Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Tuesday in June

9:00 am - moon sand on the deck
10:30 am - using dad's measuring tapes and recording our discoveries 11:00 am - most of us are still in pjs
2:00 pm - quiet time and little man looks out the window6:45 pm - Lily loves gymnastics, especially the popsicle they hand out afterwards7:30 pm - replenishing our supply of jam

Laundry room chalkboard with a reminder to treasure the normal days. I figure this is the perfect placement, because nothing is more ordinary than laundry.


Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.

One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want more than all the world, your return.

-Mary Jean Iron


Janet Johnson said...

Love the quote. Hard to remember sometimes.

I'm jealous of your jam preserves. And fun pictures. :)

Erin S said...

I really like that quote. And the laundry room is the perfect place for it! Your kiddos are getting so big - and so CUTE!!

Nicole said...

I think you have perfect days. You were made to be a mom!

Christy said...

oh my word, i am in love with that quote. i may have to steal it because i feel like it is just perfect. i also love the post. it sounds like you are having some great days. :)

and gymnastics! how fun! i just taught sophe to do a sommersault and i was wondering about tumbling. so fun to watch them get older!

Isaura said...

oh i love that quote!
your jam looks yummy, you need a loaf of homemade bread to go with that :)
aww your little man is not so little anymore.

Barbara said...

The quote is realy cute:) I like the big board too! MMmm... I love homemade strawberry jam-and the smell of the house after I make it:)

Whit said...

Where do you find amazing gems like that? Can I borrow it?

Zach 'n' Jack said...

can't believe how much your kids have changed since you left. You are amazing - I love your perspective on life. By the way, i got that shirt at Target (the 'my aunt rocks') hope you can find one in the size you want!

Lora said...

What a wonderful quote! A really hard concept said simply.

Your little guy is getting so big! Thanks for the post!

Missy said...

Love that quote, love your wellies, think I will copy all of your ideas in this post. You are so good Tara.

Lauri said...

ah, love that "normal day" quote. reminds me of anne marie howe's poem "what the living do." thank you for reminding me to appreciate the little things!