Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Great Lion Dream :)

First of all I want to take a second and savor the silence in my house...hubby, kids and the dog are all fast asleep, NICE.......ok, enough savoring.

So...for MANY weeks, if not months I have been having this dream that a lion, yes, like a ROAR kind of lion, is in my room, craziness I know, but the dream freaks me out every time! Who wouldn't be freaked out?  In the dream I just open the door to a room, any room really, but mainly my bedroom, and there either stands or sits this HUGE lion. He's not aggressive by any means, he just turns and looks at me with those large, yellow, cat eyes and then I quickly close the door and wake up like I'm having a heart attack!

Have you all ever had a dream that just sticks with you and you can't shake it or a dream that seems so real you actually feel like it is? This is that kind of dream. What does it mean? Does it have meaning?

I do feel like God can still talk to us in dreams...maybe He comes to comfort us, encourage us, give us direction, warn us or all of the above...I think it's just a cool way He can use to communicate. :) Not that I'm saying God is trying to tell me something, my subconscious could be just completely loony, which is probably likely....ugh, if only I had a dream interpreter like Joseph in the Bible who interrupted for the head honcho.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Family Vacation!!!!

We just returned from our first ever official Conway Family Vacation!!! YAY!

 Like most military families our vacation days are spent visiting extended family in various states...but this year, with an impending deployment looming overhead, we decided to just focus on our family and HIT THE BEACH--Gulf Shores, Alabama!!

Not only was this our first family vacation, but it was the first time our kiddos had seen the beach--such a great experience to see their faces! Our little girl--who turns 2 soon...tears, tears, sniff, sniff--loved the waves almost as much as our 7 year old who found a new life mission in catching as many waves as possible with his wave-board. 

The kids LOVED the beach! 

Who doesn't? 

I don't mind that sand was everywhere--even in the sandwiches we packed for an oceanfront picnic--and I didn't mind the heat, which was offset by the salty breeze. Even with our squealing children running amok, hubby and I were blissfully relaxed. Three Cheers For Family Summer Vacations and a big round applause to our Creator for creating a little piece of beach heaven for us to enjoy!