Blouse : J.Crew
Skirt : Mango
Boots : Solestruck
Well, where do I start?
...Happy New Year!?!
...I head back to work in 1 month! (Can you feel my pounding heart?)
Last year we were living in a tight space in NE Portland with our 2 dogs. I would have never guessed that within twelve months we'd double the size of our human family and be cozied up in a spacious MCM in NW. It was a good year to farewell. I'd re-live 2014 over and over again.
I remember crying over every growth spurt my girls had but have quickly realized that every step only gets better. Important milestones: I can finally get through "You Are My Sunshine" without crying. Around 2 months old they told me that they loved me, with their eyes. Open mouth kisses are the only kind of kisses. And Marlowe, she's a couple weeks shy of losing the nick name "Bob Burns". "Bob" for the exaggerated head bobbing that's given almost every Marlowe snuggler a fat lip, and "Burns" for her impressive resemblance to Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.
This post is a jumpstart to getting back into my creative flow. I enjoy this space to keep connected to myself, the creative culture in Portland and to chronicle life's important pieces and tid bits. I have found a goal to set for myself going into 2015 and I think it's something important. Too often people forget that some of life's greatest moments are the not-so-pretty ones. They're not as fuzzy, or beautiful, or well... Perfect. Social media has allowed people to create fictional, unattainable lives that are rarely displayed in their natural light. I'm not planning on exposing myself to you all without makeup on (holy shit) or getting dark and depressing. But, to just be realistic.