Enjoying… lots of family time with our two (we have two now!) kids. Between nursing/diapering/soothing Alex and keeping Aaron entertained, Steve and I have become quite the team of parents. This past week our family crossed over two milestones – we made it to church for the first time since Alex was born, and we took a trip to the beach. Both were successful (i.e. non-traumatic for all involved), so I suppose we are doing alright.
Wanting… to start exercising again. I have to wait until my 6-week postpartum checkup with my OB, but am already feeling physically and mentally ready to be more active.
Reading… Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott. Multiple trustworthy friends have recommended Lamott’s writing over the years, and I finally made my way to her hilarious, honest book on motherhood, faith, and recovery. Reading it is like having a fellow mom alongside me to share our joys and laments of parenthood together.
Missing… friends. In Hawaii and away from our Los Angeles lives, the primary thing I miss is being near some of my closest friends. I’ve made a conscious effort to stay connected with several people through email/phone/Skype, but nothing beats hanging out at the park with my mom/kiddos group, or having game night with our living community.
Watching… Downton Abbey. I can’t get enough! From episode 1, I was immediately hooked by the array of incredible characters, witty dialogue, and perfect melodrama. But how am I going to bide my time until Season 3 airs in January? Heaven help me.
Loving… coral nail polish, fun., and generous people who have given us lots of baby clothes and gear.
Okay, now you! What have you been up to recently? Share a verb or two of your own in the comments.
Ice cream party to celebrate becoming a family of four