My heart is so full today! Today is Olive’s second birthday, and I have been reflecting on what a blessing she has been these past couple of years. I never have shared images from the hospital on here, so I thought I would since I have been thumbing through photos of her this morning. Her labor and delivery made me unsure of ever having another one ;). However, her sweet little spirit completely changed my mind. I would go through it all ( and eventually plan to ) again and again. She has made the past two years extra busy for sure, but she has made them so meaningful and intentional. She has taught me so much about who I am and has given me a purpose that I find more than fulfilling.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”
― Annie Dillard,
A couple of months ago we drove to Utah for a family wedding. This was literally right before we left for Rochester. It was a beautiful night spent catching up with and saying our goodbyes to beautiful people. … Read The Post
My sister has been visiting for the past couple of weeks, and we have been running non stop. It decided to cool off a bit last week so we took advantage and headed to Green Acre Farms just west of Rochester for some time to relax. It was nice to get out of the city. We arrived receiving warm greetings and were directed to the blueberry patches. Olive helped pick and roamed the rows and rows of blueberries. Erin and I visited and talked about what we wanted to do with our daily pickings. It was the perfect activity for all of us to wander, visit, and take our time…. Read The Post
I absolutely loved that the Fourth of July was on a Monday this year! This made for such a fun and long (in a good way) weekend. JP even got the whole thing off, which is totally rare. We spent the weekend going to the drive-in theater, taking Olive swimming, trying to snatch candy for Olive at the parade (fail), enjoying the festivals, and wearing red, white, and blue four days in a row. We really love our country…can you tell?!;)