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I think my babies will have permanent rosy cheeks, two sets of 'em (wink wink). Because how can you resist those buttery rolls?
I always seem to look for the future.
I was excited for Jimmy to come home while he was still on his mission.
Then when he came home I was excited to get engaged.
Then when I was engaged I was excited to get married.
Now that we are married, I'm excited to have a family.
While I think its good to be excited and prepare for the future, I sometimes get carried away and forget where I am now. I forget what I was so excited for a few months ago, I forget to enjoy the moment, the simple day to day things. I often find myself planning so much for tomorrow, that I fail to focus on today.
It isn't rare for me to think while I lay in bed at night, how much time I wasted that day. Usually the time was spent on the computer, doing random pointless things. Or when I wake up after my husbands already left the house (granted he has class at 7, but still!), Or even when I am focusing too much on myself.
So I am have made a goal; to turn those wasted hours into something productive.
Of course its easy to do something productive for myself. Sure, there are a lot of crafts I would love to catch up on!
But I have realized that I need to reach out of my comfort zone.
I need to get to know the sisters in my ward better.
Figure out the needs of my family and friends.
Actually make a teensy tiny difference in someone's life.
The hubs and I were called to be the ward missionaries a couple months ago, and I am guilty of the lack of time I have put into it! I find myself making up excuses about how I don't have time or I'm new to the neighborhood.
But I just think, if I trade in the couple of hours I spend watching my favorite shows every night into making a few visits, or seeking out even the smallest service opportunities, My days would be a lot more productive and I would actually move forward in life.
"Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need?"
So here's to the chances I'll have for squeezin' them baby cheeks. But I can't let myself get too wrapped up in whats going to happen, and start focusing on what is happening.