The “little” things..

Enjoy the little things…for one day you may look back and realize they were the BIG things. ~Robert Brault

I found this quote a couple of days ago posted on a blog site I just recently started reading – (Check out her blog – ) and the quote instantly became a new favorite.  I am a person that believes everything happens for a reason.  That god places things in our life – just at the moments we need them most. 

For the past 6 weeks – I, once again, have been trying to cram everything into maternity leave – instead of enjoying the “little” moments.  I did this back when I was on leave with Ella too – (check out this blog from back when I was on leave with Elle( ) – so you think I would have remembered this time to slow down a bit.  But – alas, life gets in the way and for some reason moms think they have to do it all.  Just a couple of days after I found this quote, my baby Gracie came down with a virus and I was FORCED to slow down.  For the past two nights I have been spending many hours with my baby girl rocking her to sleep in her nursery.  Those quite moments – holding her in my arms have been some of the best so far.

So – once again, I am reminded to SLOW DOWN and enjoy the little moments.  I will try my best to do just that during these last 6 weeks before I have to go back to work.  Because after all, the little things in life – really are the biggest and the best.  🙂 

Baby Grace - almost 6 weeks old!!

Ella on her new Dora bike!! Such a big girl!!

My two "little things"