Yesterday I turned 29 years old, and you know what? It feels wonderful.
I have so much to be thankful for and so much more to look forward to.
Scott and I have built a beautiful life thus far with a roof over our heads, two beautiful daughters and food on the table each night. Most importantly, though, is the fact that we have built it upon the foundation that is our faith in God. Lord only knows that we are faaaaaar from perfect (or even great) at stopping to praise Him each and every day, but He loves us unconditionally and knows our hearts lie with Him.
Thankful for that!
Anyone who knows me, knows that this is the time of year I live for. It's my absolute favorite. The smells in the air, the sounds of Christmas music playing, lights on every house and street corner... it's the best.
This weekend Scott will be taking advantage of slightly warmer temps and visiting the zoo with Emma while I grocery shop. Emma has suddenly become quite the picky eater, which is frustrating because she has always eaten everything I've given her. Oh well... as my wise mother said, this too shall pass! I did find some tasty looking recipes on a gem of a website called Weelicious, so I'm actually excited about grocery shopping for once. I envision making all of these new and improved, toddler-friendly meals that Emma will gobble up and we will equally enjoy, but I think I need to lower my expectations a bit and just roll with what comes. That's not something I do all too well.
Sunday will be a relaxing day of Christmas music, football and gingerbread houses with Emma, Grammy and possibly the aunties. I can't wait! I just know Emma will have a blast playing with frosting and candy (what kid wouldn't?!), and this overly-controlling mama will try to actually let loose and allow some messiness to take place. I'll be sure to snap a few pictures, if the fun allows!
I've been a bit... umm... hormonal... lately? But at the end of the day, with my oldest baby cuddled up in her crib and my youngest baby cuddled up inside of me... after some downtime with my hubby enjoying coffee and cookies in front of our favorite shows... once all of the days hustle and bustle has settled... I find myself smiling in grateful awe of how much I love the life God has blessed me with.
Now to bed I go, where lullaby music streams through the baby monitor and a cozy pregnancy pillow awaits!