I knew that life with three kids was going to be crazy, but I’m not sure I could have imagined just how crazy it actually is. I know it’s the sleep deprivation (she’s gone four hours between feedings! like twice!) or what, but it’s kicking my tail. So in an effort to take my mind off of how tired I am, here are some random thoughts today!
1. I wouldn’t have made it even this far without lots of help and support. Thanks to those who have brought us dinner or sent gifts or kind words. It’s so wonderful to have so much family close by and I’m so thankful for all that they do for us. In addition, I might have the best husband in the world and he is so wonderful to pitch in and help all the time! He’s the best! And in one of the most fun developments, it’s been wonderful to get to have text chats in the middle of the night with my friend Natalie who had a sweet little girl four days after Hadley was born! It’s much less depressing to be up at 2 am when you can be texting back and forth with a friend in the exact same spot!
2. I’ve been working on new products and adding things to my shop. One thing that’s been added are some left over Frozen 10″ melamine plates that I got for favors for Charlotte’s birthday party. If you’re local and want to pick up from me use code ‘LOCALPICKUP2014’ to not pay shipping.
3. We had Hadley’s newborn photo shoot with Erin Cobb when she was one week old and we got to see all of our proofs last night. I can’t describe to you how spectacular they are! If you’re anywhere in the North Alabama area you really should come and see Erin! She’s fantastic with kids (and grown ups) and gets amazing shots with what looks like little effort! As an example, know that before we arrived James was saying that he only wanted to be in pictures by himself. And yet within 15 minutes of arriving at the shoot, Erin had him not only in pictures but smiling! She’s a miracle worker!
4. Thanks to my Kindle and lots of nighttime feedings that haven’t matched up with Natalie’s, I’ve been reading a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed this new book by Deeanne Gist. I’ve always been a big fan of her books which are typically historical, Christian fiction. This one didn’t disappoint!
Set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair, Fair Play follows a female doctor, Billy Jack Tate, as she tries to make a name for herself in a man’s profession. Things start out complicated in the beginning of the book when she can’t gain admittance to one of the large lectures that she is speaking at because the guard doesn’t believe that she’s a doctor. The story just continues to have one mishap after another as she finds that being the doctor in the Woman’s Hall at the fair isn’t exactly what she was anticipating.
As Billy Jack adjusts to life as a female doctor, she develops a friendship with one of the guards for the fair, Hunter Scott. Billy Jack and Hunter learn a lot about each other as they conquer various obstacles that are thrown in their way. The story is beautifully written, full of adventure and laughter, and just enough suspense to keep you guessing!
Publication date: May 6, 2014
Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical
Setting: 1893 Chicago, IL
Rating: A +