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)