Monday, February 4

Life as I know it

We have been so busy keeping up with our day-to-day happenings that I haven't posted an update on here in a while! Basically, our lives have been revolving around work (for Lance), our cute kiddos, keeping our house together, graphic design work (for me), and the beginning of building a home!

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! So wonderful that I was too busy having a good time to take even a single picture with the real camera. Those of you who follow me on instagram got lots of Iphone pics, though :) We also celebrated Lance's 28th birthday, which was fun! Still hard to believe we are getting that old.

Life has been totally crazy and stressful and oh-so-good! Two children are definitely a lot more work and challenging than I ever thought they would be. Being a mom is so not glamorous. Between cleaning up food and poop and wiping boogy noses, sometimes I ask myself, "Am I really making a difference is this big wide world?" And my answer to myself is invariably this:

Yes! You are the world to your sweet children and your husband- and to them, your work is immeasurably important.

And so, I empty the dishwasher for the umpteenth time, and fold and put away the clothes I folded and put away last week, and explain to Crew (for the thousandth time) that he needs to be soft with his sister. I try not to think about the fact that I will be doing these same things every day for the next 25 years....(actually, I just daydream that someday we will hire someone to do all of these things for me. A girl can dream, right?! lol.)

And really, even though it's very repetitive and difficult I absolutely love being a mom. I feel so very lucky to have my children and my loving husband. And I feel so very lucky that my role as mother and wife is constantly pushing me to my limits and forcing me to improve and expand my capacities. I have never felt more love and happiness than I have as a mother.

Does anyone else have similar thoughts or feelings?