Thursday, July 24, 2014

"There's No Place Like Home"...by Gina Waite

Driving up with a friend to my daughter's annual "Girl's Camp" last week,  I grasped firmly to the pan I was balancing on my lap!  It's not often I travel into the mountains with a pan full of WICKED-inspired cupcakes, but I guess there's a first for everything!  As we drove away from the city and continued further and deeper into God's green country, I couldn't help but marvel at the beauty all around me!





"Look at this," I said to my friend, "just look at the beauty all around us!"  As the storm from the evening before had freshened the color and smell of the heavily wooded country, we looked at our surroundings in a sort of reverenced awe and lowered our windows to breathe in the crisp smell of freshly-moistened pine trees!  I've not ALWAYS been this appreciative of the beautiful surroundings I live in,  but I must say, I've come to terms with how lucky I am!


Living in Idaho, it's not often that we have to draw parallels to how it would be to live out in the country!  We do have samplings of city life but we have vast amounts of beautiful country that can be visited within a relatively short amount of time!  Basically...that drive to girl's camp, all whilst balancing the Wizard of Oz prequeled cupcakes on my lap...helped me to realize that I live in the best place on EARTH...you don't believe me...just watch this VIDEO!  Now I've seen a lot of beautiful places, and been amazed at man-made things, BUT I've definitely come to realize, "there's no place like home!"

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