Monday, February 24, 2014

Eleven thousand six hundred and eighty something days

Christmas has come and gone, our apartment is feeling a little more smaller now with new kid cars and toys. My baby is becoming more of a toddler now. Running, talking, her hair getting longer, her crib turning into a bed. Then all of a sudden it's 2014, snow storms, new classes to teach, turning 32 and then it felt like spring today. These last few months have gone by so fast and today it hit me. I've always thought I was good to really enjoy each moment..  I even based Wren's first year on living each moment to the fullest.. But then life keeps going and we get stuck in routine, lack of sleep, doubt, negativity, then we get a moment of motivation, then back to the routine and reality television. 
My life is full of good things, great blessings but I think lately I've been in a routine of negativity or maybe it's just those January blues. It wasn't until I got my birthday card from Jason last week that made me snap out of it.. he wrote, "I want you to know how grateful I am for each of the eleven thousand six hundred and eighty days that you have made this world a better place." Not only is that the sweetest thing to hear from Jason who most of the time expresses his affection through lovable teasing but knowing that I've been here for eleven thousand six hundred and eighty something days.. and I can make each day better, each moment that much better even if its surrounded by negativity or a toddler tantrum. I guess what I'm trying to say on this sleepless night that we have each day to live to the fullest and I better start enjoying it..all the little things, the snow storms, the long days, early mornings, the crying, the doubt, the happiness in everything...even if it starts to become a loving routine... enjoy it

Happy February 

Capturing one of Wren's many looks-January 2014

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hello December

Hello December! How did this happen so quick. Last week we were eating turkey and making grandma's stuffing. Now we are making Christmas list, shopping, staying cozy inside while it's freezing outside. Christmas is going to be here in no time and I'm excited for it. Wren still doesn't really have any idea what's going on, but she loves seeing lights, dancing to Christmas music, and really hates Santa. Here's to the past couple of weeks (go to my Instagram for more pictures whitneyras) and more to look forward too:

*New couch means extra cuddling under Christmas quilts
*Black Friday was actually really fun when you miss the crowds and go with your twin
*Seeing the lights before it become 0 degrees outside
*Happy St Nick Day
*Cousin night in just a few days
*Yoga and more yoga
*Loving this album and a few songs for my yoga classes
*This bowl..thanks Marta
*Christmas cards (will post soon)
*Christmas parties & traditions

Even though this month is cold, gets super busy and super crazy, it's one of my favorite times and it's so much fun with my little Wrenny baby running around and actually reacting to seeing things for the very first time. 

Happy December

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Wren did it..she wore her costume 3 times last week and didn't scream once.. I'm a happy mom. Halloween is one of those fun holidays that I look forward to every year. We spent this week with our families, carving pumpkins, roasting hotdogs with grandpa, seeing cousins, eating doughnuts, trick or treating with friends and stuffed our face with white bean chicken chili. It was a good week.

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesdays with Wren

For your Tuesday enjoy these pictures of my girl. This face kills me and she's all mine. We've been running errands, hanging out with family and getting ready for Halloween. Jason's mom made the cutest costume for Wren.. only problem is she screams when she has to wear it. Last night we turned on the music and she danced around in it so crossing our fingers for this week because we would like her to wear it a total of 3 times. Tonight is our first party so wish us luck. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

my babes & the weekend

This past weekend was one of those really great weekends. The kind that you always want..perfect weather, good food and great company. To celebrate our anniversary we took this little babe of ours and stayed up in Midway and in the morning we played in Park City and spent the rest of the day with family and friends. Perfect weekend with my amazing husband and that adorable little girl of mine.
Happy Tuesday

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"oh to be in love"

Its been 10 years since this boy made my stomach flip flop with butterflies and yesterday we celebrated our 5th anniversary. Most of you who are familiar with Jason know that he has a good sense of humor and can really make fun of you whether you like it or not... right? But through the years I've seen this humor as a way of showing love, appreciation and through laughing and joking I see him. 
I've been blessed to be with a guy who does make me laugh and most important laugh at myself. I see a compassionate, loving, hard worker who does so much to make our lives better. And even though he may not hear me complaining (at times) about my day or remember what to get at the store. He does remember the smell of the shampoo I used in Europe 10 years ago, the stories I've told about my grandparents and countless times where I just needed someone. 
This boy has given me so much love and so much happiness that I'm beyond grateful. And I'm grateful for him.. every single day

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

tiny thousand nows

I have this card above my desk that says "Someday is made up of a thousand tiny nows." It also goes on saying, "every marvelous possibility is a bundle of very little things." My Wren is a little bundle of something marvelous. She's busy, she's exploring, she's learning and she's all mine. How lucky am I?

And these days it's been colder, it's been changing. We've been staying in doors, watching the rain fall, taking fall walks and bundling up with some cozy quilts. These days we've been eating pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and drinking more tea. I've been doing more yoga and less running, slowing down and reading more. I'm excited for what's ahead, but also enjoying the now and trying to stay in the moment knowing my little bundle is growing and changing every single day. Somedays I wish we could just freeze the moment and stay.. for just awhile.

Happy October