Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Painted Sky

This past Fourth of July, we did something a little different. Unplanned. Spur of the moment. Fly by the seat of our pants...and it worked!

Some years, we have watched fireworks from our porch, some in my brother's back yard; my sister-in-law can shoot off a mean bottle rocket :) However, we have never actually gone to see them. We had been to the parade, hosted family for lunch and after the girls were bathed and getting ready for bed, I suggested it. How 'bout if we ride up to see the fireworks? We were all for it. The traffic there was unbelievable, all I can say is thank goodness we had Hannah's potty in the car! And the traffic home was way worse but it was well worth it.

On the way, the sun was setting and we hit a stretch of road where the sky above us was huge and this gorgeous orangey-red. Emily noticed it first and she and Hannah discussed how the sky at that moment may very well be BETTER than fireworks. After all, God must have painted it just for them. Imagine the size of that brush! I assure you, this was part of the discussion from the rear of the car.

We found a good spot to park, we popped the tailgate and the fireworks began! It was perfect timing. Emily noted when we were leaving, "He painted the sky for us and then lit it up, pretty good." To which Hannah replied, "Yay God!"

Yay, indeed.


Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Yay God! Oh how adorable that God painted the sky for your ladybugs! I love that conversation. Thanks for sharing it. I can hear their sweet voices!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sometimes those spur of the moment outings are best!! The sky was beautiful and you captured it so well!!

Sorry I have not been over here to check blogging has been very sporadic lately!!

Enjoy your Sunday!


Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Sounds like fun!


Beth said...

Are you kidding me, Heather? Those two sweethearts are so special!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fun night! Great pictures!

day by day said...

Yay God is right!!! So sweet....what a precious conversation your girls had about that beautiful sky...and it was gorgeous!! Glad you had fun watching the fireworks!

sheryl said...

Yay God! How cute are they?!! And how wise too. ;-) Hope you are having a fabulous summer!


Mama Duck said...

What a good idea! It looks like you had so much fun!

Jboo said...

What a beautiful post and photos too!

And Heather, thank you for continuing to pray for my Mother and family. Really appreciate it.


Gail said...

Beautiful post and pics of your sweet family, Heather. What an amazing artist He is? :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I love your girls. And oh that sweet Emily....she has Jesus in her heart for sure. Yay God!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Your girls are so beautiful and I love this pic.... they are radient with joy.

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