Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Little Things

A full night's sleep.

Waking up early to feed and cuddle a sleepy baby.

Lying in bed, listening to the quiet.

A cup of coffee, alone.

A soft rain on a grey morning.

Time to write, and contemplate.

Memories, and plans.


Thursday, July 25, 2013


The dreaded summer cold hit our house this week.  And it hit me hard.  I spent most of yesterday in a haze, functioning only through the miracle of Day-Quil.

Luckily, I have awesome kids.

Miles quietly played and watched tv.  If I had a coughing fit, he'd come pat me on the back and say, "It be okay, Mommy.  It be okay."

Samantha wanted nothing more than to cuddle most of the day, smiling up at me from time to time.

It was a long day, but my babies made it so much better.

And the good news is that we all appear to be on the mend today.  After a good night's sleep (thank you, Ny-Quil), I feel a ton better.  Still congested and achy, but I'll take it. :)

Friday, July 19, 2013


Three weeks ago, the world became suddenly crazy, hectic, and stressful.

A week ago, just as suddenly, it fully returned to normal.

Other than Patrick going to work and the kids and I doing our daily morning outing, we've been staying home, relaxing as a family, and just recovering.

We've eaten dinner at home, then played outdoors in the fading light.

We've taken walks to get ice cream.

We've cleaned, and rested, and cleaned some more.

Life with two small children is always a little on the crazy side, but it is our normal, and I am so thankful to return to it.

This quiet little life makes me so happy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pass the Wine

The last two weeks have been . . . long.  Let's just go with long.

I can't even go into everything.  There's simply too much.

Baby showers. Surprised and unpleasantly shocked with the behavior of a family member.  Fourth of July.  A family emergency that took us out of town for most of a week.  Some sort of stomach bug or food poisoning or something that had Miles puking and pooping for two days.  Little sleep.  Lots of stress.

I'm hanging in there.  Stressed, and somewhat anxious, but considering the situation, I'm not sure that's unexpected.  Mostly, I'm just hunkering down and cuddling my husband and kiddos and trying to ride out the storm.

Hopefully, I will have time, patience, and wherewithal to post more in the near future.  Until then, hugs to all of you, and I hope your summer is much less exciting than mine. :)