Living Simply

The midwest was seventy this weekend! We took full advantage of it and played outside!

We started our day with some really good strawberries and blueberries in a heart shaped bowl! I loved just sitting with her and thinking about one day discussing how to make the world a better place. 

We took a short walk to the park which I had to overcome my fear of walking across the highway but thankfully there wasn’t any traffic. 

We of course had to go on the swings and watching her I thought to myself, why can’t I be as happy as a baby swinging? 


So that’s when I decided right then and there just to let go and be happy. I want to simplify everything and just be as happy as my baby swinging. I will forever have that smile in my mind. 

I give up on all of the should have dones and what could or should be and just enjoy the ride. 

I’m making some changes to my life and hopefully they will help me live more simply and make me even more happy. I want to smile as much as my little girl, she has something figured out already at such a young age that we all need to discover. 





8 thoughts on “Living Simply

  1. This is such a cute post. I have a difficult relationship with my mom and this pulled at my heart. It shows that you have so much love for your little one. I hope to one day have a little one to love and teach, and learn from.

    1. I’m sorry that you have that type of relationship with your mother. My mom and I have always been best friends so I can’t wait to share that with her.

  2. I’m in Chicago and couldn’t believe how warm it was! I had to get outside. Took the kids to the museum and enjoyed a beautiful day by the lakefront! Kids will really show you how to look at life from a different perspective. I totally relate

  3. I love being outside with my kids and cant wait to jump into the garden! I am from the Midwest though I live in Norway now, and the warm season is definitely shorter here.

  4. Oh you’re little one is just adorable. Quite a contagious smile. You’re last two little blurbs were my favorite part of this post however. I think we should all try to simplify our lives, focus on what kids focus on, which is just being happy!

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