Lately, it feels like my life has been in turbo speed. I’ve especially felt like this since Tot has gotten a little older, she sleeps less during the day, so the days where I had just a little free time to myself are now gone. If I’m not busy being a mama, I’m blogging, designing prints for customers, cleaning the house, washing clothes…the list goes on and on.
I didn’t realize just how crazy I had become trying to juggle everything until last weekend when Rick said to me – “Let’s have a picnic today.” My response? “No, there’s too much stuff to do, I need to wash, finish a print for a client, there’s just too much.” It was then I realized that I NEEDED to SLOW DOWN and turn off my laptop, put down my phone and let the laundry sit for a while…
So off to the park it was! Rick prepared some sandwiches while I got myself and the girls ready.
When we left the house, the temperature was in the 60’s, so I dressed the girls in warm Fall/Halloween matching outfits that their grandma bought for them. By the time we got there, the weather went up to the 70’s. Luckily, we had some sandals in the car for my toddler.- That’s Texas weather for you.
It was such a beautiful day. It was quiet where we were and it was great us just being together as a family.
My toddler loved just being there watching the birds and joggers with dogs run by.
Today for just two hours, it was all about us.
And it was the best thing in the world.
I think it was today that we also realized just how hard it’s going to be to try to get the girls to take a good picture together.
I think at this point we gave up and said just take the picture hurry!
I think sometimes we need to set aside time just to BE with our family. Turn off the TV and phones, forget that theirs a pile of laundry at home waiting for you. heh. It’s hard to let go of our day to day routine, I know. I’m one to always have my cell phone on me constantly checking messages, emails and making to-do lists in my head. But really, all that isn’t going anywhere. My girls are growing so fast. I can’t believe the baby’s already 3 months, and it seems like her sister is adding a new word to her vocabulary everyday. I want to soak it all up that’s for sure.
Do you ever feel like me?