Last night we went over to my parents house for a celebratory dinner (my nephew nabbed the highest reading score in his class on the FCAT, go Matt!)
He's 8 and at that stage where if I so much as look at him with the idea of hugging/kissing/telling him how I think he's the most brilliant 8-year-old that ever walked the planet, he's embarrassed and running for the hills.
So I'm thrilled that I was able to snap one blurry, but love filled picture on my iPhone.
My sweet Sean, however, will always put on a smile and let me click away (he's such a trooper).
I had to get one of some of my jewelry last night. the wrap bracelet is one that I bought at Rochelle's a million years ago, the beaded ones are my own creations, and the gold one was one of my grandmother's. I seem to be the only one who remembers her wearing it everyday, but I was thrilled when my mom said that I could have it.
Last night was one of those nights, where at the end I looked around and realized how lucky I am to have the opportunity to be surrounded by so many people that I love, and that love me back.
I've been so busy lately, that I haven't really taken the time to stop, breathe and be immensely grateful for my life and the people in it.
So, if it's allowed, I'm going to make my new years resolution one month and 18 days late. This year I want to be present for my life and soak up each and every second with those I love.
I hope you all had a restful weekend and have the time this week, to stop and drink in all of the wonderful things around you.
You deserve it.