I woke up today and realized I was exhausted -- mentally, emotionally, physically. I felt drained in that I can't think of anything to write and I'd love to just curl up and watch a movie where everyone dies kind of way. So to be drained and melancholy . . . or look at the little things that have gone right and be happy.
Today I choose happy.
And with that choice, I feel better. I like being happy. I like feeling joy. And a multitude of little moments reappeared in my memory when I chose happy over sad today. Here are some of them.
Hazel lover her big brother. She loves to just go lay across him and cuddle. And he is such a sweet tender older brother with Hazel. (With Luke it's a different story.)
This child loves to torture us by climbing on anything and everything. I've never had such a climber. It's hard not to smile when she finally gets to the top of something and then acts so proud of herself.
Are you kidding me? Death wish I tell you.
Nothing like a little soccer in my sister's backyard. All that running is good for the soul.
Don't mess with me.
Just kidding. . .I'm really a softy.
Trying to smile under duress.
Hazel trying to get in on the wrestling action with the big kids and daddy.
"I'm tough too."
Nikolai's favorite shot from the night. He likes that it's an action shot.
Have a great weekend.