A few weeks ago I moved my computer. It was in a space that was toward a corner, away from a window, looking at a mess I needed to clean (the laundry area, still need to clean it) and? I found myself avoiding it. And that meant I was avoiding blogging. Sometimes I read so many blogs and reminders to “unplug” and “be real” and then I feel convicted. But the truth of the matter? I love to blog. It is therapeutic, beneficial to me and my family, and I am a written processor (is that a thing? cause I’m that.) and the best way for me to sort out my thoughts is to write them out. So down with feeling like I need to “unplug” from blogging just because everyone else does. I’m back! (I did however delete FB from my phone. . . I guess I *am* legit convicted about somethings)
Our little family has been busy growing. Nolie is learning and astounding us with the things she just picks up. We don’t go out of our way to “teach” her, but she is recognizing words, letters, sounds, doing simple math (addition, with her fingers! it isn’t the cutest thing ever, at all) and just generally being crazy smart. And hilarious. She is also so into pretend play. I am always being corrected;
“I am not Nolie right now. I am Fawn, a fairy who helps babies to fly! and learn! and be a bumble bee! Come ON Eviebee!”
Ever is standing, trying to walk, taking stumble steps to Nolie’s outstretched arms, and continually reminding us that she is very much a different person than her sister. She eats like crazy, sleeps much differently, and is the brightest eyed little lady. Offering up a smile without any hesitation, she is heart to the world and joy oozing.
And Charlie and I. We are growing too. Being cracked and grown and built into something new. Partners and best friends, confidants and sparks. We are in a pretty incredibly beautiful season. Holding hands and butterflies. Stealing kisses and falling hard for each other in our new (three years is still new) roles of Parents. Watching each other grow into awesome parents (if I may say so myself) is incredibly romance building. This is a good place to be sitting in.
Also? Dare I say it? Spring is coming! Garden! Mowing! Biking! Hiking! Day trip adventures!
Here are some pictures from our bike ride awhile back. It was Evie’s first, and it was perfect.