Friday, April 15, 2011

This is a story about a girl named Lucky.

(You love that post title.)

Do you ever find yourself getting away from the moment in your mind? Like imagining how your life used to be at some point in your past or looking towards the future just a little too much? 
Yeah, me too. 
It's actually something that I'm constantly working on not doing. 

Life for me and Chas isn't perfect. We're a normal (albeit ridiculously happy) young married couple who also have things that we want, things that we pray every night for, things that test our patience. 

But mostly, there is oh-so-much good goin' on. 
So, in an effort to bring myself back to the present moment this afternoon, I'm trying to focus on some things that I have right here, right now. 

I wouldn't change these 5 things or trade them for anything.

#1.
First, and foremost, is this cute person.


That little pup look kills me. And then I tell him, "I just love your face!" 

#2.
I don't work full-time hours. There are a lot of reasons why I wish I worked more. But then there are also plenty of days where sleeping in and having time to myself is the best ever. 

I know this kind of alone-Sam-time won't happen again, especially once baby Sam & Chas is on the scene, so I'm trying to soak it up while I can. 

#3.
And then there's our basement of love. 
Welcome. 


We're so blessed to live in such a nice, inexpensive apartment. 

#4.
This is Chas' birdhouse for his soul. I painted it at work and brought it home. 
Because Chas needed a birdhouse for his soul. Naturally. 


It's filled with love notes from me. Every time he goes out of town on a shoot, I write him a note, tuck it safely inside his birdhouse, and he takes it along with him. Then, on his first night being away, he reads the little note and remembers how much he loves me. 

Yesterday, I discovered his birdhouse sitting ever so unassumingly atop our bed's headboard. 
Silly boy.

#5.
Chas said this a little while ago:

"Sam, thank you for having such a cute blog." 

For real. That's when I wonder if life could really get any better. 
And I'm reminded, yet again, of how lucky I am...

how lucky I am right here and right now.

24 comments:

Candace Boice said...

This is SUPER sweet! Your blog is absolutely adorable! :)

Merrick said...

I think you should make a painting with the same title as this post. Love it.

Lissa Chandler said...

you two are so cute! and i love it when andrew says i have a cute blog, too. basically it's the main reason i blog, besides the fact that i like to post photographs and write words. it's internet flirting at its finest and i love that y'all are ridiculously happy.

Jenny said...

LOVE the title!! Old school Britney, yessss. Also love the concept behind this post. Always a good thing to count your blessings and enjoy what you have. Thanks for the reminder today!

Abby said...

soooo cute! all of it!

Megan said...

sigh. i love this.

aki! said...

Every once in a while, you just need to stop and appreciate what you have. Agreed.

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Olivia.Dee said...

I completely envy #2. I wish I could be comfortable with a little bit less of a full time schedule. But in the mean time... I've found ways to keep myself refreshed! like skipping out of work early to go for a hike. :]

Miriam Lusk said...

Aw so cute. And your blog is such a cute one, i agree.

leigh said...

I la la LOVE the title. & this post makes me super happy too! Thanks for the smiles & -- yes -- HOORAY for amazing husbands.
<3 leigh

the momma-kana said...

visiting via Kendra's blog...
ok, you two are just darling! Both beautiful and artsy (not fartsy) and fun... and I want you to come to my blog for day! Please! (i know, you have no idea who this crazy lady is leaving a comment on your blog)

Jelena ~ said...

so cute !! :)

Samantha said...

AWWW Cute post! THat birdhouse thing is adorable! :D What a neat idea : )

ANd he thinks your blog is cute! He's a keeper :)

apurpledress said...

I have that problem too of always forgetting to appreciate what I have. This was a great post. You have such an awesome blog.

Ana* said...

"how lucky I am right here, right now"--- > sweet. You two are so adorable you make me love love.

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