Monday, January 21, 2013

feel the wind in your hair

or if you still don't have any, it's nice to feel it against your skin anyways :) 

We welcomed the warm weather and breeze today with open arms and spent some time at a nearby park. It felt so much like Spring today...these little windows of warmth give us a small peek into the next season, the next chapter of life and I am already anxiously awaiting it.   
I was so happy to have a day with Martin. Some days I feel like we live separate lives only seeing each other for an hour or two in the evenings after he gets home from work.  At that time we're both exhausted and we both just snuggle Everdeen until it's time for her to go to bed...which is usually my bed time too. I feel like a single mom a lot and Martin feels like a single dad. We each get two days alone with Everdeen, but not with each other. Unless I have a Monday or Tuesday off from school I don't get to spend much quality time with him.  I don't think we've ever had weekends off together and I silently and longingly look at my friends who get two glorious days off with their spouse.  We could do so many things as a family if we just had that time.
I keep looking to the months ahead, very ready for a change. We both are. When we do have time together we spend it excitedly talking about our next step as a family and where it might take us next.   I always ask Martin, "Where do you think we'll be this time next year?"  We love to wonder and imagine our little family of three finally in the place we want to call home. We don't know what the coming months will bring or even if our schedules will be any better, but we do know that we never take for granted the time we have with the three of us.
I'm already looking forward to the next family day we can have and maybe even a date night with my husband...even if it does start at my bed time :) 


  1. Glad you enjoyed your special day.

  2. What a sweet polka dot jacket :)!! She looks like she is having a blast!!

  3. wow, she is adorable and seems so happy!! love the jacket too ;) she looks so much like her daddy!! it is def tough when there is so little time to spend with your other half - i'm glad that you take advantage of the time together. desiree

  4. Beautiful pictures, so glad you got to spend the day together as a family! I cant imagine how difficult that must be at times not getting to spend the weekend together.

  5. Lovely photos! I hope you find your feeling of home soon, that must be hard, 6 years! I never used to resent the city so much, until I lived in the rockies, where mother nature just consumed me.

    Here's to new changes!