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August 6, 2012

Celebrate Good Times, C'mon!

Birthday party preparations are in full swing around here! Confession: I've been mentally planning this event since before my baby was born. I can not believe my little man will be turning one in just a few weeks. Time has never flown faster than it has for us these past months. I just can not believe it, and I am extremely emotional about it at times. Happy Tears & Sad Tears = Hormones? Probably a little. ;-)

Are we having a huge celebration - inviting everyone we've ever met? Nope~ We're planning a very small family affair. Growing up, birthdays were about family, and that's how I want it to be for Caleb - a time where the people closest to him get together and celebrate HIM! He is definitely worth celebrating - He is absolutely the light of our life, but his first birthday is also a celebration for us (especially for me).

On September 14th, I will celebrate:

- my baby boy - I never knew I could love like this.

- one year of "mommyhood" - the happiest year of my life!

- my husband - who has proven time and time again that he is fully committed to me and our sweet little family. He is just a naturally sweet husband and daddy!

- change & transition - While it wasn't easy to walk out (I mean waddle out) of the elementary classroom that I loved so, I cherish my days being home with my sweet boy. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world~

- making it to my goal of breastfeeding for one year - absolutely the hardest thing I've ever done!Contrary to popular belief, it is not easy - it does not always feel natural - and I am so proud of this accomplishment. You may not get it or you may think I'm being overally dramatic here, but that's okay~ I am giving myself a major pat on the back anyway - I know I deserve it.

- Folger's Classic Roast Coffee & Coffee Mate Sugar-Free Caramel Macchiato Liquid Creamer - Thank you for being there to carry me through some super-duper sleepy mornings! Yes, I drank coffee while I was pregnant, and yes, I drink even more coffee now - yes, while breastfeeding.
*Insert Huge Gasp!*

- Kathy Lee & Hoda and The Pioneer Woman for keeping me company during naptime.

- the strangers out in public places who have held the door for me when I've needed help with my stroller.

- the "Mommy Parking Spaces" that only a few select business are kind enough to offer - Ladies, we must demand more of these in our midst!

- the nursery workers who never seem to mind that I check on my baby in between Sunday School & Worship. *I promise I will not do this forever - It just works for me right now.*

Yes, we are all celebrating for so many reasons! Here's to life, love, and the pursuit of coffee to carry us through these wonderfully exhausting days of parenthood.

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