:: the days are long, but the years are short ::

It's a quote that I stumbled upon somewhere along the way that so simply states the truth of this time in our lives.  The time that we are fully in the weeds of raising little people while also trying to navigate our own professional aspirations.  The time that is a seemingly endless repetition of caregiving and errands and nurturing.  But, it is this daily grind that yields some of the greatest joys that we never knew would wind up meaning everything. 

A few of the longs days that made up our short 2014.