Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Enjoying Big and Small

We haven't done one of these in awhile. I love going back through my pictures and finding gems that I forgot about. It's one of the best ways to relive those little moments over and over again. If you think about it, you can really find so many small things to enjoy every single day. Sometimes I don't write them on here because I didn't take a picture of them, but I know that really is just a silly excuse not to step back and enjoy them. These are some small things I can remember in the past few days that I don't have any "proof" of:

-dressing room shenanigans
-morning snuggles
-little boys running around the room in capes
-coming home to a clean house
-watching "our" shows
-chip dip
-late night pizza delivery
-hot tubs
-fountain pop
-brand new marker board markers
-sleeping in my own bed
-clean sheets
-new running shoes
-a new favorite song on repeat
-food in the lounge

I could come up with a billion more. Life is so much more exciting and vibrant when you are aware of the little things. So without further ado, here are the big and small things I'm enjoying:

DQ is BACK!!!

Sharing my favorite movies as a kid with my littles

Dream shopping for houses in magazines

Littles looking at the back of cereal boxes at breakfast

Finding selfies of my kids on my phone

Barefeet weather

The return of God's paintings

Bedtime selfies

Anybody remember HUGS? This is like a memory in a 4 ounce plastic barrel. My mom used to buy these for camping trips all the time. I didn't even know they made them anymore.

Thoughtful gifts from friends

Being active with my kids

Prom pictures
Hanging out with family
I sure am going to miss this boy when he goes off to college

Dressing up for Garden tea parties

My girl's friends

My girlfriends and Traditions and Weekends away
Getting cozy before bed

Trying on fedoras...like a boss.

celebrating birthdays and master's degrees

I'm not always able to clearly see the good in every day. Sometimes my day is shot and I often think there is nothing to be happy about. I LOVE the book 14,000 Things to be Happy About. I love to read it just because it really does make me happy but especially when I'm in a funk. I have a feeling I'll be pulling it out tomorrow when the forecast calls for SNOW. Come on Spring! It's almost May. Ugh.

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Things

It was almost painful getting up to come to school yesterday. Although we did nothing out of the ordinary, five days was just enough time to contract "Summeritis". Oh we are so ready for it to be here. Even my almost five year old sat in the back seat this morning sulking as he begged and pleaded for it to be a "stay home day". He even took out the guilt trip card (who knew 4 year olds had that skill) to say how he would very much love me forever if I would turn the car around and go back home. I feel ya buddy. I feel ya.

Our weekend was quite amazing. I took down my holiday freak flag to half staff and just enjoyed the weekend instead of planning a bunch of activities that just stress everybody out. It was the right amount of busy and relaxing, home and away, ebb and flow. Although, I always finish out my vacation wishing I had done more cleaning or organizing, I remember that we're busy making memories and all of that stuff can wait.

I'll let the pictures do the talking today.

Perfect park day

Making a track in the sand for his cars

Mini date- groceries and Taco Johns

Mini date- Dr. appointment and Subway

Easter egg time- seriously only had a dozen eggs, but they enjoyed it

Date out for Chinese and Heaven is For Real
Enjoying the beautiful weather!

Trying out a youtube recipe for sugar cookies

Our graceful volleyball star

We were very excited to get the Jeep out finally!
Easter baskets!

Geared up for the Easter egg hunt

Traditional picture with Grandma Great after the Easter egg hunt


Sawyer's drawing during church of Jesus and his friends by the cross.
Our weekend had lots of outside time. It was finally a beautiful weekend. We played at the park. I took each of my littles on a mini date. We played volleyball and dyed eggs. We went for walks and had lots of family time. It was glorious. Hoping you had some sort of a relaxing break, even if it was only just the weekend.

Currently, I'm just sipping my Diet Coke, just trying to push through another day. Only a few more weeks of school. We can do this!!

Happy Hump Day!