Well, if you have assumed I have given up on this dear old blog, I would probably say you're right.
I have not been able to get my groove back for the last year and I'm not quite sure why. I will have to ashamedly admit it is in part to instagram, which I know (and agree) is a cop-out. But, when I can upload one picture in four seconds and say what I need to about it, the need for a blog seems like an age old form of communicating ideas with people.
Still, I find myself missing it here. Whether one person reads or a bunch I liked documenting my life, my projects, and anything else I wanted to share with whoever happened upon this little space in the cyber world.
I have considered starting fresh. A new blog with a new name and a new focus. But if you know anything about me I am not good at change or forgetting where I've been.
So, I'm going to have another go at it but with a little help.
Greg is going to be helping me, writing, sharing some of his own DIYs, inspiration, and making some amazing printable happy things for people to enjoy. We're going to go at it as a team like everything else we do and see if it helps me move back into my happy place.
We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to be inspired about:
So here's to love and newness and life.
To fresh starts in familiar places.
And to people who hold our hands through it all.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Today is the first day of our last month in the place we have called home.
I had this long emotion filled post I had written this morning but thats the beauty of backspace and blogs. I just need to push forward.
This is really hard for us. This is not a house, this is our home. And when I say our I mean the lovely ladies upfront and our nest. We have made a family in house built on trust and love and mutual care for each others well being. It will be extremely missed and irreplaceable.
The short of the story is they sold the house we live in and only we have to move because the man is going to let his son live in our half. So we have 30 days to figure our new living situation out.
Now I know that might seem fine, but 30 days is barely enough time to digest the news.. we had to start looking and packing that night.
And although I have been crying (a lot) I do truly know we will be okay.
Its just sometimes instead people telling us we'll be better off or "its happening for a reason" I just want people to let me cry and tell me it does really suck.
It sucks we have to start over.
It sucks we lose our community.
It sucks we have to be brave.
It sucks my best friend is coming and the last time he was here my house was in boxes and now it will be in boxes again.
It sucks Avery will lose neighbors who love her so much.
It sucks this all brings up bad memories.
And even though this isn't my favorite, ya know... change. I know we will grow and learn and be stretched. I know Greg will hold my hand through it and even carry me when I feel like there is no possible way I can move forward. I know even if the last few months feel like a pit, I know love will win. I have to believe that or really what is the point?
growing up sucks sometimes.
whoever lead me to believe my twenties were going to be easy is a fool.
thank goodness for awesome friends and a top notch husband ♥
Posted by jess at 6:43 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2013
So I know I have been slacking at posting but I promise I am still taking the pictures. I opened my computer today and there was a recipe on the screen that I made over a week ago. That is how little I actually get on my computer. Any who here are some photos from the last week in may possibly the first week in june... I may have lost track a little.
1. a beautiful mama
2. a beautiful baby
3. my handsome man
5. a community of littles
6. hideaway lunches
7. BLTs favoriteeee
8. pink lemonade, all summer
9. pretty dishes in the sun
10. hubby makes cutting boards
11. needed life reminders
12. one of my preschoolers gave me this, she said its me
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Posted by jess at 11:09 AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
Another week and I am starting to wondering how the months are possibly flying by this quickly! It's warming up here and I love falling in love with our little home in each season. We moved in last year in the summer months so there's a small hint of nostalgia in the air. As our little apartment starts to feel like a greenhouse I am reminded of moving in when all we had was a mattress on the floor and homemade popsicles to eat. Oh summer, we're ready for you.
1. for my hungry man
2. the lights of my life
3. best cupcakes ever
4. milk in a bottle makes days happier
5. dino planter throwdown
6. my littles playing with toys my husband made
7. eating outside everrrryyydayyyy
8. sisters over for dinner
12. chocolate covered sunflower seeds (OHMYGLOB)
14. lumpy spaceeeeee
Posted by jess at 4:47 PM