Cherishing the Inbetweens

The title of my blog is about the inbetweens. Inbetweens are those moments between the hustle and bustle of life that make life worth living.

I'm talking about when you're running late dropping your kid off at preschool while also trying to get to work on time. You hurriedly drop him off and head towards the door when you hear a familiar voice across the playground saying, "Mom! I love you!" followed with a smile, wave, and blown kiss.

Or rushing through listening to the voicemails you missed while at a work meeting and after several messages a tiny voice that belongs to your baby girl comes on saying hi over and over again.

Or when you've made another late night trip to the store because it's the only free time you've had and you're tired and crabby and thinking of all the things you still have to do before going to bed. All of a sudden you walk out the doors and it is snowing the first snow of the season. You look up into the dark sky and feel all of those beautiful white flakes falling across your cheeks. For that single moment all is right in the world.

Those, my friends, are the inbetweens. Sure, we all love a good birthday party or a school play, but those moments that happen unexpectedly when you've had a stressful day and just want to throw in the towel those are what keeps you going. Cherish those inbetweens.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile

I've been so busy lately with work, photography and life in general I've really tried to spend some extra time with Aiden enjoying him and my favorite season, Autumn. We recently went trick or treating around Mary's Lake, went to Boo at the Zoo, and to a couple parks, of course. We also went to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs after an evening of shopping and dinner (just Aiden and me.) It's so nice spending some one on one time with Aiden. I feel like whenever I'm not working I have Aiden and have to do the boring stuff like errands or grocery shopping. I am definitely going to try to squeeze in more one on one time with him. :o) He is an engineer for Halloween this year. He's already gotten to wear the costume a few times this year, and it's not even Halloween, yet. I may be bias, but I think he is just the cutest engineer ever!!!!

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