Happy New Year!






I'm feeling really excited about 2017.

Friends, life is in a sweet spot. It's taken a couple of years but I'm finally beginning to feel like I have this mother-of-seven gig under control. Oh sure, the laundry is NEVER done and I spend more money on food than I ever thought possible (teenagers!) but I'm no longer waking up every morning feeling utterly overwhelmed. Now, please don't misunderstand. I'm not suddenly the perfect homemaker or the best cook or the most organized person on the block. I'm just learning to be kind to myself. This is my life. It's exhausting but happy too, and I don't want to forget a minute.

My word for the new year is RECORD. Before Henry and Penelope joined our family I was really good at recording our day to day happenings. This space was a wonderful tool for that and I miss it. I want to resume recording what life is like right now with all seven still home. I want to record our adventures, our projects and our milestones.

If you've been following this blog for years or just stumbled on it today, thank you. One of the most rewarding aspects of blogging for me, have been the friendships I've formed. Thanks for being here. I'm looking forward to seeing you more frequently in 2017! xoxo

(photos of our family taken this fall by my dear friend kristin)

21 comments:

  1. One of my favorite blogs to read so I'm glad to hear you will be back to it a little more often in 2017.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I'm so happy you're still reading.

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  2. hank you for this nice message, I am myself a great family mom and always in search of inner peace.
    Beautiful year 2017 (sorry for my bad English)

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    1. So glad you're here reading, Gurmulette.

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  3. Welcome back Danielle. As much as I'm sure you will love to look back on your family's history, we love peeking in at your everyday life too. Glad to hear you're in a 'sweet spot' right now. Enjoy! : )

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    1. I appreciate you following along Jordan.

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  4. I've always loved your blog, you are truly inspiring. So glad you're back.

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, Casee. Thank you!

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  5. This makes me so happy! Your blog displays your gift for seeing the beauty and joy in the ordinary, everyday moments. I especially loved your "weekending" posts. Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh Camilla, I love those weekending posts too! I'm looking forward to getting back to those simple posts the most. xoxo

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  6. happy day! i've missed your blog these past few years.

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  7. I'm glad you're back! And I wish we were neighbors.

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