[[ side note:: this picture was taken by Zoe on Friday night! ]]
Okay– So this weekend was filled to the brim. I worked a TON, I got to do a date night, set up the tree & hung out with girlfriends that I haven’t seen since 2005!
The weekend started off with a ton of purging, cleaning and MOM stuff. I had an amazing conversation with a colleague. She is too is a Mama and we were chatting about how tough it is to be a mom. I mentioned to her that I had a blog, and I really just wanted to do it for me– kind of like a therapy session, keep me accountable and just so my brain doesn’t turn to mush. She totally got it. I mean, when you’re first thrown into Mom land, you are SO in it; you eat, breath, do everything Mom. I feel like all other functions turn into mush. I wanted to be able to stay current, learn new things and be able to reach out to other Moms. I wanted TMU to be a safe place for Moms to come to just let loose. I really REALLY wanted to reiterate my favorite part of this website– Full Disclosure. There are times when you just need to get stuff off your chest. Some things, you cannot say to your peers, your parents or your significant other in fear of being judged but whatever it really just needs to come out. I’m here for you Mama. It’s COMPLETELY anonymous and it’s there for you to use. USE IT. I’ll never know who posted what, but I want you to know that there IS a place for you to go any hour of the day, no judgment and you’re not alone. Closing out on that conversation I felt like I pepped up and want to go full steam ahead on this project and to keep it going. More on this to come.
This past Saturday, 12/1, Brendan and I celebrated our dating anniversary. I asked on my Instagram stories awhile back what is it that you’d want me to write about and it was how hard it is to look back and to think how easy life was way back when. Well, being able to actually sit down at a grown-up dinner, zero interruptions it was easy to reminisce about how our lives have significantly changed. We went from crazy trips to Cabo, the sunset strip every weekend to hitting up the Long Beach Aquarium every weekend to Harry Potter. I remember when dates used to be a huge fancy big ordeal and now I’m thankful for a trip to Chick-fil-a in the car alone with no kids. It’s really the little things. I’m super duper thankful to have found someone who lets me be me and supports me and all of my craziness. I think now that I’m getting older, I’m finally being able to return the favor. Thanks for being patient with me babe.
Yesterday morning, I had the great pleasure of hanging out with friends that I have known since I was 9 years old! What a crazy thing! I haven’t seen a few of the girls since High School. It’s been SO long. I was always ahead of the curve in regards to settling down and having babies, so I was kind of on my own for the most part. Now that everyone is catching up and everyone is in a good groove, we finally got together. It was so strange for me to see all of these now women with babies. It was so surreal. Between the 5 of us we had 8 babies and Nat and Zoe are the only girls! It was so nice to be able to see them as Mama’s and for the kids to interact. I think it that since we’re all still here in the South Bay– we should make it a regular thing.
I’m gearing up for a SUPER busy week– shocking. So bracing myself. Also if you haven’t noticed– I dropped the Friday blog. #sorrynotsorry