The benefits of being lazy.

After all the running I’ve been doing, it felt good to come to a standstill. Saturday evening, after Catherine and Travis’s awesome wedding, I headed over to the in-laws house to hang out with the family. We sat in the hot tub, had pizza and beer, and played poker. Sunday, I declared an officially lazy day. I slept in, fiddled around a bit, went out to eat with the family, hung out, got in the hot tub again, ate more food, drank a little more, and “played some more poker. After moving 100 miles an hour, it feels alien to stop and let all the sensations return to your mind and body. It feels alien; in that totally awesome, “dear God, did I need this” kind of way.

I didn’t take more than a couple of pictures. We weren’t really doing anything all that interesting to take pictures of. Just enjoying our time together; which is sometimes hard to do when I’m busy fiddling with the camera. I did take a couple of pictures of the kids playing in the pool though.

Don’t forget to stop and breathe. Life will be there when you get back.


5 Responses to “The benefits of being lazy.”

  1. Amy says:

    Absolutely! That is going to be my mantra for the day.

  2. Alyssa Y. says:

    You really did have an awesome weekend! Good for you, it totally sounds like you needed it!

    And I love the new layout!

  3. Grant and Leandra says:

    Good for you for taking some time off! We realized a few days ago that we haven’t gone a day without editing for weeks, so we declared yesterday our day off. It was soooo goood to be completely in the real world and out of cyberspace for a day! I’m jealous of your hot tub though… that sounds amazing. 🙂

  4. Ginger Murray says:

    I think it’s so easy for us to get caught up in working, since we enjoy it so much, and want to do our best for our clients that we forget to take a breather every so often!! Aaron and I are taking a one day vacay to a town in June– close enough to not spend all day driving there, and far enough away where it feels like a vacation so we can be lazy!

    That pool looks so refreshing:) Weather is beautiful in MN today… 82 degrees with a slight breeze. My favorite temperature:)

  5. Sylvia says:

    Thanks for sharing these photos! I feel that summer is HERE! I love that second shot – great composition, of course!

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