Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Photo Dump Wednesday: Moments in time

This year, I am doing a lot of reflection and reminding myself of all that I have to be thankful for. I am taking pictures both mentally and physically of all that is beautiful around me to remind myself that even in the midst of chaos, there is always a reason to smile and be thankful.

Here are just some of the moments I am thankful for over the last couple of weeks. 

I went to Wal-mart a couple of weeks ago and saw these. They looked so beautiful that I had to get them. And yes, these are real flowers. Obviously artificially dyed but still beautiful nonetheless. 

I am thankful for God's beautiful creation.

On MLK day, J had to work for part of the day. JOE told me "momma, you cook everyday so today, I will make you breakfast!" She proceeded to organize and have a tea party for JAE and I. 
I am thankful for this beautiful girl's consideration and her imagination.

We had a great time!

One night last week, we decided to take mommy/daughter selfies. I love that JOE now makes faces as well when I tell her to take selfies. JAE clearly thought we were both bonkers :-).

I am thankful for the silly faces and the smiley ones.

I am thankful for this moment almost 5-years ago. This picture recently reminded me of just how happy we were on our wedding day. This was at our wedding reception. 
I am also thankful for my sisters and niece and nephew in the background.

Last weekend, the DMV area had the first snow storm of the season. J, JOE and I had a great time playing the Wii! JOE actually did pretty good. I know not a lot of people still play the Wii but this was definitely a fun family activity especially since we were all snowed in. 
I am thankful for this precious father/daughter moment of J teaching JOE how to play.

We decided to build a snowman after the snow. JOE used to be scared of the snow. 
I am thankful for her growing up and overcoming her fears to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

I am thankful for the family moment with JOE, JAE and J and our first family snowman :-).

I am thankful for JOE experiencing/making her first snow angel. The concept was a little foreign to her but she enjoyed it and didn't want to go back in the house.

I am thankful for being able to be silly! Yes, I also wanted to make a snow angel :-D.

I am thankful for sisterly love. I asked them both to smile. JOE smiled and JAE decided to stick out her tongue. Goofy but cute!

I am thankful for quiet moments cuddled with this little princess. 

I am thankful for life, love and family. What are you thankful for today? Look around you? I am sure you can find something to be thankful for and if you can't, look at the screen. The fact that you have a computer or phone to read this post means you have a reason to be can be thankful for the internet!


  1. Your flowers are so pretty. They make me think of spring and after two feet of snow I'm done with winter. I say bring on April and May and sun and heat!!!

    I love all the wonderful pictures you shared of you and your family and I hope you have a lovely weekend... :)

    1. Thank you! I love beautiful flowers. Somehow it makes everything much brighter and happier.

  2. We just hooked our Wii back up after over 3 years! I figured my son would like it and I was right. His favorites are bowling and super Mario brothers which we play as a 2 player game which is actually me playing and him cheering me on. The best part about it is the way he says Luigi's name. So cute!

    Glad you were able to find so many moments to be thankful for. It really makes you consider how fortunate you really are!

    1. LOL. It is a fun time for kids. I just ordered the Super Mario Brothers game a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to play it. Hopefully, one of these weekends.
      Yup...somehow, listing things to be thankful for makes me even more grateful :-).

  3. So much to be thankful for sure. I loved all the break we got last week. It was so needed.

    Look at you guys having all that fun in the snow. It is so awesome how the girls are really getting into your selfie tradition.

    1. Yup. I thoroughly enjoyed the no commute days even though I had to work from home. I guess Spring is upon us now so no more snow days. :-(


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