...when your parents come to visit with treasures from your past... Including, but not limited to: my little mermaid purse 👜, my volleyball shirt from highschool 🏐, my wisdom teeth 😷, and my favorite pants from when I started grade 9 👖...they might even fit me better now lol!!! #findthehappy
You can bet I was singing 🎶"Look at this stuff, Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?" In my head while going through it. 😘 @h_eather33
Some afternoon you might find yourself doing a 100 piece puzzle with a ridiculously determined 2-yr-old. Beware that she might need your intensive, patient help, but insist on putting each piece in herself. Beware that she might actually want to finish the whole thing despite a few sighs of frustration. She pauses, breathes, she attacks with new energy! Beware of her cheers and self-encouragement every time she fits a piece on. Beware of how much you will laugh when she repeatedly calls the furry guinea pig on the left "THE HAIRY COUSIN!" 😂😂😂 (sadly not captured on video.)
So last summer in the picture on the bottom right--I was already feeling good about the progress the previous couple years had brought me. This summer I went to try on my shorts, and it was clearly time to go shopping again 😊 And you know, it's not that I wasn't comfortable in my own skin or didn't have body positivity or self love a year or more ago. It is just that I decided that I hated feeling physically exhausted from climbing ONE set of stairs. That was not a healthy reality for being only 29. I wanted more out of my life, I wanted to be healthier and feel better. It didn't magically happen over night... no quick fixes... and it made a world of difference having a great support system through it all. It has been worth every bit of post leg day pain 😂. I wonder what another year will bring.... #transformationtuesday#selflove#findthehappy
Shout out to Golden. Elegant, intuitive, compassionate. But also silly. 😜 Cause that's good and right when you're 8 and life's great. Blaise there, he's a snuggla. He will cling to people's shoulders or clothes or jewelry when they hold him, like a koala babe. He's just a happy little potato, and charmed by simply EVERYTHING. 👉How's your summer going? I guess all of America is smack dab in the full swing of it by now. 👉We just finished up our year's documentation for school and are still finishing math, so... We're still waiting for it to really begin. 😁 Homeschool goals already shaping up for next year though. This year ended up somehow being way too math focused and I am discussing with @bibliobites how to BEST stick to the Charlotte Mason standard of 20 FOCUSED minutes per day. Good work vs. long or multitudinous work, and eliminating dawdling. I think I also need to re-read Home Education. Summerishness over here is already so fun, lots of family games and read-alouds in the studio and hanging out with Daddy in the evening while he paints. Oh and we FINALLY managed to meet up with the local homeschool group at a park! 😂 #friendgoals#localgoals Nearly everyone I love that likes us too (😜) lives uber far away. So happy Monday!