Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This & That. And the loveliness of ordinary.

Tonight is going to be a random post. A glimpse into our daily lives. Our day-to-day.

Because sometimes I don't have anything really important to say (I like to think that sometimes I do...right?? no?)
Life has been ordinary. But not ordinary in a negative way at all...actually quite the opposite. Ordinary in the most wonderful sense of the word. Ordinary in the best way possible.

With recent news of some very special people being diagnosed and affected by the horrible C word, the important things in life are once again put in drastic perspective.

These special individuals diagnosed? Well not to worry. They are fighters. They are going to be just fine. But even still, it makes me stop...pause...

and feel thankful for...

Our little miss curious...

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Game nights with friends...
Because there certainly can never be enough game nights. I intend on really increasing their appearence in our lives.

Game night


Followed by deep talks amidst play kitchens. It's how we roll these days.

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Family walks around the lake...
And the heavy February fog/mist that frequents our city.

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Naked babies on fur rugs after baths...
No more explanation needed on that one I don't think-

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Morning stories...

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Hey mom, why are you taking pictures right now...it's time to eat...


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Okay I'm not kidding...you see how close I am to your blanket right now...I'm not against spitting up on it to get what I want...


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Seriously??? WHY aren't you listening to me?

*For the record, that was the last picture taken that morning.

The sweet comfort that comes from finger/thumb sucking...

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As only we former thumb suckers know...


Toes in the sand and best friends...

toes

No, that is not a recent picture, and yes I realize this is most definitely not my normal day. But it does represent something special... a picture to use in anticipation of times ahead. My best girl Michelle is engaged...and getting married...in Mexico...and I am a co-Matron of Honor. And I couldn't be more honored! When I got married, I gave my girls this little sign that said, "Friends are our chosen Family". It couldn't be more true than with you M...you are my family and I am thankful for you daily. So looking forward to our toes in the sand again.

And of course, this smile...
Always this sweet, sweet smile.
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So I head to bed tonight, feeling so very thankful for ordinary days.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

What a sweet post! I love all the pics of Charlotte, it was so fun to get to play with her multiple times this past weekend! You are very right...ordinary is VERY good, I feel it too. We are lucky :) Love you & can't wait for Mexi!!! T-9 months! xoxo

Matt and Teresa said...

Such pretty photos Court! I love you and your EXTRAordinary family!

Lyndsy said...

I love your ordinary days post! Game night looks SO MUCH FUN! And that little pick of Char on the rug naked melts my heart (I realize that sounds funny) but seriously could she be any cuter?

Avery Bleu said...

Sch sweet pix. Charlotte is so darling.

The Moore Family said...

Love you so much. . .