What have you done for me lately??? { kid edition }

Thursday, January 23, 2014
I thought that would get your attention...what I'm actually going to blog about is what have you done for your kids lately?!?  I'm telling all you young moms out there ~ You will literally BLINK and they will go from this:

to this:

It's absolutely INSANE and I can't even begin to tell you just how FAST it goes!  My mom was as you all have heard me say:  The most amazing woman ever!  She made me feel like a million bucks!  She would stay up late to sew me a new dress or shirt to wear on picture day.  When I woke up it would be hanging on my dresser and it was usually the first thing I saw.  After a winter formal I came home and was not happy because 5 girls had the same dress as me from Windsor I think...there's an old school name for you guys...so she wouldn't have that...FROM that moment on she designed and made all my formals from then on out and no one ever had my same dress.  It was awesome!!!  She would do things like this for me:
Of course this is Mandy ~ but my mom did stuff like this for me as a kid. 
Unfortunately I don't have the awesome sewing skills my mom had ...but this iron on shirt LOL made him feel like a million bucks on the day of student council elections and he WON for president.
It's easy to get bogged down with STUFF ...it's really NOT important...I promise!!!  It will still be there TOMORROW staring you in the face.  But these little guys won't be unfortunately.
I just want to encourage you to not only spend time with them but really build memories with them that will last a lifetime.  My mom's legacy will live for generations to come because she instilled this in me and I in my kids. 
If you don't do it already pick a night to be game night or no technology night.  Just when I think my teenage daughter doesn't feel like hanging out ~  I suggest playing a board game and she's all over it.
Our time with our kids is so limited...don't miss out!  I LOVED being home most of the time when they were little.  It was the best thing ever...I loved job sharing.  I know that time will never come back and I have no regrets!
Tonight I made this for my daughter who's going on her 8th grade trip soon...{ a fun little countdown chalkboard }
She's so excited and this is just a little thing but she will always remember it.  Don't second guess the little things ~ they stay with them.  Yes we are getting old and may or may not want to go to a one direction concert but buy the tickets and surprise your kids! 
{ I admit that I like their songs...there I said it out loud }lol  Well I hope this is a good reminder that sometimes we need to STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER -- I don't do it enough either!! 
If you are lucky enough to be a mom or looking forward to starting a family think about all these things.  It's such a passion of mine and truly a gift from above and I know they are just on loan from our Lord.


  1. Vicky, this literally made me cry! What a great reminder and what a lovely family you have. I LOVE this post!

    You are an amazing mother!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. Vicky,

    This is such a sweet reminder! My boys are growing up fast too (10 & 13) and these are the times to make the memories they will cherish for a lifetime:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  3. You are so lucky to have been given a wonderful Mom and you are living her legacy through your life as Mom. What a gift you are as a Mom. Thanks for sharing your joy with me! I think you are truly wonderful!

    1. Aww thank you so much for the kind words...I am so very blessed that I had her with me for 36 years. :o)

  4. Beautiful Vicky!
    I have senior and 8th grade sons. I love that you posted this because life does get so very busy! Before you know it, your a mom crying your though senior year! My mom died when I was in 8th grade. I am so fortunate to have very vivid memories of her making us feel like the most important people in the world! I love the stories you told about your mom , she sounds like a beautiful lady! Enjoy thouse two cuties! My 8th grader is going to DC too- I'm going to start the countdown, cute idea!

    1. Thanks Jen, that must have been so hard losing her so young. :o( Enjoy your precious kiddos too!