Ordinary Days

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I live a truly blessed life.

Sometimes I have to remind myself of this when my mind starts to wander. I am a gypsy at heart and often find myself dreaming about where my next adventure will be, what exciting thing I could be doing a week from now, a year from now, tomorrow.

It’s when I’m home that I’m reminded of just how wonderful each ordinary day is. Especially at the Holidays. Something about being with family, enjoying the little moments and not having anywhere to be that gives me a new perspective and a feeling of content.

There’s something special in each ordinary day. It may not be “Instagram worthy” and it may not change your life, but if you start to notice one thing each day, the ordinary becomes something else completely – a gift.

A friendly smile from stranger, getting the first spot in line before the crowd arrives, hearing a favorite song on the radio… These are just a few ordinary moments that can make your whole day special.

For me, being home has been a lot of little ordinary moments and I am so happy to be able to have so many ordinary memories that together become an extraordinary life.

There’s a lot of pressure to make the Holidays a big production. To get the perfect gift, to decorate the biggest, to have the grandest party. What if we all just decided this Christmas to notice one ordinary moment and take a mental photo (or an actual one) and share that moment with those we love?

This week, I’m collecting moments and memories that will last me all year.
Here are just a few:

Watching Friends at bedtime on this little handy device I am so thankful for…

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Getting sweet notes like this from the greatest guy… Also playing myΒ Baby Taylor…

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Watching live music with my super hip parents ;) …

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Spending time with the best dad on a beautiful day…

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Baking… then more baking…

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These four… Just watching them interact with each other… they are human.

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Game nights…

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…more baking…with a special appearance by dad himself…

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