August 29-30, 2019 Continue reading Ocean Shores, WA
Labor Day was spent hanging with family, drinking, eating feasts, and lazying around for the most part. It was a nice, relaxing way to finish off our whole vacation. They went crabbing in Micah’s uncle’s boat and were able to keep a lot! Continue reading Deception Pass State Park
The leaves are starting to turn yellow and kids are really back in school. It seems like I went to bed one night and woke up to Autumn because it happened so fast and all at once. I liked this time of year a lot when I was younger and especially in college because it felt like I was going back to my own little world of studying and a solitary (though not in a bad way) existence. I think of the cool mornings and buying a hot drink if I woke up early enough before class – which usually I didn’t because I worked late and did homework after. Continue reading Vacation 2019
Happy second birthday to my baby! Continue reading Terrific Twos
“We did it! We’re engaged!” I say as if I had anything to do with it. I got to sit back and be surprised, while Micah went out of his way and did all the planning.
I wish this whole process would go a lot slower. I’ve gotten good at making sure I don’t take moments for granted because the reality that this might be the only time I get to experience a little baby hangs over my head as Paxon settles into each new phase.
Well, we made it. Half a year as a mom. Half a year of trying to figure out how to put a baby on a schedule when I’m not on one myself. Half a year realizing I can’t compare my situation to most others or I’ll drive myself crazy. Half a year wondering how I’m not completely disgusted to have someone’s drool fall onto my face when I lift him above me to make him giggle, or get peed on if I take him into the shower with me to bathe him, or even get pooped on if we don’t catch it immediately and he blows out. It makes me wonder who has stuck around for this journey and read each one of these posts for the last six months. Whoever you are, I want to say thank you.
I’m writing and posting this extremely late hoping it will somehow make time go by slower. In the moment, I feel like things go slow and I get bored easily, but when I wake up in the morning, I’ll see the date and wonder how or when that happened.