Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Visit Down Memory Lane

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Oh my goodness!!  I have been going through some of my pictures on my computer because I need to print some off and delete them so my computer won't be so slow.  I came upon this picture of my little guy - it has been almost 3 years since this picture was taken and I remember the day perfectly.  I walked into my room to find him rearranging my fabrics for my Spring Blossoms quilt I was working on at the time. He was so particular about it and wanted to make sure it was just right. I think the hardest part about leaving this house will be the memories we have had here.  Thankfully we have cameras that capture these moments. We can take our memories with us and create new ones.  
So, good news - we close on our house tomorrow we have a lot of new memories in store for us.  I just can not stand that our kids are growing up so fast. Sorry, I am a little sentimental today - they are little for such a short time.  But, I am determined to love every moment I am given with them.  Today I read a quote that I would love to share with you - I think I want it to be my motto for this year:

"God expects you not simply to face the future; He expects you to embrace and shape the future--to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities." -Jeffrey R. Holland

This rings so true to me and this is what I plan on doing this year - rejoice and delight in my opportunities and embrace my future! This also helps with knowing our kids are growing and that I just have to cherish each moment and look forward to everything ahead of us as a family.    

    Have a fabulous day everyone!

9 comments:

Jodi Connors said...

Oh this is so true, I will carry this quote with me and send it to everyone I know. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new quilter, just starting this year. I love your work and only buy my Moda from Green Fairy! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing your life's journey with us. Blessings on your new home!

Jodi

Auntie Pami said...

It is so much fun to watch other people's kids grow. I never had children, so it's really been fun for me. I love the little puzzle maker. The new memories will be great. You've done a great job so far and I expect you will continue to do so. Your family will always be a family, no matter where you are as long as you are together. Congratulations!

Teresa Stanulis said...

What a precious picture, I love it!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That is definitely a sweet memory!

Teresa Silva said...

What a lovely post. Thank you! So excited for you and your family in your new home. You will make the best memories in your new forever home. Your little guy is just too cute!

Needled Mom said...

They do grow up too quickly. Enjoy the time with them. You have lots of memory making time ahead.

Barb said...

It is amazing how time just by, like a dream. Good luck with your new home, must be so exciting.

Jeneta said...

Oh I know - my youngest just turned 4 and I want to squash him back into a baby again. Childhood seems such a short time. Thanks for sharing Elder Holland's quote - I needed the reminder!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Time flies when you're having fun ;o)
I know all about messy house(s). We moved in September, and I'm far away from finished sorting moving boxes. Most of our stuff is in place, but a lot is left in bins. My sewing room is almost in place, and my longarm is finally up and running. The most important is that I'm able to live life like normal now, and will take the boxes left now and then. Wish you luck on moving and the teaching, wish I could attend one of your classes. But I'll try my best studying your book, and learn the things I can from your tips :-)