This is one of those posts that feels a little unfamiliar because I’ve taken a little too long to visit this writing corner. Obviously, things have gotten incredibly busy on the business front, not to mention with family and the actual living side of things. I’m constantly running against the clock, making sure lunches are packed, doctors appointments are attended, the dishes are cleaned and the laundry is done. I know I’m in good company with my fellow parents and caregivers when it comes to all of this.
Beau turned two in the beginning of December. This sweet, energetic, smart and kind soul continues to not only surprise but keep us on our toes daily.
This past Christmas came up rapidly, though I can honestly say that it was one of the best I’ve ever had.
Justin and the kids were in our church’s Christmas Pageant the morning of Christmas eve. We’ve been waiting awhile for all three to be able to participate, and it was incredibly sweet.
We celebrated with family on several different nights, and were finally able to host a celebration in our very own home without worrying about space or sleeping arrangements. Despite dropping the 20 lb turkey and spilling all of the brine at midnight the night before, it came out well enough.
Theo certainly had no complaints.
The stockings were finally hung from a mantle, and the kids dashed outside after opening presents on Christmas morning to play with their toys with our neighborhood friends.
It’s what I’ve always wanted but never expected to actually happen.
Soft and amazing organic pajamas by Skylar Luna. Our last set lasted a full year.
Shortly after the first of the year, Theo received his final vaccine and we got the go-ahead to take him out to public places. We started with the park and graduated to our favorite dog beach-the one that we always used to go to before we adopted Theo.
It’s been so much fun watching him explore the world for the first time. Belly laughs had by all.
We are incredibly blessed, and it is, at times, breathtaking. There is a pride and a peace that comes with knowing that we worked hard for much of our success, though it certainly doesn’t take away from the gratitude we feel.
Wishing you all the very same. With love from us to you in this new year.