Currently : September 2017

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Celebrating : Some parenting wins we’ve had lately!

Watching : Myself waste time. Okay, that was kind of a stretch answer, but basically, I’m not moving forward with most of my goals. I’m stagnant…that’s a really ugly word, but my point is clear!

Welcoming : Faaaaaaalllllll (oh come on, I put a picture on Instagram of my first Pumpkin Spice Latte last week…you knew this answer was inevitable).

Preparing : For This Is Us to come back on! Come on, September 26!!

Photographing : Charlotte and Koopa, Koopa and Charlotte. They’re just so stinking cute together lately!

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Enjoy Your Journey

Today was the first day of school in my county. My Facebook and Instagram feeds were filled with posts and pictures that all shared a common theme : “I can’t believe how fast time is going.”

Since Charlotte had been pretty restless all night and decided to give us a 4:30 AM wake up call, it seems so hard for me to think about time going quickly, but I know it does. She is learning new skills daily and approaching milestones that seemed like far away concepts just a few days ago.

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This is what a rough morning looks like…

Part of me wishes that she would stay little; she’s so sweet and affectionate (when she wants to be!), and it’s fun watching her interact with the world around her. However, the bigger part of me is looking forward to seeing her grow and develop as a person. I’m curious to see what her personality will be like. I want to be able to talk to her and have her respond back to me with more than just a couple of words or random babble. And, let’s be real here, I really, really, really look forward to the days when her sleep is more consistent (when she’s about, what, 20 or 25? Ha!).

But, I’m not going to wish this time away. I’m going to attempt to savor every moment – good and bad. We are not having more children so every phase we go through is the first and last time we will experience those things as parents. I’m going to work on enjoying the journey because before I know it, we’ll be sending out high school graduation invitations, and I’ll be trying to remember what life was like when she was little. Enjoy your journey. Even the not-so-enjoyable parts have a purpose, and one day, they will be what you miss.

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