I hate when the internet becomes a source of mental stress. Like I don't want to get on because I know I have a zillion emails and even more of other people's blogs to catch up on. Let alone my own - recording all about our week long Thanksgiving vacation to Utah with my whole family. As I sat stressing out about it while feeding Leighton a few minutes ago, I decided that it doesn't matter. The pressure of getting "caught up" is what prevented me from being a diligent journal-writer during the pre-blogging era of my life. And you know what? If I don't record a single thing about last week, I'm okay with that. I'm not here to catch up, or to read about everyone else's Thanksgivings. (As much as I want to know, it just stresses me out to have so much to read sometimes, you know?) I just had to remind myself of the main reason why I blog: for my mental sanity. I can't stand not writing on a consistent basis. So I'm back in the blogging arena wholeheartedly. Even if I never tell about my vacation details.
Here are a few awesome things that have happened since we got home:
-We got our first real Christmas tree. It is gorgeous and makes our house smell like heaven. I LOVE real trees and I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to fake again.
-Leighton is way cuter than 2 weeks ago. Seriously, he has improved. He was pretty cute before, but now he's starting to look more like himself and he's REALLY cute. I know, it's sad that it has taken almost 5 months for me to think my own son is completely adorable. I'm just not an infant person. I am definitely a 6-month person, though. Best age EVER.
-Andrew is back at work and isn't going on a trip for at least another week. Which means he'll be gone for Christmas...but I'm trying to focus on the positive of him being home for so long right now.
-I got stockings from Target today. They look like cable knit sweaters, and they are my favorite stockings I've ever seen. And they're hanging on my beautiful mantle like Christmas gems. I love Christmas.
-We went to see Christmas lights tonight at a local park. Eva loved it, and so did I. Honestly, Washington is the greatest place to live.