October 29, 2012

A Casual Vacancy

Props to J.K. Rowling for that amazing title which I am shamelessly repurposing for this post. Be warned that this post has nothing to do with her new book, but rather the state of my blog these last two weeks. I just decided to take some time away, without any warning (sorry, blog friends). I don't know if any of you have ever experienced the feeling I had a couple weeks ago- a feeling of being just a little too concerned with something that isn't as high a priority as, say, your family or taking time to just rest. Instead of really savoring life's sweet moments, I was perched- phone in hand- to get the right picture at the right moment. Life happens so quickly and I want to be paying attention. Today, the three of us went to the library and Miles and I went to the children's section while Parker went to pay his fines (I swear someday he's going to have a plaque or some sort of small monument built in his honor for the amount of money he's paid to the library!). I took a few photos, put my phone away, and a minute later Miles slowly got up and stood on his own. I'm so, so glad I didn't miss that.

Life is such a constant balance of give and take, and after this refreshing time-out I'm less afraid to just step back and find my equilibrium. 

Here are some photos from while I was away- you can tell from Miles's outfits how the temperature was fluctuating on any given day. Such fickle weather!

The loves of my life.



He loves riding in the cart!
Safe and sound (asleep) in his dad's arms.


Ten months old!


Someone loves the library!
Date night at the Far Western!
PS Follow me on Instagram @ joiedev and see the photos that don't make it onto the blog!
Happy Monday!

4 comments:

noire said...

Good morning Veralynn! I found your blog at the GFC Blog Hop, I like it a lot so I'm now following you ^^
Hope you get a chance to visit mine as well.
OMG! How cute is that baby! ♥ I just died of cutness LOL xx
n o i r e d a m e

Maria said...

That's awesome you caught your son standing for the first time!! Your photos are so pretty!! Miles is a cutie...he looks like a happy little guys!
Happy Monday!
Xo
Maria

Chantal said...

That baby is pretty cute! Off to add you on IG! (my username is CShels)

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I love that 1st photo. Miles seems sooo happy! What a cutie! Glad you didn't miss his first standing-up experience! You are right, we need to live life, not just blog about it.