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Take It All In Stride

7 Oct

My 20’s are officially over today. I remember when I was about 21 and I thought 30 sounded old. It seemed like it was so far off in the future and that I had plenty of time until I passed that milestone. I feel like I blinked my eyes and the past 10 years passed in a flash.

It seems for the past 6 months someone would remind me daily that I was going to be 30 any day now. It’s almost like 29 wasn’t acknowledged. I feel like I am handling it ok. When I really sit and think about the time that has passed and all that has happened it gives me a little anxiety. But, for the most part I have decided what good is it gonna do to get upset about it? I can either embrace it or roll over and die and the second one doesn’t sound appealing at all. My mom reminded me today that I would always tell my grandmother on her birthday that age is just a number. And that is the truth. I am a little wiser this year than last (only slightly though), I have created more memories and met goals I had set for myself.

I hope these next 10 years slow down a bit for me but I have a feeling they only go by faster from here on. I think it is always important to set goals for yourself and have something to aspire to. I don’t want to become stagnant in life and just settle for where I am. My goal for this year is simply to live better and be better. I want to think about those around me more, be more considerate in the things I say and make everyday have a purpose. I am sure those seem like cliches but it is truly what I want for my life.

Looking forward to what the year holds.

16 Months

18 Jul
Little lady you really are trying to grow up too fast.
From my shoes to my undergarments, you want to test them all out. You like to rifle through my closet and bring each item of clothing to me one by one. Mommy’s little helper:) You have also become a huge fan of trying to ride the doggies around the around the house. Bless their hearts, they are good sports. You are are also chasing the cats like it is your job. I mean, you are crawling under tables, reaching over chairs, just trying your darndest to pet the kitties. They don’t appreciate it as much as the pups.
You are still loving books. You will sit in the floor flipping through books for quite a while and then you will bring them to both Josh and I to read to you. We both love that because you will crawl up in our laps and find just the right spot and sit still most of the time while we read them to you. Peek-a-boo is still a big hit and you are always willing to play back with us.
You are understanding so many things it is crazy. We can ask you to shut the drawer, go get your shoes or give us a high five and you know what to do. How do you understand us? I really want to know. Sometimes you take these three minute power naps in the car that seem to replace a two hour nap and that is kinda awful. Those are hard days on mommy. Luckily your daddy is a good one and lets mommy get a breather with a nap now and then.
I think one of my favorite things about you right now is the amount of affection that you show. You are constantly hugging our legs, stretching your arms out to be picked up, and laying your head on our shoulders. I hope you are always that loving and I look forward to everyday with you.
Love you buggy.

Our Week in Review

27 Apr

-Lila’s eye is healing and she is doing great with it. The stitches come out tomorrow!

-It’s been a rough week for the bug though, we took her to the dr. yesterday after days of having congestion and a runny nose. She is now being treated for a sinus infection. Poor thing, it has made her pretty crabby but I think the medicine is already helping her today.

-In some exciting news, our house is going on the market today! We filled out all the paperwork on Sunday and have been trying to keep the house super tidy and ready for showing. I have made our bed for 5 days in row! This is some kind of record. Making the bed has never been on my list of important chores because I always figured we were going to be crawling right back in it. However, I have to admit, it does make the house look a lot nicer and it is nice to get into a freshly made bed at the end of the day.

-We will probably be working on a few last minute touches around the house this weekend and also getting ready for Josh’s big 31st birthday on Monday.

Happy Friday everyone, have a wonderful weekend.


Happy First Birthday

16 Mar


Last night you climbed in my lap and buried yourself securely under my arms. I read you your favorite bedtime story and you laid your cool face on my chest. You caressed Henry, the giraffe with one hand and wrapped your other one around my fingers. We rocked gently and I told you I loved you for the one-billionth time. We did this for the last time before you turned one.

This year has been fun, exhilarating, hard, surprising, scary and amazing. You name it and I have felt it. I just can’t express to you the immeasurable amount of joy you have brought to our lives. I hope you have enjoyed this year as much as we have.

Your smile and laugh light up the room and make the rest of the world melt away. I have been saying for the past couple of weeks that I have been a little sad and sappy about your first birthday. That is the truth, but I am also loving everyday with you. It is amazing to watch what each day brings and how much you change from moment to moment. You have started to give us kisses and hugs and I can tell you that my heart has never swelled so big. Sometimes I think it may pop out of my chest.

The love of a child has been written about so many times before but the words don’t seem to do it justice when it is your own child. Even as I sit here and try to convey to you how much I love you, the words just don’t seem to be enough.

You have made me a better person, less selfish, more understanding, happier and more patient. I thank you for that and I look forward to all the things you are going to teach me in the future. But, for now I am going to enjoy each day I have with you and take it moment by moment.

Steppin Out Saturday

12 Mar

We had a very productive Saturday!

We got up and hand some play time and then I was able to get my long run in. I am feeling a little bit more confident about the half marathon and thinking it may be a bit more within reach. I’m still not where I would like to be but this was Β a better week as far as getting my runs in.

After Lila woke up from her nap we ran a TON of errands to get all the final things for her birthday party coming up on Saturday. She watched as I bought some of her gifts and then I quickly told her she had to forget about them by next weekend. She agreed she wouldn’t rat me out.

Once all our errands were complete we went to meet the G-parents for dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, Altruda’s. When we got home Lila was wiped and passed out before she could even finish her bottle.

We had such a good day together:)