I always promise you guys that I’m going to more of the casual “just saying hi” type of posts, and then I tend to get carried away with less personal lifestyle and design and parenting post ideas and/or content with brand partners, and these simple, personal posts tend to slide through the cracks. (I do tend to fill my Instagram feed with these types of posts though, so if you enjoy them, there are plenty over there!)
So anyway, hi! Happy second day of November! I’m usually not a big fan of November (mainly thanks to the end of Daylight Savings time and the fact that it gets dark at 4:30 in Chicago), but this year I’m staying positive. There are lot of things (both exciting and stressful) happening for us this month. We take our annual trip to the the Caribbean (the Dominican again this year) for Robbie’s work (the band puts on a festival there) on the last day of the month, I have my busiest month ever for work projects (grateful to be swamped in that way!), Essley has all kinds of activities and school and play dates, Emmett has his semi-annual assessment to make sure he’s still on track after his initial epilepsy delays (and I have a great feeling about it), we’re knee deep in the hunt for a new house after our original contract fell through, and it’s the holiday season. I’m sure most of you can relate to having full plates this time of year. I wouldn’t have it any other way though.
The photos above are some of my favorites of the kids from the last few weeks off the camera roll of my phone. They’re grainy and spontaneous and real. Like 2016, this year has been bittersweet for our family, with some huge losses and some wonderful gains. I’m looking forward to appreciating the small things as the holidays approach. I hope your November is the best yet.