Now That I See You

I couldn’t figure out how to explain what this year was to me. A lot of other stuff happened, good and bad, but this is sums it up.
All those days watching from the windows
All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I’ve been
Now I’m here, blinking in the starlight
Now I’m here, suddenly I see
Standing here, it’s all so clear
I’m where I’m meant to be
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted

All at once everything looks different,
Now that I see you


All those days chasing down a daydream
All those years living in a blur
All that time never truly seeing
Things, the way they were
Now he’s here shining in the starlight
Now she’s here, suddenly I know

If she’s here it’s crystal clear
I’m where I’m meant to go

And at last I see the light

And it’s like the fog has lifted

And at last I see the light

And it’s like the sky is new

And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted

All at once, everything is different
Now that I see you,
Now that I see you…….




*Lyrica from Disney’s Tangled “Now That I see You”

Dec 10 – baby’s first time putting up ornaments 

I have some catching up to do on all the things we have been doing but I couldn’t wait on this.

We are finally getting around to decorating the tree. I pulled our boxes of ornaments out and the first ornaments that caught my eye overwhelmed me.

We lost so very much in 2014 that writing this and looking at these ornaments brings tears to my eyes even now.

But we gained so much in 2015.

So here are the first ornaments L and I hung together on his first tree.


Day 1 ( and 2) of 25 days of Christmas

Yesterday we watched our first Christmas movie (my ALL time favorite, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

L wasn’t hugely interested but we snuggled for a few minutes and then he mostly played in his saucer while I played with him and watched. Which is fine by me, I’m not sure if it would scare him or not.


Blurry but watching The Grinch!

Today wasn’t much of an activity – we did a little shopping, a little wrapping and a little bit of decorating. But all firsts for me and L!

Tomorrow will be much more exciting! 🙂

Happy Wednesday!


October Wrap Up

Life has been so crazy but I just wanted to share a few things…

October was a whirlwind! I can’t even believe it’s over.

We had some wonderful things happen in October and not in any order.

I completed my first month as a consultant for Usborne Books & More. It’s truly been a wonderful experience. Not only am I making some really good money (I was so skeptical at first but I was oh so wrong) but I have met some amazing people and am working on stocking up L’s library for the future! 😀 Plus the fact that I only “work” (is it work when it’s fun?) a couple hours a week AND I get to hang out with L all day long is pretty much amazing.

We also celebrated L’s first Halloween. He was adorable as The Boy Who Lived. If you don’t know this reference…go away. Just kidding, go ready Harry Potter and get educated.


We also got to celebrate my grandfather’s birthday with him. L got to meet his great grandparents which was awesome for everyone involved plus see my parents, aunt and uncle!

It was truly a wonderful month, also including big milestones of sitting up without my help and rolling over everywhere like a champ.

November holds many great occasions for us as well. L will be six months (WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?). We’ll travel to see W’s family and L will get to meet his aunt for the first time.

Plus L and I will be starting on some holiday crafts and holiday recipes.

Effective tomorrow, clean eating and training for my half marathon commences! Wish me luck and send me tips!

Happy November everyone!


It’s the little things…

I had a mom win today. Finally!

Parenthood is so much harder than I thought it would be. I’ve been a good multi-tasker, but when it comes to doing basic things while keeping a tiny human alive, I’m not so great.

So now that L is a little older we’ve been putting him in this doorway jumper for the last few weeks and he loves it.

W got home from work early last night (gasp) so we had dinner, played with the boy, caught up on some Shield and by the time I got L down for bed I was exhausted….so my usual night shower didn’t happen.

This morning I told myself I was going to just give a shot because I really needed to get in a shower before we went out for the day.

So I plopped the cutie into the jumper where I could see him the whole time and it was AMAZING. I got to shower, he got to play safely and all was well in the world.


W called me at lunch to ask me something and when I told him how excited I was he laughed and asked why I hadn’t been doing this for the last few weeks. Apparently this idea had already occurred to him.

Oh well, I got to shower on a weekday when it was light out for the first time in months.