we are still in flu recovery over here but well enough to at least enjoy a weekend of mostly nothing. february is such a blah month, no?
saturday i did get to go to a beautiful baby shower and celebrate my friend karen who is having...wait
for it...twins! every time i say the word "twin" i have a brief moment of anxiety because i can not even imagine. but if anyone can handle it, it's her and don't worry because she has three pack and play's now. #registryissues
my dad and step mom came up and treated us to dinner at Leon's which is just, so freaking yummy. included...my sweet angel child allowing her parents to enjoy a night out on the town, a bottle of merlot and the best fries ever.
today we are watching the rain, finishing off valentines and in keeping with our italian sunday dinners, cooking chicken piccata. if there's one thing getting me through this month...its our sunday dinners. and live texting with my best friend through all the red carpets.
to be honest, i thought that seeing as i had bronchitis for A MONTH followed by two colds and constant anxiety that it would be very cruel for life to give me the flu. but okay world, lesson learned. and can i just say, that being bedridden for three days makes you do crazy things....like have full blown breakdowns over super bowl commercials about horses and farmers, and google things like "beyonce post-baby diet" and "fifty shades of grey casting news."
i know i know, there is a statute of limitations on how long you can reference the new year once you reach the middle of january...but here we are. and i want you to know that...looking back on 2012...i feel nothing but happiness. i mean, what a year! i spent this year really taking the time i needed to bond with my little girl and to figure out this new, insane and just really lovely new life. i closed a chapter at the end of this past year. the chapter where i learned what it feels like to be a mother and in the process became more comfortable with who i am than i have ever felt in my life. and this next chapter, i feel, i hope, will be the one where life just makes total sense.
throughout my journey into motherhood, i realized very quickly there were several things that would have to sit by the wayside while i figured it all out and unfortunately this blog was the first to go...but i love this little online journal. i love being able to chronicle our lives and take a little snapshot of how i am feeling, or what we are up to in the moment. for myself. so one of my many goals this year is to really make an effort to capture more memories and keep them here...in this space where our friends and family can see what we are up to but more importantly, where we can look back and remember.
cheers to a new year, a new life, the next chapter...xx.
my baby girl is growing up so fast! how was it only four months ago that we were two terrified parents who cradled every bit of this little baby's body so that nothing would break. above...a picture of her first time sitting up straight in her bumbo chair. it seems like every day is a new first...and every bit of it is so fun to watch.
...and i am trying to just take it all in because these little moments...they go so fast.
...and just in case you didn't already know...we are so in love.
1. i really like this article about why people are always saying they are sooooo busy. i will never say i am too busy. even if i am too busy. promise.
2. i have discovered pop rocks chocolate. my co-worker brought it back from israel and my life will never be the same. people come to talk to me at my desk and my mouth is fizzing. awful/amazing.
3. i woke up in the middle of the night excited that i could fall back asleep and sleep in in the morning. then i realized it was monday night. and that i have a baby. oh boy...this is going to be a long week.
i mean, i really needed some time at the beach. last week we got in the car and drove on down to our family beach house in pensacola. it was so much fun introducing skylar to the ocean and seeing her cute little toes in the sand. every morning we woke up (at 6am...welp) and drank coffee out on the porch while watching dad surf. and even though we weren't able to do some things due to her miniature size...it's these little moments I cherish with her and I can't wait to make more memories as she gets older at my favorite place on earth. oh, and special thanks to my mom for giving me a couple of hours each day with my book and a bloody mary/bud light/mimosa/sangria to myself. much needed for sanity reasons.
sunday. skylar and i surprised dad with homemade lasagna and the tv on the golf channel when he got home from work. it's the little things.
monday. i managed to put on a pair of black pants that hadn't fit me in over a year. i did my celebration dance (you know the one) and then looked out the window to see neighbors walking their dog and staring right at me. awesome/mortifying moment.
tuesday. kristen stewart cheats on robert pattinson. all down time at work is now spend reading about this situation and reporting to my girlfriends any updates which I am sure they are THRILLED to be receiving every five minutes.
wednesday. heartwarming conversations with two of our best friends asking them to by skylar's godparents. beautiful moments.
thursday. my nana showed up at my house with my fifteen year old cousin. they both had just gotten their ears double pierced and nana had purchased herself a hello kitty sweater. gotta keep em young, y'all.
friday. it's 7am and i am alone in the house for what feels like the first time ever. tonight husband is cooking his really yummy chicken dish and our plan...to snuggle up on the couch and watch the opening ceremonies of the olympics. have a great weekend!