I had originally wanted to have this post full of beautiful pictures of our life out here with my Dad in his cool retro house in the woods. Instead I have a picture of our old living room. The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of insane. We are living out of boxes (which I should be conquering right now since the girls are both sleeping) and our old house is far from ready to put on the market. We did the best we could last weekend but as you can imagine, moving with a newborn ain't easy. Sweet Phoebe wanted to be held the entire time. Maybe she was anxious? Guinness certainly was and Matilda was having a field day unpacking everything I was packing. I know one day I'll look back on this time and have a good chuckle.

Hopefully I'll also laugh about the random lunch I made today and ate while Phoebe screamed the entire time. Am I boring you?! I just needed to come to this space and talk about it. It's like therapy for me. Honestly. While I'm on the couch let me please say I feel so guilty that I'm taking my stress and frustration out on my family. I got so worked up today when Matilda wasn't listening. She is going through just as many changes and I know I need to be sensitive to that.

As far as the renovation goes, we are getting so excited, but like with all great things there have been quite a few hurdles and red tape. We are working on wrapping up a few of them today.

I guess I'm just seeking my new rhythm. I haven't found it yet, but I know this is a short lived phase. So thankful for the grace and understanding that I've been shown from my boss ladies, friends, and family. It's nuts how lucky I am to have such great people in my life. I have so much to be grateful for. We all do. I wanted to share with you my friend Ryan's story. He is battling stage 4 gall bladder cancer. I am pulling for him and my friend (and his wife) Jen with every waking thought. You can read more about them here and I bet they'd sure love your encouragement and support if you feel led.

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  1. Well, I love your style! I'm sure it will turn out awesome. Good luck! Moving sucks!

  2. Moving isn't fun, but it'll all be over soon. Take it one day at a time. I'm so excited for your new space and what it can be -- think of all the possibilities! And, when you can manage, take a deep breath (and possibly a therapeutic, private cry). Those always make me feel better when things seem out of control. Thinking of you, friend! Hugs.

  3. I feel you...L has been having difficulty feeding today so he's spent most of the morning screaming at me, and S has developed quite the 'tude over the Christmas break. It's all I can do to keep my patience with him (and I've been losing it much more than I'm okay with lately!). Very grateful that school started back for him today! When we get to that point where we can laugh at these days, let's have a drink together and celebrate :) I hope we make it.

  4. oh, i am so sad to hear that about jen's husband. she is such a kind and beautiful person; i'm sure he's the same. i am due around the time of the benefit, but we will definitely contribute... hopefully 2013 will see ryan fully realize his dream and beat cancer! xo


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