Friday, October 19, 2012

Celebrating Life

This week we celebrate life.

We could choose to be sad over how we were forced to spend 5 weeks of our life last year.
We could be upset that Ella got so sick when she maybe shouldn't have been discharged in the first place.
We could be angry about the stress it put on our lives.
We could be miserable thinking of what could have happened.
We could struggle to find our way back to "normal."
We could spend our days worrying and fearing for the worst.

But we are choosing to not do any of those things.

This week...

Ella (and Charlie) started it off with a bang by blessing us with their presence and staying up 2 hours past bedtime..)
This week there were leaves to walk in..
and jump in
over and over.
This week there was family time
and daddy time.
There was giving mommy a heart attack time by grabbing a whole slice of apple and eating the entire thing..
un-doing all of mommy's laundry folding,
and lots of "hanging out" time.

Best of all? Everybody sleeping through the entire night in their own beds THREE nights this week! Woo hoo!

Nothing makes you want to celebrate life more than a full night of sleep!

Yes, even this week.. especially this week... for many many reasons... we celebrate life. 


  1. As always, beautiful post Maria. Love the fall pictures :)

  2. Isn't it amazing what one good night of sleep does for you?? Glad you're celebrating life!