Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dear Blog,

Oh, how I have neglected my blog lately.  To be honest, I'm pretty lethargic when it comes to "updating".  Being a stay at home mom of a busy 1 year old I find myself just wanting to sit down and relax when it comes to Ingrid's nap time.  But it's Saturday, Michael and Ingrid are coloring-and I am sitting down to pay some attention to a new post.  

We are living life steadily over the past couple of months.  No new earth shattering news, happenings, or events.  Much of life seems to be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,...repeat.  And I am totally okay with that.  I appreciate all the small moments through out my day.  Ingrid has been changing and learning so much.  I could go on and on and on with cute stories of things she has said, done, and learned-but I would keep you here all day if I did that.  Just a quick recap of her brillance: 

New favorite words:
Einstein (she is a Baby Einstein fanatic)
Catch (when we play catch)
One, Three, Five (she is learning to count all the odd numbers first)
Blue, Purple, Pink (colors she can say, and even recognize!)

Michael is busy looking for a job...still.  It's hard not to become a little dishearten.  However, we know that in the right time, the right job will present itself.  In the meantime, I am trying my best not to feel so displaced.  We are applying for jobs all over Minnesota, with most of his applications in the metropolitan area.  However, I can't shake my strong distaste for the "cities".  Yes, I love Minneapolis & St. Paul.  But like I've said before, I hate cookie cutter everything.  Why can't he just find the perfect job in Northfield?  That's all I ask.  Is that too much?  Anyway, on a separate note: my spring/summer is starting to fill up with photoshoots, which is awesome!  We are thinking more and more about baby #2 (maybe later this year...?)  and what that would mean for our family.  But most of all, I am just appreciating where we are at in life.  I love that I have a smiley face to pick up every morning that says "Hi mama!"  I love that I have a greatful, hard working, best friend that comes home to me every night.  I love that my parents are just a phone call (and 1 minute drive away) to come play with Ingrid (or feed us dinner).  So there ya go.  That's my Saturday morning recap.  

I will leave you with some recent photos I took when we went to the Mankato Mall.  Ingrid was SOOOOO excited to sit on the horsey.  When she realized it moved, she was ALL smiles.  It melted my heart.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update. I too have a distaste for the Twin Cities especially after getting lost this weekend. Although we had a great time, I could never live there.

    Caleb's new words he learned at my parents this past weekend were squirrel and pie.