Wednesday, April 13, 2011

::what I love Wednesday::

Last night, I was out with the fam and we were talking about Europe.  [a small obsession of mine!]

Last summer, my parents, my brother, my grandparents, and I went on a trip of a lifetime.  We took a cruise to the Baltic Sea region.  The countries were stopped in were....England, Germany, Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark.  It just-so-happened that Europe was going through a heat wave so the weather was absolutely gorgeous while we were there.

On top of the fact that we took this amazing trip, we were able to spend lots of time with my grandparents.  Little did we know that my grandma would be diagnosed with breast cancer a mere three months later.  She has one more chemo treatment.  It was supposed to happen on Tuesday but because some of her blood counts are a little low, it was postponed for a week. [major let-down!]

I had to make a big decision to go on this trip.  Saying yes to the trip was saying no to something else.  Going on that trip was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Trust me, I've made a lot of bad decisions in my short life.

I am still loving the memories we made on that trip and thought I would share some pictures with you all for ...





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::my Dad and Opa::I love these two hard-working men::

 ::beyond blessed with the best parents a girl could ask for::

 ::stunningly beautiful buildings::

 ::a gorgeous farmers market in Finland::

 ::the loveliest ride on a tourist boat through Stockholm::

::lots of time spent learning from the wisdom of my grandparents with many, many laughs sprinkled in::

So today, I am loving memories with family!!!

I am so blessed.  I give you one word:  humbled.

Happy Wednesday...

7 comments:

katie said...

You are blessed. My parents have done that cruise too. I am very sorry to hear about your Grandma. I'm saying a little prayer for her healing.

Kali said...

What great memories! I think that would be so much fun to tour Europe!

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

Thanks, Katie!! :)

Bonita Rose said...

such amazing photos.. one day I too would love to trvl to Europe.. one day! hugs xo

Ingrid @ thesunnyside.me said...

this post made me smile...especially the last picture of your family together. really touching post

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

Thanks, Ingrid. I thought of you when I posted the picture of the sailboat. :)

livinginthe1940s said...

Rebecca, It was such a blessing to meet and talk with you, your brother, and Pastor Voegtlin Thursday night. We made it safely home, and are literally bushed. lol ... In Christ, Tisha ; btw, Ich spreche noch etwas Deitsch. Sprichst du Deutsch?