31 August 2011

what we wore (& dreams realized)

tonight as sookie leaned in to kiss me, ever so innocently and gently, it came in a rush of bricks how much i use to daydream about moments such as this very one i was currently living out.

i was preparing some notes for a cystinosis adult care excellence initiative conference call (i am beyond honored to be in this impeccable group of women who want better care and better lives for ALL of us living with this disease & if you've never heard of it? please take a few minutes to click over and educate yourself; it would mean the world to me), the two loves of my life were plotting an epic adventure to target while mommy was busy, and it felt good, precious even, to watch this scenario play out before my very eyes, in my very own home, in my very own life.

who would have thought; the life i went so out there for, so bold, dared to dream...is mine?
it is crazy, humbling, miraculous.

& that is my endless lesson in these days post-pregnancy. after being so angry and frustrated with my body for months now; i had an epiphany yesterday (well, perhaps it is a never ending one), it might very well take me five years to recover from my pregnancy with little miss s.

and that is okay.

actually it is more than just okay...
it is fabulous because it already is,
it is reality.
my body is a soldier with everything i have put it through
& i will celebrate that
exercise extreme patience with it
and love the heck out of every tiny cell
and what it has done for me.

i know i have said it before, but it is time for me to really start
living this notion.

that's it.
that is my new motto.

romper - Target
headband - Smith's Market Place
Shoes - Old Navy
(she was channeling her inner hippie ;)

Shirt - Target
Pants - TJ Maxx
Shoes - Aerosoles

i love what i wore wednesday...haven't participated in awhile!

Headband - allora handmade
Panther Pendant - Stella & Dot

there was a tremendous amount of insisting on pushing mr. frog in the stroller today.
...i loved it. 

happy wednesday!
soak up your life.
every last bit of it.


  1. baby girl's romper and headband are so cute!!
    thanks for reminding me to love every second with my little one :)


  2. I tried a romper this week, too. And your little miss pulls it off much better than I did! :) She's adorable and the photos are gorgeous!

    Thanks for the reminder to stop being so harsh on our bodies! Definitely a lesson I need constant reminders on.

  3. very pretty. and i pray you have a peace beyond our understanding regarding your body and your health. (visiting from PP WIWW)

  4. I think you both are beautiful!
    I lost about a 100 pounds and have kept if off for about 5 years now, so trust me I understand insecurities. You look fabulous though, and for me I seemed to lose the weight when I findly found peace with who I was.
    This is only my third week linking up at WIWW.
    I currently have a fun anything goes linky at my blog that runs Friday through Monday each week. I just announced a new monthly "desperate 4 date night" linky and would love for you to join in on the fun. Here is the link explaing more.


    Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

  5. You said some profound stuff...all stuff I am working on embracing too. You are beautiful, so is that baby girl too. Also I'm loving the umbrella wreathe and am stealing the idea!

  6. Lovely post, and you and your daughter are such cuties! Welcome back to WIWW :)

  7. Good for you! And you look beautiful :)

  8. you both a just the cutest ... what a fun post!