Happy Family Day!

This has long been one of my favourite photos of my kiddos... circa 2005

This has long been one of my favourite photos of my kiddos... circa 2005

Family Day is still a relatively new holiday on the calendar, and many families would wonder at the need for a "special" day for families. Most of us would agree that every day is special. Every moment is a chance for togetherness and building strong connections. That said, I know that many families relish every opportunity to spend time together, in this age of 24/7 work/school/business.

Doing puzzles... circa 2007

Doing puzzles... circa 2007

All the more reason to cherish every moment, even the most seemingly mundane. I've been going through my photos a lot lately. With my oldest child hitting adulthood and going off to University, and my son having his start in high school, it's a pivotal year. There's a lot to look back on, and I'm grateful that I have so many wonderful memories forever captured in photos.

those cheeks though! .... Laci and Katie, 2007

those cheeks though! .... Laci and Katie, 2007

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
— Michael J. Fox

Whether you use your cell phone, a point and shoot or something more elaborate, take the time to capture those moments. Print them, hang them up, bind them in books or albums, talk about them, build your memories and your family's stories around them. 

Living in the thick of things, you might not think to capture the crazy moments.

Living in the thick of things, you might not think to capture the crazy moments.

These crazy days will pass, and you'll be left wondering how it happened so quickly.