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Blooming Thoughts

Yesterday I was sitting outside with M enjoying the 70+ degree weather. She was doing her thing, playing all over the backyard, and I was processing information. You see, we’ve had a lot going on with this whole house selling thing. We are scheduled to leave for San Diego next Tuesday and may have to postpone our trip (I’ll elaborate more when all is complete). Β The sad part is I’ve been so preoccupied that I barely noticed my lilacs had bloomed.

And our cherry blossom tree has started to bud…

These are two of my favorite things about our backyard. I love smelling the lilac infused air, and staring with amazment at our cherry blossom tree, which looks like cotton candy in full bloom.

I also noticed these little random purple flowers that have decided to bud all over our grass. I have no idea what they are, but I’m not complaining… at least its not snow πŸ˜‰

I then noticed M creating her own little random picnic in the middle of our yard…

Then grab our empty watering can, drag it across the yard, pretend to use the water from her leak/spill proof sippy cup to fill said watering can, and water everything in our yard.

This was one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

And to think I almost didn’t enjoy it because I was too busy obsessing about house problems… shame on me.

This reminded me that life to short and precious to be consumed by the stress of everyday life.

We must always take time to stop and smell the roses (or in may case lilacs πŸ˜‰ )

16 Responses

  1. Nicole, RD said on April 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

    You’re so right….so right. I find myself getting too caught up in life and things I can’t control that I can miss out on what’s in front of me to enjoy πŸ™‚

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on April 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for posting this:-)

  3. Kelly said on April 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

    M is so sweet…she makes me smile! πŸ™‚

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Love this – so true! It is the little things that really matter.

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

    OMG she’s so so cute. Ah, the dress and the hair!

  6. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on April 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Life is incredibly short and precious, always a good reminder πŸ™‚

  7. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on April 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I love that M’s dress matches the flowers !

  8. Natalia - a side of simple said on April 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    M is too precious! God truly blesses us with the acts of children πŸ™‚

  9. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on April 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Such a good reminder that everyone can probably use.

  10. Maryann @ Raise Healthy Eaters said on April 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I often think that myself when I’m getting all riled up about something. Usually it’s my kids doing something funny that makes me laugh — then I realize that its those little moments that make life wonderful.

  11. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on April 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Amen! It is so easy to get wrapped up in our stressful lives, but it’s good that you were able to take some time to appreciate the wonderful things in your life. πŸ™‚

  12. Lawyer Loves Lunch said on April 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    A perfect reminder as the weekend approaches πŸ™‚ I hope you get some more time to enjoy the lilacs!

  13. Kredyty said on April 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Anne Marie said on April 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I absolutely adore this. It’s important to find a moment to breathe and be thankful πŸ™‚

  15. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I’m trying to stop the stressing and enjoy life. I’m glad you got a little time to do that Estela!