Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What to Remember

I've been meaning to carve out some time to hop on and write a few blog posts. I think that with the infrequency of my posting lately coupled with the overall drop in blog writing and reading due to Instagram, I may be writing only to myself. And that's okay with me.

The other day (actually, I think it may have been a few months ago by now), Justin made a comment about how he was glad that I'd written all the Letters to Lizzy on this blog because he couldn't remember all the little details without them. I'm glad that I wrote them too, and have been meaning to catch up on Becca's letters for the same reason. But the point is, that in not having the time to blog lately, there are little things that I'm afraid might be slipping through the cracks of my mind, forgotten.

So here's what I want to remember right now:

-We've had a CRAZY busy few weeks, as is typical for us in the summer. Well, actually it seems like that's pretty typical for us all year round!I feel like we have been so incredibly busy, but I'm also not entirely sure with what.
-We've been taking Lizzy to swimming lessons for about seven months now, and she's starting to swim on her own for short distances without any sort of floaties!
-Becca has been a bit of a bear this month. We've started calling her our little koala, because she wants to be held and CLINGS to me 24 hours a day. She's currently getting three teeth all at once, which is no fun... but she is also really developing her own personality and starting to play with us, which definitely *is* fun.

-We got to week six or seven of Couch to 5k, and then we've had 100+ degree temperatures since then, and it just isn't happening anymore, which makes me sad. Especially since that was the one form of exercise that was actually working for us, as it didn't depend on both girls being asleep. I'm not really sure what to do now.

-All last week, Lizzy called Vacation Bible School the "DMV."

-I'm totally craving some sort of predictable schedule, or rhythm to our days.

-I love cooking...WHEN children are not screaming or clamoring to come into the kitchen/be picked up/have a snack/screaming/etc.

-I haven't read a really amazing book in awhile. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

-My parents are in Switzerland and my sister is in Denmark. I'm so thankful for Skype, which has allowed us to video chat with both of them!



  1. I am reading The Salt Road and Wolf Hall, both excellent so far. Have you read hope for the weAry mom? I just re-read that one and it was even better the second time.

  2. Becca is right at the age I like the least (the clinging!!) Luckily, it only lasted a month with both of my kids. And the developing personality is a Godsend during that time!

    Two books I've read and loved recently: The Kitchen House and The Virgin Cure. Currently reading The President's Wife.

  3. I feel the same way this 2nd time around, I want to remember all these little moments but there is no time, and when there is I would rather would TV or do nothing. ;) I love that family photo of you guys, glad you updated!

  4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I'm not usually a big fan of her books, but I really enjoyed this one.
    My husband and I call my daughter a stage three clinger lately! I think teething is to blame. Poor little things!

  5. I really have started to enjoy cooking when I can do it without kids. Sounds so mean, but I find it relaxing. Trying to cook with a crying baby and a toddler clinging to my leg is not relaxing!

    I haven't read a good book in a while either.

    That is hilarious that Lizzy called VBS the DMV. Haha!

  6. Check out 'Emma's Secrets' (I downloaded it SUPER cheap on my kindle- I could totally share it with you) OR Lost in Shangrala. If you ever wanna borrow books...I could totally UPS.

  7. Would running super early in the am before it gets too hot be an option? IT's the only way I can do runs when it's really hot outside and I love starting my day off that way, even though it stinks to get up so early.

    Hahahaha at the 'DMV'.

    Keep on writing and recording those memories, girl.


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