Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Look at me... blogging twice in a week.

I went to visit my family for a week over Memorial Day and created some new art! It had been ages since I'd worked on anything new and since I had a lot of babysitters while I was up there I got a lot done. It was so nice. I did these gouache paintings and stitched over them with the sewing machine and it really created a great texture. Go over to my SHOP and see them! I'm finally getting them listed. I had such a fun time creating them. I can't even tell you how good it felt to be creating again.Being home for Memorial Day brought back so many memories from when I was a child. Every year my parents would fill foil wrapped coffee cans with wildflowers and take them to the cemetery.

In that small town, all of my family is buried. Great Grandparents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, old family friends...

My parents told the same stories they always tell about each person and it was really special to experience it with them again.

And afterwards... Dad came home..changed his clothes, and went back to work. It was a lovely trip home. First time home with baby... that was fun and new.

I'm heading back next week and will be there for almost a MONTH! I'm SO looking forward to it.. we also have our BEST friend coming to visit us while we're there.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Life lately...

Life lately has been quiet. I feel like we've spent the last 3.5 months getting used to the new normal. Getting used to each other and getting used to family.

Odell has changed my life. Things have slowed down and it's good. It's seems like 75% of the time life with baby is really great and 25% of the time it's really hard. But the good totally outweighs the bad.

I shouldn't say bad... just hard.

Just different.

I spent 29 years of my life living a certain way and now that's all changed. But the change has changed me... and it's really sweet.

Being able to spend time at home with him right now is lovely. Most of our days are the same.. lots of walks, lots of looking, watching, sitting, napping, growing.

It's interesting how much he entertains me... I can just watch him smile, laugh, coo and it makes me feel good inside.

Vito asks me, "what are you doing today??...."

and i say, "...not much.."

It's a good "not much"

My new familiar.