Friday, October 12, 2012
Tis the Season
Now that Milt and I are spending the first Christmas since getting married in 2006 at our home instead of my parents I feel the pressure to make those memories just as special for Cooper and Reid. I want the house to look just right, I want to Pinterest the heck out of each room LOL, I have been trying to find crafts and homemade gifts for us to make, cookie recipes, and the best books to read them.
It hit me today that I am missing a great opportunity to create wonderful memories and teach them things..........The entire season of Fall and Thanksgiving! What a better time to show them the importance of family and how to be thankful. I am thankful every day for my parents and they values they taught me. I knew how to be grateful for what I had. Even though it was very little at times I didn't know I was missing out on anything. Things weren't important to me. My parents raised me to put a bigger priority put on relationships and creating memories with the people I loved. My favorite thanksgiving memory was when I was in elementary school and my grandmother helped me make a layout of a house completely out of leaves. I was complete with furniture and a full bathroom! I want Cooper and Reid to have those times to look back on too, therefore I need to not rush and just be in the moment with them.
I want to make sure that I don't skip over time with my kids during the holidays. They already grow up to fast as it is! This fall I will be thankful, and not rush the days. I'm excited to spend the next few months making memories!