October 21, 2014

sweet little whispers in the dark.

Last night Day and I were lying in bed snuggling.  We had just finished watching a movie and devouring big bowls of popcorn.  When I shut off the lights he came over and laid his head next to mine on my pillow.  He started talking and talking and talking.  Normally I would ask him to stop talking and go to bed because he needs to get some sleep.  Day loves to talk. Nonstop.  I so badly wanted to go to sleep as well. I was tired.  But in that moment I realized that these kinds of moments are not going to last forever. He won’t always want to lay on my pillow with me and tell me about his day, about school, about life.  

I loved the feeling of him and me alone in the dark whispering to each other.  I couldn’t see him in the dark, but I could feel the warmth of his body and the warmth of his breath. I felt like we were the only two people in the world in that moment. I could have stayed up all night just chatting about life with him.

Maybe it’s knowing that Day is our one and only that I want to embrace these special moments with him. Maybe it’s because he’s growing up and changing so fast right now.  Whatever it was I never wanted it to end. I could have lived in that moment forever.

After he fell asleep, I just laid there and stared at him.  This beautiful, healthy, happy, vibrant little boy.  I am so very blessed by him.


October 19, 2014

life lately.

 grilled cheese with bacon and apples - nums!
 "mom, look at my spikes"
 someone visited me at work the other day :)

 beautiful frosty flowers.
 you all need this scarf! it's like having a cozy sweater hugging your neck! find it here.
 friends forever - melts my heart!

 campfire season! 

lately my full time job has been pulling me away from blogging and that makes me sad. i've just been so busy at the office that by the time i get home, make dinner and spend time with my family i'm crashing in bed the same time little man is.  we've been soaking in fall lately and enjoying all the fun activities that come along with the season.  i feel like this year we're actually getting a fall. so often, fall comes and goes so fast we don't get to enjoy it.  we've almost finished winterizing our house, you just never know when the snow is going to fly in the midwest so we have to be prepared. Day is doing much better with school. i'm so happy to report that. it was rough there for a little while but now he talks about it all the time and is excited to go. praise the Lord!  that's basically our life lately in a nutshell.  life is good!


October 13, 2014


I was thrilled when The Bouqs recently contacted me to review their flowers. Who could say no to these beautiful flowers?! I decided on the Dawn bouquet, but it was so tough to decide because they are all so beautiful, unique and bursting with color!  I absolutely love fresh flowers. They add such a happy ambience to the home. The Bouqs will definitely be my source of ordering flowers as gifts, just because or when I'm needing a little pick me up!


We source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers.


Aren't they stunning? 
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*I received a free bouquet of flowers in my exchange for this review. However all opinions are 100% my own.