Hey, Guys! 👋🏻 Missed you. ;)
Our parents left on Sunday, which meant that yesterday was our first day totally on our own as a family of four. I’ll admit that I was a bit nervous about how it would go without help; I worried whether we’d die of sleep deprivation, whether we’d be able to get out the door on time in the morning, and whether any of us would be able to shower/bathe. 🙈 But lo! It was the best day ever. Yes, it was really tough to see everyone go, and sure: we were late to peewee. But A) no one cares if we’re late to peewee, haha… and B) I can’t tell you how much we’re enjoying settling into our new lives together. At the risk of sounding totally clichéd, life feels complete. Even though we’re tired and might not get around to showering until mid-morning. ;)
I snapped these photos at the park yesterday, and I love how unbelievably happy everyone looks in them.
I’m not pictured because I’m going to be wearing sweats for the foreseeable future 😉, but how cute is my fam?! I mean, Emma in the navy jumper that’s clearly a school uniform despite the fact that she’s only two years old? 😂 She had to have it. I’m here for it, though! ❤️
Mitch chased Emma around the playground playing “Monster,” which is exactly what it sounds like… and I (slowly) followed them with Lucy in tow and Emma periodically pausing to check in on her and give her kisses. :) And I don’t know; it just kind of hit me. How lucky we are. How perfectly imperfect things are right now. Also, how years from now, we’ll wish we could go back. How truly incredible life is.
Before we Lucy arrived, I wondered how anything could “match” the feelings that came along with having one’s first child. But as it turns out, the second child has this magical ability not only to capture hearts so completely–just as the first did–but also to provide clarity. Things are a bit less overwhelming since we’ve been through most of it before… and therefore we’re able to stand back and appreciate the moments, like the ones you see here in this post. I’m also grateful for this blog. Freezing time may not be possible, but this site gives me the ability to preserve.
I’m rambling. I love how I said all my posts would be scheduled, and then I come on a few days later and post per usual, haha. I just can’t stay away, especially when I’m super emotional! ;) In all seriousness, though, thank you for being my creative outlet and for listening when my heart has SO much to say yet I can’t find the words (and end up making little sense).
Things are good here. Wonderful, really.