The Happenings | I'm Still Here


Wow!  It's been so long since I've spent any time on this space, I was a bit worried that I had forgotten how to write, or that y'all had left me.  This summer is quickly slipping away from me and I'm not sure I'm ready for it to go.  I have so much work to do before we start school and, right now, I'm really enjoying the relaxation of summer- mornings spent outside, long naps, camping, coming in at night dirty from the day.

The big kids are down playing together while the baby sleeps her morning away.  I sit and wonder how long I have before she's done with her morning nap.  I hope she hangs on for awhile because rocking and swaying her before bed is one of my favorite things to do.  She hangs limp in my arms as her blue eyes slowly open and close.  I might be holding on a little tighter this time because I am keenly aware that the next time I rock a baby I love this much, it'll be when I'm rocking my first grandchild, and that is a long way down the road.

So, as I prepare myself for school to start and my baby to no longer need naptime cuddles, I'm also beginning to get my fanny in gear.  I started running a few weeks ago and it has been so, so good.  Don't get any big ideas about the quality of running I do.  I am the turtle- slow and steady.  It has been awhile since I really pushed my body and it continues to tell me that I have neglected it.  I haven't pushed myself for far too long and it shows.  I am not aiming for the body I had in high school (the one I didn't appreciate) and I'm not aiming at a marathon (I'm the turtle, remember?  No one wants to wait for me to finish a marathon).  I am striving for a healthy, strong body that has endurance.  I can't stress enough how important it is to be healthy.  You don't have to be skinny, but you should care about putting good things into your body and being disciplined enough to move yourself for a little bit every day.  There you have it- my short motivational speech.  ;)

The kids have a couple more months of falling to sleep at night with the sun still up.  I have a few more weeks before we officially begin our school year routine.  We have so many big changes coming up and I can't wait to share them, but for now, adios!


  1. It's so good to hear from you again! Glad you've been filling your days with so many sweet memories.

  2. I'm still here!! :)

    Yeah, school just around the corner. Eek!

    I've been working out again too. Blerg. I don't enjoy it but I'm forcing myself to do it! To be a good example for Abigail and to be a healthy mama for my girls.

    Plus that whole...I need to fit in my pants thing....