Monday, September 14, 2009

Live Life to the Fullest....

I try to live by this motto everyday. I try to enjoy each day and appreciate the little things in life. I don't want to wish the weeks away and constantly look ahead. I want to enjoy the here and now. The days with my children are fleeting and going so very fast. So even though sometimes my weeks get crazy and I'm ready to pull out my hair, I quickly remind myself that it's ok. It's life. It's my very full, but satisfying life.

This weekend I had the pleasure of spending Saturday shopping and having lunch with my little family. We finished buying the things we needed to complete Kyle's room at IKEA. Just some bookshelves and such. That night my sweet hubby and I had a date. He took me to a steakhouse and then a comedy club. (I haven't been to a comedy club in years!) It was fun and I so appreciate the time and energy it took for him to plan our night out together. On Sunday all of us headed to the north side of Chicago to Misericordia's Family Fest. The weather was absolutely glorious. Driving along Lake Shore Drive, we soaked up the sights, the people, and the beautiful weather! Kyle volunteered at the children's games for a few hours while Brian and I played a bit of BINGO and then did our shift in the "Main Tent." Basically we picked up other people's garbage! LOL! I couldn't help looking around and feeling my heart swell at the amount of people there to support such a wonderful organization. (For those of you who don't know what Misericordia is, it is a residential home for disabled children and adults .) I can only hope someday that Cort will have a home there. I pray every night that she will be accepted there. There is NO other place quite like it.

Just a quick page about me. I try to include myself in my books every now and then. My children should know who I am and what I stand for...........I will always tell them to Live Life to the Fullest.
I know it is Monday........but it's all good.........have a great one!

P.S.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! : )

17 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh Michele....what a wonderful weekend and so glad that you do take time to live life to the fullest!!!!! It is so important to take those moments and run with them!!!! Your LO is Stunning..wonderful colors, great pp's and your photo......beautiful!!! Thanks for reminding me of this...I have been in a bit of a downer and you lifted me up this morning!!!! :)

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Michele this is a beautiful layout, love the accents of red. Sounds like you had a fab weekend, I love weekends like that when you just enjoy every minute of what you are doing.

hugs
Kaye x

Suburban Princess said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

I love your page - the colours are great!

Jingle said...

This is a very nice page! I love it!

Mandy said...

Hi Michele, thanks for stopping by my blog I really appreciate it. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, there's no better way to spend a weekend than with our precious family's. Your page and photo are beautiful, love the layout & colour combo. I'm green with envy at your fabulous craftroom
Take care, hugs Mandy xx

Margie H said...

Hey, happy birthday, dad! :0)

Sounds like a great weekend!! Love those moments where you notice how things are just right in the world. Wonderful layout btw and you're right, you need to include yourself in those books! Hmmm...a challenge?! Note to self: put myself in my books! LOL!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

sounds like you had a super weekend and isn't chicago gorgeous in this weather??? but nowhere near as gorgeous as your page! just beautiful.

hugs,

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is a wonderful LO Michele!! And what an awesome outlook you have and share with your children! Way to go Mom!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful thoughts, beautiful weekend, and beautiful you on your LO! Thanks for more wonderful inspiration!

Christi said...

You are such an awesome Mom and person Michele! Your layout is fantastic!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

You are BEAUTIFUL!!

Crystal said...

Wow gorgeous!!! LOVE your page and layout!

Pam Speidel said...

What an uplifting post Michele! I love your positive look on life! You and your scrapbook page are beautiful too!

Alex said...

This post is fabulous Michele - reminds me to remember what's important!! And, your beautiful layout is just that - absolutely gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jana Eubank said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the red, black & cream combo! And perfect details, as always! ;)

Diane said...

Oh that is wonderful! Love your little story,it is so true that we don't take the little things for granted often enough. Your hubby sounds wonderful,to have planned such a great date! Glad you all had a wonderful weekend!

Elaine said...

Glad to hear you had a nice night out! Your scrap page is lovely.