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It is something everyone deals with on a daily basis for their entire life.  It is unavoidable, it can be hard, uncomfortable, surprising, delightful, and sometimes scary.  You can be a person who adapts easily and swiftly to change or a person that struggles with it and fights its every challenge.

I was talking to my dad about this a few weeks ago over dinner, and I said that I had finally recognized that while I am good at handling  "big" changes; ones that can be thought through and somewhat organized, I am horrible at adapting to the small everyday changes that happen  to my schedule - his response?  "Your just now recognizing that? You have been that way since you were a wee girl." . . . Really!!??? Why did no-one tell me? It  would have saved me some time and therapy $$!! ha ha ha  

"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine"

Do you handle changes well?  I think my sister is opposite me; she can handle all the small last minute changes and is a go-with-the-flow kinda gal (totally awesome), but I think she has a harder time with the bigger life changes sometimes (Katie I may be way off here ha ha ha) and Mr. Hotpants, for the most part seems to be able to handle most all changes with grace, courage, and clarity . . . downright admirable and annoying at the same time!

"Life can either be accepted or changed.  If it is not accepted, it must be changed.  If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted"

Why all the "change" talk? Well since my "awareness" of my difficulty to adapt to some changes I am really trying to make a conscious effort to "embrace" change; see it for what it is . . . a chance to learn something, reinvent yourself or a scenario, include new people and elements into your life, take something away from it, whether it be a lesson or it just help you to love more, see the silver-lining, have faith and hope, and to "do what you can, where you are, with what you have" (Teddy Roosevelt)

There are a few changes brewing and evolving in our lives right now and I am trying to just go with them and to take something away from each of them . . . . 

This is happening  . . .
We installed "2" car seats in our car this past weekend - oh yeah this is really happening . . . soon!

and on the Sweetpea front we have some major changes starting also - potty training and big girl bed breakthroughs!  She actually asked to sleep in her big girl bed last night and did it!!! Well at least until 2:30am when she woke up for a drink and realized she was in it and wanted back in her crib BUT it's a step in the right direction!

And these changes are the bittersweet ones that give me a "pang" in my heart because I am so incredibly proud of her embracing these changes and growing up into the most beautiful compassionate little person but I am so so so incredibly sad to let go of my teeny tiny little baby girl . . .

This is her room right after the carpets were cleaned, hence the stuff piled up everywhere and the fact that the pink cabana striped rug is missing, oh and that you can see the floor because there is not 150 toys & books laying around- and there is the big girl bed!

Again, bad pic, but snapped quickly after carpets cleaned! Keep in mind this room is in a sort of transition-waiting stage to see if we have a boy or girl because they will be sharing the room!!!

This is her playing in the bed the first day we had it delivered and since then she did not spend that much time in it until last night!!!

Another change?  We are also on the brink of putting our house up for sale!!! I know! what a time to do it, both with new babe arriving and the economy being  poop! BUT to move on and grow as a family it is a necessity . . . so we will go full force and see how it goes.

"When you are through changing, you are through"


  1. Hi! There is a Stylish Blogger Award for you on my blog if you'd like to come by and pick it up xo

  2. WOW are you serious!!!! I am so excited and honored THANK YOU!!! so glad you got one because you TOTALLY deserve one!!!

  3. This is such a sweet post Emma. Having a child and then having a baby is ONLY changes, everyday! It's been such a journey for us too. I'm not quite there yet to tackle pregnancy and a newborn again, and I give you so much credit for taking it all on with a toddler, no less. Amazing woman, that's what you are.


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