Monday, September 17, 2012

It Won't Be Like This For Long

One of my favorite songs is Darius Rucker's, "It Won't Be Like This For Long".  You can listen to and watch it here.

The song is SO true.  I look back on when Garrett and I first got married.  Okay, well maybe not when we first got married because I have blogged before about how our "honeymoon stage" was really the "year from hell" stage. Haha!  But I look back on our good times pre kiddos and I miss the times where we could spontaneously go somewhere.  I miss having the time to just focus on us.  I miss being able to just have it out when we wanted to fight and just yell to feel better.  (Sad, but true.)  I don't at all regret having kids young but my point is that I don't want to have any regrets.  I know I will miss this time when my boys are little.  Even in the midst of complete chaos I remind myself to try and look in on that moment and seal it away in my mind forever.  My boys are such blessings and I need to treasure each moment I have with them.

It's funny how now that I work part time I have found so many other things that "have to be done" at home after I pick Garrison up.  The point of me working part time was to have more time with my boys, not to make sure the laundry and dishes were done so I didn't have to stay up late that night.  I have to keep reminding myself that this time I get with them is so precious and should be valued and treasured and I need to make the most of it so there are no regrets. 

Speaking of chaos we had a crazy busy weekend.  We surprised Garrison by taking him to the Rangers game Friday night.  He was able to get Feldman's autograph and we had an awesome time!  Here are some pictures!

He loves his cotton candy so much he was guarding it! :)

We also had Garrison's friend birthday party Saturday.  We rented the indoor rock climbing wall at the Wylie Rec Center and had seven boys there.  Here is a shot of Garrison getting ready to go climbing... goofy boy.

We had six come back to the house and five spending the night.  I really wish I could have invited his whole baseball team because I love all of those kiddos but I would have been one crazy mama if I would have had an extra 10 kids at my house that night.  :)  Anyways, it was a great success and while boys are messy, rowdy, LOVE to wrestle and are loud I was lucky enough to get an awesome group of well behaved boys.  Here are some pictures of them doing what they do best!

They actually sat down in a circle for one of the games! :)

And they all settled down for movie time!

And Garrett insisted we give Garrison his DS at his friend party so he was STOKED about that!

We have another crazy busy weekend coming up so I plan on taking it easy this week in preparation for that! :)

I'm too exhausted to even finish this post off with a recipe so I'll be sure and post one tomorrow! :)


1 comment:

  1. Great post! I know what you mean about time flying by and trying to make the most of it all. It's hard sometimes, but such a fun time in our lives!