Friday, November 14, 2014

Little Moments

‘Enjoy the little things in life… for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.'
-  Kurt Vonnegut
‘Remember… life is short.  Each moment you have is precious.  Treasure every second...’
-  Meg Cabot
‘Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.  Each moment is all we need, not more.'
 -  Mother Teresa
 ‘There is no such thing as an ordinary day… each moment is extraordinary.’
-  Kris Carr

I have had a busy week or so.  My daughter, Megan, and I took a road trip to meet the newest member of our family, my brother and sister in law's new baby, Ryan.  It truly is a time to cherish.  I forgot how tiny newborns are.  Everything is precious, little toes, coos and actually anything he does is precious.  We held him, kissed him, and of course took pictures.

After that little adventure, my husband, daughter and I took a road trip to Tennessee to visit some of my husband’s relatives.  His mom made an early Thanksgiving feast, it was delicious.  We spent a lot of time outside.  There is nothing better than a bonfire in the fall, the crackling, popping, and conversation around the fire.  Why is it so much fun to throw rocks in a lake?

I found some interesting little flowers at Trader Joe, they were in a mixed bouquet.  The flower guy had no idea what kind of flower it was, he even looked it up in his book.  I call them cute. 

We managed to escape the snow in our part of Ohio, we just have cold temperatures.  I can do without snow for a few more weeks.  My heart goes out to everyone having to dig out of deep snow this week.  The stuff is pretty, but can be inconvenient.

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.  My images were textured with simple and touch of 1.  My Find is remembering to cherish the seemingly small things, because those small things add up to create my big wonderful life.

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!!

 Kim Klassen dot com


  1. Oh I loved seeing your photos today, and reading about your week. The baby photo is just simply adorable!! I love the pov, and his feet in focus in the air! Too cute!!! Your early Thanksgiving meal makes my mouth water now. Love the "whatever they are" flowers!

  2. I love those tiny feet. Nothing like a new baby in the family to bring fresh hope and excitement…Celebrating the small things in life is a good focus and worthy aim….

  3. Those are great quotes and good reminders. My husbands favorite saying Days are good and some are better than others.

  4. I love your "cute" flowers and the quotes are great! You stay warm too!

  5. wonderful photos, the baby, the hankie, the flowers and i especially love the lake with the rock being thrown in!

  6. Your first quote is one of my favorites and I have it on a bookshelf right above my computer. The others are all wonderful, too. And what a fabulous week you had! Good for you. It's cold here and like you, I can do without the snow.

  7. I love those baby feet! Precious photo! I don't know what your flowers are either, but they photograph beautifully!

  8. I always enjoy reading about your adventures and your outlook on life . . . but that photo of the baby's tiny feet up in the air, just melted my heart. I love this view - and the sense of wonder and amazement it evokes. So happy to hear you are enjoying a full life with so much joy!

  9. The outer shell of the flowers remind me of a thistle. Thank you for the idea of skipping rocks on the water. A great idea for a project I am working on.

  10. Lovely sentiments, pretty, pretty flowers - even if no one seems to know what they are called - and such sweet soft little new baby feet. All the best and hope you manage to keep clear of the snow until you're ready to embrace it, Bonny

  11. Thank you for your lovely images and thoughts, sounds like you had a wonderful week :) I completely understand your snow thoughts, we had big load of snow here a few weeks ago, 40 cm!! but it all melted again (photo on my blog) First big snow will now probably come in december, and it does make life more difficult, digging out the car, walking around, dripping melting snow boots etc. Luckily most years we have snow, then a melt, then snow again, so no snow world for the whole winter :)

  12. Michelle,
    what a lovely post! Even it was bussy for you it's wonderful for your readers. This baby photo is fantastic!!! Still smiling!
    Have a happy happy time and all my best

  13. Hello Michelle! …and little Ryan! Awww, look at those tiny baby feet! So precious, indeed! A new baby in the family is always such a magical thing. :)
    The flowers remind me of some kind of thistle… glad you had a busy but lovely week with your family! :)