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Yesterday was a good day. One of those days with unbelievably blue skies, no clouds, gobs of sunshine and not a mosquito in sight!

But, it was good in other ways...good for my spirit.

After church, we came home and had an incredible brunch (thanks, love!), then the Mr. and I sat out on the porch sipping coffee, catching a snooze (he, not me), and watching the little people we create play beneath our feet.

We finished off the day at my parent's for my baby bro's birthday party. Outside conversations, a little baseball, lot's of kickball, a walk down to the river, and some impromptu bottle rocket setting off.

My aunt almost blew my head off. Literally. She was behind me, I wasn't paying any attention to what was going on and I heard the "whhhssssshhhhhh" of the rocket launching, then suddenly something in my hair.

It's crazy how your mind races as your body responds!! I swiped and swatted and shook all the while I kept thinking "I'm gonna get hurt, I'm gonna get hurt, this is gonna hurt, ohmigosh, it's my head...", and all the horror stories of bottle rockets I've heard of ran through my mind...all that in about 2.1 seconds!

Turns out, I survived! I knocked it to the ground, and steered CLEAR of my aunt after that! (Yup, J., you're right! I'll never let you live it down!)

I really wanted to get a picture of the rocket in motion...took about four tries...

Then I finally got this one!!

Cool, huh?

My spirit is better, my heart lighter...and I plan on soaking up as much sunlight and activity as I can these next few days!

Won't be long, and we'll be driven inside by the swarms of mosquitoes out for blood!


  1. Wow! That was an awesome shot of the rocket. I have taken videos of my hubs shooting rockets, but never successfully got a photo. Cool!

  2. Glad to know you're wearing a :) today.

    Prayed for you this morning!

  3. So glad to hear you had a better day....minus bottle rocket gone haywire.

  4. we all need a day like this. I am so excited for you. glad you are okay, it might be hard to blog without a head

  5. A :) is good for the soul. :) Glad you had a great family Sunday! But maybe next time you should forget to invite that aunt... ;)


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