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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

what are you looking forward to?

Moms Who Work is over. {Phew.}

I so enjoyed that series and the array of perspectives from the featured guest bloggers. Many of you commented and emailed me about how the series encouraged, validated, challenged, or inspired you in your positions as moms working in all types of capacities. I'm so, so glad!

You deserve to feel valued... and celebrated.

But now friends... I must admit... it's good to be back, without a series... free to ebb and flow with however my inkling takes me.

I originally thought I would take the two weeks during the series to be able to spend more time writing - you know, banking up some posts... planning ahead... getting my bazillion half-written posts edited and ready for publishing.

And then life happened.

I had some speed bumps, some bruises, some challenges in my personal world that threw me for a loop and left me a little worse for the wear.

But even when life gets tricky, there's always still plenty of beauty to behold if you're looking.

I've had some incredible moments lately...

Being greeted with a little piece of heaven that looks something like this:

And enjoying the moment doing things like this:

And celebrating worthy milestones with things like this:

{levi and ryan's first australian fathers day}

And laughing in amusement at things like this:

{apparently tarzan baby doesn't know the one-shoulder look is so last year}

And getting delightfully messy doing things like this:

And crawling around the kitchen floor capturing "ordinary" moments like this:

But mostly just swooning because of love like this:

So yeah... I don't have any posts "banked" like I'd hoped. {Many drafts, yes, but nothing banked.} But that's okay... I am so looking forward to writing.

Because you know what? I have missed regular writing terribly. I've missed connecting with the part of myself that writing comes from.

So here I am... back

And it. feels. good.

My little fingers clicking, my hard drive filled with new photos, and my brain buzzing with so many ideas waiting to be captured in print. It feels so good. {Oh wait, I've already said that.}

But today friends, today... I just want to say I'm back.

And I'm excited about it.

I'm looking forward to a new month and another chapter... and I'm looking forward to writing it. Because, as plain and simple as it sounds... I love to write.

Dear mommy-friends, what are you looking forward to?

feeling a little bit wistful,

Have you registered your blog here yet?

adriel booker | the mommyhood memos | 2010 
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At September 28, 2010 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Amy Sullivan said...

Loved the picture of your "ordinary moments". Good series, but glad to hear your voice again!

At September 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Jhen.Stark said...

I'm looking forward to the new adventure we're prepping for... I have no idea what it is, but I can't wait!

I'm excited you're back! Can't wait to read all the fun, interesting, challenging, and inspiring things you write!!!

At September 28, 2010 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Crystal said...

LOL! Mine does the same one shoulder look sometimes when I get him up from naps!! HOW do they do THAT?! Little wiggle worms!!

At September 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM , Blogger Liz said...

The photo from the underneath of the table is by far my most favorite! I'm glad you feel free to write! I wish I could stop time and just write for a day (without having to visit and keep up with comments) so I could get ahead. Sigh...

At September 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Mom said...

Love your pictures! You are a brave mommy to have him painting already. :o)

At September 28, 2010 at 2:33 PM , Blogger A Little R&R said...

Ohhhhh - what great shots (especially the swing and one-shoulder ones). He is getting soooooo big! Isn't mommyhood such a blessing. Robi has started this new thing where he wants to bump heads when he's in his high-chair. He'd sooner do that than eat...he loves that game. I love how every week they learn something new. Its just so exciting.

At September 28, 2010 at 3:26 PM , Blogger lunablue said...

Pictures... are... Fabulous! And we LOVE the way you write- Thank you! I love Levi's sheets btw! He's got such irresistible looking cheeks!

At September 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Liz said...

Gorgeous post! Glad you are back to writing, I totally understand how much you'd miss it! Adorable pics too... priceless memories!

At September 29, 2010 at 3:55 AM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

Adriel these pictures are great! That is great that you lived these moments! They are what is most important. Your series was excellent. Have a great day my friend!

Mama Hen

At September 29, 2010 at 5:14 AM , Blogger Brittany said...

OHHH my goodness! Your son is such a hunk!

Sorry it took me so long to stop by! Loving your blog! New follower!

At September 29, 2010 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Mama Lisha said...

Thanks so much for visiting yesterday on my FB Day at SITS!
Love your photos and your handsome family.

At September 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM , Blogger flyrish said...

These are among my favorite photos of your beautiful family. Especially daddy and baby legs under the table! So perfect.

I'm glad to see you writing again. I'm looking forward to the possibility of a new job and the holidays with my family.

At September 29, 2010 at 11:25 AM , Blogger vanita said...

Thanks for stopping by and welcome back to writing. I'm sorry you had a couple of sucky weeks there, but I'm delighted you were able to still find wonderful moments in between the sucky ones. Visiting for the first time and love you eye for photography. Will definitely follow and be back for more.

At September 30, 2010 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Kate Maggie said...

Glad you're back in action! your posts are the best! :)


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