A Memory I Hope To Never Erase

by Hope Sewell on August 29, 2011

in crafts, family, kids

Like you, I have many many memories that would LOVE to erase from my mind.  But on the other hand, I have TONS of memories that I long to hold on to for a lifetime.  A recent afternoon spent with Lilly is one of them.  Our days fly by so quickly and days turn into years.  I know full well that the time I have with my children in the right here right now will soon fade into time that I’ll have with them as pre-teens, young adults and then they’ll be all grown up on me.

So I try my hardest to savor each and every moment that I have with them in these days.  It’s rare that we don’t have a good time or smiles on our faces.  But just the other day Lilly and I had an especially sweet time playing outside together…..just the two of us.  Being the third child that’s not a luxury that she is often afforded.  R and T had left to run a quick errand with daddy.  Lilly LOVES to ride cars and I knew she would be disappointed that she didn’t get to go.  So she and I put our shoes on and headed outside to do one of her all time favorite things.  Swing on the swing set.  This girl will swing FOREVER!!!

She was flashing some BEAUTIFUL smiles so I ran inside to get my camera.  She was mesmerized by the leaves on the ground….looks like fall but believe me when I say that it doesn’t feel like it!

She decided to move from the swings to do her next all time favorite thing….…..slide.  She’s content to do this over and over.Because I can never decide between color or black and white….

She hears noise from local school children in our neighborhood.She still hears them!  And by the way, she’s pretty much talking every breath!!  😉LOVE the remnants of chocolate around those lips.

Heading in for a snack before nap.She’s such a sweet baby!!  And she’s quick to tell you, “I NOT a BABY!!!”  I’m thankful I get to be her mom.

Ok…now on to a fun idea that may help to erase some unwanted memories….well, more like erasing a to-do list.
Grab some CUTE scrapbook paper….And trim it to fit in ANY picture frame.  You can write on the glass of the frame with a dry erase marker.  But instead of a frame, here is what I did with mine.
I trimmed my cute paper to fit in these little windows on the hutch in my office.  I LOVE it!!  It’s the perfect place for me to make a list of crafts that I want to accomplish, or write a Bible verse that I want to memorize or need to be encouraged by.  I almost feel a little naughty by writing on the glass!!  Brings a smile to my face every time I erase!

Savor your sweet memories today!

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Bibi August 30, 2011 at 11:56 am

Gorgeous pictures of your little one…..yes, I am a big believer in savoring every memory and every moment no matter how little each day.

Great idea, I have a hutch buffet I can do this with…..

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Bibi August 30, 2011 at 11:56 am

Gorgeous pictures of your little one…..yes, I am a big believer in savoring every memory and every moment no matter how little each day.

Great idea, I have a hutch buffet I can do this with…..

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Bibi August 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

I forgot to say that I am stopping by from Little Birdie Told Me

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Hope Sewell August 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the compliments!! 😉

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Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 September 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Such beautiful photos of that very special, memorable day!

I love your idea for creating a dry-erase in your hutch too — simply brilliant!

Thank you so much for linking u to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!

Jenn

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Hope Sewell September 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Many thanks!! Love linking up with you! 😉

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Leslie September 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

What a marvelous Idea! Your daughter is a sweetie:)

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Hope Sewell September 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

awwww….thanks so much!!

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