Friday, December 19, 2014


My morning came especially early today. I'm meeting my mother in law for breakfast, and I arrived while it was still dark. So I turned on some good music. Songs that touch and nurture my soul. I rewrote a list I forgot at the house. And then I just watched as the sky lightened to grey and pink.

I haven't seen the sun come up in ages. And since I'm not a morning person, I probably won't be making it a habit. But every once in awhile, it's a beautiful thing to watch and a lovely way to start the day.

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


I am loving my new Pyrex storage containers! I'm trying to switch us to glass and metal containers for food storage. Baby steps!

I haven't been reading as much as I usually do. We've had a busy couple of weeks! I've been doing a lot of journaling lately though!

Choosing Christmas gifts this year has been so hard! I don't know why, but it's been driving me crazy! I'm going to get the last of my shopping done tomorrow if it kills me!

Chris and I just got done designing custom subway art and photo walls for our living room! I love how it turned out and we got so many compliments on it last weekend when my in laws came to celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas! I'm planning on posting about it soon!

With the new year just around the corner I've been wondering what 2015 will bring us. It's always so exciting to dream about the new year. Scary sometimes, but very exciting!

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Monday, December 15, 2014


Saturday was my April baby's due date. That fact was on my mind all week as I prepared for the house full of family that would be gathering with us to celebrate the holidays.

Now, as Chris and I spend a very lazy day recovering from the uncommonly busy weekend (and plenty of overindulgence), I think about how different life would be if our April baby had made it. He or she would be one. We would have included a birthday treat and (probably) presents to celebrate while the family was all together this weekend. Today, laziness would look very different.

It feels lonely tonight. I feel the absence of our babies. I am beyond grateful for my little family, and I love this quiet days we've had. But in the quiet, their absence is magnified. I don't have a growing baby bump. I don't have an almost-toddler. I wish with all my heart that I did.

I say it every year around this time, but I hope that this time next year, things are different.