Happy Friday!! Well, Crew and I are finally getting into our own little routine and finally catching some sleep at night – #allthepraise ! It’s funny though – the minute he goes down at any point during the day, I rush to whatever it is I need to get done: writing, laundry, dishes, probably more laundry… and then some more (#boymom), all while scarfing down some food and luke warm coffee – because the second he wakes up, I can’t wait to snuggle him. I loved Chelsea’s post the other day about how we can do a lot of things, but we can’t do everything. And from one new mama heart to this brand new mama heart, I needed that reminder. So yesterday, as Crew began to nap, I fixed myself some fresh hot coffee and sat down to catch up on blog reading – letting the dirty dishes and laundry (and this blog post) wait. And just those 25 minutes of taking care of myself and resting – it made the world of difference! Self care is self care, and no matter what life chapter you’re in – it’s always important.
What’s everyone up to for the long holiday weekend?! If you’ve been a reader around here for awhile, you already know my love of weddings. I love all things weddings (especially if it’s a family member’s wedding because let’s be honest – anything goes, especially with my family). But I’m an even bigger fan when I get to be a guest (vs. being in it) – I get way too nervous about all the details when I’m in them… which is really fun for everyone. (I almost hyperventilated when my sis-in-law was about to walk down the aisle.) So when I can just go and cry through the vows and celebrate the happy couple and eat all the cake and interpretive dance to Michael Bolton by myself in the middle of the dance floor because my amazing husband tips the DJ to “just find it in your library”? I mean, does it get any better?
Turns out, yes. It does get even better.
Because now I have this little buddy to do all of these things with. (And um, YEAH – Crew has already been introduced to Michael… as if you’re surprised.)
We’ll be heading to Indiana this weekend to celebrate the marriage of two of my favorite people, my cousin Ryan and his fiancée Claire, and also to introduce our sweet boy to my bffs. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (embergrey) to follow along in our midwest adventures! I have some really fun posts to share with you guys next week, including another JORD wood watch share! (If you missed my last one, catch up on all the beauty here)
Have a great one, guys!