I hope the above photo didn’t give the illusion that I spent the morning exercising and that that was the “fun” part. I just thought I might try this retro-California-glam that seems to be about everywhere – by everywhere I mean the occasional Pinterest pin I stumble across. Plus we pretended to dunk Little Man but the joke turned on us as he almost grabbed hold of the net and you know we wouldn’t be able to prize his tiny hands from it… Anywho, I’m digressing..

Last week we decided to go to the beach in the early morning so we left home around 6:30am to watch the sunrise. It was a perfect morning and I’m so glad we went – we really needed a win.

Hubby really liked this photo…

Hubby and Little Man

I just love watching my boys together.

I remember when I was a kid and I’d find cat and dog tracks in the snow and I’d follow them up and down the street. I suppose not much has changed then – just the snow part!

Little Man wanted to explore but kept heading towards the soft sand which he found hard to keep his balance on. We kept trying to lure him to the harder sand but he thought it was a game so kept running up the beach to the soft part.

I used to be picky about getting dirty, especially my clothes but I really don’t want to pass that on to LM. After all, they’re just clothes and I can brush the sand off and wash any dirt out. I don’t want him to miss out on any fun or exploration because he’s worried about getting a little grubby.

My new thing is obviously taking walking photos of the people I love!

And as we were heading back to the car I noticed this little flower. I’m chuffed with how the picture turned out, I have no idea where it came from but it camouflaged perfectly with the sand – I’m lucky it caught my eye.

I’ve got really into using my camera again. I remember with our second miscarriage how I started painting. Art and creating really helps me deal with my emotions regarding the loss so this blog has also been a great source of comfort. I’m still not sure what to do about study as I’ve lost all motivation at the moment which is unusual for me because I’m normally as focused as a laser. I think I just need to take some time out and enjoy the rest of the year with LM.

It’s strange because I feel like I’ve been hit really hard with it all but on the other hand I feel so happy and fortunate for all I do have. It’s a strange mix of melancholy and contentment.

Until next time,


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