Charlie Bear here. Mom Peep went to Wisconsin the first weekend in December for Great-Grandbaby Aubree’s first birthday.

Aubree and Christmas 2014 (2)

She even went along to see Santa.

Aubree and Christmas 2014 (71)

Mom Peep knows that spending time with family is precious. And she knows the importance of being “in the moment.” Like when Grandson Nick said on Sunday, “You only have two more nights and then you’ll be going home already.”

Mom Peep replied, “I’m not even thinking about that. We have lots more fun stuff to do yet.”

But she wasn’t always that way. Years past, she would stress out, have a sad face, and even cry BEFORE she was at the airport and on a plane back to California.

Now, she makes the most of every moment. Even watching two movies that weekend Colton picked out: Purge: Anarchy (which was really good from a novel-writer’s perspective), and Divergent (again, mom analyzed it from a writer’s perspective and just knew there would be a sequel…and there is! It’s coming out in March she thinks).

There was the rare alone time with Colton where they enjoyed root beer floats (yum…Mom Peep LOVES those), and the at-home tailgate party where the gang watched the Monday night football game all cozy in their home. They ate loaded nachos and chili cheese dogs and opened Christmas gifts during halftime.

Aubree and Christmas 2014 (123)

Mom Peep says: Love the ones you’re with and ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.

Some of you have to be here, there, and everywhere for Christmas. That’s the hard part of having lots of family, but isn’t it also the good part? When you walk in the door of one house, leave all the traffic problems and sour pusses behind. Enjoy being with your loved ones. And when you have to move on to the next location, do the same thing: Enjoy those loved ones too.

Mom and Dad Peep and me, one lucky dog, want to wish you the happiest, safest, most memory-filled Christmas ever!

Merry Christmas.2

Snowmen three

Woofs and wiggles,
Charlie Bear, Mom and Dad Peep


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8 thoughts on “Being “in the moment”…

  • December 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Beautiful and perfect! Thank you for this post. Hope your Christmas continued to be absolutely perfect–certainly began that way. May your New Year be blessed and I hope we connect soon in 2015. Love and hugs.

    • December 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Mom Peep would love to connect in 2015, and she says, “OMG, is it really going to be a new year in just a week? Heck, she says this one flew right by!
      Woofs and wiggles to you,
      Charlie Bear

  • December 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    So true, Charlie and Charlie’s mom! And what a wonderful time to remind us. Blessed Christmas!

    • December 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Blessed Christmas to you and Dad/Pa Writer too!
      Woofs and Wiggly Santa wishes,
      Charlie Bear

  • December 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Charlie: Tell your peeps Merry Christmas from Susan and please have a good time too, Charlie! I hope they give you dog treats for Christmas! Please bring me photos of you, Charlie, after Christmas. Even some with your young-looking Mom! (Christmas makes you younger!!!) That will make a great Christmas presents for us readers who aren’t writers! Read you next year,

    • December 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Pictures are a ‘comin. Mom Peep says she has lots and she’ll take more. I’m such a ham, no problem there.
      My stocking is bulging, so I think there might be treats in there already!
      Wiggles and Woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear

  • December 23, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Charlie Bear, your mom has the most beautiful expression in this picture! I can tell–she had an amazing time. Your mom and I are always learning things at the same time–like living in the moment. Tell her Merry Christmas for me, and that I love her dearly.

    Isn’t Aubree just adorable!!!!!

    • December 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Mom Peep says you and her are like kissin’ couzins or somethin, cause you guys are always learning and sharing (and you do things alike a lot!). I think that is ultra cool!
      Aubree is just the cat’s meow, huh?
      Wiggles to you,
      Charlie Bear


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