Great Idea: see Adam for lunch and take a walk to the park
Not Great Idea: carry baby in your arms instead of taking the stroller
Also Not Great Idea: in addition to heavy baby, have heavy backpack diaper bag on
Best Idea: enjoy the time you can find to be together as a family
[Adam held Victor while I played of the swings. It was heavenly. And made me giggle like I was in kindergarten again.]
The past several days have yielded some pretty cool conversations with my spouse. I know when you’re friends, then dating, and then engaged you talk about things. But as time goes on you grow and revisit some old topics. Or new ones crop up! How do we feel about our son dating? Having a job? Tattoos? Allowance? Public vs private school? Some of the conversations have been brief because neither of us really know how we feel or we both feel the same way. Some of them have gotten kinda heated, when I feel fiercely, I feel fiercely alright! Even if I get mad or frustrated or confused it’s great being able to get my talk on with one of my favorite people.
[MY BABY LAUGHS AND HE SMILES AND GIGGLES AND MY HEART HAS EXPLODED AND MY FACE MELTED OFF FROM ALL THE CUTENESS AND I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! But later, when he spit up on my favorite shirt and I smelled all day I was kinda annoyed. Then I looked at these pictures and got the love bubble all over again.]
“Will you accept my apology?”
“Will you please forgive me?”
[It can be scary to ask these questions. If you find that you can’t ask them, you need to ask yourself a question: “Why?”. i got convicted about my emotional maturity today and I’m so glad that I was, it means I’m growing.]
[Check out this cool little guy we found a few Sundays ago!]
You help create the environment you’re in. If you want something joyful, bring joy. If you want laughter, be funny! Our server at dinner tonight brought joy to our table and it was contagious! He made our date more fun and we made his night more fun, win win all around!
[What does one DO with a stuffed animal this big? Where would one STORE it? Why is this a thing?…I guess since it’s a unicorn none of these questions matter. The only question that DOES mater in this case is: how much does this beautiful thing cost???]
When was the last time you celebrated a friend’s victory? I don’t mean a super crazy awesome victory that YOU aspire to accomplish, but something that maybe you’ve already done or overcome? Do you scoff at those things? “Been there, done that, got the t-shirt” attitude could be crushing people in your life that you love. Celebrate the big AND the small things. Enjoy the joys of your friends. Support them as they endeavor to move forward, even if they’re way ahead of you, and especially if they’re way behind you. [This precious human got her drivers license! Even though I’ve got mine, I got on her level and celebrated. She drove me out to get some chai tea and we looked at books for a few hours. Hannah and I aren’t in the same season in life but I’m enjoying being a part of her growth as a woman. Celebrating the victories, big or small.]
Got le crafty with my homie today and made some sweet plans.
(BONUS: Don’t be too serious.)
[Best. Card. Ever. Kudos to Hannah]
I enjoyed my home today. I find that people forget to enjoy their space after the newness has worn off. You can have a perfect deck with a perfect yard and look out your window at it and not once take time to enjoy it. Deciding to celebrate and take pleasure in my space has been a real process, I’ve not always been very good at it, but I am so much more happy for trying. Our deck needs work done to it and our view might not be grand, but this is where we are and it’s perfect.
My first online “class” finally started!!! I am crazy nervous, even if I’ll just be watching videos in my pajamas… OH WELL! Here’s to jumping in, full of optimism and hope!
Yesterday’s DD was about a journal I decided to start. The first entry asked me to list things I’m afraid of, and one of the things I wrote was not going to college. This is me taking a step towards overcoming that fear, even if I’m still scared of failing and being a huge disappointment. I signed up for two classes on the Coursera app and couldn’t be more excited!