January. Hmm - where to start.
I still can't believe 2010 is over. Where the heck does time go? It makes my heart beat just a little faster realizing that if I don't stop what I'm doing, right now, and live in this life.. I'm going to miss it.
I already blinked, and Harvey is a boy. Not my sweet little baby from two Christmases ago.
January always does this to me. every year, I get this itch. An urgency to clear out the clutter - in my house and in my life - so I can focus, really focus, on the things going on around me. The important stuff. This year it was a little different... somehow instead of just getting busy with all this clearing out, I got a little down. Lazy, moody, dark almost. But whatever. I feel like the air is clearing and I'm on my way out.
I've been busy planning parties, making business cards, envisioning a new business in the future.
Justin has been busy playing ball, getting over multiple random colds, and sheet rocking the basement. (It looks so fabulous, by-the-way, and I can't wait until we have all that finished space!)
Harvey... well, he stayed busy keeping me busy, making messes, figuring out how to open doors, playing with the darn sink in the half bathroom, and dipping random things in the toilet. It drives me batty, but when he looks at me with those little, curious eyes, I can't help but let all that frustration melt away. No wonder he keeps doing it.
We headed over to Justin's parents' house for a BYU basketball game last night and took this snapshot. Although I hardly ever get a "normal" smile out of Justin, I do love his cheezy grins in most of our snapshots. It's just him. And I love that he put his arm around me for the photo.
I think it's funny that Harvey has a chunk of bread in his hand - and it's 9 pm, and that I was so happy because I landed two pairs of earrings for just a buck-fifty each at the mall right before the picture was taken. I'm wearing one pair, and the other is in that bright yellow bag in my pocket. I like that little things can make my day.
I like that we have a "team". Not that I know much about them... the players or the team, or even the game. But it's fun to dress up, get together, and have a good time in the name of sports. And it's funny. I bought a sweatshirt from the U (of Utah) because I graduated there, and Justin's family was appalled. They even joked that I couldn't use any of their season tickets (to BYU) because I had that sweatshirt. So I searched for a blue and white sweatshirt... and it took forever to find one that zipped up the front. When I saw it at Costco I snatched it up. And I love it. It's so comfy.
Harvey's shirt was just as hard to get! I saw bunches of teams at Old Navy, but there weren't any from BYU. When I asked a kid who worked there.. he said they had sent all of them to Provo because "no one wanted them here." I had to beg my cousin to grab one from the University Mall and bring it up with her.
I love that Harvey is waving. Even if his hand is right in front of his face. I asked him to say "hi" and he obeyed. That just makes me happy.
I know this post was random. But this is the deal.
I love looking at photos of the whole family, but that rarely happens for obvious reasons. So I decided (and was inspired by Tara) to take a photo of all three of us once per month. Timer, hand the camera to someone else, whatever. Just get it done.
And.. once I post that photo, I'll add some of my thoughts about it, or things that happened that month, etc. Just a snapshot of our life at the moment. I would love for you to join me.