Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

We had a really great Easter this year.  Holidays are just so much better with children.  We gave Loyal his Easter basket as soon as he woke up.  We were obviously excited and so wrapped up in watching him tear through it that I didn't even take any pictures.  I hate when I do that.  He got lots of books, toys, a couple balls and a new sippy cup.  We let him play with it all day and make as big of a mess as he wanted, which he definitely did!  We went to Easter brunch and stuffed ourselves with some delicious food.  We took some family pics that are deserving of a frame for sure.  It was a really special day for us.
Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Pregnancy Journal

Hello again!  Gosh, it's been a while.  Can I be honest here?  I have such an inner struggle with this blog sometimes.  I go back and forth about continuing it.  There are times that I feel ok with letting it go.  It's hard to find the time and when I do have the time, there are so many other things I end up doing.  I know one might assume that I have all the time in the world but there's a lot that goes into this and frankly, I just don't have it in me sometimes.  There are other times though that I do miss it and as I sit here and write this, it does feel good.  This was always an outlet for me.  Whether creatively with recipes or crafts, or just a way for me to express myself.  I remember making New Year's resolutions this year and one of them was to blog more.  My last post was in February so, seems to be going well!  I guess I have some figuring out to do with this but in my mean time, I want to share something very special.  This is something that I worked on for over a year.  Remember when I was pregnant and posting about my pregnancy all the time?  Well, not only did I want to share my experience but it was also a way for me to document everything so that I could remember.  I kept a journal throughout my pregnancy which I shared here and there.  My intention from the very beginning was to have something to give my children when they were older.  I wanted them to be able to live through my experience.  I included everything.  Every feeling, every emotion, pictures, cravings, moments, events and everything about my life over the course of 10 months.  I put my heart and soul into this project and I feel like I owe it to myself, and to everyone who followed my pregnancy, to reveal the meaning behind it.

As we quickly approach Loyal's first birthday, I figured this would be a good time to share this and have a brief moment of reflection.  I hope you enjoy this small piece of myself and I apologize if some things are hard to make out or hard to read.  It has taken a lot for me to finally share this and really put myself out there in a way that feels so raw and exposed.  
So without further ado, here it is.

Book ordered through Blurb.
Maternity pictures

One more thing:
I don't plan on showing this book to anyone.  It's way too personal.  This was something I did for me and for Loyal.  I just don't want anyone to be surprised when you don't see it out on the coffee table for show and tell when you come over. :)
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