Thursday, September 1, 2011

Embrace it.

This morning I was reading one of my new faves and she had this button on her post:

So I clicked it on over to Emily's blog and fell in love with that girl and her 5 babes (who share one room). Seriously read that post because it is good good stuff. It is so sweet that those kids get to grow up in such community. If Hunter lets me have 5 babies maybe we'll try it out!

Anyway, I decided I would take the challenge to embrace the camera... but then I got really tired thinking about getting dressed, putting on makeup AND doing my hair, and getting Lil dressed so we could take cute pictures.

I mean, I don't know how real you all were wanting to get this morning, but I am having some lactation issues and they're keeping me up at night. I have a 2 month old who has decided to bless us with 7 hours of sleep at night. Hallelujah! However, my body still wants to make enough milk to feed her every 2.5-3 hours around the clock. Soooooooo even when she's sleeping I have to get up and pump. Bummer. Plus they just hurt. BAD. I feel kind of weird writing about painful boobs and breast pumps (especially because I think my dad reads my blog sometimes... sorry dad) but such is life right now.

So then it hit me. This little blog of mine is for recording our life and our life is pretty messy sometimes. Sometimes it's up all night and no makeup the next day. Shoot, at least I showered. That's usually the sign of good things to come :) Sometimes it's an extra iced coffee and a prayer journal that says "Lord, please let Lily sleep a lot today so I can take a nap". No joke. I couldn't think of anything else to ask for.

So here we are in our unkempt glory. Enjoy the dark circles, wet hair and pjs, because tomorrow is field trip Friday and I'm planning on getting dressed for the occasion :) Also enjoy Lily's pouty face. She's clearly not as thrilled as I am about embracing.

I accidentally took this shot of the kitchen while I was messing with the camera timer that I couldn't even figure out how to use. True story! It's ridiculous how camera illiterate I am. We've got to do something about this. Anyway, I know it's weird but I really like this picture. The kitchen is my happy place, even if it is teeny and a mess. It's so bright and fun! I think I'll bake cupcakes and clean for my lovely friends that are visiting this weekend. Maybe this day is going to shape up after all.

PS It's the last day to enter the birthday giveaway. Winner tomorrow!!


  1. You are absolutely correct...blogging is about being real, and sometimes sadly even I forget to be really real...I am true to myself, but sometimes its easy to leave out the messy stuff...because its messy...but thats part of who we are! Thanks for that reminder!

  2. i love this post. all the pictures and everything that you wrote. life is messy, and we need to capture those messy moments.

    and goodness, if i had a dollar for everytime i've prayed for a nap? i'd be rich, fo' sure.

  3. You and your sweet girl are gorgeous despite that lack of sleep on your part. I've grown to learn and accept that messy is just life.


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