A quick little game of "catch up" - because I'm trying to be more timely in my posts haha! Let's see how long I can actually keep that up, shall we? The past few weeks have been go, go, go! In many ways, it's been awesome. There's been so much happening and such a drastic "shift" in our day to day. But at the same time it's been draining and long. You know what I mean? When you've got big projects on the horizon and you just want to see them come to life... but then you realize you have to do all of the little things that take loads of time to get there. That's where we are right now in many facets of life. The good and the bad. More like the good and the impatient. Anyway, here's what we've been up to lately!
A couple of weeks ago Music City Doulas had an agency photoshoot downtown. We haven't gotten the photos back yet, but I'm excited to see how they turned out. Our group of five is so fun and unique. Every woman brings something new and exciting to the table. I've already learned a lot from these gals, and I'm excited to make our mark on Nashville (and Middle Tennessee) as time goes on.
We had a lot of fun on Halloween! The plan was for my friend Whitney to come over with her 2 kids and then we'd all go Trick or Treating together. It was rainy and gloomy, as usual, but we made the most of it! The rain let up just as the sun set and we headed out the door with the kiddos. It was me, Whitney, Mike, Whitney's brother Damien, and our 4 collective children! What a hoot! We did a handful of blocks around my parents' neighborhood and the kids had overflowing buckets by the end of it (also because Pawpaw dumped up his candy bowl in the kids' buckets ha!) After a few hours of all that, Toby headed over to spend the night with CJ and that tiny little astronaut up above slept like a rock! Toby and CJ looked so cute in their matching Mario Bros. costumes. Bennett (CJ's little brother) was Buzz Lightyear. Seriously, kids in costumes are so dang cute!
We've been spending loads of time with Whitney and her crew lately as they are working on renovating a house pretty close to ours. We're so excited to have some of our very favorite people even closer to us. Since Mike's work schedule has been so crazy and weird lately, we've been trying to make the most of what little time we get together. Lately we've been making it a priority to get Linden over to the playground while Toby is at school, so he can enjoy a bit of the outdoors before it gets too yucky. Linden loves the slide, as I'm sure you can totally tell!
Toby will be the big SEVEN next month! SEVEN! Heaven help us all! He's decided that instead of a big birthday shindig, he'd rather take a few of his friends to play laser tag and eat pizza. So I'm pretty pumped about that. (You probably don't know this about me, but I'm really really good at laser tag!) I've been trying to talk Mike into going and playing with me so you can bet we'll take full advantage of the birthday bonanza to do so! It's nice to look forward to a birthday party rather than sort of cower in fear/anxiety/frustration, you know?
I'm currently staying in a hotel in downtown Nashville for the week as I'm working on a 2016 campaign with Ergo. It's fun to see things from the other side! I'll definitely share more of that fun stuff later though! It's kind of hard to be so close to home yet so far away. This week is sort of nuts with my work schedule and Mike's, but thank goodness we have my parents and our neighbor Amy lending a hand with the boys! I never thought our lives would change so drastically just by getting new jobs, but I guess that's exactly what happens! Linden starts part-time childcare next week and I'm both excited and terrified. It'll be so good for all of us, I just know it. But it's also so bittersweet because that just means those are days I won't see him as much. I just need y'all to tell me that it'll all be okay! Okay?!