Yesterday morning I randomly decided to challenge (ha) myself to keeping my camera with me, purposefully looking for those little gem-moments throughout the day.
I just feel like lately I've been just living my days, getting caught up in being so busy that I'm not able to stop and realize the blessing in the small things. Honestly? I think going through my camera at the end of the day was really fun, and a way to look back and think Oh I actually DID something today. Wait, a lot of things. And wow, I had a good day.
Too often I forget to stop a minute and just be. I don't care if that sounds cheesy or tacky. It's the truth.
I've narrowed my photos down, but here are some of my gem-moments in yesterday.
|Morning coffee...blog reading. It's my morning therapy. I know you like my Christmas mug :)|
So often I find myself annoyed with the messes. But yesterday? It reminded me that I do have a happy, healthy, and curious, sweet toddler-girl that I love unconditionally.
|Our sweet pup, who often gets the shaft on the blog. He's a good boy, and loves our girl.|
|Cute baby capris...and ankle creases. Oh, the ankle creases.|
It was only 83* yesterday. It felt like heaven outside.
|Please pardon my dust.|
We took a walk. Two walks in fact.
|We discovered leaves. And then she proceeded to eat it. Fabulous.|
I love to garden, but I've neglected my gardens the last two years. I got out there yesterday and weeded them, and I had a little helper.
|Oh, that face.|
Dinner. It may be simple, but I usually dread making dinner. Yesterday I pulled up a chair and let Emeline "help". I won't tell you that it ended up with her falling half-way in the sink with a wet-head. Just know it was worth it.
When I snuck over Declan's shoulder and took this picture he was all, What are you doing? Um. ok. But, I love it.
|A cold one in a frosty mug.|
If you've never done this, I highly recommend it. It was fun :)
[Saturday Morning Scene---tomorrow! Be there.]