March is behind us, and we are finally all healthy again. Yes, Evie did end up getting sick last weekend and caught the stomach bug the rest of us had. But thankfully she had the mildest case. This week has been the first week in a VERY long time that I feel like we are finally getting back to normal. Praise Jesus.
In the midst of the puke fest last week, Darin and I paid off our last student loan. Very exciting stuff. We both attended the same private college and it has taken us 13 years to pay off that education. We finally did it. Yay us.
It wouldn’t be “spring” in Minnesota without an April snowstorm. We got dumped on last night and we have all had it. Yes it will melt fast. And yes spring is coming. And yes it’s supposed to get close to 60 next week. Yes, yes, yes. We all know this. But us Minnesotans are SO DONE. We are beyond done. We need spring to come. And fast.
We are starting to make summer plans even though snow is still on the ground. And because of this I ordered a few swimming suits the other day (gasp). The only reason why I ordered swimming suits without trying them on in a store (normally this would be a huge no-no and just asking for disaster as swimming suits and my body just do NOT get along) is that I found that they are making the exact suit I got last year that I actually somewhat liked. So I ordered two more in two different colors. Because this is a rarity, people. To find a suit that I actually somewhat like. So now we just need warm weather and I, for like the first time in forever, am actually set and have a swimming suit to wear. Make that TWO swimming suits to wear. Yay me.
Eli’s hair is AWESOME right now. It’s beyond long, totally in his eyes, and I’m pretty sure we could mop the floor with it. But I love it.
Remember when I started running again and was doing awesome? Then winter came and hit hard and sickness came and hit hard and I haven’t ran in weeks. So my neighbor told me about this running club that she’s in and I joined. It starts at the end of the month. I’m nervous and excited and anxious to get back at it. Yay me.
Loving this song by Kari Jobe.
In between sicknesses last month I finally went out and got a new phone. I was trying to hold out, be financially responsible, thinking I didn’t really “need” a new phone after having the same iPhone 4 for three years. Sure, it was as slow as molasses, but I could deal. Then I shattered the screen. After a few weeks of getting tiny glass fragments stuck in my fingers I figured enough was enough and I bit the bullet and got me an iPhone 5s. I hate to sound like one of those people who has a love affair with their phone, but I’ll admit it…. I love my new phone.
Yesterday I received two photo books that I made in the midst of the sickness of March when I was stuck on my couch. One filled with phone photos from the past year, and the other is my 2012 photo book. Which means I am only behind by one year and have my 2013 book yet to make. I love paging through these books and seeing how my kids have grown, seeing family photos and little iPhone moments that I captured, remembering when and why I took certain photos and how they probably only mean something to me. They are precious books and if having a sick family is finally what caused me to actually sit down and get them done, well then that was definitely another silver lining.
Also in the middle of the March sickness my husband traveled. I am blessed to have a husband that rarely travels, so I will not complain. But I am so thankful that he is home again and I appreciate him so much. He’s been an awesome dad and partner this past month. Yay husband.
And I’m going to try to start to get back to blogging more. I know I’ve been a bit out of it the past few months. Life has happened and has hit me hard. I’ve been uninspired to pick up my camera and uninspired to come here. I’ve been struggling and growing big time as a person and a parent and a friend and a Jesus follower and the winter blahs and all the sickness have really taken it’s toll. Spring is coming and I feel it. You’ll start seeing more of me here soon.
Happy Friday, friends. xo