Monday, October 29, 2012

31 Days, Day 29: Simple Things

Wow, it's day 29! That means there's only 3 days left in the 31 day challenge! It's been good but, I'm ready to move on. Mostly I'm ready for November...Sweet November filled with Thanksgiving, a vacation that we'll be taking with my family, an ultrasound where we'll find out the gender of this sweet little baby and the month in which we'll go get our Christmas tree. Oh, it's going to be good, ladies....isn't it???

I chose to write about "31 Days of Celebrating the Moments that Matter" because often, I'm too focused on my list to be present and really see the moments that matter in my life.  See, we write to taste life twice and when I'm tasting life twice, I only want to taste the sweet bites. I want to search for those bites, the bites of our days that have real meaning.

So, when I'm blogging, I'm trying to intentionally write about the good stuff, the stuff that deserves to be remembered and the stuff that's worthy of my time. 
I've come to realize that the stuff that matters ISN'T when my house is clean for 10 minutes, when I'm having a good hair day (which never happens anyway!), when the laundry is all done or when I've made something Pinterest worthy. In the big picture, those things have 0 eternal significance.

Simple things matter like 7:30am painting sessions and preschool crafts that decorate our dining room.
My boy's first harvest party and how excited he is. Those are the things that matter. 
The longer I'm a Mom, the more I realize what has value and what doesn't. I'm a type-A who desperately wants everything just right but, I'm also a work in progress, with so far to go and so much to learn.
Can you relate? 


  1. I'm with you - I don't have good hair days any longer

  2. Love your photos Angela! We have some of the very same preschool crafts hanging out at our house too! :) Thanks for linking up this week, loved popping by your blog!

  3. I agree with you - it is the daily moments of every day life that matters, the moments with our loved ones! A sweet picture of your son!

  4. It is interesting seeing you at the end of your journey as I begin a similar one - looking for the little things that I am grateful for each day. I too am a Type-A work-in-progress (LOVE that description), but it's true, the things that make me smile are googly eye ghosts, my daughter's crazy morning hair, and the way my son points and "ohhhhs" at things he likes (even if it's as simple as our digital clock or a turning fan!) Your photos are so sweet - thank you for sharing! (PS I just found your site through Simple As That)


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