Running from the Law: Scenes from our Living Room

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scenes from our Living Room

Do you ever have those times in life where you would do anything in the world to just stop the hands of the clock and live in that moment forever?  

When an average everyday happening catches you off guard and takes your breath away?  

When simple little actions and interactions completely overwhelm you with love and pride and adoration?

When your eyes can't hold back the tears and you feel like your heart may just give up from trying to consume so much love?  

When a dark cold Tuesday night in January becomes a warm glowing memory that you get to keep in your heart and carry around with you forever.

Sometimes I look at these two boys and wonder how on earth I was so lucky and blessed to a part of their lives. 

I love nothing more than watching the man I love just being an amazing father to his son.  

I still can't believe that we, two imperfect souls, could create something so perfect and tiny and wonderful.  

That every cell in his little body can be traced back to us and is here because of our love.  

It still blows my mind that they both belong to me.  That they're mine.  That I get to love them for their whole lives.  

I don't know what I ever did to deserve so much wonderful in my life.

I look at this little family I've helped create and my heart just melts into giant puddles of love and pride on the floor.

Sometimes parenting is hard and messy and exhausting.  Sometimes marriage is difficult and complicated and draining.

But then there are those moments where everything is warm and clear and in pitch-perfect harmony.

Those moments that hit you like a ton of bricks and make you realize that no matter how hard and tough and difficult it all is...

It's worth every single second and you wouldn't trade it for the world.

Isn't it amazing?


  1. Love this. I totally needed it today, thank you. Your family is beautiful. <3

  2. Beautiful words. Love these pictures, it's so special that you captured them!

  3. Oh my goodness this brought tears to my eyes! So lovely and perfect:)

  4. This is soooo sweet, Sara!! Love these.

  5. Oh my gosh, I love those images! What a moment. :)

  6. What a wonderful post. It certainly is amazing!

  7. Oh my gosh, I'm a sobbing mess right now!!! Holy pictures and holy words...this is such a simple but sweet post!! Isn't it amazing how something/someone can make you stop in your steps. I have caught myself just STARING at Cameron either by himself or with Chad and I just thank God. Literally thank him for the blessing and for being able to live this life. I cannot even believe it sometimes!

  8. This is amazing, such priceless pictures!!

  9. That last one slayed me- and with the fire in the background? No words. Frame it!

  10. The second last picture - my heart melted. Amazing post, Sara.

  11. Um, your son has a monkey on his butt! I LOVE IT! These melt my heart too. I love your little family so much. I need to trek up to you again soon! Obviously, need to get my jam sesh on with your boys, duh.

  12. OMGOSH this post really touches my heart. It is these simple moments that make life worth it and sometimes we need to just stop and appreciate it. Thanks for sharing. What a precious family!

  13. Love everything about this, so heart warming!

  14. This is so sweet. I love the last photo!

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  19. My husband plays guitar as well and our son just loves to hear it! He "begs" for us to take it down so he can explore it. Love your pictures!

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  25. yes. I do have those moments when the world sort of stops. It's the best thing ever. So sweet!!

  26. So so sweet. I was just talking with my mom about how much I love capturing candid real moments with family. We were discussing how life is just a series of fleeting moments and how wonderful it is to slow things down every once in a while. Love these pics!