Monday, June 1, 2015

Stuck in a Rut

I feel like I've been stuck in a rut for the past few weeks.

We talked things over together and decided that this summer was the perfect time for Sam to do a work "blitz,"
which means that he's been leaving the house at 4:30 am in order to work extra-long days.
(The next two years will define the rest of his career, so they'll be kind of intense.)
So we've been doing a lot of things at home while the days drag by,
and at the end of the day I can't seem to figure out how I was busy all day and got nothing done.

I was grateful for the rain, but 2 weeks straight left us going a bit stir-crazy.
The second the sun came out the boys would run outside and soon be covered with mud,
which meant my kitchen floors were perpetually covered in dirt
while my laundry pile became all the larger.

The little things have been affecting me more than usual--
the "sand in my shoes," as my mom says.
For no one single reason, I've just kind of had a jaded approach to each day.

Thankfully, this weekend I seemed to break free of the rut.
My enthusiasm for the simple things returned, and I have great plans in the works for my littles this summer.

And another thing I noticed--
At the beginning of last year, I felt like I should abandon my little family blog and start this one.
At the time, I thought maybe it was so I could be a force for good--to fight the plethora of bad material available online and add my voice of truth and happiness. I thought maybe my experiences could help someone else.
And while I still hope those things are the case,
I've realized since becoming more spotty about posting how this blog has affected me.
It has helped me find the joy in the day-to-day, the beauty in the mundane.
It has helped me be more focused on and appreciative of my role as a mother.
It has helped me preserve meaningful memories and reflect on defining moments in my life.

So I'm not making any promises,
but I'm planning to return to fairly regular posting.
And to my readers--thank you for humoring me as you read and learn more than you probably ever wanted to know about this little family that brings me so much joy.


  1. I love your posts and look forward to each new one. Keep writing! 😀

  2. I, too, love your posts. They have allowed me to not only get to know my favorite family better, but, it helps me deal with the separation anxiety that took over my heart when all of you moved away from me. So, Kaitlyn, you actually are my hero, and you help me to stay strong. I love you and I miss you so much.

  3. ruts are the worst!!! Glad you are coming out of it and things are looking up. love your posts and love you!


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