So far the biggest things I miss about our house are our table and decorating the mantle for the seasons & holidays (or just because I was bored.) And pretty positive this fireplace is what sold the place.🖤 Okay, but also, we found out that it’s just been on Airbnb all summer and that no one is actually living there and that makes me sad. Would it be weird to rent your old house for a night? Probably weird. Definitely weird.
And so begins the yearly ritual of reflecting back on this day - the day we became a family of 4. Our sweet Copeland Gene, our silly Copey G, our wild Cope man - you're ONE today! Honestly, I'm kind of surprised we all made it here - ha. Of all the years of my life, this one has been the fuzziest. So full of fire, our Copey has taught us to rethink everything we thought we knew about parenting and to just laugh. Laugh at the mess and through the tears, laugh when things actually go as planned and laugh even more that they rarely do. • Copeland - you're a force. I love watching you grow and I adore being your favorite person. xo #copelandgene #birthdaybabe
The best.🖤 #copelandgene
But when that is just too dang much pressure, at least try to SEE it. • Today was not our best day. Copey hasn’t been sleeping and has another cold, which is REALLY making our attempt at weaning difficult/impossible. We’re all exhausted and Neeson needs more attention and dangit, I just felt over and over like I failed them today. • My car ride into town tonight for chicken strips for N felt like a nightmare and the Culver’s drivethru attendants saw me at my breaking point. C was still screaming in his carseat and I was in tears - overwhelmed at the day and wishing I had just stayed home. Like, their chicken strips are good, but the cereal we have in the pantry would’ve been juuust fine. But THEN - the light, though, guys. A complimentary cup of custard and a 100% free meal later, they wished me a better night and I was on my way - still with a screaming baby, but a much softer heart and even more tears. • Kindness matters and there is so much good all around us. This was such a simple thing, but it crumbled a heart hardened by a really difficult day. We can’t always BE the light, friends, but we can definitely try to recognize it when it envelops us during our dark moments. #bekind
All these toys and I still catch him eying the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.🙄 #copelandgene
Just a few #maymccannthecaravan details.🖤