labor day weekend 2016.

After moving & experiencing a lot of change, my family and I haven’t had much down time. New state, new job, new routines & new responsibilities have allowed minimal time for anything else. But this past holiday weekend finally allowed for some long overdue family fun.  Our labor day weekend was spent with family, friends, football & fairs! It was an exciting, sunny & beautiful 3 days!

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There are moments like this, when I look at Ellie and wish I can take midday naps or cry loudly when I don’t get my way. Sometimes I wish for a break from the everyday cycle of life. Yet, life is not like that. As you get older, you face various transitions. Transitions that can be minor or life changing, exciting or exhausting.

Transitions that can seem so overwhelming yet lead you to an amazing beginning.

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four things about motherhood.

This past Sunday I got to celebrate my very first Mother’s Day as a Mom. All I could think was that it was so hard to believe that it has almost been a year since I’ve given birth to Eliora. Where did the time go? I no longer have a little baby girl. I have an almost walking, constantly eating, endlessly crawling, forever smiling daughter who has brought so much joy into my life. This phase of life has been such a huge adventure & I have learned so much as a new mother. Each day brings new lessons within motherhood, but here are a couple of thoughts that stuck with me.

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