, but how wonderful you are aware of being intentional...and squeeze every last drop out of that quality time as possible! Thanks for coming by! xo

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  2. Your grandparents are adorable! 60 years! That's a huge accomplishment. It looks like you had a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, yes they are the best and 60 years is a crazy number, right?! Serious commitment right there.

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  3. Aww what a sweet trip! Kind of unconventional. I always think of hanging out with the grandparents at their home or a family area, with cookies and couch talk and porch drinks. This is so much more fun haha. I LOVE the pic of your grampa on the top right, ha. Don't have too much fun =)
    You won! Awesome! I'd be negative that ha. Hooray for being lucky.

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    1. Unconventional is a great way to describe our family! hahaha. Courtney, I am usually always in the negative so this win was a really fun surprise =). Thanks for coming by!

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  4. What an amazing trip :) They look like the sweetest!! I think it would be a blast to go on a trip with my grandparents as well. There is something about their wisdom and love that is irreplaceable.

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    1. It was Jenna, it was. Such a blessed time...aren't grandparents just the absolute best...and yes I soaked up all the amazing wisdom and love they gave! SO good.

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  5. Aww, I love that you spent time with your grandparents like this!! So sweet! Looks like a great time too!!!!

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    1. Alycia, thanks for coming by! It was a really fun way to spend some quality time with them, such a blast!

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  6. I love this. How cute are your grandparents?! I totally agree that we need to spend more time with the people we love. I have been so caught up with work and life that I sometimes lose sight of this.

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    1. Regan, thank you, My G-parents I must agree are the cutest. QT time is priceless....I am bottling up the goodness of this trip!

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  7. Your Grandparents sound like so much fun!! And what a great trip, a Vegas-like adventure with your Grandparents who can say they did that?! Congrats on your winnings :)

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    1. Illeana, your right we are very unique hahaha for good or bad....it was a magical trip with the G-parents for sure!

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  8. How sweet is it that you took that time to spend with your grandparents! You guys look like you had such a great time! :)

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    1. It was totally sweet!! We did have the best time! Thanks for stopping by Janel!

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  9. I am kind of envious you got that much quality time with your grandparents! What I would give to have my grandpa back for a day:) So cool of you all to take them to a place they love!

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    1. We definitely have to cherish every moment we get with our grandparents for sure!! The QT was priceless.

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