This weekend there was one thing that was at the very top of my priority list….. Getting all the Christmas decorations taken down and put away.
I can’t believe I left the tree and all the decor up this long…. I usually never go past New Year’s Day before taking everything down.
Saturday morning, I was up and at it by 6:30am…… so unlike me for a weekend, but I just wanted to get it all done so that I could enjoy the rest of the weekend with my family:)
I had promised the kids that we could go to the movies if I could get everything cleaned up and put away by lunchtime. Sarah has never been to the movies before so I thought that “A!vin and The Chipmunks” would be the perfect movie to break her in.
As you can see she was in heaven with her VERY LARGE white cherry slurpee:) Nick was totally embarrassed that I whipped my camera out in the movie theater……he should be use to it by now!! Sarah did very well and sat through the whole thing. She got a little tired at the end and climbed into my lap for the last 30 minutes, but no tears or meltdowns!!
After the movies we had to hit the grocery store for a few things….
Do you feel like you are always running for a few things? I always make trips midweek for the things I forget or the things that I did not plan for in advance. I am not good in the meal planning dept….. horrible actually!
While in one of my favorite local markets, we walked through the floral department on our way to check out. Everything looked beautiful and I was drawn to the color of these tulips….plus they were on sale!! I thought that these would bring a little cheer to my kitchen, so I added them to my cart!!
Okay….a little confession.
I did need to bring something into my house to brighten things up, but I also just finished reading a series of books by THIS photographer and I was inspired to try a very simplistic set up on my kitchen table. The only thing I needed was a piece of white foam board and some natural light coming in from my window.
I took this shot of the tulips on Sunday morning.
I didn’t plan on taking another photo this morning…… but as I sat here drinking my coffee, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful they looked…..and how much they had changed. It was amazing to me “the difference a day can make” in the life of a flower. Made me think a little about my own life……..
Hope your week is off to a great start!!