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Our First Family Photo Shoot

Another first for us….

About a month ago, or so, my sweet friend Chloe came by and did our first family photo shoot. I love each and every one of them. Thank you Chloe!! XO!!

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photo credit : Chloe Lipp

Conor was about 5 months. He is now almost 7 months! Getting him to lay on his back, stay still and take a picture, is now near impossible. He has mastered the army crawl and is all over the place, and into all the things at his level.

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photo credit : Chloe Lipp

He’s now sitting up on his own too, and eating real food! It’s been quite and adventure, and we love introducing him to new foods. We are doing a sort of modified baby led weaning approach. Seems to be working for us, I’ll post more on that another time.

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photo credit : Chloe Lipp

He’s always been pretty good at bearing weight on his feet. I know walking is right around the corner. I am already eyeing everything in the house that will need to be moved to higher ground!

photo credit : Chloe Lipp

photo credit : Chloe Lipp

He is just the sweetest guy. His face just lights up when he sees either of us. He doesn’t fuss too much unless he’s hungry, tired, or in need of a diaper change. He is super social and friendly, and has yet to meet a stranger. A quality I hope he keeps.

photo credit : Chloe Lipp

photo credit : Chloe Lipp

His other favorite obsession is the dog. He loves Carmella, and she frequently sneaks in for a kiss. She is also loving this eating thing and has found a nice little spot under his high chair.

photo credit : Chloe Lipp

photo credit : Chloe Lipp

As cliche as it sounds, I am truly blessed! I am so grateful to God for bringing both of these boys into my life.

Sometimes the days are short, and the nights are long. I truly understand the meaning of the longest shortest time now. Some days we don’t get enough sleep, or enough housework done. I still wear my maternity jeans, and workouts get skipped. One of us always has spit up on our shirt, and the laundry seems never ending.

Everyday though, we smile and laugh. Everyday we fill our bellies, and our hearts. We always have bedtime stories, cuddles, kisses, and I love yous to end our days with, and always wake up with a smile. We have each other, we have God, we have family. Most of all, we have LOVE: the greatest of all things.

5 Months Later…

I swear that I have thought about blogging just about every other day in the past few months, and just never seem to get to it. Right now little baby is sleeping, but it will still probably take me 3 days to write and publish this post.

My sweet little Conor, just a few hours old

My sweet little Conor, just a few hours old

I think one of the reasons I have stopped blogging was because 1. I had a baby and he is the center of my universe and everything else has taken a back burner 2. I have not been sure what it is I want to do with this blog. Then I got to thinking that I enjoy blogging as my creative outlet, and a way to document what is going on in my life. Not to forget, I love the people I get to connect with through blogging.

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It started out as a running blog, then a fitness blog, a sometimes food blog, then a pregnancy blog, and now it may become a mommy blog, I am not sure. What I am sure of, is that it’s a reflection of me, and changes everyday just like I do. I still enjoy running, and fitness, and cooking, and even though my pregnancy is over, I now have a wonderful baby and a new outlook on life to discuss. I also have a lot of friends and family who don’t live close to us, so this is a great way for me to share with them all the joy Conor is bringing us.

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I’ll probably still talk about fitness, and maybe share a recipe or two, and I’ll definitely talk about mom life. What I am not going to do is give it a label and stress whether or not what I am writing fits into a theme, or is a pin-able post. The blogs I love the most and go back to time after time are those that give me a glimpse into their lives. So welcome back to Happy Ramblings, which is just what it is, ramblings of the happy life I live, love, and want to share.

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