"Many of you, my children, are conflicted..as though being caught between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings. This is because there is winding down from the past season and a gearing up for the next. You are in transition. What is passing isn't over yet and what is coming isn't here yet. This is a time when you have to be patient and allow My grace to sustain you, says the Lord. This too shall pass."
I read this the other day and the words really spoke to me. My family and I are going through major transitions right now. Its tough when you know you are dead center of one of the hardest phases of your life and all you can do is keep pressing forward knowing that good things are waiting...but all in good time. My husband is finishing up his last semester of college, graduating pre-med and continuing on as a mortician. Yes, I said mortician. That always perks a few ears when people ask what my husband does for a living. Our family owns 2 and he has been working towards his degree for what feels like forever. This last stretch leaves me alone with our girls for 5 days a week and him not able to work during the week. Pretty much giving us very little time together. Its very hard and emotionally straining. We will be going through the motions until mid December and then smooth sailing.
My parents also recently sold my Grandparents home. We have so many memories there. I get choked up thinking about it.The thought of someone else living in "their" home hurts my heart. Its like closing the last chapter of my childhood. It was such a special place. A home you felt elegant and fancy in. Its a beautiful old Victorian home with so much character. I would always feel like a princess sitting with my Grandmother at her extra long dining room table. It was always set with flowers and place settings. She would teach me proper etiquette, share stories of her childhood and most importantly teach me the word of God. One thing I know is that I will always have those memories to look back on ever so fondly.
My life is definitely not perfect or as picturesque as it sometimes seems through photos. Its stressful, hard, emotional and overwhelming all at the same time. But like God says, I am in transition, my entire family is and all I can do is be patient and peace will follow.
(Photo by Sweet Pea Photography)
I am very excited to be a part of Kult of Koolaburra
Kult of Koolaburra
"Welcome to the Kult of Koolaburra. A krew of badass boho babes including celebrity fringe lovers like Vanessa Hudgens and Kate Hudson to fashion bloggers, and fashionistas alike who inspire us with the way they don our styles. "
So ya...Im in like really good company!
My amazing friends over at Koolaburra sent me the most fabulous fringy wedges that are oh so perfect for Fall! They are extremely well made and beyond comfortable. I work on my feet all weekend doing bridal hair and these are one of my favorite's to wear to work.
The detail is amazing. They have been laser cut with the most unique design. I think what I love most about Koolaburra is their attention to detail. Every design is special in its own way.
My Koolaburra wish list
My adorable jump suit is my Trendology via Bliss Boutique
Willows romper is by Cherokee Via Target
Yes I know, this post is a lot of pictures of the same outfit...When they are all so good you just cant narrow it down. This adorable trench is another epic find at Zara kids. Not to mention those sweet slip ons! Which were ruined shortly after school started! Whaa. Oh well, Liv is obsessed with them and wants to wear them every day. I cant blame her. I too am a sucker for leopard!
^^This is Liv's I'm hungry and over these damn picture's face LOL^^
Liv and Willow's outfits are from Zara kids (Recently). Liv's sunglasses: Old Nave Willows Vest: Carters
School could not start soon enough for these sisters! My girls have always been best buddies until recently. Its driving me insane. I do think it is due to Willow getting older and wanting to play with Liv and her toys a little more. I am not really sure how to address it. I will intervene when the fighting gets "Physical" and make them kiss and make up, which helps but doesn't solve the problem. I don't want my girls to fight :( Having an older sister I am obviously well aware that it is normal to fight with siblings but I wish I could come up with a better tactic to help them understand how lucky they are to have each other and play more peacefully together. Do any of you have advice for me? I sure would appreciate it. I am a perfectionist so naturally I put a lot of pressure on myself wondering if I am parenting them well enough. Oye!