{The one} where I take a minute…

Yesterday while I was working on taxes {yes, April 15th is a mere MONTH away}, haylee came running in to check on me, with Mark following close behind her.  After they finished checking up on me, Haylee asked her dad if he wanted to continue playing nutcracker. Apparently while I was in dredging through months of invoices, bank statements, and credit card purchases, those two were on the front porach {aka “the stage”} playing Haylee’s favorite pretend game- she dances around like claira, while daddy is the nutcracker king, saving her.  I know Mark had so much to do in the yard, weeds to pull, flowers to water, but instead he was enjoying a perfect spring day wasting it with haylee…

Of course, he and I both constantly remind oursleves this is our last “baby”- can you call a 3 year old a baby anymore? An we remind ourselves to enjoy all the little moments that will soon be gone- when she climbs up into our laps, our when she wants to snuggle in bed, or when the older kids BEG for 15 more minutes to stay up so they can hang out with us.  All to soon, these babies will be off to college, and Mark and I will wonder where it all went. Sure, we always joke about being able to travel without kids, or go run errands, and actually get out of the store without going to the toy section.  But, I am trying harder to focus on all the small moments with the kids, and Mark too. The everyday moments that I am so thankful for. I found this video on another photographers site, and I finished watching it, I knew I had to share with all of you.  I hope you take 10 minutes from your day today and listen to what she says…it really makes you think- whether your kids are newborns or newly married! Enjoy!

The Gift Of An Ordinary Day from Katrina Kenison on Vimeo.

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