in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

little adventures

can you identify this bird?
maybe a turkey vulture? but that's a guess.
perhaps my favorite part of being john's mom is that even the most mundane happenings are an adventure for us. i have a new-found desire to appreciate the wonder and wildness of everyday life - to stop and look around me and to absorb everything.

this morning, three doors down from our house on our way out of the neighborhood, i saw a big odd bird in a yard. two years ago, i probably would have glanced at it and kept driving.

but with john in mind, i pulled to the side of the road and stopped the car. and we watched the bird in the yard for about two minutes. i asked john what color the bird was, what the bird was doing, if it was a big bird or a little bird. ("not BIG bird, mommy. big bird is yellow.")

there's nothing SO remarkable about a turkey vulture hanging out in my neighbor's yard. what IS remarkable is everything. all the things we take for granted every single day, that we drive by and hardly notice.

one day when he understands, i'll have to thank john for reminding me to stop and take pictures of silly birds when we see them. it makes life MUCH more fun!

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