a forty degree temp swing from yesterday. it’s dark and dreary - the kind of weather outside that makes you want to curl up with a good book and hot tea inside. but these kids, they don’t slow down. ever. we’ve gone to the movies with friends, stuffed ourselves fully of Torchy’s, and built three thousand Lego creations and it’s not even five o’clock. they’re currently creating their own office space in a tiny nook in their room. on days like this I’m not sure if their imaginations or feet move faster. #zihlmanstake2014 @passivejuicemotel
he’s got a new laugh. it’s ridiculous and adorable.
I’m working less in 2014, and I’m all but eliminating weekends from my work schedule (only a select few dates for the entire year). today, I’ve got a gorgeous grandparent session and though I’m excited for it, I didn’t want to leave home. the guilt was made easier when I looked up to see my whole heart smiling and shouting, “I love you” as I pulled out. I’m one lucky mama. #zihlmanstake2014
"…our modern view of time is to compress it and milk it for every nanosecond of productivity we can get."
every day I wake with a to-do list a mile long, with lofty ideas of all I’ll accomplish, knowing full well most it will remain unfinished at the end of the day. and you know, that is perfectly okay for me. I am not more worthy of love because of how much I accomplish in a given day. so stop glorifying how much we get done. it should never be about how much, instead it’s about filling our days with memories. moments. and an abundance of joy. so stop trying to milk the day, and instead breathe in every second. exhale sweet stories. ones you’ll be telling for all the years of your life.
today we chased the last bits of sun. just because we could. and it was glorious. #zihlmanstake2014
quote credit :: Swenson, Margins.