Since I have been trying to do more things “in the moment”, I’ve been trying to document them a little more. You know, share some of the things that work for us, that maybe will for you too and then obviously, keep memories because I am a strong believer in making/keeping all the memories. Yesterday morning was kind of a long one honestly. Blake didn’t nap, I had a to-do list a mile long and I felt like I was going to snap in at any moment. You know what I’m talking about? The days that just kind of feel like they’re dragging on, but you’re also trying to remember to live in the moment and to be thankful for all that you have? Yeah, that was what kind of day yesterday was starting out to be and honestly — I was struggling with the “living in the moment” and “being grateful” part. Instead, I felt like I wanted to pull all my hair out and just sit down in the living room and cry.
That’s just real life people. Sometimes life and things are just overwhelming and I think it’s okay to have days/moments like that, it’s just about picking up the pieces. So after a good little meltdown (from me, not Blake, judge away) and an attempt to collect myself I said, alright, enough is enough. I put my “big girl pants” on and I walked over to Blake and said, “what do you want to do?”. In that moment I had decided, let’s try this living in the moment thing, eh it might be the same and I might still feel overwhelmed or I might really enjoy myself, so what do I have to lose? Blake looked at me and said, “Eat cheesy crackers”. The the idea of well, it’s 11:45AM so let’s just have a living room picnic?! I looked at her excitedly asked if she wanted to eat on the living room floor and obviously she was all in!
We grabbed a blanket, put it nicely on the floor, Blake “smoothed” it out and I gathered together, Horizon Organic “cheesy crackers”, turkey, apples and Horizon milk with fun cups and straws. She helped me cut up the turkey and pour the milk into the fun glasses, then picked out her color straw and ate all the “cheesy crackers”. I set up the camera to try and catch some moments and she danced around on the blanket to the “Poppy” song (AKA: Trolls soundtrack). Guess what guys? My heart was full. It was so full in that moment. I honestly forgot all about my to do list, I didn’t feel anxious anymore and I was happy. The tears were gone and all I felt was pure happiness in my heart as Blake asked me to please eat cheesy crackers with her. It was perfect.
Now obviously, not all the days work out that well, she’s two, we have temper tantrums and fits and well…last night we ended up at the doctor’s because she had Nurse’s elbow after throwing a fit and he had to pop that back in place. (Which I don’t recommend going through, it broke my Mama’s heart to see her in pain). Life happens, things aren’t perfect, but it’s about stopping and really soaking in and enjoying the parts that make you the happiest. It’s about creating memories and holding onto the happy moments, especially during the hard ones.
So run out to the store, pick up Horizon Organic milk, Horizon Organic “cheesy crackers” (AKA, these) and have a picnic on the living room floor!
Why we love Horizon Organic:
For over 20 years they’ve worked hard to bring us organic products and ones that TASTE GOOD. Their food is great, priced well and they’re part of the NOP (which prohibits the use of GMOs). They have a wide variety of foods and I am able to pick them up at our local grocery store with the rest of our groceries rather than having to drive out of my way. Blake loves everything and well, parents you know that’s a win. 😉
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.