My, how the world has changed in the last week, no? How are you holding up, friends? Like many, COVID-19 is rocking our news outlets, online feeds, physical worlds, financial security, and sanity. I’m feeling very fortunate for my work from home option, incredible in-home daycare, and health at this very moment but also juggling the same anxiety and uncertainties that creep up as the news changes hourly. Not sure what else to say but we’re all in this together and I’m sending all the good vibes your way.
The Red Head and I made it one of our #goals this year to be more environmentally conscious. We’re in a season of life with two toddlers that includes diapers, pouches, snacks, the occasional juice box, and, oh, we recently tore out our entire kitchen. So, this goal has been easier said than done but we’ve really become more conscious of how we’re using things and how to re-use things. We aren’t quite to the level of this town in Japan… yet. Taking notes from them and crossing our fingers for a speedy kitchen re-model so we can at least return to our usual plates and dishes soon!
At the beginning of summer, the Red Head and I jotted some things on this bucket list print out from Almost Makes Perfect and it has made for such a fun season! We’ve gone to the zoo, visited the beach, walked to happy hour, tried s’mores and busted out a new red wagon, just to name a few. Looking forward to the fall version already! I’m seeing some bonfires and cider in our future.
It’s hard to sum up what life has been like for the last four months. My little loves (nicknamed the bug and the bean) came roaring onto the scene six weeks early, enjoyed a month long stay in the NICU, lived through two blizzards (rude, Minnesota…), met a very skeptical and very large big grey dog and changed everything about our lives. There’s no turning back and we’d never want to. As of April 2, everything is different and we feel oh-so lucky. Thanks for picking us, C&C.
Welp, after 33 weeks of indoor cycling, traveling, home renovations, and adventures, the twins and I are officially on bed rest. If you know me, you know this is going to be a pretty torturous time but I’ve got work to keep me busy (thank goodness for technology!), lots of Netflix recommendations, a library not too far down the road where the Red Head can get me the latest reads, a rekindled love of Sudoku and a pretty amazing support system. I’m not sure how things will be looking around here in blog land but I’m going to focus my energy on getting these babes stronger every day. So, for now, I’m kicking my feet up and living that bed rest lifestyle. See you on the other side!
The last two weekends, the Red Head, babies and I have been completely blown away by the generosity of the people in our lives. There was a shower in MN with friends and family from across the country, a Beyonce-themed shower with friends that have become like family and a shower in Chicago (photos above) that brought together people from all stages of my life. It was really humbling to be surrounded by these people and feel the love and excitement as we prepare for this big (!!) adventure ahead. I’m not sure how we got so lucky but I can’t wait for the Erickson Twins to meet each and every one of these amazing characters. But not for many more weeks, please…