well, hello.

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It’s been a while hasn’t it?

The past six months have thrown me for a serious loop and this little space has been pretty neglected. Between being super pregnant, having a baby, traveling for a family wedding, hosting family for this sweet new baby’s baptism, capping the summer off with yet another road trip to see family and oh yeah and you know…getting used to having two kids and being a family of four – this summer has been way crazier than I expected.

So let’s catch up a bit.

First things first since I last blogged… I had a baby! Her birth can best be described as a truly healing experience. Aside from being overdue by a week + a few days – my pregnancy, labor, and delivery were all healthy, normal, and great which is all I could ever really ask for. I can only hope that any other kiddos we might have will come into the world in such a calm/non-traumatizing way! Since having our sweet little Genevieve, she have proven herself to be the most smiliest little babe I have ever met and much chunkier than her sister ever was as a baby. I could seriously eat all of her arm rolls.

So we had a baby and a bunch of family in town to meet her new sweet self. What was next… we traveled down to NOLA for a two week visit where we saw friends, relaxed, and married off my brother-in-law. It was a great wedding and considering we were almost all involved (Eric = best man, M = flower girl, me = bridesmaid) I was pleasantly surprised with how smoothly things ran for our family that day. It really could not have been done without the help of a couple really great friends who flew down for the wedding weekend to help out with the kids. Friends that travel just to hang out with your kids while you get to be involved in wedding stuff? Theeee best.

Then we came back to Dallas and prepped for G’s baptism! Our NOLA family came up to us, as well as my sister and her husband and we had a nice little weekend celebrating the newest Catholic in our family. I felt like after this event we really started our summer and somewhat “new normal” as a family of four. Up to this point we had been in and out of town and in and out of the hospital having a baby. M took swimming lessons for the second year in a row, we attended our local library’s toddler story time with a friend and we enjoyed some seriously lazy days watching the Olympics and figuring out our new family dynamic (side note: I should say we are STILL trying to figure it out. It’s definitely a daily process, but so far so good).

Now it’s September. This month is actually our busiest month yet this year. We are celebrating THREE weddings within the next two weeks, I am helping host a baby shower, and we have family coming in town the rest of the month. It is sure to be a busy beautiful time!

I have slowly but surely making my way back into the kitchen. As we were after Madeline’s birth – we were blessed with fantastic family and friends who cooked for us after G was brought home. I’m finally feeling up to meal planning, cooking, and creating new yummy things for my family to eat and I hope to throw up some new recipes soon.

I’ve been missing this space so much. I so wish I could figure out a consistent posting routine and make this creative outlet a bigger part of my life. Until I do, enjoy the random post here and there and happy eating!

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(images via Little Flower Studio

 

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