Well hello! I looked on my calendar today and realized it’s my “blogiversary!” I guess it’s not a super big celebration since I’m the worst blogger these days but I figured it called for a check in and update to say hi and let you know what’s going on in my world.
I started this blog in June of 2012. I was taking a walk on the most gorgeous Sunshiny Day with my pup in this beautiful place we call home and decided I wanted to share some of the joy I was finding in my life. I was a closet food blog stalker and thought it was only appropriate that I come out of the woodwork and start sharing some food ideas myself along with documenting the joy I found in everyday things. I have loved hearing from readers over the years who have enjoyed recipes and happened upon my blog. I think about it often and promise to someday come back in a more regular capacity to share what’s going on, recipes, and what makes me happy.
In case you’re new here, these two little nuggets are the reason my blogging days are few and far between and there couldn’t be a better reason.
They are seriously the best little dudes I know. The enthusiasm and pure joy they bring to every day is inspiring and brings smiles to my face all day long.
This pic is from our first local beach day of the year. Last year we lounged on our chairs while the babes slept under the tent. This year, Tom and I ran in opposite directions for hours chasing these little guys up and down the beach and try to limit their sand consumption. Maybe we’ll be able to lounge on the beach again some day but at least for now I’m going to try to enjoy their energy.
They are running around everywhere now and are legit toddlers. I don’t know when this happened but the quiet sleeping babies have somehow morphed into these handsome, smart and incredibly goofy little men. It is such a joy to see them grow and learn and I know this is only the beginning.
I’d say that it took at least a year or more but I’m finally starting to feel like I’m back in my own body again. The twin pregnancy took a lot of out me and for a while I felt like I was renting out this body that was no longer mine. It wasn’t something that I recognized, half the time I had no idea what it was doing or why I was feeling so run-down. I’m now back to sleeping normal at night, eating good home-cooked meals and exercising regularly. Of course things look a little different now. Instead of organized workouts at the Crossfit Gym or Beach bootcamps, I’m doing 30 minute workouts in my basement with 2 toddlers hanging on to me or runs around town with the stroller but it’s what works right now. I also started a Pilates/Barre class a few nights a week down the street from me and it’s been fantastic, it brings me back to my dancing days and makes me feel stronger.
Tom & I ran a 5K a month ago or so and although I wasn’t close to any previous times, I finished, I felt great and was happy with how my body performed for me.
I also had a rather exciting purchase in the vehicle department 🙂 I probably never told you but we got a minivan after the boys were born. Yes, a minivan. I can’t deny the convenience of it and all you minivan moms out there, more power to you, but it just wasn’t me. I know, it’s just a car, and yes it had super cool features, 2 thousand cup holders and sliding doors but it was like when I felt like I was in this body that wasn’t mine. I was running over curbs and swearing at people who were driving too fast and it just didn’t feel like me. I know I’m a mom now, yes we have to bring 5,000 pounds of crap wherever we go but this baby will get the job done and I’ll feel much cooler doing it. Mama got her groove back.
Some other stuff that’s been making me happy lately… our newly fenced in yard! Our last house had zero property so this little slice of lawn is pure perfection for me. We can now eat outside at sunset, watch the boys and dog run around, entertain and cuddle up under the heat lamp on cool summer evenings. I would seriously spend all day out here if I could.
After the boys go to bed, I like to go outside to enjoy a glass of wine and some intense intellectual reading like Better Homes & Gardens or Food & Wine.
Summer has arrived and I’ve been trying to make more time again to take deep breaths, remember those little things that make me happy and get back to “me” or at least the new “me.” Which is pretty much the same as the old me but now with 2 amazing little kiddos that bring more joy to every day.
It’s been nice chatting! Hope all is well with you!! Talk soon!