Monday, May 17, 2010

A few less flowers...

I'm on the bloggers MIA list once again. I have to admit - I've just been worn out. I am constantly on that endless search of figuring out how to balance it all. Having a husband who commutes over an hour a day has really changed our schedule over the past year. Jason has been blessed with becoming a State Farm Agent about 15 months ago, but his office is an hour away from where we live. So we've had a lot of time with Daddy out of the house - BUT when he is here, he is an incredible dad and husband. It's all a process of just learning how to make it all work. The talk of moving has been in the works for over a year but that too is stressful just thinking about it. Ok, I know I am preaching to the choir in terms of being a MOM who is tired, but just wanted to vent.. I went outside the other afternoon to find a few of my flowering plants                                                                          ...flowerless....
                                          and instead my flowers were scattered on the driveway...
But before I let loose into my speech of how not to pick the living flowers, let them bloom..blah blah...
                                                                 I saw more of the scene...

Who needs flowers on their plants when you can have a Princess Wedding with two 5 year old princesses?
I'll choose a princess wedding any ol' day over flowering plants. I saw the meaning behind this - "take time to scatter the flowers" -ok, or smell the flowers, but point being, I need to slow down, put the stress aside and soak in these little things that add beauty to my life each and every day.
a little (a lot) laundry, a late-to-arrive-home husband, a broken dishwasher? Who cares! I'd rather be the wedding photographer!
OOOOOOh, do I love those girls!


  1. OMG that is so sweet! My Claire, she is 5 also just did the same thing the other day! She didn't have her princess dress on but had her baby and her heels on! I just didn't have batteries in the camera. I'm so glad you got the picture! I really love your blog, MIA and everything!

    I'm having my 1st giveaway and would love for you to stop over!

  2. what a great day with those girls of yours. i loved the younger ages where my girls would dress up and play with chalk in the driveway...
    or pull flower pedals and create something lovely just like your girls.

  3. Those are adorable pictures! I think you are very observant of the symbolism of this situation! Stop to smell the flowers. Slow down. My husband travels every single day, so there are a lot of days that he doesn't get home until 7 pm. And, he actually works two jobs, so one day a week, he doesn't come home until 11 pm. So, I feel like a single mom a lot of the time, too. I feel your pain! It's exhausting.

  4. Adorable! I'm glad Maddie can get more use out of those shoes than I did!

  5. Yes having a hard time balancing life too. Love the photos of your children playing...magical even!


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