Choosing not to be busy

Our best attempt at a family picture after Max's Blessing

Life has been a little hectic for us lately. We've been...

- adjusting to a new baby
- trying to sell our condo
- working on a dissertation
- teaching two classes
- consulting people with stats questions
- homeschooling with four kids
- looking for housing in St. Louis this summer (for a family of 6 for 12 weeks, not an easy feat)
- getting ready to move to St. Louis
- meeting with doctors galore (none of us are sick, just all the regular check ups)

Despite all of this "busy work", I think there are more important things going on in our lives. It's the little things that bring me happiness. Here's a few...

- Nate telling Max over and over that he's a "Handsome Fella'"
- Gracie integrating hand expressions into her communication (like a girl, she talks with her hands)
- Jeff surprising me with how he can do a back-flip on the trampoline
- Max smiling at me, even when his tummy hurts because I ate a bowl of ice cream
- Jeff and Nate coming up with myths to bust and designing plans to bust them. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, this is their favorite show
- Gracie learning how to take diapers to the garbage, and being so proud that she is a helper

Sometimes I get caught up in being busy and taking care of logistical things. I'm trying to focus on the small and simple joys in life. Here. And now.

1 comment:

Allison said...

I love focusing on the simple. Without those things our lives would seem so mundane, but with those things, life with little kids is so great! :) Your kids are so cute. What is this about St. Louis? Is this a permanent move, or temporary for the summer? Good luck with everything! It's amazing how busy life can get. You're so good and being able to slow down and enjoy the little moments.