Memorial Day & Life Lately

May has been good in a lot of ways and really really challenging as well. I've had a few times where I've just broken down in tears over a few different issues--like moving, community, future plans, Z's travel, and health scares with Rhett--and on Friday, I felt like I was going to break.

That night, I planned a walk with an old friend. We met up and went on a really long walk where I just vented and poured out all my frustrations and concerns. As we were nearing the end of our time together, I felt more optimistic and so much better. It was the first time I've felt that way in over a month. She reminded me that this is only a season and everyone has these low points. Putting that in perspective and realizing things were already starting to look up made me appreciate our conversation all that much more. Old friends are truly the best.

And Monday morning was so good. I met up with a girlfriend and her family for the Falls Church Memorial Day festival. We all got matching shirts after the 3k and the kids got to ride ponies, jump in bounce houses, and take rides on the train.

That evening, we continued the party by going over to their house for a cookout. It was last minute, low-key, and so much fun. It was also the first time that our  husbands really got to talk and I was so excited that they got along so well. I love finding couple friends. It makes getting together so much easier.

In other May news, Rhett turned two months old, which is just insane to me. It shocks me everyday that he's only been here for a short 8 weeks. I really feel like he's just been a part of the family forever.

In terms of him, he's a great sleeper. I think something really clicked around week 7 and he is now sleeping from 7 pm-5 am. Then he's up for about half an hour and then back to sleep until 7ish. I'm taking and running with that because its been a game changer for me.

Sawyer is great. His last day of school is tomorrow and they are having a little ceremony for him and a parent picnic. One of the parents even made a slideshow of the kids throughout the year to the acoustic version of Forever Young. It might have made think of all his future graduations, which led to tears and me running up to his room to get one more goodnight kiss. I really hate that he's growing up so fast.

Finally, we move this weekend! I'm so so so so ready for this to be done and over with. I'm tired of packing boxes, moving boxes, making multiple trips to Goodwill or posting things on craigslist. And still after all that, it amazes me how much stuff we still have. Living simply and using what we have is my new goal for the rest of this year.


Annie said…
Ah a good walk with a good and old friend is the best medicine sometimes. I'm so glad she was able to be there for you when you needed it most. Good luck this weekend, I know you'll be glad that move is over!
Meghan said…
Life really can get overwhelming sometimes. Getting a friend's perspective is always helpful. And by the way, how did you just have a baby 8 weeks ago? You look amazing!
There's not much a good talk with an old friend can't solve! Even such, I am sorry you've been going through a tough time! Looks like a good weekend though, and as always, your boys are so adorable!

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