taking stock...

hump day! (you know... like the camels) hello september 25, where did this month go? today i officially have an 8 month old & i'm just not sure how that happened. within a week of learning to crawl he has made the switch from gimpy to super speed, and he's really not even interested in the crawling part, but more the getting to whatever is around & immediately pulling up on it & then walking from side to side... i'm pretty sure crawling isn't going to last very long. the past week or so he has certainly been rocking my world. no more sitting around doing this or that or leaving the room for one second, i'm on my toes for good now. all this exploring is exciting for him however, after the excitement wears off he really only wants to be held, and by me... his top four teeth are coming in (front two are almost there) and if you saw the size of those things, you'd want your mom too! seriously, kid's got his mama's teeth... we're just praying they finish the job & soon! he's adopted a new shriek, he loves it. he does it all the time, happy or sad... depending on what follows it, and you'll know. we're teaching him high fives, patty cake & blowing kisses. he is the greatest blessing we've ever known. the sweetest slice of pie. i love him to the moon, back & around the block a couple (million) times. happy 8 months abel maddox, thanks for changing my name & forever changing my heart!

on a different note, i saw this over on the daybook, originally from here... & enjoyed reading it too much not to join in! i hope you're all having a wonderful week so far! our bed is currently dressed in the cozy cream & white that i often use for photo shoots, & it's just so pretty & all too tempting not to snuggle up with abel & not leave it until the weekend!

a happy little list...
Making : the switch from summer to fall in our closets, home & hearts
Cooking : cookies... surprised?
Drinking : too much iced vanilla chai, could be time again to give it up for a while (not)
Reading: boundaries by henry cloud & john townsend, SUCH a great read so far & so helpful in learning how to set boundaries for your self & for your family, why we should & why it's 100% okay to do so.
Wanting: chris to come home
Looking: forward to the holidays
Playing: patty cake, buckin' bronco, & ride a horsey with abel.
Wasting: time on pinterest... it's just the best this time of year, & the babies? i want a million & 3
Sewing: ha.
Wishing: for time to slow down so that abel could be little forever
Enjoying: cooler weather & a change in wardrobe, i was born for boots, hats + layering
Waiting: to become an auntie! hurry up arrow, we want to meet you!
Liking: when i wake up early enough that chris's cologne is still lingering in the house, i love him
Wondering: what abel's next milestone will be & when it will happen, probably tomorrow at the rate he's currently going
Loving: my family + the look exchanged between chris & i when we watch abel sleep, play, or generally do anything
Hoping: for a miracle
Marvelling: at God's beauty in every thing around us. sunsets over our lake, mornings with abel, walks, love...
Needing: to rid our life of drama, negativity & unloving thoughts & actions, even if it's at the expense of my own pride. "life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got" ... you can't change people, but you shouldn't let the bad behavior of others change who YOU truly are.
Smelling: warm, peanut butter + chocolate chip cookies
Wearing: leggings & a sweatshirt, you know... since it's chillier these past few days & we are officially AC window unit free!
Following: everyone i know, doesn't matter how long i live in a place... i still rely on the tail end of a friends car
Noticing: that it's time to deep clean the bathroom again... ugh
Knowing: that i am loved
Thinking: about throwing a halloween shindig, you all know how i love those
Bookmarking: every single moment spent with my family
Opening: a kit kat wrapper, the last one in the house... muahaha
Giggling: as much as humanly possible
Feeling: hungry

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