Jun 28, 2011

Long, Hot Summer

I can not believe that it is nearly July already. I once heard an analogy of time being like sand. When you hold it loosely in your hand, it stays forever, but the second you start to tighten your grasp, it slips through your fingers. Which is, I suppose why I try to always challenge myself to find the good in every day... to be content in my circumstances and to cherish every moment I get to spend with my amazing Drew and my sweet Isabel.

Speaking of Drew, have I told you lately what a lucky girl I am? How did I end up finding someone who would put up with my messy, scatterbrained self and not get upset when I drop my iPhone in Lake Texhoma (true story), spill stain on the deck, leave a pile of laundry on the couch for a week, kill every plant I put my hands on but still insist on buying more every year, forget groceries in the trunk, forget my phone nearly every time I leave the house, forget everything (seriously), and all the other crazy things I do? And he makes me laugh. He's Isabel's favorite person, too, with good reason. She LOVES to play with Daddy and have him tickle her and play peek-a-boo. And he's pretty cute, too ;)

As my grandmother would say, Isabel is growing like a weed. She is 7 1/2 months now (remember our discussion earlier about time flying?), and doing so many new things every day. Her new little teeth are incredibly endearing, and she has started to babble, which is insanely cute. She gets so much attention when we are out running errands... Drew and I think we should probably receive a cute baby discount at the stores we frequent. She can now roll over (which I think she is on a mission to perfect... To the point of rolling off the bed once already! Huge bruise to prove it.), and sit up on her own. She loves to shake shake shake anything that makes a noise, though one of her favorite toys lately has been a plastic bowl, haha. We have a membership a pool in the area and she absolutely loves to swim. I know I am biased, but isn't she a pretty baby?

Don't those eyes just make you melt?

On top of all the above mentioned goodness, my little genius knows how to drink from a straw. Watch your Dr Pepper people... She wants it! (note to judgmental moms: she is NOT drinking DP, it is water. What kind of mother do you think I am!?)

I am not sure why I am always surprised that life is a crazy mess, but once again I find myself shocked at how up in the air everything is these days. I am going to sign my contract this week at Dallas Lutheran and will be teaching art part time and hopefully supplementing my income with works of art that I actually produce, go figure, haha. I am in a conference this week, and I am loving the time to sit at a table and create. I need to start writing down all the genius ideas I have been having this week. If they work, my mom and I will be famous in a couple of months. I'll keep you posted.

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