Friday, May 20, 2016

I'm Back

Mother's Day 2016

^^ this boy gives the best snuggles and kisses ^^

My husband is so hot haha

It's been a while since I've blogged!  After having Tally and all of the craziness of becoming a mom I kind of felt like I lost my voice for a while, other than monthly updates about Tally.  While I know I'm pretty irrelevant in the blogging world I still love having a place to gather my thoughts and journal about our family.  I have lots of "private posts" that won't ever be posted but that I love to re-read and add to them.  I know I should probably hand-write them but typing is just so much faster!

For a while it honestly felt like life was swallowing me whole.  I was having a hard time getting used to my "postpartum" body, couldn't seem to keep my house clean, and was just in kind of a slump for a bit.  I made a goal at the beginning of the year to finally actually complete the Kayla Itsines guides and I'm proud to say I did it!!  I noticed that other parts of my life that needed improving started to change as well.  On days that I worked out I had more energy, and I was happier to get housework done.  I also found that I was growing spiritually- I was taking care of myself and felt like I had more time to read my scriptures and ponder.  I got into a good routine-workout in the morning, then read scriptures and have "me time" during Tally's morning nap.  It's still a habit that I have to work on EVERY day.  Some days I love working out, but most days it's an internal struggle haha.  I also have the biggest sweet tooth alive, and probably always will, but I'm kind of ok with it.  Like I've just come to terms with it now, you know?  I'm going to have my cake and eat it too.  Well mostly just the frosting.  I love frosting.

Ok! lots of rants going on.  Update on our family...

Braedon: Mr. Smarty pants graduated, on the deans' list, and has accepted an offer from George Washington University Medical School.  We will be making the big move to DC this summer!  I have lots of feelings about this, mostly excitement and nerves.  I've been trying to pack a few boxes in my spare time and have found that Tally is packing too-so far I've found a few legos, a binky, and a ball in one of my boxes ;) I also found a separate box that contained one of each of my shoes ;)

Me: Still working as a nurse at St. Mark's in the nursery,  but I only have a couple shifts left.  It's a bittersweet end- I love, LOVE, my job but I love being a mom more.  It'll be interesting to see where my nursing career takes me in DC. Right now I'm just focused on being a mom and a wife. I also just started my second round of Kayla and I'm trying not to think too hard about moving.  I've read about 5 books in the past month, it's been a good distraction!  I've LOVED The Nightingale and Me Before You.  I also enjoyed Big Little Lies, and the Hypnotists Love Story.

Tally:  Running EVERYWHERE, repeating words, and getting smarter by the minute.  He's got such a personality.  One minute he's doing something naughty and the next minute he's up in my face giving me kisses or snuggling me.  I can't help but laugh at everything he does.  He's super into "organizing" right now.  He'll grab random household items; lotion, legos, cars etc. and just line them up on my book shelf.  Then he moves them up and down on the shelves and just gets super concentrated.  It's so cute.  He loves playing with cars and balls, and "dances" to music.  He is honestly such a light in our lives,  I love him more than words. He has been teething the past few days and has basically had a fever the whole time and it just breaks my heart.  I love the extra snuggling but hate that he is in so much pain.

We are honestly just loving our simple life right now.  Yes, we have trials, but we try to just be grateful for them because they make us who we are.  We feel super close as our little family of three, and I'm so lucky to have such a patient and considerate husband.  We are doing our best to save money (I'm not super helpful, sorry babe) and just prepare for this next HUGE adventure. We have lots of great memories to make ;)

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