Tuesday, April 8, 2014


[Currently Listening]
....to the rain, birds singing, frogs croaking, the dryer thumping and the husband putting our new treadmill together. Tonight at bedtime, I grabbed Paisley and we slipped outside to watch the sun set. As we stood there, catching rain drops in our hands, we listened to the birds sing and a single frog saying ribbit-ribbit. These slow moments with her are far better than any perfect bedtime routine that we could run through.

[Currently Watching]
.....this girl's hair coming in by the day. Suddenly she's rocking the piggy tails--you know the kind that stay in even after you take them out for a bath.

[Currently Thankful For]
....belly laughs in the grass.
Signs of spring.
 Visits in the sunshine with the chicks and 500,000 other things. There's so much to be thankful for.
[Currently Thinking About]
-School choices for Judah for next year.
-Training to become a doula and how that'll fit into next year's plans.
-The treadmill. Huffing. Puffing. Sweating.  I'm excited to start exercising regularly again. 

[Currently Reading]
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
It might sound wacky, but I totally believe this stuff. Every time I'm up early and start my day right, my whole family has a better day. And dang it, waking up early is NOT easy for me. I'm the gal who over slept by almost two hours on her own wedding day. But hey--- I think there's something to this and I'm trying to make it a habit.
What are you listening to, watching, thankful for, thinking about and reading?

I'm sharing my post today over at The Mama Collective...come join in!


  1. Oh my GOODNESS. Eliza's hair!! What a sweetie! I love those photos. It seems like we are sharing the same sentiments for spring around here...isn't it just so lovely? Ahhhh.

  2. Hi Angela - New to your blog and you MUST post more chick pictures! They are just so presh. And pigtails are the best. Can't wait til baby girl has hair long enough for those. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Such a great idea! (toy) Party favors are so overrated in my opinion. Half the time guest either don't take one home or don't use it but this is a great option! If you have left over you can just plant them yourself. :) For our wedding favors rather than having gifts we just took into consideration how many people RSVPed, how much we 'would have' spent on favors and then made a donation in their name instead to a NGO we were passionate about. We then took a moment to thank our guest for the donation in their name and what it was for. For my sons birthday I just sent people home with bagged cookies. Once again, so precious.

    XO/Lena @ Root&Blossom

  4. Mary @ a mama collectiveApril 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    What a beautiful story of when slowing down and enjoying the moment pays off. Love all of these pictures. You have a great eye for the beautiful! Lovin the piggies too ;) Thanks for linking up! // Mary

  5. Thank you Courtney! The piggies are so fun! You'll love it!

  6. Sarah, I will definitely be posting more chick pictures. We love, love, love our chicks. Thanks for reassuring me that I'm not crazy to be posting chick pictures!

  7. I think we are totally sharing the same feelings about spring. Rightfully so! We need the sunshine and fresh air. It's so good for our kids and their Mamas!


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