Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The past 7 months have been filled with life's little (and not so little) hiccups. You know the ones. Setbacks, worries, and other bumps in the road. It became apparent that documenting our days in this space wasn't nearly as important as trying to navigate the last half year while still cultivating an overriding sense of peace for myself and my family. And while the waters are not exactly smooth, I felt that if I waited for life to be all roses before picking up the blogging habit again, I would be waiting forever. Because, really, that's life isn't it? The good with the bad. So, here I am! It feels exciting to be back here, ready to resume putting life in picture/word form.
Putting life's challenges aside for the time being, there really were many positive moments to celebrate since I last checked in here. One of which was my daughter turning 5 years old. Five! That seems like such a big leap into full-fledged childhood. Leaving any trace of toddlerhood in the dust.
The lucky birthday girl had an unintended 3 separate parties, and thus, 3 different birthday cakes. That's what happens sometimes when you live in the mountains and your summer birthday party gets cancelled due to snow. In late June, no less!! This cake helped cushion the blow of the first cancelled party:
I've been anxiously awaiting the day I could bestow a very special gift upon my daughter: a wooden barn made for me on my 5th birthday, by my grandpa.
Speaking of heirlooms, I also gave her the rocking chair which belonged to my sister and me, oh so many years ago. It's the kind with the music box attached to the rocker arm, which plays as you rock. My sweet girl was thrilled, and happily rocked the day away: