Barefoot by the Sea: Our masterpiece

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our masterpiece

It's so easy to go about our day to day and fail to really appreciate the little things.  Sometimes I catch myself thinking, in wonder, about time.  
Yes, time flies - it flies so quickly that you can't always catch yourself in the moment.  We tell ourselves to slow down but life just happens.  We hide behind the business of everyday.
Then again, there are moments that show you just what has evolved.
Wasn't it just last year that Riley drew that beautiful picture of me and dada?  The sun was shining and we were so proud of our hairdos and smiles that she had created.  Now, take a look at this year's picture.  There I am, red earrings and all.  The picture, reflected with so much more detail and artistic expression (ok, maybe that's the mama in me but check out those colors!)  Not sure why I have those earrings on, of course - as I haven't worn any since she was born and also, I'm noticing that my hair is in desperate need of some highlights).  Either way, the picture shows the progress of time...and the evidence that she is growing and evolving.

Wasn't it just yesterday that Sydney couldn't hold a marker?  Here, she has made her very own masterpiece.

So, I'll remind myself again
Appreciate it
Take it in
Be grateful

Your life is our own little masterpiece that you've created...


  1. I have a 5yrold little sister, and it never ceases to amaze seems like just yesterday that she was a tiny baby. Thanks for the reminder to treasure every moment.

  2. thanks for stopping by! : ) good luck on the giveaway... your blog is already cute though!

  3. We definately have to take in the moment!! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Thanks for the reminder Jess!! I really love your red earrings though!

  5. you are so right...time does fly by...funny how when i was kid, it was so slow!

  6. Hooray! I found you. I was looking under
    Wrong spot! Time goes by way too quickly, doesn't it. I'm so glad you liked the crockpot chicken!


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