Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It's A Struggle

Y'all, I desperately want to blog again. I keep my little corner of the internet up and running, because I keep thinking that I'll make a comeback. I think I'll heave that writer's block up out of the way, and it'll all come flooding back. But it doesn't. Instead I find myself saying I'll blog tomorrow. Or next week. Next month, next year, when my kiddos are off to college.

The truth is, I miss blogging so much. But the blogging world isn't what it was when I first started. Isn't that just like life? You find something you love, and eventually it changes so much, you don't even recognize it anymore. And you find that you can't keep going, yet can't let it go. I can't let my little space go. So every few weeks, I think I'll blow the dust off this old place, and breathe life back into my old blog. And I sit down at my computer, crack my neck, stretch my fingers, and then promptly get sucked into Pinterest for hours at a time. The internet killed productivity, y'all.

But, there is just so much going on in our lives. Mylee is starting school this year. Like, actual, real live school. Our homeschooling journey is over just as quickly as it started. And while I am so immensely excited for all she's about to experience, I'm equally heartbroken. Our time together has come to and end. I have to let her go out and experience the world without me right by her side. She will be just fine, I know. She's strong and resilient, and can handle anything that comes her way. Mama, on the other hand, is seriously doubting herself. I'm cramming as many snuggles and special moments as I can into the next two weeks.

I hope that I can once again find the passion that I had for writing. I miss spilling my thoughts onto this pretty little page. Please bare with me as I attempt to make my comeback. And I apologize in advance for any tear filled posts that will be accompanying the new school year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sweet Dax's Baptism

In case you're just tuning in.... or maybe I haven't mentioned it, I had a baby! A baby boy, in fact. Baby Daxton was born in January, and he's the sweetest baby boy ever!

Dax's first horribly lit iPhone selfie.

Anyway, a little over a month ago, we held his baptism. Some of our family came to help celebrate, and my favorite photographer, Mallorie, came to capture some shots of Dax's special day. I'm so very happy with how they all turned out, which shouldn't surprise me, because every photo Mallorie takes is gorgeous!! She even managed to capture a few photos of me nursing Dax, which I absolutely fell in love with. Here are a few favorites from the day. 




























I cannot praise Mallorie enough. I absolutely love working with her, and I'm so glad she was able to join us for this wonderful day. She's in the Austin area mostly, but I know that she travels quite a bit, so if you're looking for a photographer, she's your girl! You can find her on her photography page and blog's Facebook. (Check out her adorable pups while you're over there!!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Austin's Touch-A-Truck is Back!

Hey, Austin folks, did you hear? After taking a little hiatus last year, Austin's Touch-A-Truck is back this Saturday, May 9th!



Wondering exactly what Touch-A-Truck is? Touch-A-Truck is a family friendly event that raises money for Austin Children's Services, and gives your kids a chance to explore and learn all about the vehicles that help serve their community. In addition to the vehicles, there will be a petting zoo, live music, food trucks, and plenty more fun things to do! 

We've never been before, so this is our first year attending, and we're so excited! 

The event will be held at Camp Mabry this year, and promises to be so much fun! General admission hours are from 10am-3pm, and tickets are only $5, VIP admission is $20, starts an hour earlier at 9am, and includes breakfast! 

You can find more info and purchase tickets at Austin Children's Shelter's.

So, are you an Austinite and wanna go to Touch-A-Truck? Here's a chance to win a pair of general admission tickets!

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Good luck, maybe I'll see you there!

In exchange for this post, I was given tickets for my family to attend the Touch-A-Truck event. As always, any opinions expressed here are all my own! 
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