So, I'm not as consistent with my posts as I used to be. Life just seems to be a little more complicated than it once was. It might be the work for Landers Photography that has me captivated during nap time, or the pile of Christmas presents waiting to be made that have my attention. It could be spending time watching 24 with Greg or just spending time with him after not seeing him as much as I wish I could. It could be all the playing outside that Naomi and I are doing because we don't sweat the second we step a foot out the door. It could be the Focus group that I am a part of at Pink Ink Studios for new and begining photographers, or the books I am reading on the subject of starting a small business and building a photography business. It could be the fact that for one whole day I couldn't or didn't want to so much as move a muscle because it just ached to do so and not sure if I could eat because of the stomach issues (not sure if it was the flu or the baby). It could be a lot of things ... and really it IS a lot of things. I don't want to sit here and say "I'm busy" because I know my life could be MUCH busier.
I am grateful for the time I have to sit and read books to Naomi and do puzzles and just play with her. I am grateful that I have time to make dinner for my family...even though most nights I really don't want to. I am grateful for the time to read books and do research so that I can turn my photography dream into a reality in the next year. I am grateful that Naomi sleeps late so that I can sleep late too, so that when she naps I can get some work done. I am grateful that my little 18 week old peanut has been so good to me, because I cannot imagine more days like yesterday (icky) while trying to chase a 13 month old around. I am grateful for a husband who loves to come home to me and our beautiful daughter and know that he loves to be with us and spend time with us. I am grateful for Mondays so that I am able to go to "work" and have a little grown-up interaction while Greg gets to spend some quality time with Naomi.
So what am I trying to say. Well, there's a lot at once but it's good. God is good to us and He is so faithful and we are seeing more and more of His love and faithfulness everyday. We are healthy. We have a roof over our heads. We have food in our bellys. We have loved ones who support and encourage us on a daily basis. We are blessed. So the reason for the lack of daily posts...well, just read what I just wrote and I think you'll understand. We're busy living the life that God has blessed us with. So sometimes it'll just be a bunch of posts at one time to let you know of the blessings that have been showered upon us.
On another note: We are truly excited and blessed to be able to have another child. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for this little person that is growing inside of me. I have been able to feel the little one move around for a couple of weeks now and I love every second of it. We are anxious for April 12 but a little sad too at the fact that we will no longer be just the three of us. But as with the change that Naomi brought we are so thrilled and excited to see our family become that of four! We will be finding out the gender...if the baby allows...on November 27th. But no asking for names...we're not telling! Sorry, if you had to find out via the blog. That was not our intention. Thanks for your prayers on behalf of little peanut!