can you believe thanksgiving is a week away?
i love thanksgiving.
today i'm thankful for my days spent with e. and for friends... in real life friends and blogging friends that you finally get to meet. (HI aimee!) i need to get better at making a point to call friends to hang out. i've become a bit (ok, a lot) of a home-body lately. i don't think it's just because of ellie because she's to the point where she does pretty good out and about. i think this was just a season... a good season, but one that i'm growing very tired of. it's become real to me that some friendships in the past are no longer there... this is not necessarily a bad thing. they will always be my "friend" but we're at such different places in life. i'm changing and growing and finding that i'm longing for good, true friendships. michael and i have been talking a lot about this season we're in. yes, we have friends (lots of friends), but we need to make more of an effort to grow friendships. we get totally comfortable in spending our time as a family of three or with our immediate family (which is important to us). we don't really do much to connect with our friends. i've been okay with that. but... i realize that it's healthy for our relationship to have friendships that we can be real in... i wouldn't mind having friends that we can be home-bodies with... friends that we can hang out with together, that we can have over for dinner and be a part of each others lives. i need to invest time into this... not try to hang out with a different person every time we go out, but really put time into growing deeper friendships. we're praying God gives us the right direction to move or stay (not location) in certain areas of our life.
a typical day for us...
drooling, playing, reading, naps and baths.
...lunch with the swifts...
...lunch with bryndi and eisley.