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December 10, 2013

So currently:

We’re watching both Christmas presents for Bella and our family arrive


Land of Nod stuff. 🙂

They have pallets (PALLETS) scheduled to arrive from FedEx on Friday with all the furniture. We’re signing contracts and hiring painters and all kinds of very fun stuff.

Bella has been having a hard time sleeping so I’m listening to her now in her room. It’s 9:30 here and she’s just chattering away. She’ll crawl in with us tonight around 2am.

I’m obsessed with The Good Wife. I’m currently on Season 3. Sam isn’t interested, no one else I know watches it – I feel rather isolated loving it as much as I do and not being able to vent about ALL THE THINGS to someone who knows.

Hard things: Kaden’s autopsy is ready. I have so many mixed feelings I can’t even explain. The two most prominent are disbelief that this really happened, he’s really gone, and a small bit of hope that it holds some sort of an answer for us. But I’ll admit it, my hope is very small these days for this stuff. Please – refrain from the comments on how great God is, hope is always there, or some sort of a plan. It’s just not the season for us to be able to accept or cope with that right now. We’re doing the best we can just getting through this.

Cute things: I asked Bella if she wanted to say her prayers the other night. Before bed, we pray and then sing with her. She shook her head and I said if she ever wanted to just to let me know. Then she told me, “I pray with my stuffed animals. Before I sleep.”

And my heart exploded.

Charlie is doing good. I wish we could get him to stop barking at all the cars. That would be super.

We are trying to decide about getting away for a while this spring. Just the three of us. Sam and I have been talking about it for a while now. Going somewhere that we can just relax and not worry about anything but letting Bella have fun. We have a few ideas but aren’t sure if it’ll work out.

We have our sitter/nanny that is here 3 mornings a week still. I don’t know what on earth we would do without her. She’s been such a stabilizing force in Bella’s life. She is also awesome for date nights – something Sam and I do as often as we can. We just saw Catching Fire and it was AMAZING.

And work is good. Lots of writing, staying busy, stretching my creativity skills to the max. In all of this, I haven’t ever forgotten how much I love what I am able to do from home.

That’s about it. We are loving the calm. Very much. It’s nice to be settled and in a routine again.



  • Carolyn

    December 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Ummm, I love the good wife. This season is SO INTENSE! Sometimes I go to bed and lie there thinking about what happened.. and feeling all these emotions. Then I tell myself “Carolyn, this is a tv show, not your real life friends! ” lol

  • Alexia @ Babies & Bacon

    December 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    This entire post makes me smile! Also…ADDICTED to The Good Wife. Love it! Hugs mama.

  • Kristy

    December 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    The Good Wife…I want to watch. It’s not on Netflix and this makes me sad!! I watched a few episodes from Season 1 and want more!!

  • In Between the Piles

    December 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    So exciting about the pallets! I can't wait to see pictures of the ultimate homeschooling classroom. Sending you, Bella, and Sam prayers…

  • Cari

    December 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I just finished watching the WHOLE first season of Good Wife last night!! I’m hooked now!

  • Lauren

    December 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I am sure you have a large virtual viewing group who would be happy to talk about the Good Wife (myself included!)

  • Jen

    December 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

    🙂 – praying for you in this season! Merry Christmas sweet lady

  • Megan Pearson

    December 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I LOVE The Good Wife!!! Love, love, LOVE!!! 🙂

  • Moll

    December 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

    It’s nothing incredibly fancy but we took our 3 year old to the Great Wolf Lodge (Dallas) in June after my second miscarriage. We just wanted to get away and make him happy; it was basically everything his dreams were made of. We are cheapskates so we packed our own food (the little fridge and microwave came in very handy) and splurged on a balcony room so that we could hang out at night after he went to bed. Plenty to do in the area too (Legoland, etc.).

    Whatever y’all decide on, I hope you are really able to relax and enjoy each other. You deserve it!

  • Melissa

    December 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

    That’s a great routine! Gotta love frequent date nights. 🙂 And that Bella. She’s so neat. You’ve seriously done a stellar job as a mama. She’s such a great little girl with such a fantastic imagination!

    Thinking about you and hoping you get some answers. ♥

  • Carolyn @ AdMEYERing Life

    December 11, 2013 at 6:41 am

    The Good Wife is AWESOME!!

  • Christine Battaglia

    December 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

    I love reading your life moments. You inspire me and give me hope!

  • Brenda Johnson Tolson

    December 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Sending love, hugs and prayers from Houston❤️

  • Diane

    December 11, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Glad things are settling out a bit for you. Sending prayers for your healing! And we LOVE the Good Wife~ It’s our favorite show. You’re definitely not alone there.

  • burpclothsblog

    December 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Catching Fire WAS amazing!!! LOVED it.

    Glad you all are enjoying the calm, and OMG – Land of Nod!

  • Beth

    December 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Awww, I love the prayers bit!! Love and hugs to you and yours, sweet lady 🙂

  • Deirdre

    December 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I love the Good Wife. You are NOT alone ; )

  • Maureen Thomason

    December 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I am grateful for the honesty of your blog. It touches my heart…plus the Good Wife is the BEST! This current season (five I think) is by far my favorite!

  • krystlebowenKrystle

    December 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Big hugs and can’t wait to see the updates!

  • Cfblaw

    December 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    That’s nice to hear. That’s all. Much love and peace you.

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