You know, I wrote this post about learning how to sunday quite a few months ago--- I was really aiming to declutter my life from the *need to do this* feeling. I go in and out of feeling the need to slow down and feeling the need to push to take on everything. But this month, for whatever reason, I feel like I've finally be able to get a hold of myself and realize I don't have to say yes to everything. Okay, fine, I'm still mostly saying yes to almost everything, but not 100% like usual. The photos in todays post are actually from two weekends ago now--- the first weekend where we really just chilled out as a family. In one weeks' time, we've celebrated both my mother in law's and my step mothers birthday, we've had a countless number of people over, we threw a party, had a family date, and had a kid-free couple day and night date, we've deep cleaned (twice) and re-organized the house (spent a good 15 minutes deciding where a dog bed should go-- not kidding), and I've somehow still mostly been able to keep up with everything I typically need to. I'm not sure how it all seemed to magically come together this month, but it has--- and really, I'm sort of proud of myself for it. Even Alex turned to a friend of mine this week and said "she hasn't worked in two whole days, it's been amazing."
If this is any indication of how this year will be, well, I'm excited. I know there will be ups and downs during the year. And I know I will have moments of sheer panic, wondering how will I accomplish everything and more-- but right now is good. I feel like I took a chill pill, with little side effects--- other than an inbox that never stops. I hope you guys are enjoying the flow of this blog-- I am lately. Like anything else, good weeks and questionable weeks happen, but overall, a real vibe with a good mix of daily life, adventure, and always food and color. I might add a few extra posts throughout the week-- just because (but don't hold me to that) and I do want to bring up awareness on some more serious issues too--- hopefully thats okay :) I'm taking big plans and breaking them into little pieces to build a positive life and hopefully somehow accomplishing some real good-- and I'm doing it while somehow spending real, much needed time with all the people I love most.
stole this picture from claudia--- and gave her pizza to trade? :)
a photo of myself by claudia that I somehow don't mind.
I hope you're all having an amazing week. I can't wait to share with you guys so many posts! Like the sparkle party, duh ;)
ps. I'm currently sitting in my office that is a complete mess--- and still absolutely covered in glitter. I do have plans to get to it this week ;)
pps. I'm really happy that we have a home where so many people drop by (I'm more than happy to feed all of you, stop feeling bad about it-- you know who you are).