My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Remembering Moments



These are the moments I want to remember…


… reading a book with my little superhero who wants to wear his goggles all day.

In General Conference (April 2008) Elder Ballard reminded me:

“First, recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.”

In my daily life there is much of stress, chaos, and exhaustion.   But if I’m looking, every day I can find a moment of real, deep  joy.  Those little moments  fill me with satisfaction and make all my efforts seem like a very small sacrifice.

I’ve decided to keep this record because these years are already flying by with alarming speed!  And when all is said and done, and my house has grown quiet (and clean!)  it is these precious moments that I want to remember.

Here are a few more of the recent greats:

Mommy helping Jonah “beat dis level” on Lego Star Wars


Baby chick races for family home eveningIMG_2230

Cousins enjoying the lovely fall weather (in the shade, of course!)



  1. YIppe! I am so excited! I am so happy to keep more in touch with my favorite people! YAY! I will add you to my you Christi!

  2. Love it! This is inspiring me to work on mine... a little:). I love your opening!

  3. Did you read this months ensign??? {wink} I know-- I was thinking about not blogging any more-- just how much time and attention it takes and then I read this months ensign.

    Love your design-- very nice! It will be fun to have a window into your world.

  4. Good job! It's so pretty - you did GOOD♥ If you have any questions - call me! I'm happy to walk you through anything.

  5. How fun! Your blog looks great.