Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Perfect Evening

* This was supposed to be my Bigger Picture Moment last week, but we had bigger things going on. So locals, you will know that the weather discussed doesn't match up with reality, that's because we're at least three weeks out from this evening. 

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Simple BPM

It was the frst warm and sunny night in a long time. 
We fnished dinner early and despite being a school night headed outside to revel in the beauty of the late spring (that fogot to come) sun. 

Bikes were brought out.
Dishes were forgotten.
To do lists ignored.
Need to do's, have to do's, want to do's were pushed aside.


Reading lessons were skipped in favor of riding lessons.
Lessons of focus, perseverance, and balance were taught literally to a 6year old and figuratively to two thirty somethings.

Beauty was seen in a field of "weeds"
 and kisses were blown into the wind.

Time was taken to just be.
A family enjoying each other.
Learning lessons not from books but from LIFE.


Because the dishes, tha laundry, the lists.

The will be here tomorrow (and the next day and the next day),

But this?
This will be gone in the blink of an eye.

Simply living, that’s my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What’s yours?

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All photos taken with my Droid and processed with Vignette for Droid


suzannah | the smitten word said...

we had a day like that here, too. it is so very good to be outside together. less fighting, less whining, less screen time--way more laughter and wonderful. love:)

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Mmm...lovely. This is one of those moments I feel *tastes* good just reading about. Is that weird? I suppose that's my way of feeling a moment to savor.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful post, days like that are meant to be treasured!

A Mommy in the City said...

Great pictures! I love nights like that. I am trying to take advantage of those types of nights and go out for a long walk with my family. Its so refreshing!

Ginny Marie said...

Spring and summer evenings are so tempting, I often abandon the dirty supper dishes! They are something to look forward to when winter comes again. ;)

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful - "But this? This will be gone in the blink of an eye." I am still learning, but I know that one day my little ones will be grown with families of their own and I WILL MISS THIS. (

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

So beautiful!! This brought tears to my eyes. I've been trying to revel in a lot of those moments lately, too, because I'm starting to realize how quickly they will be gone!