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{an hour} 15/31 #sol16

The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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An hour makes all the difference.  

After I'm finally cleaned up and organized for the next school day, I race back home to pick up the girls. They spend their afternoon at the after school program.  Most days they roll their eyes and look the other way when I walk in to pick them up.  I'm happy and I'll take this as a good sign that they enjoy their time.

Yesterday, I picked them up and we headed home having a conversation about their day.  Then the girls sat at the counter in the kitchen and worked on their math homework, while I warmed up dinner.  Nothing fancy tonight.  I'm happy with simple.

After our dinner was complete, it was only six o'clock and it was light out.  And there was still an hour of daylight lingering.  The four of us looked at each other wondering what we could do with the evening that awaited us.  We unanimously agreed to go for a bike ride.  I'm happy with the fresh air, exercise, and family time.

We grabbed our light coats, threw on our shoes, and hopped on our bikes.  A single file line with Daddy leading in the front, two girls in the middle, and Mommy in the back.  We rode through our neighborhood enjoying the slight green emerging all around.  I'm happy with the hint of spring and the outdoor opportunities to come.

An hour makes all the difference.


  1. Your OLW in full swing. Light around and time to do things together as a family amplify the happy.

  2. So happy you are able to spend that "extra" hour doing family time and enjoying a little relaxation. Love ya, Mom

  3. It is so nice to put on the "light coats" instead of the heavy winter gear. We went out without hats and mittens today and it was glorious! (Even without the sun.)

  4. It's so nice to begin to feel hints of spring! Yay for bike rides in the evening, dinners without dark windows and being able to wear the light coats. Enjoy every minute!

  5. A wonderful way to appreciate Daylight Savings Time! I do appreciate the extra daylight in the evening, but hate getting up in the dark and losing that hour of sleep.

  6. Love, love, love the extended evenings!!! We've been having amazing weather lately, and it sounds like you have too! Glad you got to enjoy it!

  7. So glad you can find that hour in your day as a family. With my busy girls we hardly ever have the same hour - together. Enjoy every minute of that hour!!!

  8. I don't love going to work in the dark, but I really love that extra hour of light in the evening. Much more fun to walk the dog before dark.

  9. Sounds like you all made good use of the hour! Glad the girls are enjoying the day at school!

  10. It makes me happy reading your slice of life! Precious ways to enJOY your extra hour.


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