Taking time out

beach exploring

It's so easy to get caught up in just being busy with day to day 'chores', don't you think. One day blends into another, the weeks rush by. We made a spur of the moment decision to go beach exploring in the weekend. There were chores to do, the lawns needed mowing, they're still un-mown, but they can wait till next week now. Aaron calls it making memories. If we'd stayed at home we would have had a cleaner house, and tidy lawns, but that passage of time would have passed and been forgotten quickly. Instead we have memories now that may always be there, of our first visit to a new beach, big high slightly scarey stairs, fresh sea air, treasures being found, blue starfish, splashing in sea puddles, splashing waves, running in the sand, an excited dog running too, wet clothes, sandy feet, time together.

beach exploring

Perhaps this week, just once even, put aside your 'chore' and instead turn that small piece of time into something that you will remember.

beach exploring

beach exploring

jumping

starfish

starfish

beach exploring

beach exploring

beach exploring

beach exploring

beach exploring

beach exploring

6 comments

Holly C. said...

I like the way you think!

pod and three peas said...

i read this post earlier and you inspired me, just spent ages playing with jack making a cool dolls house out of a cardboard box, complete with farm animals, a day and night sky, washing line and curtains !! we made memories x ps my folks live in red beach, we'd love to move home to walkworth or matakana ....

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful day, so many memories!

nzgreenbuttons said...

we did just that on the weekend! the house was in chaos and we packed up the kids, drove to the beach and had fish and chips for dinner. It was great and I didn't for one minute think about the big pile of washing I hadn't folded, or the rest out on the line that I didn't bring in. It's a lovely thing to do, hopefully the kids will remember things like that when they are older.

Mousy Brown said...

I am good at the memories bit - I just struggle with the returning to chores! Lovely photos, looks a wonderful day :D

molly said...

oh, so lovely. i needed this reminder. thank you, for that.

(And a happy, happy 3rd birthday to sweet Miss Isla!)