Tuesday, February 9, 2010


We have snow. Just a little right now, but they say we're going to get a lot. I don't have anywhere to go, so I like it.

Usually by February I'm begging Spring to make it's glorious appearance. Watching with anticipation for the first bud to reveal itself.

But I'm learning. Slowly. Learning to live in the moment. To not wish for the next stage in life.

I'm finding color in the everyday. Like in my new shoes.

And my beautiful children who helped me open them.

It was a really big event.

I'm trying to remember what life was like before babies, but it's hazy. I know for certain that as a mother, every emotion is experienced more deeply. Joy is more joyful. Sorrow more sorrowful. Delight is more delightful. And pain more painful. It's exhilarating and exhausting at the same time.
There is so much color. Every day.
I don't want to miss a moment of it.
UPDATE: If you are having a bad case of shoe lust, you can buy these beauties here. For a steal. They also come in black or purple. If anyone buys the purple, please send me a pic of them on your feet. I had such a hard time deciding. Oh, and order a size up {I'm usually a 7 or 7 1/2 and size 8 fits perfectly}.


  1. super cute shoes! :) I got a book in the mail today and the girls are coloring the box right now. lol

  2. lovely shoes. lovely thoughts.

  3. love this post. you never cease to amaze me.

    but i must know... WHERE did you find those insanely cute shoes??? I must have them! and the gold sweater/cardigan we can barely see? I'm LOVING the color combos!!!

  4. super cute shoes...love them! and you are so dead on with your thoughts...thanks for sharing!

  5. SO CUTE SHOES. We have two feet of snow on the ground so I can't imagine wearing those for three months at least! :)

  6. I would like to steal those shoes, thanks.
    Last night, Shane and I looked at each other and said, What was dinner time like before kids? Neither of us could remember. It's only been three years, but that time is so hazy. I think that means it just wasn't as important as NOW.

  7. LOVE your new shoes!
    LOVE you thoughts, too :)

  8. Love the shoes! and your reflections on your children and motherhood are always so succinct and inspiring.

  9. you are precious. love these thoughts.

  10. Those shoes... be still my heart! :)

  11. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the link to the shoes! I'm heartbroken though, my size for the greenish/teal is sold out :( I'm going to order them and try anyway. And I'm ordering the purples... might as well with free shipping and free returns :) I'll put a pic on my blog with the purples on my feet and let you know. Thanks Brianna!!!

  12. Awesome shoes! I bought a pair :-)

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