Superbowl...Valentine's Day...President's Day...Mardi Gras...Lent...and now that the Lenton Season is upon us I have reflected on the past several months and it didn't take me long to decide what I would be giving up for Lent. Drew and I were having lunch the other day at one of my favorite local restaurants, Chris's Poboys, and he asked me what I was giving up for Lent. I told him, that I have realized that for the last year I have been so wrapped up with life and work that I feel as though I have put my family on the back burner and it's time to get back on track and realize that my family is the most important thing in my life. So I've decided to give up anything related to work, which includes the many hours spent on the computer and phone calls. When they get home from school it will be ALL family time until they go to sleep. That means I will be busy preparing dinners, doing homework, bath time, playtime and so much more. And it's not that I wasn't doing all of that before, but my heart was not in it because I was so wrapped up in what I needed to do. I will say... giving up the computer is a hard thing to swallow, but in the long run when I see happy boys running around my house....it will be so worth it!
Speaking of happy boys, here are a few pictures I captured on Valentine's Day morning. I have for the last several years had a Valentine's Dinner, and being that it fell on a Sunday this year, I decided to have breakfast...which included heart shaped pancakes, heart shaped butter, white chocolate covered strawberries, pink grits, eggs, bacon and of course pink milk. And believe it or not the boys LOVED the pink grits! But unfortunately after breakfast I was off to the walk in clinic, because I just have not been feeling well. All in All it was a great day spent with my loved ones!
Whether you are Catholic or not, please take the time if you are a scrapbooker or not a scrapbooker....to think about the time you spend with your family. Is it true quality time? If not jump right in and do what I'm doing...I challenge you to grab your family back and have some fun! Summertime is right around the corner (I can't wait) and it will be time to start playing outside with the kids. Run and be silly, have fun with your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews because they grow up to fast. And before too long my little boys will be teenagers and then young adults. I want to see every moment with my eyes WIDE OPEN.
Until next time...and yes it will be posted when they are at school or in the wee hours of the morning!