I’ll start off saying it’s probably a good thing I didn’t make it an official new years resolution to blog often, because if so I’d have to admit I’ve failed miserably. Luckily, I only hoped to write more so it’s not quite a failure right?
My best description of life lately would be appropriately labeled as crazy and if you’ve talked to me recently you can testify that I’ve said that word a time or two… or twenty. My second year of teaching has come and gone; today I already completed my Professional Development swap days for THANKSGIVING BREAK. What? As Ellis Grey said, “the carousel never stops turning.” (and not in the morbid negative connotation she so often meant by this, moreso that time keeps flying by…okay?)
Now let me tell you it’s been one crazy ride for me and my family. We’ve accomplished another life changing stressor (make that number 3 after marriage and baby) of building a home. Places like TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Pottery Barn are responsible for my love and dreams of decorating my own house, not to mention Pinterest and all its glory. The process started in February and Justin sneezed then I blinked and now we’ve lived in our home for 2 1/2 weeks. In all seriousness, we are forever grateful to our dear family friends Robert and Kay for making this happen and to so many others who helped along the way.
Naturally I would like to have all things settled in a snap on the inside, but it has been extremely exciting to slowly make the inside come to life. I have to remind myself from time to time that this really is our home, in the same sense that I am still grasping I’m a mom to the sweetest tiny human, not a 24/7 babysitter who also works as a real teacher and coach, not the one who pretended to teach her little sister and fake grading papers.
#McKinleeHarper is growing like a weed and our little ducky will turn ONE during football season. My husband loves me through all this craziness and I could not survive without him by my side plus having my family down the road has been the best; they have been the biggest help and support we could ask for. Someone pinch me, because this life the Lord is leading me through is too wonderful for what I deserve.
Until the next break from all the crazy…