This post isn’t about food, health, or my skin!!- I can hear your simultaneous sighs of relief. No, this post is purely to show off the sweet baby girl who recently joined our quickly growing family of 9. Isaac and I got … Continue reading
Yesterday I learned a valuable lesson: if you have had a stomach bug for a week and it is still in the stages of don’t-venture-further-than-10-feet-from-a-restroom, do not go mountain biking. But it was my only day off of work with … Continue reading
As an ex-coffee drinker, I no longer get excited about the oh-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte making its grand reentrance this fall. Instead, the photographer in me is excited about gorgeous backdrops. The writer/reader in me can’t wait for the chilly … Continue reading
My phone’s face time feature connected with my sisters’. Liam gasped and said “who’s dat!?” Char and I burst into laughter, he had never said that before! How funny, innocent, and surprising a 16 month old can be. This boy has stolen my whole heart! I could not be more thankful to live in a time where I can play peek-a-boo, blow kisses, and laugh with my nephew from over 300 miles away. Tomorrow? I get to hold him in my arms!! Cannot wait to spend the weekend visiting my sister and old friends. It’s almost Friday woohoo!
At 4am this morning I was rudely awakened by someone punching me in the jugular. That someone was me, assisted by my right fist. You know that stage of sleep where you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, where you often startle yourself completely awake? Well my “startling awake” was more of a “flailing of the limbs”…leading to a fancy right hook into my neck.
For the next hour I sat awake wondering how hard of a punch it would take to collapse someone’s airway (curiosity + anxiety + exhaustion makes me ponder morbid things like this). When I was little I was standing on a chair and it slipped out from under me. I fell neck first into the top of the chair and severely hurt my jugular. For a week straight it felt like there was a golf ball stuck in my throat. My mom was great and not once said “I told you not to stand on chairs” because Lord knows she was thinking it!
My 4am fight club with myself turned out okay though. I got to peruse Facebook, delete emails, and find one of the best series of photographs I have seen to date. If there is ever a reason to have a child, this is it. This dad is my hero!
Liam inside and Liam outside. I think my family and I agree, we like him better on the outside!
Dear Liam, Today is your first birthday! You have been on this planet for 365 days and in that short time, you have impacted the lives of so many different people. It is a bizarre feeling to love a person … Continue reading
Today my nephew Liam will be dedicated at my sister’s Church in Northern Virginia. I am not able to make the trip there, but I wanted to share the letter that Charlotte and her husband have written to Liam for … Continue reading
Challenge: Today! This week’s theme is a bit different (but you like that, don’t you?) – it’s about TODAY. This day. The day you’re reading and reacting to this post. Get your camera out, right now, and snap a picture to … Continue reading
Blue sky, blue water, and a baby with the blues.