Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Documenting daily life...











I've had a debate in my head for a few weeks now as to keep blogging or not. As you can see, the "not" won out for awhile. =) Sure, life is busy from day to day. Three of the six kids have started back to school; Wyndham is getting more therapy services- which already keep Chip busy running her back and forth to her sessions, and summer is starting to wind down so I am trying to get in as many 10-mile bike rides as I can. It seems like there is always something to cook or clean or pick up... our daily life is routine, but not at the same time.

Even as I wonder whether or not to make note of the "stuff" going on in our lives I realize that this is the kind of stuff that is too easily forgotten. The seasons of life sometimes change so gradually that I hardly notice they've changed until I look back and see that things were once very different.

So here I am again, taking note of the really insignificant, significant details of our life. As it is- right now. With Brock (in 7th grade), Bella (in 4th grade) and Ava (in 2nd grade) in school our home has gotten quieter from 7:45 am until 3:25 pm. When Wyndham is away at therapy sessions I suddenly find myself with just 2 kids at home. Something that is a rarity and makes me think back to when I had Teagan and Brock. Crew and Teague are the exact same ages apart as those two were and it brings back a flood of memories of how that season in my life was very different than it is now. I have found that these two little guys love to play together and are very good in their play kitchen. We save all sorts of products/packages from our real kitchen and they can pretend together for a long time and are very happy at the food they make. I love getting to spend some playtime with them as I know how important it is for kids to get more individual attention.

I am glad I have a spot to "preserve" some of these really mundane activities here on my blog, because I know the years go so quickly and it's too important to not take notice of the little moments. I see how each of my kids is growing and learning and discovering new things. Every day. And new discoveries- no matter how many people have discovered them before you- are always worth documenting. I hope you are finding freshness in your days right now. Breathe it in and savor it. Because tomorrow will be a new day and you might forget just how much you loved today.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

With busy live.. with little time. Myself haven't update my blog either.. or Scrap anything..

time will come around at one point..

Come back to post when you can.

Jennifer said...

I mean

life

Christy Brown said...

Please continue.....your blog inspired me to step out of my pit of grief. Plus i love your humor, recipies, and craftiness!

My name is Amee said...

Thank you Jodi for such a good reminder.
I'm at a stage in my life with one son getting married this year (12/31/11) & another son that is 19 & I'm finding it rather hard what to blog about....But like you said it's the little things that make up our day and it will be gone before we know it. So you've gave me food for thought as to what direction I'm going to head to: Just keep it real!!! THANK YOU!!! You are such an insipriation to me & I'm sure to so many other women out here. I love reading your Blog......You are very talented in the way you write.....not everyone has this talent. It's one I struggle with & honestly haven't found my "place" yet. Hopefully I will. :) God Bless You and Your Beautiful Family.

AliceMum said...
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AliceMum said...

Please keep sharing your days with us..it's so neat to see the boys playing in the kitchen..I am mom of 5 grown children (and married) 17 grand children and 4 greats and it brings back lots of memories to read your blog and know how much I have been blessed...you are a definite inspiration (even to Grammy's like me!!) God Bless!!

Ponnee said...

I am glad you are still blogging. With each post I will be reminded to pray for you. I am wondering how you pronounced Teagan's name? Like Teague with an "n"? One of my son-in-laws loves the name Teague (which is also my mother's maiden name). He and my daughter are considering naming there next child Teague or Teagan.
My children are grown, married and having their own children. I did cherish my days with them. Your children are beautiful. I love the pictures of the little ones playing.
Thank you for you honesty. God bless. Ponnee Vickers

Be the change... said...

Thank you for blogging, you are a great friend to have in an odd way since we don't actually know each other. One of the few blogs I enjoy reading that I can identify with. Your family is blessed.

Abbie said...

I love pretend food/kitchens! So do my kids. It really is about enjoying and remembering the moments - even the crazy or mundane ones. Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Jodi,

Those little guys are just adorable.

God's blessings to you and your beautiful family.