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Grateful for new smiles

October 10, 2016

Guys? Our sweet Crew has been the smiliest boy the last 3-4 days and it’s melting both Christian and me into straight up PUDDLES. His little personality is starting to show – he coos all the time now and recognizes our faces – and I’m just pretty much OB.SESSED with this bebe. Is there anything better than a brand new smile? As Crew experiences his new smiles, he’s helped me find a new smile of my own. Pure joy, this kid.

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Alright now can I also just be grateful for fall every single Monday until fall time is over? Because I can’t get over how beautiful this season is… both in weather and in life but yes, this weather. LOVE. Fall just makes everything slow down and feel cozy. I had a super fall and cozy weekend; Crew and I visited the countryside (southeast TN) with my parents and aunt & uncle. We only stayed for about 48 hours but it was the perfect amount of time to soak up all the rest I could, introduce Crew to the beautiful outdoors (because it was finally cool enough to take him out!), and enjoy some precious family time. I love that time with my parents is always precious time – something else I am so, so grateful for. They celebrated 34 years of marriage yesterday – so proud of them! (You can read more of my thoughts on the countryside here.)

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Crew and I continued with the great outdoors adventures yesterday – we grabbed Christian and spent the early afternoon at Percy Warner Park. It was so much fun! The weather was perfect and I got in some quality time (my love language) with my guys.

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I know I’ve been posting less frequently on EG, and that my posts have been a bit shorter than they usually are, but as you can see I am soaking up every single second possible with my sweet boy! I imagine once he starts sleeping through the night or when we introduce naptime I’ll be able to get back to this space more but for now, I’m grateful that you all greet me when I end up coming around ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh, PS though! For those of you who saw my baby toy announcement on Instagram awhile back, I’ll be introducing those toys AND giving all of them away in the next week or so on EG. So excited!!

Hope you all have a GREAT week! xx

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