Fresh Starts

I feel like, as readers and writers of blogs, and members of the pinterest generation, there are a few things we couldn't forget if we tried.
Things like: Do what you love. Make time for your passions. Follow your heart.

But all too often, we forget the practical ways of implementing these ideals in our daily lives. I know I do. I'm not sure if it's because of the baby and exhaustion that comes with it or not, but I've been crazy blah lately. I've dropped all of my hobbies, and rarely spend my free time doing anything but sleeping and eating. Calvin keeps me peppy, but when he's gone I just fall apart. It sounds pathetic because it is. I used to have a me to fall back on. A spirited, interesting, fun lady to come home to when Calvin was out doing karate or his newest obsession, tricking. Anymore I just kind of feel like a grumpy loser. I kind of hate it.

But, we're moving into a new place next month, and we're super stoked about it. They have a pool, workout room, picnic area, grills, tennis court, etc. I'm so happy! I really hope it will be a good place for us, and a fresh new start for baby and me. It's a little bit of a downgrade size-wise, but the baby's room will be right next to ours (which is the main reason we needed to move) and it will be a clean start for us. Something about me- I LOVE fresh starts. When my siblings grumbled and complained about us moving to another city or house, I was bouncing with excitement. I love being able to start fresh and have a whole array of possibilities at your fingertips. We've been where we live now for around three years and it's just getting stale.

On to bigger, better and brighter things, I hope. I hope the same for you too :)
If things are getting stagnant, I hope you find a way to change them. If something's off track, I hope you find a way to right it.

All the best,
Grace Elizabeth.
(and our little peach!)



Hey guys! Just a quick update- I'm sure most of you have heard about all the fires going on in our pretty little state of CO so I wanted to let you know we're doing okay! The evacuations are slowly getting closer to where we are, but no matter what we'll be safe. If you're a prayin guy or gal, please do so for everyone who has lost their homes already. It's incredibly tragic to lose your belongings, but my prayer is that they'll be united in love and well taken care of by the rest of the community in their time of need. Thankfully no one has lost their lives yet, I just pray everyone is safe and evacuates when they're told to, and these brave awesome firemen and women can hang tough and keep fighting for us. We're so so thankful.

If you haven't heard about the fire, you can read about it here.

All the best,
Grace Elizabeth.


Unisex baby things wishlist!

Since we won't know the baby's gender for another 4- 8 (!) weeks, but I still love putting together wishlists and organizing my thoughts, I thought I'd do a unisex version. So many cute things! :D

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

All the best,
Grace Elizabeth.


A Letter From Past Me

Around a year ago, I stumbled upon a website called Future Me which allows you to write a letter to your future self, set the date you want it delivered and then, basically forget about it. I just got my letter from a one year younger Grace, and I thought I'd share it with you guys.

Dear FutureMe,
I hope things with Yeti have been going well.
If you guys have been fighting or not getting along well for any reason, remember:

-All the times he's called you beautiful
-His sweet sweet wedding vows.
-How happy you were on your wedding day
-The roses and candles at the Melting Pot for your 6 month
-You and him are different. Your love is genuine and expansive and true. It's the closest to unconditional as it can get between two people. You love him, madly. His eyes and the way he talks out of one side of his mouth when he's excited about something and the way he holds you when you sleep. You LOVE him. Work out your differences, its so worth it.

I hope everything else is going well too. I hope you remember who you are. Never forget it. You better be maintaining your blog too, otherwise past you will be mad. I hope you've done some reading and writing and maybe that open mic thing we heard about. I hope you're taking good care of vikki.
(she was staying with us at the time.)

Are you pregnant? I kind of hope so :P
Just remember, everything will work out. Don't stress, life is too short to worry it away. Focus on the positive, and fight hard to keep it that way. Have a beautiful life.

You too, friends.
All the best,
Grace Elizabeth
(and our little plum!)


Papa's Day!

Hey friends, how was your weekend?
Ours was pretty swell :) We had a picnic at our favorite park with the whole family on Sunday to celebrate Father's day, and it was a blast. We've been going to that same park for special events ever since I can remember.

And even now, when the swing set is no longer a hulking behemoth, and the picnic tables have more scratches than paint, I still love it. It's scratchy and hot and teaming with insects (I got bit by a spider!) but it's still such a special place. It smells exactly the same, like family outings and BBq's, 4th of July's and birthdays.

It was all around a super day. (Which made for a not-super night of dehydration and throwing up, but that's another story :P) I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

If Father's Day isn't so sweet for you, whether it be because of a death or not being able to be a Papa yourself, I want to remind you today that you are loved by a Father greater than the universe, and your life is in his hands. <3

All the best,
Grace Elizabeth
(and our little plum!)


Artsy Update

Oh guys, I am the worst blogger, right? :(

I pinky swear promise I will get back on track once I start feeling better. This bebe is making me sick mostly all the time, and exhausted literally all the time. We love the little goob so much though! :D

And all this downtime has had it's advantages- one is an amazing sweet hubby who helps me with everything I need, and two is I've had some time to work on my arts! :))

I'll try my very best to update more often, guys :)
Hope you have a great day!

All the best,
Grace Elizabeth.
(And our little lime!)


Awkward Stage :P

Hey lovelies, how ya been?
I've been feeling mostly terrible the past few days, with morning sickness and a crazy sore throat knocking at my door, but I'm hanging in there! All worth it for our little smooshy human :))

Since I've been under the weather lately, I haven't had a whole lot of creativity going and as such I only have a couple photos to share: an updated pic of yours truly, and one of our prune! :P

I'm attempting to grow my hair out some again, probably to my shoulders and keep it there. It's in an awkward mullety stage, which matches my awkward slightly chubby baby bump that is happening haha XD Well, check you later- have a great day! Say a little prayer for us <3

All the best,
Grace Elizabeth
(and Prune!)


Nursery Wishlist

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All the best,
Grace Elizabeth.