Tuesday, May 1, 2012


May is my favorite month, and least favorite in some ways too. But we have a lot going on in May, including my birthday :) So in honor of that I'm going to try and post a little something more about myself each day.

But first, can I just tell you how much I LOVE the target dollar bins? They must know how much I love yellow . . . and stripes . . . and grey with yellow. Yes, I bought the only two I could find.

Now, back to sharing more about myself. That's hard for me. I'm a pretty private person, I think a lot of it is due to insecurity. I wait until I know someone pretty well before I open up-and that doesn't help with the making lots of friends bit. But I want to be more open and I really admire people who are so open not just online but in real life too. So . . . I've been thinking a lot about my kids lately. I really love my kids. Like, really love them. Last night when I was putting the little sweetie to bed she was looking up at me and I was looking down at her in my lap and she just smiled her big happy smile and put her forehead against mine and started laughing and laughing. It was such pure happiness and sweetness I was soon laughing right along with her. She is so full of love and life. I can't get enough of her. I haven't always felt such a connection to my kids. In fact, when I was first pregnant with the buddy I wasn't really sure I wanted kids. It seemed like I was going to be giving up a lot more than I was getting. But I'm so glad I took that leap of faith and carried on. Those first months were rough, really rough after he was born. But I look back now and I realize I was so wrong. I did give up things, but I gained so much more. Being a mom and having a family has brought more real joy and fulfillment than any hobby or other job ever could. I just wish more people knew how great being a mom is!

Have a great day! And don't forget we've got another week for the giveaway--see below!


Marisa said...

I'm very similar. I have to sit back and observe for a while before I share. There are times when I think I should be more outgoing, and I try, but then I end up oversharing. Oops.

Happy birthday month!

miamihoney said...

Happy May! I am pretty private too and yet I feel more free on my blog, what's that all about?
I love being a Momma and although it is more work than I could have ever imagined those sweet moments make it all worth it!

*EVANS FAM* said...

Thank you for opening up and sharing that tender sweet experience you had with rosie :) So cute. Got me a little teary eyed :) I have moments like these too when I realize how lucky I am to have my kids. Even though I did miss out a lot, i mean a lot of my life in order to have them, I am so glad I did because I probably will not be able to have any more. Love you laur, and hope we get to spend more time together. We should totally go to the park with our kids sometime, ooo or maybe the zoo ;) fun stuff

Audrey said...

I'm so glad that you shared that. It's great to hear personal things sometimes along with all the project and fun things you're doing. I had a really hard time adjusting to being a mom, too. But now I'm really happy, there are so many days that I feel so bad for Brian when he has to go off to work and the girls and I just get to enjoy each other, it's great! ( most of the time, anyway...)


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