Sunday, November 6, 2011

Balance something that lately i have struggled to find. I have been going back and forth trying to decide just what balance means for me and my family. Is it less outside appointments and therapy? Is it waking up earlier to squeeze in yoga and research? Or is it just getting the laundry caught up on and taking a shower all in the same day?
.....i don't know. But i am trying to figure it out. Because by having too much to do, i am getting nothing done. Or by getting nothing done am I also creating balance?


So in my quest for balance i did the only thing i could do.

I took a break.

And that break included Disney World and the beach:)

For three whole days we lived on the beach and balance took on a whole new meaning.

Our little get away brought into perspective all the things that are important in my life and reminded me what we are fighting for in the first place. That i don't have to be a perfect mom, or feel guilty if i don't finish Paloma's check list every single day. That maybe it's ok if Ava watches TV while i attempt to clean the house....And in spite of me and all my short comings, my kids will be just fine. And how do i know this?

Because i love them.

That's why.

Sweet baby love......

So on our break we collected shells, flew kites and spent time with dear friends. We had daily races between the stairs and the elevator and told Ava "yes" at every opportunity. We slept in, ate good and took in the beauty that was just over the edge of our balcony.   

And we went on a safari...

Do you think those guys spend time worrying about balance?

I don't think so:)

So here's to Sunday and all the hope and good intentions that Monday brings!


  1. Its about time...LOL...Love it

  2. So so beautiful. Amazing photos too! I've been thinking about the same thing. As much as I want to fill up my days with never-ending "help Cora grow" activities, we also need to just be a family and enjoy one another. Some reading I just did is also cementing these thoughts. There are a lot of people who believe that simply being in a functioning, healthy family and doing activities with everyone else is the best way to encourage development. So I'm trying to relax a bit.

  3. I've recently accepted this concept too. The checklists don't always have to be finished. Sometimes we just need to live and hang out without the "list" or "stress of doing enough".

    Love the pictures!

  4. Your photos are beautiful! Balance is elusive, shortcomings are human - you are right, you will all be wonderful - you can see the love in your pictures!