Some side notes (honestly no pun intended)
Simonne wears her Kimba Hat all the time. All. the. time.
She also thinks that we are supposed to be in every catalog that arrives at our house since 99% of my non bill mail is knitting related and there are Berroco Remix ads in most of them somewhere. In that top picture she's looking for one of us in a holiday catalog that arrived today :)
Jorn loves playing the guitar.
I'm still not so great at using the self timer.
A few seconds after we snapped these frames we had to rush out the door to get to Jorn's lesson. The light in the living room was so nice today after a few gray days here in Vermont and that light is a precious commodity in the Northeast during these darker months. I really thought that we didn't have any time to take some pictures before we left for the lesson. We had just arrived home from picking up Jorn at school and were only stopping in to get a snack and his guitar but I got the camera out anyway. It took maybe three minutes to take these shots then we quickly packed up and left.
While Jorn has his 1/2 hour lesson each week Simonne, Vaughn and I hit the local health food store and the Goodwill which are just right across the street. Sometimes I cram a few other errands into that precious time and it's typically a hectic afternoon of rushing around with three kids in tow. These pictures seem so calm to me though looking at them now, not necessarily a true representation of how I was feeling this afternoon. But they are a true representation of a choice we made to claim this bit of time as our own.
It's getting to be that busy-holiday time of the year already and looking at these pictures is a reminder for me to make sure that we pause and just relax for a minute. Even if it seems like we don't have the time, we'll make it.