“I’m not going to mention how long it’s been since I’ve blogged. I’m not! I’m not! I’m not!”

But seriously, how LONG has it been?! I’m certifiably the worst blogger in the world right now. I want to find the time but I just never seem to. And the words come at the most random of times – usually in the shower. I remember that fact from college when I was studying copy writing in my advertising program, that inspiration comes at very inconvenient times – in bed, in the shower, in the car. So you were supposed to be prepared and have a notepad everywhere. I suppose I could keep a kid’s bath crayon in the shower? That might freak my husband out. Can you imagine a bunch of random words scrawled on your shower walls?

Anyway, by the time it comes to putting words down on a post, they are gone and I stare at a blank screen and think about how many photos I need to edit to make it an interesting post anyway. A LOT has happened in the past few months. Our little man is just over 18 months old. He is sweet, charming, hilarious, silly, smart, curious… and has a super mean temper. The “terrible twos” have hit early and there are many days where my patience runs thin before we see the sun go down. But we survive each day and make memories as we go. I guess that’s the best you can do with these phases. It’s not all bad, I promise!

In the past few months…

We had some fun days out at the park, well, and Lowe’s 😉



Little man had his first haircut


A first visit to the pumpkin patch with Grandma


And a Hawaiian vacation celebrating 5 years of marriage


And so many other moments I probably never caught on film but, we will always have those memories. I think there is so much pressure now to capture perfect photos of your kids somehow looking candid but flawless at the same time. In my messy world, that’s not realistic and not what I want to remember. Our days are long and messy and terribly fun!

And now Christmas is nearly upon us. WHERE did this year go? The holidays caught me off guard this year. I was not prepared and Thanksgiving snuck by me before I really go to reflect on how incredibly grateful I am for my life. It’s been a tough year with a lot of changes and taking a lot of risks, but at the end of each day I watch my son play and chat with my husband and think, “this is the good stuff.” Even as our Christmas tree grows a steady foundation of gifts, I have all I need in my boys. How can it get any better?

Because I probably won’t get the time, I want to wish everyone a truly Merry Christmas filled with God’s love and blessings. I look forward to the new year and all that 2014 will bring us. BLESSINGS!


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