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Monday, July 27, 2009

In focus....

"Time flies..."
"Kids grow up fast..."

How many times have we heard this or even said it yourself?...Thousands!...and it's true...
Our kids are now 18, almost 16, almost 15 and 12. One is already driving and traveling by himself...the two girls, C and S1 will soon follow and S2 is already spending his afternoons with friends at the beach... without Mom.

And because the weekends alone are just not enough family time, Clara has organized "Wednesday Picnic", our new family fave! ...
We could say we pack a beautiful picnic basket, shop for some special cheese and wine, and finish the evening with some chocolate covered strawberries while enjoying the views from the San Clemente Pier...
But the reality is: the eight of us grab our beach chairs, a light sweater, some junk food and head to the pier for some easy and cheap laughs!

As the kids grow up and find their own path,
we try to create memories for them to keep and treasure...

Special memories that will not fade,
the kind of memories you keep in your heart, and feed your spirit,
no matter how old you are...
no matter how blurry your memory becomes...


No need for fancy preparations...
or elaborated plans...

because "Wednesday Picnic" is not about the menu or the location...
"Wednesday Picnic" it's about enjoying each other...
"Wednesday Picnic" is about capturing the moment ...

After all, time flies, even if we are not having fun!




7 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So true about that time flying, C and M. What a wonderful idea you've come up with for Wednesday nights - a nice family tradition for the middle of the week!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love every second of it!
Can't wait for next Wednesday .

Read it to S this morning and he loved it!

XOXO
Clara

tara said...

love the idea...love that your families spend so much time together as well! :)

littlethings1 said...

Yes , time will go fast , so enjoy every moment of it , soon they will all be off on there own before you know it ! Enjoyed your making memories post !
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Eunice
The Little Things

Uncanny Festoon said...

you peeked a memory for me! When I lived in Orange County the mom's had a standing play date during the summer. Wednesdays at Huntington Beach lifeguard station 16! It has been so long... that little fellow of 8 is now 20! Thanks for taking me back to beach Wednesdays!!!

smiles

Joy

Jen R. said...

Time does go realyl fast!

Jacqui said...

What a great thingfor you all to do. Your children will all have such happy memories - you too. Have fun.