I would be lying if I said that this past year was anything but rough. Sure, it had plenty of good times; but it also had quite a few rough patches. I’ve been sick a lot. Like, a LOT. Yes, with this pregnancy, but also before that. It’s been an odd year of ups and downs as far as my health is concerned. Lucky for me, Moosh has been pretty healthy (minus one small childrens’ hospital scare).
In an effort to remind myself of what happy times happened in my 30th year of life, I went through my pictures. It turns out, YES, amongst the craziness of the last 365 days, we found reason to smile. Reasons for hope. And reasons for love.
That being said, I’m really and truly looking forward to 31. Bring on the craziness. Bring on the roller coaster. Bring it all. I know it won’t be easy. We’ll be welcoming baby number 2 into our house in just a few, short months. That alone is sure to stir things up. But I’m changing my expectations. I’m planning on just rolling with the punches. Easier said than done, am I right?
That’s my goal for the next year — to just roll with the punches. And to remember what matters in this world — my itty bitty (growing) family. ♥
So if you need me, I’m going to be spending the last day of my 30th year in comfy clothes, eating soup on the couch, while watching movies with the husband + Moosh.
And thank you to everyone who hung in there for thirty. XO
PS. Let this serve as a friendly reminder that both Homeland AND the Leftovers start back on HBO tonight — HAPPY (almost) BIRTHDAY TO ME from HBO!
It makes me so happy to see how many people — both in person, and all over social media — truly delight in everything that is October. There’s just something welcoming about the cool, crisp, Autumn air, warm coffee, oversized sweaters, and the falling leaves!
I have always loved October, but I assumed it was because it’s my birth month. And since Moosh was born in October, too, my love for this month has grown exponentially!
My focus for the next 30 days is to make the most of the month, regardless of what circumstances life may throw our way! We have absolutely zero plans for the next thirty days (with the exception of a very Minion third birthday party for Moosh); but I’m hoping that I will be able to eat something delicious for my birthday. Let’s be real — that’s all I really want. A really good meal out of the house with Chad. ♥
However, there is SO much to do (if by chance I start to feel better). We’ve already been to the apple orchard, but I would love to take Moosh to Maize Valley for their Fall festival! He loved the hayride so much last year, I just know he’ll enjoy it even more this year. I also happen to think that Fall is the perfect time to visit an outdoor farmers’ market [I’m looking at you, Haymaker!].
If push comes to shove and I end up ill for the entire month, I will still manage to enjoy the simple things — hot coffee, football on Sundays, and warm soup with the family! ♥
I’m just so happy it’s October!