Back before children - hubby and I spent most of our time on the couch watching tv. That was how we spent our evenings, and most weekend days. We often had company on weekend evenings for drinks or cards, but if not - we would most likely be watching a movie.
Fast forward to 2 kids later and we spend the majority of nice days outside. A few weeks ago, one of the first beautiful weekends we had, we were all out on the back deck - Julien was playing on his play structure, and Kyle was playing with the water table. It hit me how much "life" was missed before. We spent so much time cooped up in the house that we missed out on great opportunities outside.
I mentioned to my hubby how much time we wasted, and that being outside with the boys was better than sitting inside on the couch any day. He agreed and I just can't help but think about all the great memories we are helping to create with our boys. All the family time we have together, exercising our bodies and minds.