i think it's safe to say that not many people read this blog anymore, and that's okay. i took a break... maybe you've noticed. as a mother of two (and the manager of a household might i add), there just doesn't seem to be a lot of time to sit down and write. jake makes fun of me because my favorite saying these days is, "it's just not my season." i say that in reference to working from home (something i have really enjoyed doing this past year), blogging, crossfit, etc. so many things i want to do but don't exactly have the capacity to do it all. accepting that has been very freeing.
the winter in portland has been a little brutal. i'm not used to the gray skies and rain, but there have been some beautiful sunny days too... we take full advantage, believe you me. sometimes i think i was made for the pacific northwest, and other times i remember the year-round sun in georgia and crave my home in the south. either way, i've got a good life. i can deal with some gray.
goldie and annie are growing like little weeds, which is half the reason i feel like i should start blogging again. the things they say and do are too good not to document. i do have a notebook that i write little quotes down in, but honestly it's easier to type. yesterday goldie said, "oh darn it mom. the playground is all wet and we don't have any towels!" just the fact that she said "darn it" made me laugh. she started school in january and is doing really well with it. i'm proud of her for learning and growing--she's proving to be quite the big and responsible girl. annie will be 2 in just a few weeks here, which is crazy. she is our little entertainer who loves to dance and spin and run run run. she has this cackle laugh that is infectious, and man does she love her sister. yesterday we were "nuggling" in my bed and she wanted to sing songs. i asked her what song she wanted to sing, and she replied, "jesus." so, i started singing a few songs about jesus but they weren't what she wanted. i said, "okay, then you sing whatever song you're talking about." she smiled and started this random tune that i'd never heard and said the name "jesus" over and over again. it was cute. she knows she's a loved little girl.
i'm doing pretty well. i've been cooking some new recipes (which always makes me happy) and taking care of myself and my family. same old same old with me.... which means there's nothing to complain about thankfully. just loving my little family, accepting challenges and doing my best to overcome them, keeping busy... you know how it goes. anyway, both girls are refusing their naps as goldie pounds on her bedroom door saying "mama i don't want to nap mom! stop. come on mommy open the door (growls). don't do that mom!" and annie is jumping up and down in her crib laughing her brains out. another day in the life.