project life 2014 : weeks 45 – 46 (+ my plans for 2015 & other creative updates)

November 28, 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was very full but so much fun and the kids did great. Today I am home with the kiddos and the plan is to get our Christmas decorations up. It might be a 3-day process with a crawling, teething baby and a preschooler who wants to “help” around, but I’m determined to have fun. We have holiday movies lined up and nutrition is kind of out the window for the day. I might venture out to the craft store at some point, but only if I get up the nerve. :) I just wanted to share my most recent project life spread with you, and talk a little bit about my…
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meredith lately

November 25, 2014

while I was getting ready for work I left the kids in the nursery to play together and overheard… Meredith: are you tryna poop Liam? Liam: (grunts) Meredith: mommy! he is pooping! Me: okay. Meredith: I just told your mom Liam. Liam: another day getting ready, I was putting on my makeup while they played on the bed… Meredith: we are playing a game, mommy. Me: what game? Meredith: we are playing hugs. In the pool her floatie tube was tipping over and she was scared… Meredith: help!! I’m gonna see Jesus!! Meredith: I scared of Frozen. Me: which part, the ice? Meredith: yeah and Elsa’s powers. Me: you need mommy or daddy to protect you? Meredith: yeah. Liam scared of…
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link roundup / 22

November 21, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >Prompts for documenting December (see photo above)! >How to make a latté at home without an espresso machine. This makes me want to get an Aeropress! >I just love Swistle’s blog. Woman after my own heart, here. >Thinking about starting Project Life next year? Here’s a good post for you. >More week in the life album inspiration here, here, and here. >I love Ann-Marie’s holiday stamps. >Elizabeth talks about the adjustment to finding out her son has ADHD. >Cute quiz: what children’s book character are you? I got Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web which made me happy. :) 0 Like

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liam at ten months

November 20, 2014

He: >Seems to be constantly sick. I’ve mentioned this here and there, but we are still in the process of figuring out what exactly is going on. Looks like he actually doesn’t have asthma (even though he has a lot of the symptoms). Right now we are awaiting the results of some bloodwork and if everything checks out there, we will be going to an ENT next. My guess is that maybe he needs his adenoids removed or ear tubes. We’ll see. >Lost some weight being sick, yet still remains in the 90-95th percentile. That sweatshirt he’s wearing in the pictures is 18 months. >Is super squirmy most of the time. He’s actually hard to even hold, especially because he…
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slowing down, letting go

November 18, 2014

On Saturday night David and I had a little heart to heart. He told me something that was hard to hear, something that I immediately wanted to make excuses for, or dismiss. It didn’t fit with my idea of myself. He told me that I never seem happy. I got defensive because I’m an optimist. I am rarely angry. I’m calm. In my mind, I am happy most of the time. I love my life and there isn’t much I would change about it. But obviously, there was a reason that David came to me with that; he doesn’t just make stuff up. I must not be acting happy. I thought about it, and I have some reasons: I haven’t been…
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