we had a chance to take only the girls this week to Borders. it is fun to mix up the dynamics of our family when we can. you hear different things, notice different characteristics, appreciate personalities more and can enjoy each little person a little more. there was a moment when both girls were reading with me and listening intently to the story. as i was reading i silently prayed that this moment would be locked in my memory forever. i can’t really explain it but it just felt really special and i was filled with thankfulness.