The easy part

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="384" caption="Morning "coffee""][/caption] No one ever said raising or taking care of a baby was easy. Well, I'm sure someone has said that, but at least no one I've ever talked to. However, over the past week or so things around the house have just kinda fallen into place. Lane is sleeping 5-7 hours each night. Jess and I are getting back into a routine of sorts, Chase is really taking on the role of a big brother with flying colors, and things are just good. Certainly we have our days or nights when all we want to do is sleep or finish that load of laundry…
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And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
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the best laid plans…

It's funny to look back on my last post. It was not that long ago and since my "balance and peace" post I have been in quite a little rut. I haven't been able to pinpoint that exact reason why I've been in said rut...it's just been a long month. I do contribute a huge part of it to my 2+ hour a day commute. Despite my efforts I didn't get a job closer to home, so we're in the process of finding a home closer to the job. We did some house hunting this weekend and found a really awesome area and I've got my fingers crossed that something…
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I feel like I am on a journey. a spiritual, growing up, peace finding journey. Actually...once I realized this, it became clear that I've been on this journey for almost a year now. At times it seems crazy to think about how much life has changed in the past few years, but when I look at the changes I smile. I used to constantly fight with myself between doing what's right...and doing what feels right.  I almost always did the latter even though I always knew better.  And I almost always felt the blow of consequences that followed. I was frequently frustrated...always confused with what I wanted. Now, for the…
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The easy part

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="384" caption="Morning "coffee""][/caption] No one ever said raising or taking care of a baby was easy. Well, I'm sure someone has said that, but at least no one I've ever talked to. However, over the past week or so things around the house have just kinda fallen into place. Lane is sleeping 5-7 hours each night. Jess and I are getting back into a routine of sorts, Chase is really taking on the role of a big brother with flying colors, and things are just good. Certainly we have our days or nights when all we want to do is sleep or finish that load of laundry…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

the best laid plans…

It's funny to look back on my last post. It was not that long ago and since my "balance and peace" post I have been in quite a little rut. I haven't been able to pinpoint that exact reason why I've been in said rut...it's just been a long month. I do contribute a huge part of it to my 2+ hour a day commute. Despite my efforts I didn't get a job closer to home, so we're in the process of finding a home closer to the job. We did some house hunting this weekend and found a really awesome area and I've got my fingers crossed that something…
Read More

untitled.

I feel like I am on a journey. a spiritual, growing up, peace finding journey. Actually...once I realized this, it became clear that I've been on this journey for almost a year now. At times it seems crazy to think about how much life has changed in the past few years, but when I look at the changes I smile. I used to constantly fight with myself between doing what's right...and doing what feels right.  I almost always did the latter even though I always knew better.  And I almost always felt the blow of consequences that followed. I was frequently frustrated...always confused with what I wanted. Now, for the…
Read More

The easy part

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="384" caption="Morning "coffee""][/caption] No one ever said raising or taking care of a baby was easy. Well, I'm sure someone has said that, but at least no one I've ever talked to. However, over the past week or so things around the house have just kinda fallen into place. Lane is sleeping 5-7 hours each night. Jess and I are getting back into a routine of sorts, Chase is really taking on the role of a big brother with flying colors, and things are just good. Certainly we have our days or nights when all we want to do is sleep or finish that load of laundry…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

the best laid plans…

It's funny to look back on my last post. It was not that long ago and since my "balance and peace" post I have been in quite a little rut. I haven't been able to pinpoint that exact reason why I've been in said rut...it's just been a long month. I do contribute a huge part of it to my 2+ hour a day commute. Despite my efforts I didn't get a job closer to home, so we're in the process of finding a home closer to the job. We did some house hunting this weekend and found a really awesome area and I've got my fingers crossed that something…
Read More

untitled.

I feel like I am on a journey. a spiritual, growing up, peace finding journey. Actually...once I realized this, it became clear that I've been on this journey for almost a year now. At times it seems crazy to think about how much life has changed in the past few years, but when I look at the changes I smile. I used to constantly fight with myself between doing what's right...and doing what feels right.  I almost always did the latter even though I always knew better.  And I almost always felt the blow of consequences that followed. I was frequently frustrated...always confused with what I wanted. Now, for the…
Read More

The easy part

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="384" caption="Morning "coffee""][/caption] No one ever said raising or taking care of a baby was easy. Well, I'm sure someone has said that, but at least no one I've ever talked to. However, over the past week or so things around the house have just kinda fallen into place. Lane is sleeping 5-7 hours each night. Jess and I are getting back into a routine of sorts, Chase is really taking on the role of a big brother with flying colors, and things are just good. Certainly we have our days or nights when all we want to do is sleep or finish that load of laundry…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

the best laid plans…

It's funny to look back on my last post. It was not that long ago and since my "balance and peace" post I have been in quite a little rut. I haven't been able to pinpoint that exact reason why I've been in said rut...it's just been a long month. I do contribute a huge part of it to my 2+ hour a day commute. Despite my efforts I didn't get a job closer to home, so we're in the process of finding a home closer to the job. We did some house hunting this weekend and found a really awesome area and I've got my fingers crossed that something…
Read More

untitled.

I feel like I am on a journey. a spiritual, growing up, peace finding journey. Actually...once I realized this, it became clear that I've been on this journey for almost a year now. At times it seems crazy to think about how much life has changed in the past few years, but when I look at the changes I smile. I used to constantly fight with myself between doing what's right...and doing what feels right.  I almost always did the latter even though I always knew better.  And I almost always felt the blow of consequences that followed. I was frequently frustrated...always confused with what I wanted. Now, for the…
Read More

The easy part

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="384" caption="Morning "coffee""][/caption] No one ever said raising or taking care of a baby was easy. Well, I'm sure someone has said that, but at least no one I've ever talked to. However, over the past week or so things around the house have just kinda fallen into place. Lane is sleeping 5-7 hours each night. Jess and I are getting back into a routine of sorts, Chase is really taking on the role of a big brother with flying colors, and things are just good. Certainly we have our days or nights when all we want to do is sleep or finish that load of laundry…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

the best laid plans…

It's funny to look back on my last post. It was not that long ago and since my "balance and peace" post I have been in quite a little rut. I haven't been able to pinpoint that exact reason why I've been in said rut...it's just been a long month. I do contribute a huge part of it to my 2+ hour a day commute. Despite my efforts I didn't get a job closer to home, so we're in the process of finding a home closer to the job. We did some house hunting this weekend and found a really awesome area and I've got my fingers crossed that something…
Read More

untitled.

I feel like I am on a journey. a spiritual, growing up, peace finding journey. Actually...once I realized this, it became clear that I've been on this journey for almost a year now. At times it seems crazy to think about how much life has changed in the past few years, but when I look at the changes I smile. I used to constantly fight with myself between doing what's right...and doing what feels right.  I almost always did the latter even though I always knew better.  And I almost always felt the blow of consequences that followed. I was frequently frustrated...always confused with what I wanted. Now, for the…
Read More