This awesome little dude is 4 years old today! I can’t believe we no longer have a toddler but a boy who’s going to school (soon). Today we’re celebrating just the three of us.
P.S. look at the shadows on the ground, this is what you get when you grow up with 2 iPhone addicted parents.
A while ago I was talking to some fellow bloggers about the reason of blogging. It turned out that in a way, it was the same for all of us. Life can be a wee bit of an asshole sometimes and it is quite easy to get caught up in all the not so wonderful things in it. But one thing that really helps is looking for beauty around you. Even in the most mundane everyday events there are elements of beauty to be found.
Blogging sort of helps you become aware of this everyday beauty. It can make you look around and ‘see’ where beauty is hidden (because sometimes it is hidden pretty well). And this is the reason to keep blogging, so you don’t forget.
To be honest, I have forgotten this the last couple of months. Things haven’t been going very smoothly and both the Boyfriend and me brought home stress and anxiety. Add to this mix a pregnancy and a lot of exhaustion and you’ve got the perfect recipe for not blogging. For wanting to forget everything and just go to bed.
But I am going to try and stay true to my original attempt and look for the beauty that is there. And because I happen to know a lot of beauty is on its way to us this very minute.
Finally a blogpost again! I’ve been pretty low on energy this whole pregnancy. Usually I blog after putting Mini to bed. But being pregnant means that most nights Mini’s bedtime is my bedtime. Not so good for the blog! But I’m going to try and make a little more time for it. Changing my ways and writing before Mini’s bedtime instead of trying to after. I’ll also be doing a little catch up on the things I did manage to do the past month(s).
(The little piece of poster is by zilverblauw of course!)
We’ve got some pretty great news!
(I know it’s not completely new for those of you who follow me on instagram)
Our family is growing.
There’s going to be another mini around the house and we couldn’t be more excited! (or at least we will as soon as the morning sickness ends).
Right now the little baby is at 20 weeks and so far so good!
Time for some balloons…
Today it’s about making a fresh start!
I’ve been absent for quite a while. Why?
Well, I’ve basically been sick for a month and it really wasn’t that fun.
You know that state you get in when it’s just all about you feeling like a heated up corpse and you just can’t produce a single coherent thought about any other subject then how crappy you feel?
Well, that about sums up my month. One of the side effects of the whole thing was that I just had lost all inspiration to blog or even to look at my computer. Luckily with some meds things started to improve.
And last week I had my birthday (I finally got a DSLR camera!) and I started to feel a little better both physically and mentally. Hence the photo’s of garlands around the house, that’s me trying out my new camera!
I’ve got a lot of great things happening the next couple of months (more on that later). And I’m so excited to finally get back in the swing of things and actually start doing instead of doing nothing!
So this spring means a fresh start.
Cleaning up my computer I came across some forgotten photo’s. Last summer I meant to do a post about my accidental ombre wooden spoon, the spoon came into being while making an ombre duvet. I love little ‘accidents’ like that. The photo’s did give me serious winter blues and it made me long for summer. The bright colours, the warmth and the delicious fruit….
We’ve been having a lot of snow. And it makes for a lot of walking and sledding in stead of biking, a lot of delays instead of punctuality and snowballs everywhere! Luckily it also makes for beautiful pictures…
Feeling a bit under the weather this sunday so we took it easy. Last week was pretty busy. Last weekend we re-wallpapered (is this a word?) our sitting room and also gave it a fresh coat of paint. (pictures will follow). We also changed some stuff in Mini’s room (again pictures will follow once the light is less depressing). There was work and there was a fun afternoon with Marlous who also took some pictures of our little home for Oh Marie (scary!!!)
This sunday we took it easy, remnants of our sunday breakfast, Mini playing around the house and subsequently crashing on the sofa. And Boyfriend who made us a great lunch.
Today we did a whole lot of nothing.
There was some cookie eating, a little tea drinking, a bit of book reading, a splash of movie watching (How To Train Your Dragon for the millionth time) and just a tad of popcorn eating.
Mini was a little less lazy and also managed to turn our house into a toy labyrinth.
I love days like this.