Monday, January 31, 2011

Let Me Take a Moment Here ....

 There are so many moments, when the world slows down outside our fluffy white windows, and I'm laying sprawled about on the floor with my children. When all that's whirling around outside our warm home is sort of meaningless. It's when I stare into their little faces, the same that have been with me now for 6 & 3 & 1 year, that I'm completely taken, so incredibly astonished and in undeniable awe. They are each so very perfect to me (yet not without their difficulties, but this is for me to gush now). It's just, I feel so often that I want to pull back on the reins a bit, hit the pause button, cause life is flying by waaay too fast.

I want my 1 year old to always be warm, soft and squishy, with a nose that crinkles up when he smiles and with an adoring lifeline to me, the person he simply cannot live without. I want my 3 year old to always have that sweet and wacky sense of humor and the adventurous spirit that goes along with it, to find it of utmost importance that I watch and approve his every move (pweese!), and to be so tiny and fragile (yet so unbelievably strong) and perfect in my arms. And I want my 6 year old to always have those bright-shiny eyes, excited for each new day and the simplest of pleasures, a shy side that surprises me with bold creativity, heaps of real heart warming love, and the occasional jump into my lap for a good squeeze. 

Ah ... I've said this before but I just can't believe how fast this is all going and I can't help but get all teary eyed about it. I love raising boys and have loved these baby - kindergarden years. Perhaps it's the promise of all day, every day education looming ahead, from now until he's out of the house. The days with mom at his side 24-7 are over. And while these days were at times fiercely difficult and packed full of guilty tears, I think our little tribe has managed through them just fine, leaving me now to watch them grow up as gracefully as I can. Hah. Doesn't sound like it right now, does it? 
Well, after all of that, here's my Sunday outfit. Bit of a shift. :) I just had to brighten these colorless winter days with some spring-y color. Not that this snow isn't gorgeous, cause it really is. But the clothing is all too gloomy. Blacks, greys, browns ... the fun colors rarely come out to play in January. Hopefully they'll make an appearance again when the love bug starts biting everyone in February. A bit of an explosion of pink and red in our near future perhaps? Certainly at my house!
 {sweater, belt & tights - Gap, skirt - Forever 21, boots - T J Maxx}


  1. I'm getting teary eyed!

    I love the outfit:)

  2. Your words are so true Kirsty. I remember feeling that way frequently (almost every day?) with Lisa and Molly . . . and now I'm feeling that way with their babies! Enjoy and cherish this time of your life - it is such a gift from our heavenly Father!

  3. I love what you did with that yellow skirt. I just bought one that color and love it. Have fun with the 30 for 30 remixing, I look forward to viewing your 30!

  4. Thanks Jewelscapes! I'll check you out too. :)

  5. So glad to have found your blog. I absolutely love your outfits and your haircut!

    Come by and enter my giveaway for a gorgeous EmersonMade gold necklace if you like:
    just click here


Thanks for reading!
xx Kirsty

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