Week 1: How we spend our lives
I know, as a mom, I often forget to enjoy the simple days. The days that aren't spectacular. The days I know we will not think back on. But the culmination of all those days is something I think about ALL the time. A good friend once read a quote from Annie Dillard that resonated with me: "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Today was definitely not one of those days my kids will remember forever, but it is representative of how we are spending our lives.
Today was a rainy day, which is not typical of Arizona weather. After our usual morning gym and errand run, we came home. The kids took early baths and played inside. Nothing spectacular, nothing out of the ordinary, just free play. As I sat here watching them enjoy this time, I kept thinking about that quote. This is how we choose to spend our lives, and that is ok! My kids are happy; reading, playing, talking, snuggling makes us all happy. They don't need anything more today.
I took this time to begin my 52 week photo journal. I will be posting a photo (sometimes two!) on the blog each week. These pictures won't all be spectacular, but they will all be beautiful, to me, because they will be capturing our everyday life.
I hope you will read and enjoy each week!
Keywords: 2016, 52 week challenge, Annie Dillard, Arizona, Mom, Stay-at-home mom, kids, photographer, play
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