Enjoying Every Day

It's rest time here in the Tiemann house.  I try to do rest time for the kids everyday.  The big kids can nap or just lay in their beds and watch tv or read.  Usually I catch them playing with toys, but as long as they are somewhat quiet I don't say anything.  I love my kids and love spending time with them, but it's nice to get that little break during the day, to blog, nap, paint my nails, or watch a show my kids can't or shouldn't watch.  

Today, I'm watching Chicago Fire.

My father-in-law got me addicted.  I like crime dramas and medical dramas.  This just so happens to be right in between the two.  So good and really good people in it.  Besides, what lady doesn't like a hot man in fireman gear.  Warning, it is a little gross...

I'm also snuggling with my sweet kitty.

...and putting off putting away laundry.

I've been admiring this beautiful flower my husband got me for our anniversary.

He knows me so well.  I like fresh cut flowers.  I like the smell and the pretty colors and such, but I love living flowers.  Orchids are one of my favorite flowers.  I love how delicate they look.  It's also inspiring my creative side, and getting me ready for summer.

I am excited for the summer, but I'm also trying to love what the weather is doing and what season it is now. I feel like in the summer, I can't wait for cooler days and in the winter, I just want it to warm up.  For now, since it's cold and winter time, I'll just wish for snow.

I'm trying to get better about enjoying the here and now.  It's to easy to say, I can't wait for summer, or I can't wait for you to get bigger, or I can't wait for Friday.  I need to just enjoy everyday, because time is going so fast.  My kids are growing at an amazing pace and I don't want to miss a second of it, just because I can't wait for something in the future.  I need to be more thankful for what I have.

Also, we're trying to enjoy our kitty while we still have her.  She has lymphosarcoma and it's in a place that is inoperable. She doesn't seem to be in too much pain and until she is or can't eat anymore, we're keeping our sweet Petty with us.  We've had her since she was a tiny kitten almost 8 years ago.  She's been through all the kids births and never got upset or jealous as animals often do.  They've never known life without her.  We're trying to get as many pictures of her with the kids as possible so that they'll have those for memories.  Realistically Sydney and Rylie are too young to remember her, but Ben might, and pictures might help when she's gone.


Sandra said…
The beauty of enjoying every single :)

Love seeing all the pics, especially the ones with the cute kitty, so sorry about her health.
Shawn said…
Can you believe she's walking now?

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