770. arriving to our destination safely with dog and baby in the car. 771. seeing our families. 772. sweet zoo surprise from an online friend across the country. 773. cool, rainy day for temporary relief from the hot weather. 774. checking items off my list. 775. summer break. [...] 995. my little boy crawling! 996. his tiny… Continue reading Too Many To Count. [770-1000]
Gosh. How many times have I said that time flies? Because, dang, it does fly by. Quick! And now, I have a happy, curious six and a half month-old little boy that brings so much joy to my life. I still cannot believe it! And it's spring! The grass has been mowed several times (successfully this year!),… Continue reading sun’s up, flowers smile. [701-769]
Dear Friend, Whether you are back in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, right here in Kentucky, or scattered elsewhere in the world, I've been a bad friend lately. I know this. I am aware of it constantly. I will continue to be a bad friend for a little bit longer. I used to be annoyed with people that… Continue reading Dear Friend, I Know I’m A Terrible Friend Lately. Love, This New Mama.
In keeping up with my word of the year (authentic), let me just tell you -- yep, life is definitely different. And in all the hustle and bustle of having an adorable, demanding newborn and a new job, it leaves very little time for myself. On those rare occasions that the baby decides to take a… Continue reading Spring in Winter. [646-700]
Awhile back, I was introduced to the concept of a "word of the year" (or "one word" as some know it) and absolutely loved it. I dislike resolutions and while I enjoy having goals, I hate feeling pressured by myself to achieve several goals. Instead, I thought about how I wanted my life to look… Continue reading the year of: authentic.