Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some Family Time

A rare thing happened last weekend. I took some time off to be with my men.
If you own your own business, then you know that a day off can be a rarity. You are after all, head cook, bottle washer, CFO and HR all rolled into one, which is a LOT of freaking titles. 
While I'm usually pretty good about shutting off the work valve on Sundays, my Saturdays are usually spent meeting with clients, shopping for projects, checking out what's new at the fabric store and design centers etc., often times with Xavier in tow. 
I've had a lot of guilt about that recently, guilt that he spends so much time schlepping around with either the hubs or I, who also often works on Saturdays, when he should be running wild in a park with other kids. So after a manic few weeks of back-to-back project installations and renovations, my brain froze. It had had enough. I cancelled my Saturday appointments and we took Xavier to the park.

He of course had a blast, zipping around pretending to be a soccer star, marveling at the birds, at the clouds, at a water fountain and making friends with everyone he came in contact with. The kid is a natural charmer. Be warned little ladies.
The hubby, who got a fancy camera for Christmas, took the photos - with a lot of sprinting back and forth no less. 
A simple, simple thing some time off, but what a gift it was.
All photos by PFQ Photography.


  1. Good for you! You have such a beautiful family. Everyone looks happy, and that's all that matters.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. I know that guilt you refer to. When I taught, I always brought work home and was always so exhausted. I am happy you took time off to spend with your fellows. The pics exude happiness and love. One love.

  3. Good for you Nicole, you and your family deserve it with all work and no play, leaves life less happy and fulfilling! You should do this more, I could see the twinkle in Xavier's eyes!

  4. Awww looks like a great day! Everyone deserves and extra day off from time to time. I can't get over how big your little man is getting!

  5. I struggle with this all the time and mine are nearly grown up and I just don't know where the time went. I too will no longer make client appts on Sunday (although they expect me too since I specialize in Staging) and this is all time sensitive and needs to be done now!! But stick to your guns and do that once a week with your family! Design clients can wait!

  6. Beautiful family and photos! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Beautiful family and beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Beautiful family!


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