October 30, 2013

out of hibernation.

Yesterday I sat down at my computer with a reheated cup coffee and apple slices and began editing pictures of life lately. They are my favorite kind to shoot anymore. Candid, real life, our life. 
It was then I realized that I also have missed sharing them here, with all of you. This space IS a part of my life as well. I have missed posting things on my heart, pictures of my wild children, recipes of the food I love and random quotes from my 4 year old. 
I have noticed that things have slowed down quite a bit in the blogging world, at least in the sphere I'm in. I think in general people are pulling in and focusing on what is in their homes. That's a good thing.
Less comparing and trying to grow our spaces, and more being grateful for what we already have.

Being pregnant this time around has had an odd effect on me. I all of a sudden am fine just 'being' and haven't felt the need to say much. I can't really describe it, it all just came on at once. I went almost 2 weeks without posting anything on Instagram and hadn't even noticed. I looked through my phone to see if I had anything worth sharing and realized I hadn't even taken a picture in two weeks. I started receiving comments and texts from so many of you asking if I was ok. It blessed me big time. It kind of shook me and snapped me out of this dazed funk I was in. I had been going in such overdrive that I think I went to the other extreme and just shut down.

I've been striving to find the balance of being focused on my family and our life and making such a priority to "keep up" with everyone else. Relationship is so important and I've found that pulling away can greatly affect my countenance. I am grateful for each of you. I love the two way relationship that has come from this little space and for how much it actually can fill me up. I think pouring out can be just as life-giving as drawing in.

So yes, we are well, life is good. Very good. Thanks for caring and checking in.



  1. good words.
    reminds me to pour out more when i feel as though i'm in a season of drawing in as well. :)

    glad to know you are just soaking it all up :)

  2. Your style looks a little different in these pics. I love it. (leave it to me to notice that). Love you.

  3. MAN. I have been checking your blog every day in hopes of some new pics of Cade's Girlfriend.
    I have MISSED you. Seriously Missed you.
    Sure do love you. Scheming in my head how a trip your way can happen.
    Happy Wednesday my sweet friend

  4. Girl I missed you and your sweet ones here and on IG! Loved your words and glad you are well! Xo!

  5. Took the words right out of my mouth. I get everything you wrote. Love you and your sweet kiddos and so happy to see pictures of y'al!

  6. Missed you as well. Loved your words.

    Gosh. Your girls in the leaves are too much cute!

  7. I so get and I find myself doing the same thing.
    Love the photos and you!

  8. You are pricelessly transparent. Thanks for sharing your life with all of us! Praying for you and kind of wishing that I could horn in on a Stevie Thanksgiving!!! xoxo

  9. I'm so glad you blogged. I agree so much with what you have said. But I'm lad you're back.

  10. i understand where you are coming from soooo much and i can completely relate. you are a doll and i appreciate everything about you.

  11. This is really heart warming.

    These are perfect black and white photos that you'll be able to look back on when you're old.
    And it will remind you of the great love you shared with your family.

    God bless you,