Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yes & No

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(if you visit my family blog, then you've already seen this shot)

I am loving this photo!
Not because I think it's perfect.
But because of what it represents:

I said "Yes" to my kids.

This is something I do not do enough.
I say yes to writing posts,
I say yes to blog hopping,
I say yes to email,
I say yes to editing.

And the list goes on.

But the thing I fail to say yes to is, in fact, the most important thing to which I can say yes.

My hope is that, as much as I love visiting blogs and seeing beautiful photography and inspiring ideas, that I will say no to those things more often.

And I hope in the near future, you will notice my increased absence in the blogging world,
because that means
I have said yes to my children.

Simple BPM

27 comments:

  1. I am totaly with you!!!!and I am making a plan! GOo luck to saying YES!

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  2. What a fun photo and I agree - my youngest asked me in not so nice a tone of voice today to spend more time concentrating on making his dinner rather than being at my photography at that time each day. Boy did I feel guilty. He's right as I always use that time to pop on the blogs but from tommorrow his dinner is coming first.

    Good for you too Katie - your kids want to remember you playing with them and having fun days.

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  3. Love that shot! I made up my mind to say "yes" few years back. It's amazing how used to saying "No" or "Just a minute" one gets.

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  4. I love that you say YES - although I'll miss you, I think it's the best choice!

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  5. i love the perspective on this shot!

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  6. What a great post, Katie!! I am not good at saying yes to my kids. I think all of us moms should make a pact, a Yes Pact.

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  7. Fun photo and great post! I've been striving to be more Yes than No lately! :)

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  8. I totally understand - have fun and enjoy them because they grow up so quickly!

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  9. way to go. Family should be first. Have fun with those cuties they grow up to fast.

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  10. First- such a sweet capture.
    Second- YES!!! I've been saying yes so much more than I used to. My boys have learned how to bat their eyes at me, too. lol! Yes indeed what a bigger picture that is. :)))

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  11. Love that shot! Saying 'yes' with the bigger picture in mind creates a peaceful heart.

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  12. I really understand this. I have been trying to say yes to Dustyn lately too. A lot of my feelings lately have been along these lines.

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  13. I love this photo - and that you said YES! to your kids - they are so very important!

    I agree - you must go be with your kids - they are far more important than blogging - there's some kind of balance that can be found, but it should tip the scales to the kids, not the internet! :)

    And I only have a dog, and I feel that way sometimes, too! lol! My puppy stares and huffs often at me whenever I'm on the computer...

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  14. Amen! It is good to say Yes as much as we can.

    That is a precious shot. And even more so for what it represents!

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  15. Love the total relaxing moment, why can't we be like children without that somebody calls to the "crazy doctor" to see you.
    I say yes to yours yes:)

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  16. I am going through this right now too and trying to find balance. I think it's really important to still have a creative personal life but it does come second to the baby. I look forward to seeing you when you do post and hope you have great moments in those where I don't. :)

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  17. I will miss you but I understand. Good you said yes because they grow up too fast!

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  18. Love it--the shot, your words, everything! So great!

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  19. I completely agree with this! I need to say no more to the computer ... and yes more to my kids. Thank you for the inspiration and wisdom!

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  20. I am with you 100%!!! Last year I found myself saying NO way too much!! I vowed that this year I would do better. It broke my heart one day when I hear Hannah telling Victoria..."shh...mommy is on the computer. Don't bother her." I knew then it was time for change.

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  21. Good stuff, Katie. Thanks for sharing and encouraging!

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  22. I love this post - thanks for sharing!

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