Category: Life Epiphanies

Closing out 2013

I hope you and your families had a wonderful end of the year.  We sure did!  On Dec. 6th Drew and I celebrated 10 years of marriage with a trip to San Francisco.  We were introduced to this great website airbnb.com and used it to find a condo in Sausalito that was perfect for our mini-vaca!  We had a great dinner and went to a show (Beach Blanket Babylon) on our actual anniversary then went to the 49ers vs Seahawks game on Sunday.  We are HUGE 49ers fans so watching them win was awesome and made the extra cold weather more bearable!

When we got back our Christmas cards arrived and I slapped labels on them and sent them right out. We started getting tons of compliments on them as soon as they hit doorsteps so I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our awesome photographer Yvonne of With Life In Mind Photography. Here’s the link to our family photos.  I loved all of them!

We stayed home for Christmas, which was a nice relaxing time.  It was our little girls 1st Christmas and I always have fun making sure Santa’s presents are extra special.  We were very excited and both kiddos enjoyed the decor, food, cookies, movies, music and especially the gifts!

We counted down the new year with friends (East Coast Ball Drop) and enjoyed the end of another great year.

Happy New Year!

Noelle

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Legs get a walkin!

So, what do you do when your car won’t start and you have 2 hours to figure out a way to pick up your son from Kinder with your infant?  Well, since I recently walked a 5k with said infant, I googled it.  Luckily, the elementary school was only 2.5 miles away.  I only felt confident because I had just walked a 5k and it wasn’t so bad so I figured this is even shorter!

So, I strapped on the infant and used my legs.  Once I got to the school, I realized I had to walk back….that’s when I felt the aching start.

My 5 year old was a champ and he thought it was a great adventure. I was beat when I got back home.  The car is in the shop but I have to say, I’m grateful that I live close enough and that I was able to spend some quality fun time with my son, away from electronics.  The conversations we had along the way were by far the best we’ve ever had.  Feeling like a satisfied and adventurous mom.

They Come In Two’s

This week has been a break through (literally) for Evie.

She had two new teeth break through on top (to add to her two bottom teeth).

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She got her ears pierced.

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Not the most comfortable week but I have to say, her cuteness level just keeps rising!  She’s on the verge of crawling so I must go enjoy my time of relaxing before I’m running around trying to keep her out of harm’s way.

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Big Or Small, Save Them All!

This weekend was the 5k to support breast cancer research.  I hate that I had one more reason this year to participate.

I have a friend, a former co-worker, that has been generously passing her daughter’s clothes down to me.  They are the cutest styles and I am having such fun dressing my daughter.  Well, a couple of weeks ago she emailed me that she had another bag of clothes to drop off and hoped to come by soon since she just found out she was in the early stages of breast cancer and was going to be having a double mastectomy the same week.  Wow!  How do you respond to that?  I wasn’t so sure but I graciously accepted her clothes and felt compelled to do something.

So, when I got an invite to join the walk against breast cancer I added my name to the team Jenn’s Juggernauts.  Jenn was a college friend who died in 2010 from breast cancer leaving behind 3 young kids and husband.  I also have an aunt who is a survivor.

All I could think was, well, what I prayed was “God, please protect my mom, my daughter and myself from this scary thing called breast cancer that seems to be growing and spreading like crazy.  If there is a cure, let us find it.”

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5 Months

Yep, that’s where we are at.  Little girl is 5 months old with 2 bottom teeth cutting through, finding and chomping on toes, clawing at anything in reach and willing to taste anything you will give her!

She’s a doll!  I’m exhausted!  But, loving life just the same.  I love her laught, her smile, her big brown eyes.  I love that I’m home with her right now.  There’s no where else I would rather be.

Gratitude is what I’m feeling right now for this life of mine and this brand new little life in front of me.  The sounds she makes are almost (not really) comprehendable.  I can see that she wants to do so much already, talk, walk, eat, express herself, laught, share, but she only has limited experience.  I look forward to the day that I hear her say “mommy”.  For now I will just enjoy every bit of her.  My sweet Evie.Image

“The Happiness …

“The Happiness of Your Life Depends Upon The Quality of Your Thoughts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Think Happy.  Be Happy.  Believe in Happiness.  These are some of the things I am focusing on today.  I have seen dramatic changes in the last year simply from belief, positive thoughts and deciding to have the right mindset.  Our thoughts are a powerful tool that many of us do not utilize.  So many great thinkers and successful people have shared why harnessing your thoughts can truly bring more joy and happiness into your life.  Here are some quotes to meditate on…

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind goverened by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up 60 seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The mind is everything.  What you think you become.” Buddha

“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.” Napoleon Hill

Affirmations:

All my needs are constantly met.

All my needs are manifesting for me right now.

All that I need to know is revealed to me as I need it.

All that I require in life is constantly coming towards me.

~ Peace be with you ~