Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Simple Joy

We have taken a couple trips to the cabin the past couple of months. We went at the end of summer with several of Jon's siblings. Our last day there a friend of ours up there took Jon and Sabrina fishing in his boat on Panguich Lake. Jon had never caught a fish. I guess I should say, Jon has never caught a fish. Sabrina had never been fishing. She caught 4 fish. Jon caught none.

We had trout for lunch when they came back and it was the best trout I have ever eaten. Fresh makes a huge difference with trout.

While our friend taught Jon and Sabrina how to clean the fish, Noble found the pump let off a bit of a spray of water where it connected to the hose.

He had so much fun running through this little spray and climbing up on the rocks around the pump to put his hands in the water.

Children are such good examples of finding joy in the little things. Why can't we be more like them that way? Just look at this face:

All that joy from a little spray of water. Maybe I need to go run through some sprinklers. Might do me a bit of good. :)

Though I must say I did get quite a bit of joy running with my kids at milers club this morning at the school, and eating an amazing ham and cheese sandwich at Bread & Butter this evening for dinner. The salad I had was also delicious but the sandwich... melt in your mouth ham and Tillamook cheddar on a pretzel bun with mustard butter. Come on. It tasted even better than it sounded.

Oh and there was the simple joy of the chocolate pudding for dessert. Chris' chocolate pudding is like rich dark chocolatey velvet. It brings a smile to my face just remembering how yummy it was for dessert tonight. Okay maybe I do get joy from some seemingly simple things.

Have you been to Bread & Butter to try it out yet? What did you think? I am getting the Ham and Cheese again next time I go for sure.


Marin D said...

Haven't been since we live out in Centennial Hills but lots of family/friends that live in the area post how much they like it on FB. Someday we'll get over there!

chanel said...

Was just at B&B, visiting from COLORADO, made sure to take my fam while i was in town. Had the bread pudding french toast with fresh peaches- HEAVENLY! Seriously I was a little nervous about it, but it was sooooo GOOD. And can I just say they have the NICEST waitresses EVER! Hope it does well!!

Brittany said...

Wish I lived there...sounds so yummy! Next time I visit Vegas, I will have to go.

Anonymous said...

You have Tillamook there? I live in Washington and I thought it was a West Coast thing. I used to pack up Tillamook ice cream in a cooler with dry ice to take it to my sister-in-law in Provo.

Anonymous said...

The fish picture is priceless!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, you might enjoy reading The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon.

Shelby said...

I just came across your blog and I am simply amazed by your story. You are an amazing family and you show such strength---I spent like 2 hours one night on your blog, just reading about your faith, family, and the tragic events with your daughter. I just want you to know that even though we have never met, I am praying for you---God Bless :)