All About the Cucumber

It was a beautiful night. Our first cool(ish) day in a long time and the breeze and fading sun begged us to have dinner outside. I love our two big picnic tables!

We ate our dinner and talked about memories we have of certain places. It is amazing what the kids do and do not remember. I love hearing all the little details that stick out in their minds. It’s rarely a big Christmas present or a vacation they choose to talk about. Instead, it is all the little moments that make us…US.

And I was reminded, once again, that it’s the small things that tell the majority of our story. Every person, every family — there are little quirks and habits and decisions that shape them into who they are.

My scrapping time is limited these days. I also don’t take pictures nearly as much as I used to. But as I listen to my children talk about all the sweet little details of the years they’ve lived, I am reminded that it is the little moments that make life big. It’s all in the details. It’s all about the cucumber.

It’s weird, I know. But in our family, the favorite snack is — by far — CUCUMBERS. They love them and would eat them all day, every day if I could afford a never-ending supply.

And so, the other day as I chopped another half dozen cucumbers while my two youngest inhaled them, I grabbed my camera. I wanted to capture this seemingly insignificant part of our life because it really is a part of who we are. All those little quirks are.

These are the stories I want to remember. Because life, as quickly as it goes by, is really all about the cucumber 🙂