Monday, April 25, 2011

I was on a break...

Last week was Spring Break and while most yearn for this week off, in our house it is one that is met with groans and pulling of hair. You see, my son thrives on routine and anything that disrupts our routine is on my list. You know what list I'm talking about. And, if you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, then you know that I am not the type of person who easily handles the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Namely, having to suffer through hours upon hours of emotional overload from a four year old. It didn't help any that most of the week it was raining, or that my daughter is at that stage in her life where she emulates her big brother's behavior.


But, we made it through and are currently experiencing that tedious transition back into the routine before we all feel normal again. In the meantime, I wanted to share a moment over the break when the skies cleared up and we ventured outside.

I thought to grab a few shots of our blooming cherry blossom tree amidst the hopscotch game and chalk drawings. It is really gorgeous right now. Mason, of course, wanted his turn at being Mr. Artsy Photographer. So I happily turned over my camera.
This is what happens when hand your camera over to a four year old and let his creativity shine.

Pure awesomeness!!
Pin It

Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's the simple things

Like a Thursday afternoon. The weather finally warming up for a few hours. Just long enough for a little game of soccer in the backyard and chalk on the driveway before dinner.

Or making a quick stop at your hairdressers to ask if she'd be willing to donate to your son's Teacher Appreciation Week raffle (which she happily said, yes) and her taking a few extra moments out of her busy schedule for a quick unexpected trim, giving your daughter some bangs. Ms. Holly, you are exceptionally wonderful.

And of course, making homemade pizzas with Uncle Barry, who is in town for the week and helping Grandma and Aunt Jenni babysit, while Mom and Dad get an evening out to celebrate their Anniversary.

I truly embrace the beauty of the little things. It is, after all, these moments that make up our lives. The ones that really matter. I encourage you to celebrate your simple moments, each and every day!

Linking up to:
Pin It

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I could not ask for more

6 years ago, it was the most gorgeous day. I was busy decorating the grounds of a beautiful historic home and the worst thing I had to worry about were my transitions glasses, and me being the only one wearing sunglasses at the ceremony. Something that didn't register when I planned an outdoor wedding.

How different that scene is from what our lives are now.
But I wouldn't change a thing.

Pin It