The Friday That Felt Like Monday

Our cute little dude that started sleeping through the night at two months old, has taken to his own little scream-fest most mornings at two o'clock.  Not cool, bro.  Not cool.  
Plus, how do you tell the difference between a baby cold and teething?!  They resemble each other a freakishly large amount.

To be honest, these last few weeks have not been my most favorite. 
I'm tired.  Frustrated.  
In the middle of all this, Adam and I are on the cusp of a lot of life changing decisions.  We approach the answers in completely different ways.  
I love to rush into solutions.  Often soaring just to fall.
He is the tortoise winning the race.
These are the days when I desperately pray I don't get lost in the crazy.  So caught up in the practicalities of life that I forget what a beautiful treasure these souls around me are.  Somedays this is a bigger challenge than others.

One of my favorite thing to do in these moments taking photos.  There is something magical about seeing your life in frozen form.  Something soothing about capturing the simple beauty of the moment.  I find that when I take photos of our life, our home, of Emmett, of the our complete three; I am reminded of how many gifts I have been given.  It is healing for my soul.

And someday when I'm old and grey, I want these little moments to be remembered.

The time Emmett crawled around the kitchen at three o'clock in the morning and we couldn't help but admire his cuteness.
The way he hangs one leg out of his highchair while he eats.
The little monkey towel I wrap him in after his morning bath.
The first two teeth that make his smile one hundred times cuter.
The giggles over random things.
The neck snuggles.

My life is truly beautiful and I never want to forget it.
The trick is to enjoy life.  
Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.
// Marjorie Pay Hinkley //

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Happy happy weekend, friends!


  1. Hugs! Hope Emmett feels better soon!
    I'm a fan of ibuprofen for teeth personally, poor little guy :) but target has some natural dissolvable tablets for teething you can try. They work great for some littles :)
    Wish I could come make you coffee :)

  2. so true.
    and bless his heart-that child is SO.CUTE!

  3. SO adorable!


  4. I love that quote! And this is exactly why I am photo obsessed too. Best wishes sleeping through the night. I hate it when people say it's just a phase, but it's true.

  5. i love all your pictures. that little man is one little stud!

  6. Sounds like you have a lot going on! I am like you on decision making - I make snap decisions immediately! It's worked for me so far, but I can see the benefits of being the tortoise sometimes too! :) And I hope you guys get back to sleeping through the night soon!

  7. I so love and agree with you on photography! I am constantly amazed at how the click of a button or the turn of a switch can completely transform your outlook on life. It's simply amazing. And like you said, simply magical, too. :)

    Praying that you get a good night's sleep and that all of the changes that have presented themselves to you and your family get worked out, too!

  8. You are so right, sometimes it's easy to forget how truly blessed we are especially during restless nights. What a blessing pictures are and your spirit about it all is refreshing!

  9. Oh dear, I hope your little man feels better soon! I'm right there with you, though, capturing and enjoying the little things in life bring so much joy!

  10. Emmett is darling. :) I love that picture of him wrapped up in the monkey (I think it is) towel...so sweet. And I totally know who you are! You made Shelley's blog so beautiful! She always has such nice things to say about you. :)