Monday, May 05, 2014

Five Years Ago Today....

my husband Blake and I were on our 2nd date, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some of our neighbors. Tonight we took our 2 year old and 9 month old to a Chinese buffet in hopes of satisfying my husband's craving.  While a buffet is almost always a bad idea, it's an especially bad idea with 2 children 2 and under.  I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say it was a waste of money and time and we learned our lesson.  The only upside was watching our baby girl devour vegetable fried rice, fruit, and noodles and seeing Jackson try new things like egg rolls and fortune cookies.

It's fun to look back and think about how carefree and easy life was just 4 years ago.  Blake and I were just getting to know each other, and now here we are in a pretty labor intensive stage of life with 2 babies, a house, a dog, and a new business.  Love how life works out and how quickly things can change.  Oh how I used to love coming home to an empty, quiet loft and going to the gym at 10 p.m., and now I'm kicking myself because I'm not in bed yet (and it's 10:40) and my sweet little girl will wake me up before I know it wanting her morning bottle and her brother will wake soon after ready to play.  I'm feeling so blessed to have enjoyed a season of singleness and now to be immersed in a season with my little family.

p.s. I'm thankful for this incredible weather and time outside.  Picnic in the park tomorrow for lunch!


lisacng @ said...

What a great photo of Jackson pulling her in the wagon! Can you believe how time has just flown by? And yes, sometimes I reminisce about those times when were were married but without children. What a life. But crazy is as crazy does and parents, we are crazy :).

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

One of the beautiful things about more recent generations starting families later than when most of our parents started their families is we really do have the best of all worlds. There was plenty of time to find ourselves and to enjoy the single and kid-free life. And, now we're really ready to have kids and have no regrets about the incredible change they bring to our lives!