Wednesday, November 6, 2013

:: I really miss being able to just come to this format and lay.it.all.out.there.

:: Remember the excitement Isaac had in sharing his new brother and then sister, with every single human being within earshot at the grocery store/Target/doctor's office? Insert "We have a new house!" and he's back at it.

:: Tony's participating in Movember this year on my step brother's team and I resisted the urge to tell him to keep it conservative. He asked me my opinion regarding three different options. Honestly, not one of them is "better" than any of the others, so I just told him to have fun with it. So . . . he's going with a fu manchu.

:: While we've all acclimated pretty quickly to the new house, I still find myself walking upstairs with the hallway light off, entering our room and using my phone light to guide my way. It takes me a few seconds in our room before realizing I can turn ON the light, because I don't have a baby sleeping in my room!

:: Additionally, this morning, for the first time in my life I walked into the garage following our first snowfall and was able to leave without scraping the snow off of my windshield. Insane.

:: We've now had family over twice to our house and have chalked up 4 days of actually being a family. We need so much more time together. I only have 17 more family/engagement/mini sessions and 5 weddings to get back to clients and then I'll get a little time to relax. [ready.set.go]

:: Only 43 more days until 12.20. But in the meantime, I have to get my wisdom teeth out. Yikes!

:: The boys have been fighting like cats and dogs lately. Actually, probably worse, because Lucy and Allie get along a lot better than them! That said, just the other night ago, I stumbled across this scene while going in to kiss the boys goodnight. That's Isaac, sleeping on Ezra's bed . . . those abnormally long legs though? Those are Ezra's, because he's at the bottom of the mattress.

:: Miri has just been continuing to light up our lives. I'm kind of in denial she's almost 7 months old. I feel like I've gotten to spend the least amount of infant time with her, but before I get caught up in mourning the lost time, I'm quick to remember I'll at least have 2014.

:: I say at least 2014, but I'll be honest: I'm a little scared of what lies beyond. I don't foresee myself reaching Rock Star Photographer status and at some point, I'm sure there will be another vocation change. Those uncertainties I'm good with, past those though, well God's got it figured out anyways. It's not for me to worry.

:: I've been too stressed to take care of myself lately. I don't remember the last time I actually ate a meal I made. With Tony working every night on the Woodlawn house, it was very easy to resort to PB&j's for the boys or something similar, while I went on grazing through out the night. While I haven't been completely unhealthy choices, I'm very unhappy with my skin and the amount of my wardrobe that actually fits. So, starting yesterday, I'm back on track. I know I'm disciplined, but it's just got to be a habit again!

:: Speaking of the Woodlawn house: WE HAVE RENTERS! God is so good. I can chalk up very few times I actually felt like God was speaking to me, but He distinctly impressed upon me to lower the rent just $55 to get into a different search bracket and viola, we have well qualified renters in for 28 months.


Gina Horkey said...

Good for you guys on renting & for such a long term!! Great trend that seems to be going on:-)

I think you've said that you ate along the lines of Paleo before? I was wondering if that affects when/what you introduce as solids to Miri (more in regards to cereal)? Just curious...I just started the Whole 30 and am soaking up as much info as I can!

Jamie said...

Congratulations, Leah! I'm happy to hear the news of your long term renters. Gives me hope as we hope to trade up within 2 years. I'm sure you're completely crunched at work with leaving on the horizon, but if you're interested in a walking lunch to say hello while you're still downtown, I'd love to. I've not been taking the greatest care of myself and have been making a conscious effort to get out at least twice a week to walk.
P.S. I smile huge every time I walk past our wedding photos from 2009 way back when. I still get so many compliments on them. :)

Julia Goolia said...

Good to see you back at the blog! ;)

Never thought for a second you would have to work outside of the home once you quit this year. I'm sure something will work out better than you had imagined, and I hope your time at home is every bit as wonderful as you are expecting!

Miri is still too much. And 7 months old? no. Those boys sleeping together? yes.

So happy you guys have renters and are loving your new house. All good things!

Murdock's mama said...

I was JUST thinking about you {and the renter situation} while up with my son all night last night. Great news! Love the update...best of luck with all of the changes! :)

Julie S. said...

So glad you found a renter! That is fantastic news!


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