Friday, September 4, 2009

well hello

That break felt good. Much needed.

Right now my house is perfectly clean. It quite possibly is my favorite feeling. That feeling of a clean organized house, mellow music playing and a vanilla candle burning. It doesnt get much better than that for me.

It wont last long. Little miss will be waking from her nap to play and dig up all the toys I just put away. Thats ok. I will enjoy my quite clean house for this little while. The only thing that would make this moment better would be rain. I know that sounds strange but I miss rain. I grew up in Vancouver and it is just part of your day. Calgary is dry and hot. Fall is on its way and I simply cant wait for it!

I have so much to catch up on since I last posted. I will try to keep it brief.

The main thing that happened for me was that I quit my job. Its with mixed emotions. We need that money but to be honest I was losing it. I mean looooosing it. I always felt torn and spread thin. In the back of my head was always the nag of I have to work, im getting behind, I cant keep up. I am not the best multi tasker on the best of days. So taking care of Sophia, keeping up the house and meals and working every spare minute I had was too much for my little head. Other moms could have rocked it. I tried and instead of rocking it it rocked me.

So big sigh of relief to have that extra stress gone. Life is still complicated for us over here but we are managing and have some good things lining up.

I am not one who regularly recites Bible scriptures but this one is in my head a lot these days and always brings me peace. I am trying my best to remember these words.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths".-Proverbs 3:4-6

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Sophia? Because man I love that little girl. Love doesnt even seem to be a big enough word.

How fun it is to play in your pretty room!

Time for dress up!!

After we danced and twirled and played ring around the rosie (your favorite game ever because you get to fall dramatically on the floor, sometimes you skip the twirling and go straight to the "all fall down" part). You decided that you were "done" because it was "itchy".

I understood. Down with itchy fabric!

Time to read some books. What to read? You love to say "hmm" just like your momma.

After we put on a shirt (pants are for losers) you found your rain boots. You were "goin walkin". I love how you say all your words that end in 'ing' with 'in'. Readin, walkin, cookin, get the idea.

Next you found your awesome shoes from "Maga".

Mommy can't wait for these to fit you for reals! Just 3 more sizes up to go! These are a size 8 and you are currently a size 5. But im pretty sure you are going though a growing spurt because you are constantly "hungy".

Your mommy bought these little corderoy mary janes when she was in grade 12 in Chinatown. I had the same pair as my grad shoes. When I saw them in little girl sizes I couldnt resist. I have kept them since. Long before I knew I was to have a baby girl. Thats how much mommy wanted you. We have a ways to go before you can wear them. Not sure what size they are because well its written in Chinese.

It's good to be a girl!


Scrappy Girl said...

Good to hear from ya...Sophia's room is darling and I really love those special that you had the big version.

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Glad to hear you are less stressed out. And I love the shoes. Feel free to send Ella the size 8's:) That's what she wears!

Chelle said...

Yay, you're back!

So happy that you are happier now, sweetie! Isn't it a great feeling to get something that's been weighing so heavily on you off your chest? Yay!

Cute shoes!! Darling room!

And even cuter?

Your little Sophia :) Missed you guys!

Chris said...

Glad to have you back and Sophia is as cute as ever!

Pastor Bob said...

Laura and Sophia,

So good to see and hear you both back on the 'blog". Loved the pictures and the story, as always dad loves a good story. You are right "love" is not a big enough word to describe that wonderful feeling you have with Sophia. Keep trusting.

Dad and Grandpa

Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh my..that girl is ca-ute!! Glad to hear all about you guys! Tat is so awesome you did what you felt was best about your job..way to go! God will bless you guys!

Jen said...

Omg, I love those little black mary janes. I had a pair when I was in college and I wore them to death. I totally forgot all about them until now.

Sorry it didn't work out with your job. I am not great at multitasking either so I completely understand what you mean.

amanda said...

hi honey! welcome back :) so glad to hear that things are headed in the right direction...still sending prayers and happy thoughts!

ps - love the shoes. both of them! love the dress up. and love your baby girl. total sweetness!