Sunday, January 8, 2017

Day 8

As much as I wanted to get out of the house, this (cold) Sunday was about the boys cleaning up the fallen snow we got yesterday, while I scrubbed dirty walls. It was about french toast, pajamas, the wood stove, listening to music, catching up on the dreaded laundry, and lounging around playing video games.

I decided for this to really, truly show our life....I should leave the laundry baskets on the couch, the piles of laundry, the ashes on the wood stove, the crumbs on the table, and the messes. Its us, it real. Sure the pillows get plumped and blankets get laid upon the couch but our house is also usually covered in laundry, or baskets or dog hair- you know because we live in it.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Day 7

Today at 5:30 am while the house the whole house slept, and I was wide awake I decided instead of it being a negative thing, I could turn it into a positive thing. I brewed myself a hot cup of coffee, grabbed a blanket and a new book and had me time. I read. I enjoyed every second of it. I also enjoyed the pitter patter of Cyrus' feet when he crawled out of bed at 7:33.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Day 6

Today I failed. 

I decided, oh I'll just double up the photos tomorrow, or I'll find an extra.

I decided. No. No, I will not do that. I will not pretend.

I will be honest. 

Today I ran errands, today I roasted a turkey to make the  next couple of meals easier, today I did not pick up my camera. I almost took a picture of the turkey and laughed and made a joke about this turning into a preggo's food diary. But today I decided its okay.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Day 5

Still not saying this is a 365, I'm bound to fail, I usually do. However here are 5 more days of photos I wouldn't normally have. So thats a win.

I am salad obsessed, lately its just been throwing together whatever is in my fridge but I'd love to hear some of your favorite salad recipes!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 4

Messy counters, unorganized cabinets, dirty dishes, clean dishes that need to be put away, light, smoke, particles, and blurriness. This is real life. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 3

Poppy seed is 15 weeks today. No belly pictures yet, I mean unless you want to see a belly that looks like it overate, then I'll get right on it! I'm still squeezing into my jeans, however leggings are much more comfortable. Just 5 short weeks and we'll know who is living inside of me, hopefully! We're getting excited to know if you're a boy or a girl! We love you, little one, even though you're draining the life out of me! ;)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Day 2

When you set a goal to organize that hellacious desk of yours, but your six year old comes over and asks you to build a lego set, you STOP. Its the last day of winter vacation, and that mess can wait, it has for the past how many days?

And well because....

Sixty seconds now feels more like thirty
Tick-tock, won't stop, around it goes
Sand through the glass sure falls in a hurry
All you keep trying to do is slow it down, soak it in
You're trying to make the good times last as long as you can
But you can't, no you can't
It just goes too fast
Way too fast

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Over the past year, I have really slacked on picking up my camera to document my own family. This year that changes. Its about the boring, the nitty gritty, thats our life and I want to remember it. Especially the half of the year we're still a family of 3, and it will be just as important to document us becoming a family of 4! Here's to me picking up my camera, daily? Who knows but anything is better than what I did last year! 

We spent our New Years day romping in the woods, and playing monopoly! How'd you spend yours?