Phew. I'm wiped. It appears that we're at the end of a very busy summer with lots of activity and travels, many busy birthday festivities, and lots of 'work'. And this week we rolled right on into our fall 'schedule' of a few activities for the boys, and while it's still really mild compared to most, it's busier than we've ever been. And I'm not quite sure that I like that. I'm feeling about 10 steps behind the kids (for example, this and this, and shall I mention the vintage button -that I didn't even know she swallowed-- that was pooped out on the same day? or the way in which my boys have suddenly taken to pounding each other to show their affection?). It isn't where I want to be. I'm slightly on the overwhelmed side, and desperately craving to be home and nowhere else right now. Except maybe at the ocean - at that very spot in the photo above. Feeling the sand under my toes, and watching and listening to the waves come in and hit my legs. Yup, I'm definitely in need of a beach visit this weekend. Besides that, I want to do nothing but be at home. Perhaps some totally fun crafting (Olive, Archive and Very Special Things are all calling to me right now). I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen - we've actually got another busy weekend ahead - but perhaps just dreaming about it will help, don't you think?
You guys all seriously rocked my world this week, by the way. With all the birthday wishes for both babe and I, and then all the super kind words about Adelaide's book we made. Funny thing about the blog. I mean, we made that book and between the five of us, we were pretty psyched with how it came out. But then to get all that kind, kind feedback from you is just like an icing on the cake that is the project, you know?
I owe a ton of people emails, and replies to questions in the comments, and phone calls and thank you cards right now. If you're one of them, please don't give up on me. I'm coming. Just give me a minute to catch my breath.