February 20, 2017

Happy holiday Monday.

I hope you all had a restful weekend. We spent ours getting haircuts, playing at the park, buying new boy shoes [size 11!!! how is this happening?!], ordering 4 year old birthday invitations, grocery shopping, meal prepping, dealing with 4 new teeth coming in, cleaning out closets, mopping floors, watching Trolls, running 8 miles, eating huge bowls of frozen yogurt, riding bicycles, and munching on snacks non stop.

It’s funny to look back at that whole list, because I don’t feel like we actually accomplished a lot. But, I guess I’m wrong!

I’m trying to use the weekends more to pour in to my family, and make sure that we really enjoy and spend quality time together. I’ve decided that on Sunday’s I’m not doing any work and taking a total shut off from social media [hoping one day to make that a Saturday thing too, but baby steps].

I feel more full of life right now than I have in a long time. It’s invigorating, replenishing, and sublime all at the same time. It’s funny because on Sunday when we’re in the middle of the day and I’m justĀ there with my family, I think to myself, “wow, this is so simple, yet so hard.” To be unconnected to the outside, and focus on what truly matters, theĀ inside, is something that is fleeting and hard to do, until you do it. Then, it’s like why have I never done this before. I didn’t grow up in a time of having to post 101 things to social media every week…and don’t get me wrong, I’m in love with social media, for the social and fun aspects of it, and being connected to a community of people who love what I love….but….it can be so draining at the same time. I want to go back to those weekends of smelling pancakes coming from the kitchen, running around in pajamas while we bust out a family game, looking at the faces of my family with my eyes and not my phone’s camera screen, and truly being with each other.

So, our weekend-ings are starting to look a lot different than they used to. Instead of using the weekend to catch up on to-dos, we’re using the weekends to just be us. No schedule, no have-tos, just mis-matched socks, hot coffee mugs, some family adventures, and just being.

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