A few days ago, Veda decided to break Jude out of jail (crib) while we were still sleeping. We usually keep them fairly quarantined during the night because we are always so worried about them wandering, so this was quite the accomplishment. Little Houdini. I woke up to the sound of the kids playing downstairs and was a little shocked! I also realized that I had overslept and I had a meeting to get to. Quickly, I woke Ryan up to go downstairs and see what the kids were doing. In the process, I heard the faint sound of the fridge door closing, which is basically every parent’s worst nightmare.
I can’t figure out when I decided that I absolutely love everything about the “Back to School” time of year. A part of me feels like it’s something I’ve always loved, and thinking back- I can’t really remember a time when I was not happy about going back to school! It may be that fall is right around the corner, which happens to be my favorite time of year. I can smell the pumpkin spice and caramel as I’m writing this, and it makes me want to put on a sweater and turn on Hocus Pocus. Beyond that, though, I think there is something so refreshing about starting school. It’s a time of reflection, and a time to make some new goals.
Hi, my name is Hannah and I have a blue mascara addiction.
It all started when I was 12 years old and wanted to start wearing makeup. My mom bought me my first tube of mascara, which happened to be Great Lash Royal Blue. I’m not sure if she felt like wearing blue mascara was more youthful than black, or if maybe she was hoping for an 80s throwback, but I loved it. I loved it so much, in fact, that I wore it nearly every day for 16 years of my life. And even when I stopped wearing it, it wasn’t by choice. It wasn’t until Great Lash discontinued their Royal Blue mascara that I was forced to start branching out. I tried brand after brand and I could never find the right shade of blue or the right formula.
Have you ever been to a favorite things party? I have ALWAYS wanted to go to one! So, when my cute friend Dani invited me to her Favorite Things Party I was so excited!! Dani and I met in cosmetology school years and years ago. I always say that hair school friends are like sisters. They have seen you at your worst, you have been through it all together (including every hair color), and you most likely have ruined each others hair and/or nails at one time or another. I can go years without seeing my girls and we can always pick up right where we left off!
We have been going through a bit of a rough patch with Veda and Jude. Veda is the epitome of a mean big sister and Jude is the most sensitive little guy on the planet. He is either giggling to the point of hiccups or having a total cry fest. So, the two of them together is usually a recipe for disaster!
I’ve had a serious case of writers block today. Most days what I want to write just comes to me, almost like an actual light bulb in my brain. This post has been different. I feel like I have so much to say, and yet nothing is coming. So I’m going to write what is on my mind right now. I usually call it word barf, but for some reason that seems unappealing so maybe we’ll go with word trail mix. Minus the raisins.
This post has been a surprisingly difficult one to write! It is so hard to do this topic justice, though I’m sure this is only the first of many posts. I was so privileged to grow up with my amazing sister who was born with spina bifida when I was 3 years old. It wasn’t always fun, and it wasn’t always easy, but I always felt like we were so lucky. I admired the strength of my incredible mother. She never complained and was always positive. Her example was a shining one and still influences my daily life, though in a different way than I had anticipated.