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Change of Pace

If you know me personally, you know I’m sort of an over achiever. I try and wear many hats and keep a lot of plates spinning. I like to be busy. I grew up that way and my mindset has never switched off of needing something else to do to fight any ounce of possible boredom if I see it looming.

Lately I have been convicted of filling up my time with so much stuff. Whether it’s social media, meetings, blogging, running, or saying yes to anything and everything that might be asked of me. All while reminding myself that I’m also a wife and momma.

Soooo…. in saying that, I don’t want to necessarily say I’m going to stop blogging because I know I’ll never stop baking, crafting, running or parenting. Life is life and it’s going to keep going and I think there are valuable things to be able to talk about or reveal on this blog (like my favorite brownie recipe that I still haven’t shared with ya’ll!). However, I do feel like I need to take a step back.

My sweet, cuddly, little Archie bear is growing up so fast and I’ve been too tempted to keep up with the social media world sometimes (with blogs, instagram, facebook, etc.) and I just can’t miss out on one second. Between still working as a nurse, being a wife, momma and friend, I just have to lay this down and realize that honestly, I’m not blogging to make a living or be the most popular so why would I feel a problem letting this go? I shouldn’t and I don’t.

I love writing and sharing bits and pieces of my life whether it involves recipes, cloth diapers, or celebrating sweet milestones and I’ll continue to do this in some capacity, I hope, but am taking the pressure off myself (because I’ve been the only one to put the pressure there in the first place) to post routinely or dwell on topics that I need to write up and get scheduled to post.

I’ll be soaking in more date nights with my man, snuggles and kisses from my baby bear and late nights of laughter with friends. And less of trying to keep up reading blogs, commenting, eavesdropping on facebook and always thinking about what’s next. Life is too short to live it feeling like I’ve been feeling the past few weeks.

Thank you to all who read faithfully or just read because you’ve stumbled here. I’ll see you around. Much love from me to you.

The Village

You see, I just had to write this post because you know what? I’m thankful. So over the moon, gushy with emotions, thankful.

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These people you are about to all see? All of them have loved us so well this past year. All of them have watched our babe at some time or another, usually even multiple times, because we don’t have physical family near us.

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So on this fall, crisp, Friday morning I thought it was about time I give public kudos to our “village”. 

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They continue to knock mine and Chad’s socks off in how they love us. First it was being great friends before Archie bear was even in the picture.

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Then it was helping us prep for Archie’s arrival, providing things we needed, and bringing us home cooked meals and tasty treats after we got home from the hospital.

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Thirdly, it was helping us all throughout the last year by coming over to “babysit” while we had meetings, date nights and job commitments.
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They’ve asked us repeatedly when they can watch our babe again, they’ve showered him with so many kisses he won’t know what to do with himself when he’s older because he’s already so rotten, they’ve allowed my husband and I to pursue our marriage, and most importantly, they’ve prayed for Archie bear.

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Internet world, these people you see peppered on this post are our family. Hands down, they are the best. They’ve bridged the gap that I feared would be lacking living in a city no where close to Archie’s grandparents.

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So thank you, dear friends. This public shout out is long overdue and I know is not at all expected, but I had to try and shout it from the rooftops someway, somehow. Thank you’s in words, hugs, meals and sweet treats will never be enough.

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The Lord has been so kind and Chad and I are forever grateful.

What are you thankful for this glorious Friday?