March 7 – Time Flies / Happy Birthday Beckie

Fly_POD_3-7-2014Hi and Happy Friday.  Hope you will have a great weekend.  I don’t know about you but I am so very ready for it.

Today’s photo challenge is Fly.  Rather than a photo of something flying in the air, I decided to go with a photo that represents time flying, as in “time flies when you are having fun.”

Here in the left picture are the three of us at the beach several years ago with our mouths open and having fun.  Then in the right, last Mother’s Day, here we are again.  It is amazing how much Ian has grown and changed in that short time.

Rather than a cute baby face, he has stretched out, grown a lot, and turned into a young man, a boy.  My baby no longer looks like a baby.  He looks like a boy who is in school. That seemed to happen really fast too.  And, I was looking at his feet recently.  They have grown so much over the years.  Such tiny baby feet and now his foot is the size of my hand.

Where did the time go? This fall he will turn 7 years old and start 1st grade.  Wow!!!  That is just amazing as I can still remember the day we brought him home from the hospital.  We have had so many fun times ever since.

We do our best to savor our time together and I plan to continue to do just that.

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Happy Birthday to Beckie! Happy Birthday to you!!!

I also want to wish my wonderful sis-in-law Beckie a very Happy Birthday.  She is celebrating her birthday today.  I hope she has a great one and a wonderful weekend!

Last March I wrote a blog about her and her birthday.  I realized that I wanted to say almost the same things to her and about her again as in this link.  So I decided to repost that link.  Hope you don’t mind Beckie!   https://patticates247.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/happy-birthday-beckie/

This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  We were enjoying a lobster lunch together for her birthday celebration while at the beach.  We’d just had a family portrait taken so we were in similar outfits.  What a fun day.

I hope we can do that again sometime!  It would be such fun.  Love you Beck and hope to see you again very soon.

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Have a great Friday and weekend!  And don’t forget to spring your clock forward on Saturday night before bed, if you live in an area starting Daylight Saving Time this weekend.

Five Minute Friday – Fly

5minutefridayHello and Happy Friday! The word for today’s Five Minute Friday is Fly.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now Go…

A few things come to mind when I think of the word Fly.

Eagle_FMFI think of a majestic eagle flying high in the sky.  Or of a flock of birds flying above my house (as I saw this morning).  Or a fly in the ointment expression.  Or flying in an airplane.  Or time flying by.

The expression goes, time flies when you are having fun.   Have you found that to the be case? I sure have.

It truly does seem to do just that.  We are now less than a week until Thanksgiving.  Wow.  And, it seems the beginning of Ian’s kindergarten year just started and now he’s almost halfway through.

I have noticed that when I am with people I want to be with and am having a good time, the time truly flies at warp speed.  Then on the flip side, if I am having a bad day, am with people who aren’t as fun, or am sick, the time seems to drag.

I am trying to learn to make the most of each moment that I have — whether good or bad and learn from it.  Some days that is much easier to do than others.  Some days I want to cry and just stay in bed.  Other days I wake up ready to hit the ground running.

I wonder what other items about fly I will think of today?  Should be fun to try to figure out.

Now STOP!  Times up.

To read other thoughts on Fly, please see http://lisajobaker.com/2013/11/five-minute-friday-fly/.