Are you wondering if we are still alive over here? I would be if I were you. I haven't been the best at keeping you updated. I know I don't have to tell you why. Four little ones ages three and under sounds challenging and frankly it is. Sometimes I feel like a gerbil in a wheel cleaning, changing, cleaning, loving, cleaning, changing, etc, never getting ahead. I feel like I have given up any hope of sanity or "free time" and that I may never be able to really get my hopes and dreams for my business off of the ground.
Then I look down (Ollie's on my lap right now...cooing and smiling) and think WHO CARES! I am so beyond blessed to have these precious children in my life...so blessed to know that there is no way I could ever do this alone and to know that I have an amazing man at my side helping me and making me laugh every step of the way (how is that for a run-on sentence?!). When I think about it and am in the right frame of mind, I remember that this time is so fleeting and in a way, sacred.
So, I've decided not to worry about the hopes and dreams for the business right now...and enjoy what I've spent most of my life dreaming about...this man and these children! Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to throw in the towel altogether, I'm just giving myself the permission not to stress about advertising, blogging, etc., just doing the minimum to keep things going but not necessarily growing.
Wanna see the people I am so blessed to live with and love? Eden Thome has photographed our family at every stage and never disappoints. Thanks for indulging me:
On the house front, we are still here in my parents home. It continues to be an overall great experience and I know it will be a sad day when we say good-bye. We have enjoyed my parents and Great-Grandma Dahl so much and have had lots of quality time with cousins, aunts and uncles and friends.
But we are getting really excited about purchasing a new home in a few months. We plan to move to the Boise, Idaho area. I dream of the space we will have...a place for everything...even (hopefully) a small studio for me! We are narrowing down areas and homes and will head that way probably in September.
So that's the update! Thanks so much for your continued support and kind words. I truly enjoy the relationships with those of you who take the time to comment and email.