Tuesday, December 07, 2010

wondering...

Does anyone else just feel like time is racing by?  OK, when it is 3pm and the kids are running around and have lost their minds it is like time stands still and those couple of hours feel like they last days.  But in general, I feel like years are passing in mere moments.  Christmas is fast approaching, and I remember being a kid and always wondering why it took so long for Christmas to get here.  Now, I'm saying to myself, man...it is Christmas time already?!?  My babies are 5 and 2 and I remember the day they were born like it was yesterday.  Maybe I'm so wrapped up in the day-to-day, making sure bills are paid, kids are fed, the house looks relatively clean, and I'm working as much as I can that I just am not appreciating my life in any real way.  Of course I always contemplate the big days, anniversaries, birthdays, etc...but those individual days don't make up someone's life.  Yes, they are important and deserve to be recognized...but it is the little things...the day to day things that compose our life's story.  Why don't we I appreciate the little things more?  Next year, Brianna will be in school and we won't be able to take long weekends to visit family or friends, things will be different and I'm excited for the changes the new year will bring...but I'm also a little afraid of letting go of what we have now.  I want my kids to grow up...that is what they are supposed to do, but I feel like it has all gone too fast, I need more time.  Can Santa bring me that for Christmas?

and now go visit these two ladies...they are much more fun to read and their photos are much more fun to look at than anything I have here!

go check out my friend Abbie's post over at Unexpectant.  I love hearing/reading people's birth stories and hers is a good one!

if you live near Eden Prairie, MN are you having Holly at Lily Bella Photography take your kids/family's pictures because you should be!  She has been taking some amazing photos lately.  If she didn't live so darn far away, she'd be taking my little man's 2 year photos.  Maybe it is time for a roadtrip... hmmm :)

1 comment:

Abbie said...

Oh I know how you feel! My mom said on the phone this morning "just two weeks and you will be here" and while I am thrilled to see my family my mind immediately started running through the list of things that I have to accomplish in just two weeks! I am trying very hard to be mindful of this Holiday season, enjoy every moment and SLOW DOWN! But it is hard and I still feel like the days are racing by.