The Last…

I really cannot believe it’s the last day of November. Shep is almost 6 months old and this year is almost over. It’s wild! As much as I want the infant stage to speed up, I also want the holiday time to go slowly and have us be intentional about cherishing it. It really is the best time of the year!

Four Weeks With Shep

Shepherd James Bell, SJB, has been with us now for four weeks! To say it’s been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Lots of days have been trying and have resulted in lost patience or frustration or overwhelming anxiety. I’ve had my share of sob sessions. Some for good reasons, some probably for no reason …

2020: Lost a lot but we gained more

2020, it’s been a strange year. Ups and downs. Toilet paper and meat shortages (which, PSA, you can survive off zero meat, folks, but zero TP, I don’t want to try). We’ve evaluated our lives and then reevaluated them. Tried to figure out what the eff is happening. Who we are and what was going on. It truly was a year unlike any other I’ve seen (and hopefully ever see again).

Goodbye 2019

My word of 2019 was discovery and I wrote a post about it that you can find here. When I started the year and wrote that post I was focused on discovering a new world of being a mom and balancing it all. Even though I was somewhat nervous, I had a sense of hope and excitement of the unknown but I am ending the year on a different note. 2019 was one of the most difficult years I can remember. Yes, I discovered things but not in the way I had wanted.