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jeans:: american eagle
Can I be real? I'm tired, you guys. Being a mama and being 'on' 24/7 is so tiring, and especially so when your little one decides he doesn't need much sleep at all. You better believe I'm counting down the days until Chris comes home (14, in case you are wondering!). I have a daydream of running into his arms while holding Si and sharing a sweet reunion, then tossing the baby to him and jumping into bed to sleep for days. I'm sure Chris' daydream looks a little different. ;)
You know what makes me smile through the bleary eyes?
Welcoming a new niece into the world last week (and getting to hold her tiny little self) and a new nephew last night! We've got two more cousins for Silas on the way this spring/summer. I love this big, baby-crazy family of mine.
My parents have been life savers during this mini-deployment. Just last night they took Silas' first feedings and sent me downstairs to sleep. I never thought 5 hours of sleep would feel like 10.
We fly back down to sunny Florida soon and honestly, I never thought I'd be so excited to get back there. I'm sick of cold winter weather and really looking forward to being with my little family again.
Also, silly little things like colored tights that are on clearance at Target for $2.50 can be definite day brighteners. (You might say they are my new style obsession.) And wearing them with colorful flats like my Blowfish Paj flats makes dreary days less so.
I hope you can find reasons to smile through tired, weary eyes today. I think this is one of my favorite times of year, because with sunny spring and the rejoicing of Easter right around the corner, hope is almost tangible in the air.