of dreams and seasons

happy wednesday friends!! thanks for all your kind words and support as i took a little blog break.  you are all seriously the best.  too bad i didn't live closer because i would bring you all cookies and flowers.

have you ever noticed that sometimes your life dreams and aspirations ebb and flow with different seasons of life?! i have really seen that over the last few years and it feels kind of strange.  strange to actually be okay with letting visions of myself go that i always thought i would attain.

my mantra right now is to hold my husband, my children, my friends, my family, myself to a standard of grace and not perfection.  i don't to be bound to things i have said i always wanted to do just for the sake of doing them.  sometimes life leads us in different direction.  sometimes something even more glorious and perfect for our individual personalities arises that is better than what we could have hoped for on our own.

this is one of the most beautiful things in life and i want to embrace it wholeheartedly.  i want to allow myself to grow, to change, to become the unique, beautiful life that God intended me to be.
God has brought some really special things into our life in the last few months.  some things that are quite possibly an answer to many hopeful dreams for our family and future. also spring is here with summer sneaking right alongside and i want to get back to last summer's mantra of slow and grateful.  // you can read more on that here // 

so for this season of life, this space may not have the same schedule and presence is has had the last five months.  and surprisingly i'm really okay with this.  i have two of the sweetest babies that are growing faster than we can blink.  i want to really squeeze every ounce of sweetness and purpose from this spring and summer.  i want to hone in on my skills of loving, serving and respecting my amazing husband well.  i want to be a better cheerleader, a better support, a better best friend to him than i have been these past four years.  i want to dig around in our tiny garden with emmett -- he told me the other evening that gideon should go to bed so we could garden together, in his own toddler language of course!! haha! i want to get back to my 52 things project that i have severely neglected the last few months.  i want to take more cozy afternoon naps because soon these sleepy days will be gone so soon.

because to be honest, i don't want get to the end of these little days and look back knowing i just blogged about it well.  life is too short for that.
this isn't good bye. . . just see you around.  i have some fun collaborations that i am excited to share. i will have more summer adventures to talk about. and of course there's always so much going on in my heart that my heart craves to process in this little space.  it just might be a bit more disjointed and scattered than it has been, but that's okay.  i want to embrace today and i hope you are doing the same in whatever season of life you may be in.

thanks for being here and being part of our story. i love you lots!!
^^ and laundry. lots and lots of laundry. haha! ^^

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also i hope my english teacher forgives me but i've given up on proper capitalization here. life's too short for that. haha. love you mom!! ;)

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  1. I don't think we'll ever regret creating more time for our family~ and though I love social media, it led me to sweethearts like you:)), I also know it can consume me in an unhealthy way far too quickly. here's to being fully present. to obeying that still small voice. to dreams realized. and SPRING!!! 🌷


  2. I can totally relate to this post! I hope this summer brings rest and refreshing times with loved ones :)