Clothed with Grace: Time Flies

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time Flies

This summer Grant learned to ride his bike without training wheels. He was playing with the neighbors across the street and came home wide eyed to share the big news. After that I had him practice quite a bit, which is easier said than done in a neighborhood full of hills. Then just a few days ago Grant wanted to go the "long way" around our neighborhood on his bike, while I pushed Hannah in the stroller. And he did great! All I could think was how proud I was of him. When he got his bike a few years back he could hardly go the "short way," which was basically around the block with his training wheels. He was scared to death of hills and the idea of gliding as well, so this is a pretty big accomplishment!

While I am so happy for him, at the same all I can think is "slow down time!" It's hard to believe Brian and I known each other for a decade, been married for nearly nine years, Grant is six and Hannah is seven months old. It's all been the blink of an eye. I can tend to constantly be looking forward to the next thing, which really causes me to forget to enjoy today and what's going on now. Yes, being a mom is exhausting, but their is no place I'd rather be than with my family.

As the new school year starts my time with the kids and Brian decreases greatly. I'm really going to be working to spend quality time with them each day. The rush of dinner and cleaning and baths makes the time fly, ends up with me just checking things off my list. I want to work to be present at home, off social media, and remembering how quickly time flies and work to enjoy the time I have with my family now.

I recently scored this top in Old Navy for $5. I love the cute and style. It will easily transition to wearing for school with my white jeans too, which I love. I have a handful of these cardigans from J.Crew Factory. I love the cut and style and they are the perfect laying piece for a tank or over dresses for school. I just ordered one in white too, which I'm looking forward to getting. My old one from Kohls needed to be retired, so it was time to buy. : )

top: Old Navy same 
Cardigan: J.Crew Factory same
Shorts: Kohls similar
Necklace: Uncommon Goods c/o same
Wedges: Target DV similar


  1. Love the color of your cardi! And I feel like the older I get, the more time flies by :)

  2. What a score on that top! It's darling on you!

  3. I'm with ya on the back to school feelings. I feel like Henry has gotten so old recently! It's a great thing but also a hard thing. Love the top you got from ON!

  4. I hear ya! I feel the same when school starts. It truly is just checking things off a list and not enough quality time! That's my goal this year to come home earlier and spend a little family time before the nightly duties crunch. Yay, Grant for riding his bike the long way! It is bittersweet kids getting older.

    1. I totally agree with you on eyevdrything you said!

  5. Time really does fly by too fast. I look back at pictures of my son and wish I could have stopped the clock or calendar for just a little while at each age. Congratulations to Grant on the bike ride! It really is bittersweet, isn't it?

    Love the top! I clicked over and found it's still available (not at sale price but still a low price) and had to have it. haha You're a bad influence on me. ;)

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