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  Sticky faces from otter pops, swimming in the pool, basketball games, sleeping in, silly faces, and late night movies snuggled on the couch. 

   
 I love all of those things!  But what I adore the most is spending my time with my little people. It doesn’t matter what we do. I used to think summer had to be filled with big exciting adventures. I have come to greatly love and value the day to day moments just being together. Listening to them talk about their world. Watching them laugh and enjoying each other.   

When we are young, it seems that we will live forever. We think there is a limitless supply of sunrises waiting just beyond the horizon, and the future looks to us like an unbroken road stretching endlessly before us.” Dieter F Ucthdorf

My kids seem to cherish the now. I hear them say things like “this is the best day ever” when it seemed to be a very average day. 

The coming weeks while I have them with me I want to see the limitless enjoyment to be had. I desire to let their love of life burn like a fire in me as well. I feel the pains of them growing older and soon moving on.  

 

My oldest will be a senior and within the year he will be moving into adulthood and all that comes with growing up.   
 When they were younger I couldn’t wait until the were a little older. No more diapers no more long nights. And now I feel the sadness of wishing those days away. 

Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.  

Laura and I were talking earlier today and we both have this same pull to spend more time playing with our kids while they are still under our roof. We might not be posting as much but know it’s cause we are out enjoying the game. 

Or splashing in the pool.  

I’m currently working on a basketball birthday cake for my sons 9th birthday  

while also preparing for a surprise party for my teenagers friend. 

Won’t you join us as we strive to breath in the very essence of the now.-SUSAN

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