re-nest life / those little + big moments

this weekend was a great one. a really, really great one. one filled with moments that opened my eyes, and one filled with moments i’ll never forget. most of all, it was a weekend that made me really realize how important having moments are, and to never forget to have them by getting bogged down in the day-to-day. 

i make this last statement in all seriousness. i know i can’t be the only mama who gets overwhelmed and feels overtaken by the laundry and the grocery shopping and the lunch making and toy picking upping. it’s so easy to let happen. but when there’s the chance…any small chance….to set aside the laundry or the grocery or the toys, and just be, seize it. i know it’s so much easier said than done. 

mr. re-nest helped me make this happen this weekend. to set aside time to have a big moment with little mr. re-nest #1. and, it was a bigger, more orchestrated thing he did for me than just a little moment, but this weekend required me to walk away from three loads of dirty laundry lining our upstairs hallway, two clean loads that needed folded and put away, and countless organization projects that need to be done. (oh, and i should also mention that it required me to walk away from the christmas decorations which, yes, are still up in our house.) that’s hard to walk away from. but i knew that this weekend was one that would be burned in my memory forever.

little mr. re-nest #1. 1.10.15. walking the ramp
@ assembly hall, bloomington, indiana. 

it might sound surprising, but mr. re-nest got me + little mr. re-nest #1 tickets to an indiana university basketball game. in bloomington, indiana (which is about five hours from where we live). i’m obsessed with college basketball, and win or lose, i’m a hoosier superfan. and, i’ve kind of made little mr. re-nest #1 into a hoosier superfan too. so, mr. re-nest decided it was time for little mr. re-nest #1 to see his very first basketball game ever, in person, and for us to have that experience together.

i could go into a long, emotional description of what this meant to me, but i’ll keep it simple: this weekend checked off many things on my “experiences i want to have with my boys bucket list.” i saw smiles and laughs, i heard cheers and squeals, and i got to do that with my oldest boy. and while the event was on the bigger side, it just opened my eyes to how important it is for me to step back and enjoy those little moments here at home, where i can still see the smiles and hear the laughs. 

it was a great weekend, with a great lesson (and a great win for our home team!) 


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