Meagan Dwyer Photography | Life {Unscripted} : December

"Time is precious. Waste it wisely"

As a Mom I often feel like I need things to do things with my children to "kill" or waste time.  I caught myself thinking this thought this month: "why do I want to waste time?"  It's the word "waste" that is all wrong.   

Now, I know children grow up and that's not surprising.  But what is surprising is how fast they grow up.  I find myself looking at my 6 year old and seeing the 1 year old he once was.  I imagine looking at him when he's my age...what will I remember about him.  My mom died when I was 18, my sister was 16 and my brother was 13.  She was 49.  In just about 8 years I will be 49.  I know I am not destined for the same fate but subconsciously you can't help but think what if I only have 8 years left with my children; "wasting" time isn't something i want to do with them.  "Time is precious. Waste it wisely" is my new motto and take lots of pictures too of course.

Here's how we "wasted" time this month.....

 

The first "snows"....

 A warm day in December ... really warm!

Time for the Decorations!

Candles in the windows...a favorite tradition of mine from my childhood!

The simple Joy of a Snow Globe!

Silent Night, Holy Night, All is Calm, All is Bright....

 

Hide n Seek among the over-priced Christmas Trees at the local nursery....I'm sure this little game among the trees was not so appreciated by the nursery....oh well!

The first Candy Cane of the season and a sleigh ride for George without snow.....

 

A Christmas Story Scene reenactment....

I asked for a "Ho Ho Ho!"    I got a "No No No!" but it looks the same...LOL!

 

And as it will do everyday until we meet again:

The sun went down.....

The stars came out...

And the sun will rise again tomorrow....

 

December portrait of my boy.....

December portrait of my girl....

Thank you for stopping by! I'm so glad you did!  See you next in 2015.  Have a blessed season and joyous new year!  

Head onwards to my good friend Crystal Raynard and her gorgeous blog http://crystalraynardphotography.blogspot.ca/2014/12/life-unscripted-blog-circle-december.html