To be completely honest though, it's because I don't want to forget a thing.
Take today, for example....
|Early morning weather check - it would appear|
that Mother Nature still hasn't regulated
|Alex hiding from the camera during breakfast.|
|Sometimes I don't even mind catching my messy house in the pictures.|
It's messy, but there's food in the cabinets, hot cinnamon rolls for
breakfast, and fresh brownies for the kids' lunches.
I think we're all going to survive a little clutter.
|A little bit of low-lying fog on the way to school this morning.|
|And this - I just thought that this was cool.|
|Emily, with the typical "why so many pictures, mom?" look.|
|I just can't resist a good sunrise, even if my windows are dirty.|
|Green wheat and a wild turkey.|
|Seriously? Why do people do this?|
(For the record, they've been there for over a year.)
|Nothing like looking ahead and seeing a train that appears to be coming|
right at you.
|I love being able to catch these moments.|
|Playing under the bridge on the way home from school.|
|Love this - it's so typical. Alex being the daredevil, while Daniel|
is "being tricky" and walking backwards. Let it be known that Daniel
chose his own clothes this morning. I take no responsibility
for his fashion choices.
|Probably some of my favorite pictures of this kid are of him|
sleeping in weird places.
Life can change so fast. I follow the page of a woman who we know who lost her young son in a tragic accident earlier this year. She posts pictures and memories of him regularly, and I can't help but think to myself that she is so lucky that she took lots of pictures of him - pictures that probably seemed silly at the time have so much significance now, both to her and to others.
I was reminded again tonight about how quickly life can change. As I mentioned on my facebook page, I managed to
As it turns out, the guy that I was dating - his best friend - died last year from an aneurysm. On his birthday. He was only about a month younger than me.
Life is too short. In the blink of an eye, it can all change...or it can end. I want to remember each moment - because we never know how many of those moments we have left.
Thanks for the reminder, Rich. May you rest in peace.