Angela Amman

My Forever Heart

– Posted in: Favorites, Joy

John Green quotes
She’s not yet five years old and he’s only turning three next month. They’ve only been in our lives for a short time, but they are absolutely my forever. When John Green says: “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities,” I can’t help but to think of them. I hope our infinity lasts a long, long time.

Kids reading
Choosing their own books and moving their chairs to the window to read …They might not look like me, but I think we can say they’re mine.


For all our house’s faults, I still love the little touches like our bannister decorated at Christmas.

Preschool Storytime
In the hour before preschool pickup, Dylan and I duck into the library for storytime. He sits front and center every time, listens intently and follows all directions. Maybe the librarian would like to come home with me?

Kids at Theater Performances
Abbey and I had a girls’ night out of a different kind when I took her to her first performance of The Nutcracker. And let her have a Dum-Dum during intermission. She’s talking about trying activities other than dance, but I hope she always appreciates the beauty and grace of Tchaikovsky during the holidays.

Great Lakes Crossing Display
A local Santa display boasts an indoor snow globe, where fake snow falls from the ceiling and colored lights morph into rainbow hues that make the magic well worth the piles of sticky snow I found in Abbey’s little boots and all over our wool coats.


I believed weather reports (why do I do that?) and mentioned a park picnic this week. When fog and rain descended on my plans, we closed the blinds, turned on the Christmas lights and brought our picnic inside.

What have you been doing to find joy as we wade into the heart of the holidays?

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Angela

Hi there & thanks for reading! I'm Angela Amman, and I'm a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger and managing editor of an on-line writing community. I run for fun, write short stories and write non-fiction looking at the world through the lens of a mother to quickly growing children.

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Sharon December 5, 2012, 3:56 am

It is the little things that will stay with you longer than the expensive , sometimes hectic trips. Treasure those little things. Time goes by so fast.

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:41 pm

I know! Dylan is going to be three next month!!

Farrah December 5, 2012, 8:16 am

I miss our old banister so much! Yours is lovely.

We are just trying to get adjusted to a new place. I find joy in the boys discovering new things and seeing snow. That’s big for us being from South Carolina.

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:39 pm

Snow must be fun if you aren’t used to it! I adore our banister. It might be my favorite part of the house.

Elaine A. December 5, 2012, 9:13 am

Love that floor picnic! And yes, sounds like bringing the Librarian home would be a great idea! ;)

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:37 pm

They are big fans of the floor picnic. It was our first by the tree, though, so fun!!

Kristen December 5, 2012, 10:21 am

We’ve been snuggling up on the couch and watching old holiday favorites. I love sitting beside my girls watching them watch something I watched when I was little.

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:37 pm

Awwwww, I love that. What’s your favorite? My kids saw Rudolph last year and were scared :(

Nancy M. Campbell December 5, 2012, 1:47 pm

Such sacred, lovely moments. You remember, and notice, and that’s what makes a childhood, and a lifetime.

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:36 pm

:) I hope they will forgive me my less photogenic moments and remember some of these!

Greta December 5, 2012, 3:10 pm

I love that you’re making these memories….isn’t Christmastime the BEST for that?!

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:35 pm

Yes! Everything has just the potential for magic.

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:26 pm

This is so sweet. I am in love with this line from your post: “They’ve only been in our lives for a short time, but they are absolutely my forever.”

Angela December 5, 2012, 6:35 pm

Aw thanks :) They absolutely are, too.

Kimberly December 6, 2012, 6:19 pm

Love the magic and the memories around this time of year! Snow? Not so much, but I do like the wonder that it brings to their faces.

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:32 pm

We haven’t gotten real snow yet. It is So. Not. My. Favorite. 20 minutes of getting dressed to play outside for 10. Several times a day.

Kimberly December 7, 2012, 3:18 am

Ah it is the simple things that memories are made of.

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:31 pm

I am better at simple. I get stressed about big :)

Alison December 7, 2012, 6:38 am

Inside picnics are the best!!

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:31 pm

For sure! Picnic fun …no dirt, no bugs.

nerdmommathfun December 7, 2012, 11:57 am

I WANT THAT INDOOR SNOWGLOBE!!! And that reading-by-the-window pic is just too, too precious. Love the pics – what great times :)

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:31 pm

Thanks! And yes, everyone should have one. I wonder what they’re doing with theirs after Christmas …

Lady Jennie December 9, 2012, 11:04 am

So cheerful and charming! I would love to take my daughter to Nutcracker.

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:29 pm

She would adore it, of course, with her training!

Jessica December 9, 2012, 4:16 pm

I want to play in the indoor snow globe and make snow angels!!!

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:28 pm

Yes. You do. I promise it’s just as fun as it sounds.

Julia December 10, 2012, 10:30 am

Oh I just love your in door picnic and an indoor snow globe that is just too cool.

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:25 pm

I’d never thought of that snow globe idea, but when we went in it, I just loved it.

Natalie @MamaTrack December 10, 2012, 5:46 pm

I love how you captured all of these little moments. They are where the magic lives, you know?

Enjoy this season. :)

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:24 pm

I’m glad the magic is in the little moments. Because sometimes the big ones don’t go so picture-perfectly.

Alex@LateEnough December 11, 2012, 3:03 am

I love this! I want to hangout in a snow globe.

Oh and I’m so tweeting you a funny thing about weathermen. Stay tuned.

Angela December 12, 2012, 6:17 pm

I kind of want a snow globe for my house. Except that it’s sticky. I guess in a few weeks it would be everywhere and I just wouldn’t notice so much anymore.