OOTD {Week 7}



Summer seems to be lingering farther in to fall than it usually does so that means that I am secretly thrilled to still be wearing sandals and dresses and short sleeves! Another five day week in the books and we have a BUSY weekend ahead of us filled with birthday parties, block parties and of course some football! Linking up with OT &ET this week.

learning how to be okay with change. Sometimes, I get so disappointed when something doesn’t go exactly how I want it to and I get insecure and self-conscious wondering if I am good enough and worthy enough and if I did something wrong to deserve change I am not particularly fond of happening. But I am learning that is how I grow and stretch and get to know who I am even more.

growing more confident in me. I have struggled with this for so so long. There you heard me say it. I may come off confident and sure of myself but down deep I struggle with who I am at my core and how much I care about how others do things, what others think of me and being accpeted.  I am finally realizing that as long as I am okay with who I am and that my family loves me that is enough.  At the end of every day, I ask myself am I okay with who I was today and are the people I love.  And as long as that answer is yes or maybe, then I am okay.

buying so much stuff right now! I just ordered a gallery grouping of frames from Etsy that will reside on the wall up our stairs. Our dining room table is in progress. We are waiting on swatches for our dining room chairs. And on top of it, we are buying a new bed. Glenn is a get things done kind of guy and he has had enough of our partially finished house. So, I am taking this attitude on decorating and making some decisions. We have so much we want to do but I keep thinking we can’t have nice things and that holds me back. I am even more excited to tackle the kids’ rooms this spring. I should probably get some pictures of the house up huh since I keep telling you about it.

loving all the new tv that is on. I am really not that in to tv but I have to tell you Homeland, Top Chef and the Amazing Race back all in one week is pretty darn great in my book. Add that to our HBO shows that come back in the winter and we are set.

wishing I could find a way to have a date once a month with each of my kids. Tonight, I took Brady to get his haircut while Cate was in the bath and my heart melted when he told me in the car that he liked me and walking in when he announced sometimes it is nice to not have Cate come with us to the haircut place. I think this is my almost 4 year old reminding his mama that he needs alone time with me. And so does Cate. So, I am going to try to sneak away on date with each of them this month. Maybe for ice cream or a to get a new toy or maybe just an errand. Regardless, I want to have time alone with each of my kids and I think that I can make it happen.