Two days of blogging in a row. I must be feeling better! This morning is absolutely perfect. I’ve had a hard time sleeping lately so last night I heard a welcomed little rain shower sneak in around 12 a.m. and fell comfortably back to sleep. I LOVE rainstorms and rain. Not all the time because I NEED my sunshine, but there is something soothing about the sound of falling rain – had I heard thunder, I would have thought God sent the small storm just for me.
Anyway, I’m an early riser. I haven’t always been and I love sleep (so I go to bed as early as I can) but I love waking up before the sun and watching the awesome colors in the sky. Friday morning I woke up way before the sun and it was raining I felt warm and safe in my home but the sound of the falling rain was so peaceful (told you, I love rain). This morning though, my little sidekick who typically wakes early too withing 15-20 minutes of me being up is still sleeping! So I went downstairs grabbed a cup of coffee (Nicole! I can drink it again!!! 😉 ) took the dog out and enjoyed smelling fresh air and taking in the beauty of my yard.
Hector and I dropped Evan at Grandma Debbie’s yesterday so we could do a few things outside without having to keep an eye on our little guy, he is FAST! We planted some planters and just enjoyed some time cleaning up some stuff together in our yard. I also realized I’ve gone a little crazy on the lavender (maybe it isn’t possible, I LOVE LAVENDER) but I have now about 5 different pots with some sort of lavender including this cute pot from Trader Joe’s that is already flowering:
and took more pictures of our stunning perennials:
I’m so grateful for what we have, friends, family, a home (with flowers, haha)… Weekends always remind me I am doing exactly what I should be because my life is so filled with love and joy. Which brings me to today: Mother’s Day. A day I just like to reflect on what I know: Motherhood, hands down, is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I should say that I have had a lot of awesome things happen to me, but this definitely takes the cake. Loving, nurturing and caring for another human being on this level cannot do anything BUT make you a better person. I’m more efficient and effective, I’m more dedicated (as if that was possible), I weed out the BS because you recognize time is the most precious thing and you do not want to waste it… NOTHING makes you realize how fast time flies more than a walking time stamp. I do not just manage my life and co-manage Hector’s, I am universe CEO – RESPONSIBLE for another human’s well-being. It is a full-time job whether you are a stay at home mom, or a working mom we all do it differently. Each has its own challenges, and I respect every single mother who works to make her child a healthy, loving addition to society.
My mother has been a shining example of everything I want to be to Evan and any future children I may have (:) ) – With that: I LOVE YOU MOM!! You are my rock and my hero. Until I had Evan, I never understood the depth of your love, it is amazing how our bond has grown now that we share this special title. I also am proud to be surrounded by my beautiful mommy friends! Too many to name but I must say: Joanna! Happy first Mother’s Day with a baby in your arms, being a mother looks amazing on you and it is a beautiful thing to watch – we love you so much. Nicole, my other half, happy Mother’s Day with your second little baby happily bouncing in your belly – I’m excited for the upcoming months for so many reasons ;-). You both are inspiring and I LOVE LOVE LOVE sharing this journey with you. Jenny, thank you for literally being the person I go though the motions with as our dudes are so close in age, I pray for the day you move closer. Anita! He’s beautiful!! Happy First Mom’s Day with your little guy!! Jaz, another!! Miggie ❤ PS we are like the Boy’s Club right now, all our little gentleman… To the mom’s in my mommy group ❤ sending light and love – watching the support all you wonderful ladies share each day makes me want to hug you all and warms my insides to know just how many amazing moms there are out there.
I hope everyone takes some time to just take in all the beauty around us and has a peaceful moment today. XOXO
Evan, yesterday, at our favorite spot: