Wednesday, 19 April 2017

To The Sisters, Brothers & Friends Who Don't Have Kids Yet




To the sisters, brothers and friends who don't have kids yet but still want to hang, THANK YOU! You are important, a life line and while we may not say it as often as we should, we could not do parenthood without you.

Thank you for:

the visits even though our conversations are broken

loving my children even though their noses are running and my baby cries when you hold her

bringing me coffee and food

meeting me at the park so my child can play while we try to catch up

not judging my messy house

holding my baby while I throw in a load of laundry

being patient with me when I need to cancel because someone is sick

just being an extra set of hands and eyes

for caring enough to ask me questions about my kids

I love you so much and if you decide to have children of your own one day, I will be the first one to bring you food and clean your house, when you bring your babies home.

xoxo
Audrey






Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter 2017



We were half an hour late for the party but we made it. Because we rushed out of the house, we didn't get to take a picture of everyone in their Easter outfits together so I said to Ty, "lets take a family picture as soon as we get to your parents house". We walked in the door, hugged, kissed, Luke took off his dress shirt and the perfect picture I had in my mind, went out the window. I got over it and had so much fun at the party. In the end, we got a picture with the Easter Bunny which may be my new favourite picture. I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend!

Here is a quick video of our weekend and some snaps too.

















Thursday, 13 April 2017

I Survived The Week


It sounds dramatic because I am dramatic. I sometimes wish I could just be super even keel, but I am not. I am normally surfing a high or riding out a low. This week was a low. I got sick and was out of the game for a few days, thankfully not without help so I could rest off my illness but it left me feeling unlike myself and down in the dumps. The things like writing and taking the kids on everyday adventures that normally excite me, seemed to require far too much effort and I got through the week barely on tv, tea and toast.

I am not even going to tell you that I tried because some days I didn't. I kinda felt a little bit bad about it but kinda didn't. 

I had scheduled work one night this week which I am normally so excited about but even it was stressing me out. I wasn't going to cancel so before walking out the door I kneeled by my bed and prayed. I didn't even know what to pray or be grateful for but I just started by saying "thanks God for the day", then I started to rhyme off some other things I was thankful for and I realized I had lots to be grateful for. And I was grateful. 

As I drove to work though, I still didn't feel like myself. I tried to focus on my blessings, the sun and the good music on the radio but nope, still didn't feel like me. 

Do you ever have days, weeks or months like this? Please tell me I am not the only one. I have come to learn sometimes life is hard and things kinda suck for no specific reason. These phases always pass, I normally learn a few lessons while in them but they aren't fun. 

It is also very helpful for me to write and share, that's actually why I started my blog in the first place, to help sort out my thoughts. So if your going through a dark period, your not alone, everything will be ok and it won't last forever. 

Here's to a brighter tomorrow 
Xoxo
Audrey