Tuesday, October 19, 2010

changes

It is totally that time of year again-- MY new year. Fall is always my season of change and when life seems to "revamp". 4 years ago I was getting ready to move to Germany, 3 years ago we were getting ready to move back to the States, 2 years ago I had just moved back to Germany and was getting ready for M to come back from Iraq and last year I was finally starting to settle into my new life with 4 kids.

This year is no different, we're settling into a new house, had a slight change in career, the babies are becoming real toddlers (*snif*), we're changing the way we spend our money and the way we eat and live and we're trying to get used to our new routines. While all of that seems kind of mundane and seemingly simple, there has really been a true lifestyle change and it feels kind of drastic at times.

I'm hoping I can get to the point where I feel like I've got it together, soon. But last time I said I felt like I had it together, BOOM!, I got pregnant with twins. Sooooooo, I'm not really thinkin I really ever want to say I've got it together again because I know God would be like, "really?? That's what you think!! Let's see what you do with this" and then BOOM! something else life jarring and altering would happen. But I would like to be able to just sit back and enjoy life, instead of constantly feeling 1 step behind. And we're getting there, we really are, although I have been saying that for over a year now.

I plan on sharing more over the next couple of months, including what is going on here and doing some major series pieces on baby gear, diapering, including a huge diaper review of my all time favorite diapers, reviews on our strollers (which I've been meaning to get to for the past year), what I've been doing around the house and some other things, which may or may not include a wicked awesome giveaway. I know you guys are all super stoked to learn all about cloth diapers and strollers, I really do. There will be some fun stuff thrown in between, I promise :)

PS. Please let me know if any part of the new page design doesn't load for you-- I haven't been able to test it out on IE or Opera yet. I still can't even decide if I like the design or not...

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the new design. The colors are beautiful and the new pics of the kids are fabulous. I can't believe how big they've all gotten. W looks so grown up- and more and more like his Daddy. Where did all that beautiful hair come from on Clara?! And the babies are so, so big!!
Can't wait for more posts from you. Happy Fall!

ginny said...

I LOVE the new design and the new pics! Your children a beautiful as are you!

Jenn said...

Love the new look! Can't wait to hear about all the changes. I hear you on the "one step behind" thing. If I ever catch up, you will be the first to hear about it.

Anonymous said...

Very nice look, your new pages. Your posts are all entertaining and mostly also amusing my spirit. You are having a lot of humor and a nice family and a very busy life.Shure you catch up!

beaudstarr said...

Ditto on the design, its really cute. Hey, we'd love to hear ANYTHING on how you do what you do--thats why we love you!