Thursday, June 30, 2011

....short but sweet.....

....I love spontaneity......probably because it goes against the grain of my nature.....I am a planner.....I not only need to have order and structure in place, but I also crave the anticipation to help me stay focused on the blurry days.....certainly there have been a few memorable times that I have been uncharacteristically spontaneous.....there was the time that Stefan popped over to my house after a few weeks of dating and coaxed me to do a day trip to Mexico; which sounded like a grand idea at the time, but we only made it 90 miles to San Antonio.....it didn't matter....we were falling in love and the freeness of that time in our lives was intoxicating......and there was also the time in college that I hopped in a Pathfinder full of friends without a moments hesitation to head to New Orleans for Marti Gras and only stayed for 8 hours......but as I get older and my life becomes richer with children, I find that the opportunities for spontaneity are less frequent.....so that can be a goal to strive for in my future....seize the spur of the moment, grab the kids and ourselves and just do it......mental note recognized......moving on.....

.....in the meantime, I will plan......


.....and my dear friend Cristen plans too.....

.....a few of us made a date to drive the babes to the beautiful parts of Connecticut for backyard fun.....these four little sweets all used to be the heartbeat of our building......some of us are still here, some have moved on to bigger and greener backyards and some of the the little people were missed on our day trip.....but there will be more of these times because they are so needed in the hustle and bustle of life......


....and children are the best example of savoring every minute.....they do it without the awareness that they are inhaling the moment to the fullest.....they play with heart, laugh with fervor, and imagine brilliantly......







.....and as much as the city living is unique and special and one of a kind, there is so much relaxation in the backyard.......we Mommas stretched out in comfy wooden oversized chairs, sipped tea and caught up on life; passing my little man around......enjoying his soft coos, watching him gaze up toward the sky as we sat in the shade.....he focused intently on the contrast between the green leaves swaying in the breeze and the blue picturesque background of the sky......and his sweetness was adored by all of us.....



.....and each of the girls took a moment to acknowledge the sweet smells of flowers, the softness of plush grass, the warmth of bright sunlight and the peacefulness of the neighborhood.....







.....my girls can do city, but they can also do big, beautiful house in the burbs.....



....either one, we enjoy, savor and relish this time in our lives....


....happy almost weekending....
All photos are courtesy of Sara Blackburn Photography

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