Clothed with Grace: Update

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Update

I know it's been pretty quiet around here, but honestly time is just not in my favor right now. I am so busy, and when I do have free time, I'm not using it to blog.

I did snap this outfit picture Saturday morning and write up this post pretty quickly, then planned to rest while Hannah naps and Grant rests in his room.

I haven't really been shopping, in fact, I've been doing the opposite. I've gotten rid of probably five trash bags full of clothes since school started and I still have way more than I need. It almost makes me feel silly for buying this sweater, but I really like it and when Loft had a 50% off sale lately I decided it would be a fun addition, since I don't have anything else like it.

Outfits like this one are my usual these days. I'm much preferring a top and pants to complicated layers. I still love a good cardigan, but I feel like my days of layers, button down, and vests are done. I also rarely wear more than earrings and a necklace and have sold off a lot of my bracelets and necklaces too. I still have a few I like, but loads of bracelets and big necklaces just aren't my thing anymore. I've been doing a lot of grabbing clothes in the morning without a lot thought, and I'm totally ok with that.

School has been the busiest it's ever been, and having two kids is so much more work than just one....obviously. I love them dearly, but I'm lucky if I get to sit down on the couch before 8:30 at night, and honestly at that point I just want to go to bed. I probably would, but Hannah still takes a bottle at 10:00. In between the kids, work, cleaning, cooking, and actually finding time to spend with Brian not a lot of time is left for much else. I've been carrying the same book around for nearly a month and my quiet time in the morning has been hit and miss as Hannah has been waking up between 5:30 and 6, which causes Grant to wake up too. That means no quiet time and getting ready with two kids in the bathroom with me.

I love this crazy, busy, life, but I am just spent. I didn't intend to write you all a novel, but there you have it: an update and an outfit. I hope you all are doing well, and I'll check in when I can!




5 comments:

  1. Just wanted to say hi and encourage you this morning. I remember when my youngest was still a baby and waking up WAY too early which started my day earlier than I wanted. Working full time with two kids is TOUGH! Not that you want to wish away the baby season, but it does get easier when they are a bit older, sleeping later and a little independent. I promise. But just know that you are not alone and I'm still trying to work through that question of, "will I always be THIS tired?" Give yourself TONS of grace and short cut where you can. Buy the already cut up veggies, do pizza night twice a week if needed, and its OK to rest when you can and NOT do the other things on your list. Hang in there, lady!

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  2. Just wanted to chime in and agree that two kids is no joke! Lucy's still not sleeping through the night, despite all the pep talks I give her before bedtime. You're doing great and owe us no explanation. Your attention is right where it should be.

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  3. I think it's your blog so you do what works for you! Do what works and don't apologize :) Life is a handful with kids and work. This outfit is so pretty, too!

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