Thursday, August 27, 2015

Catching Up...

Cooper is ONE!

Well, I accidentally did it… I took a year long hiatus! Last time I blogged Cooper was turning one (I never even posted his first birthday pictures! #momfail) and now, I have a full blown two year old. How did that happen?! (PS Look how much that baby boy of mine has grown in those two pictures - oh my gosh. heart. breaker.)

Last year at this time, I told myself I didn't want to be tied to something that constantly left me feeling like I was always running behind (i.e. weekly blog updates of the Little Prince, whew, I was crazy…. Those bad boys were exhausting!) but in the last 364 days I have come to the realization that feeling like I am always running behind is merely a constant state of my life so why not add one more thing to the to-do list? 

But seriously, I miss blogging desperately. I know that sounds silly to "desperately" miss writing long notes to yourself (or to my "modern day pen pals" as Brandon jokingly calls anyone who read my blog but I don't actually know in real life) but I do… I miss journaling my thoughts. I now worry constantly that I won't remember things because I didn't properly document.  I miss having a venue to process what I'm thinking out loud. Writing helps me breathe, it requires me to stop and think and hit backspace and start all over and then think a little more. I miss having a place to vent. Do you know how many comments and opinions I've had to hold in for this entire year?! You should feel sorry for my friends who I've been sporadically text messaging absolute randomness to because I no longer have a place where I can spew all these bizarre things! I miss people stopping me to laugh at something funny Cooper said or did or got caught doing because they read/saw it on my blog. It was so easy to keep both our families and friends in the loop without having to retell a story nine thousand times, because that ends up feeling like awkward bragging and usually the concludes with Cooper in time out so I don't want to awkwardly brag about that, but I do want you to know because Cooper gets into trouble doing the funniest stuff… or at least it's funny to me… but I don't necessarily want to brag about his funny bad behavior. (Are you reading this right now and thinking "Poor Brandon has to listen to this crazy woman go on and on about absolutely nothing?" Probably so. I'll wrap it up.)

Anyway, I had a million excuses to stop this crazy blog (Short version: (1) Surprisingly very busy. (2) To be a stay-at-home mom I'm terrible at staying home. (3) Cooper doesn't go to bed until 11ish and wakes up at 7:30ish so I'm not really sure when this whole "sit down and type" thing is going to take place. (4) I have a new blog {} that I reallllllly want to get up and running but can't find a graphic designer to make it pretty for me and I hate not starting a new year on a new pretty blog, but oh well…. That wasn't very short, sorry.) but the point is, I don't want to stop blogging!! So, here I am. I'm back. Consider this your warning: You are about to get Little Prince OVERLOAD!

I hope you all have had a wonderful year - I've missed you, truly. I'm going to do my best to catch you up on our crazy life… I've thought it over and I guess the best way to do that is to start where we left off (primarily because it would drive my OCD brain crazy to skip an entire year). So, go back to LAST August and Cooper is ONE! Cooper's first birthday party pics coming your way soon! And then I'll give you some highlights of each month we missed and then we will probably stick with that method - a monthly update of Coop's little life and a whole lot of random things I just want to talk! Oh I'm so excited to be back - thanks for sticking with me even after I fell off the face of the Earth.

Be Blessed!

Cooper is TWO!