So, as some of you may have noticed I’ve been “out of the office” for the past few days. I know that today is Tuesday and I should be sharing a travel post however, I’m in more of a personal blog mood tonight. Which I guess in a way is sort of a travel post in a sense.. traveling the mind of me haha. It’s been quite an interesting past few days to say the least. I had my second son’s first birthday party (Frozen themed) and I found myself feeling.. slightly old? Maybe that’s not what I’m meaning but parents will get the jest of what I’m trying to say. I’m 24, about to be 25 and my second born just turned one. How crazy is that? When I thought about my life when I was in high school I didn’t think I would’ve gotten settled down and had babies so soon. Would I do it all over again? On my bad days, I catch myself hesitating to answer that question but I always know that without a doubt in my mind that I would. My children are my saving grace. They are my purpose in life and fill my heart will more love than I know what to do with sometimes. They also can drive me bat shit crazy but hey, two under two is a handful! And my husband.. what a whirlwind. I’ve never met someone that I disagree with more in my life! On a lot of topics we are on two total opposite ends of the spectrum and it makes marriage difficult at times. I can honestly say that Disney and Nicholas Sparks messed me up with what I thought real life love was supposed to be like and I’m still coming to terms with that fact. But, what I do know is that while we may disagree and find it hard to handle each other’s strong mindedness, we work. We learn from each other on a daily basis and above all else, he accepts me. I know that even on my worst day he won’t walk out of the door. Frankly, that’s terrifying. Ladies.. and even gentlemen, you know how this relationship stuff goes. You get your heart walked all over a bit too much and then you in turn try to sabotage every relationship there after to avoid being the loser in the situation. It’s a process that I’m still working on cleaning out of my head.
This weekend we took our first official mini family vacation to the aquarium and even spent the night in a hotel to get out of the house for once. Wow! It’s such a different experience being the parent in the situation instead of the child.. which reminds me I need to call my parents and thank them once again for everything they did when I was child because it certainly takes a toll. On you, on your spouse and even the kiddos. We had high hopes people and let me just say that I didn’t make it through the weekend without getting puked on, a lot. Anyone else been there? Overall, I think me and the hubby made it through the weekend like champs. There were some definite bumps but it just made me more grateful for the man that I married. We may not have it all and we certainly don’t have it all together but we are definitely working on it! We’re like onions and peeling back all the layers. Yes, I just made a Shrek reference. I guess what I’m getting at here is think about your life. Think about how lucky you are and enjoy the people that surround you. Always remember to be grateful for the life that you have because while you think you may not have it all together, to someone else your life could be their idea of perfection. I have to start remembering that one more myself.