Gratitude

Who is Ready for Spring?

March 1, 2014

WE ARE!

Ugh, this cold and snow is starting to get quite old.  This Indiana winter has been one of the worst on record.  Elena and I have been feeling awfully cooped up.  She has had numerous therapy cancellations in the last few weeks.  Which surprisingly, these days make for VERY long and boring days stuck at home.  We’re keeping out fingers crossed for an early spring, though it seems awfully far from now!

Luckily, Elena and I will be visiting my parents in a few weeks.  Arizona seems to be just about the only place in the country that has enjoyed 75+ degree, sunny days all winter so perhaps that will perk us up!  Not to mention, there’s nothing better than having your Mom give you a little TLC for a few days :).

We are so, so anxious to get into our new house.  Mostly because that’s one less thing on my to-do list and I can turn my focus to preparing for Elena’s evaluations for SCHOOL….what?!?!  How is my baby getting ready for school???  She’ll be entering Zionsville schools developmental preschool in August, but all her evaluations and educational plans have to be done before school is out in May.  I’ve held off thinking about it until we get into our house.  Then, there’s always the fact that I’m having a baby in just a few months….well, I’ll try not to get ahead of myself!  I’m just trying to tackle one thing at a time and praying that once summer gets here, we can maybe catch our breath for a few seconds!

Elena has been doing really well.  I started taking her to the chiropractor/massage therapist once a week and it’s been pretty remarkable.  She mostly sees the massage therapist for something called myofascial release or what I like to call, voodoo.  While I’m one to be VERY skeptical of most non-medically based treatments, I have to say this one has me a bit more open-minded.  Apparently, MFR is all about releasing the body’s repetitive movements as a result of some kind of body trauma.  Whatever the reasoning behind it, Elena seems to be reacting ridiculously well to it.  So hey, we’ll take it!

I hope all of you are staying warm and chipper.  It’s so easy to be consumed by the winter blues this time of year, especially considering how cold and snowy it’s been.  Only one (short!) month left before spring starts making its way here!

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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