Friday, October 18, 2013

Stuck. {A Mini Post}

I've been so stuck when it comes to blogging. I have about a billion things I want to/should blog about for journaling's sake but I've just been feeling overwhelmed. I've written entire blog posts that I just can't figure out titles for so I never post them. And then I have TONS of posts I want to write about my feelings towards birth and stuff in that department but I have SO much that I want to say and I just haven't found the time or energy to get it all written out in a logical way. Does anyone else just get stuck when it comes to finding titles for their posts or have any of you gotten stuck because you just have too much to say? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has been in this boat--right?

Anyway, I am going to "unstick" myself for five minutes and write a quick post while Holland and Race are out of the house for a few minutes and just do a quick life update. Here's what our past couple of weeks have looked like:

I got to see four of my eleven siblings and my parents and even got to have my two sisters stay with me for a week and then my mom and Gelsey stay with me for another week! {Helena and Gelsey pictured-- my parents, Stuart and Solomon unpictured}

We were all able to head over to Oregon for my Great Grandma Usher's memorial service. It was simple and perfect and Holland slept through the whole thing. We got to hear lots of fun memories of our Grandma and visit with lots of family.

Holland has been teething and got this goofy tooth that's like 1.5 teeth or two teeth just super close together. Race and I are not passing on good genes in the teeth department--our poor children!

We had family pictures taken and the next few pictures are just pictures I snapped while our awesome photographer friend was taking pictures of Race's sister and her family {she had a double duty photo shoot!}. Taking pictures is so much more work with a baby! Haha. But I can't wait to get the pictures back and I know it is so worth it to have the memories to treasure forever. It was also fun for me to practice taking pictures with our nice camera. I don't pull it out nearly enough and while a BUNCH of the pictures turned out blurry I still love them. :]

So that's what's been going on over here. Hopefully I'll stop feeling quite so stuck and get some of the posts that have been floating around in my head for months up on the blog! We'll see!


  1. Glad you got to spend time with your family! I helped Callie edit some of your pictures tonight, they're so cute!

  2. Hooray! I was so happy to see a new post from you! I definitely know about being stuck and overwhelmed with blogging. The picture of you and your sisters is adorable! :) So awesome you got to have family time!

  3. Holland is getting so big and beautiful! Also, I love hearing from you, no matter how big or small the post :)

  4. Love seeing your updates! I totally get the feeling of not really knowing what to say or how to narrow it down--I have that issue a lot on my own blog, but I've been trying to get over it by picking specific events or situations to write about! Sometimes if you just let yourself relax while doing it, transitions to various topics will come naturally!
    Also, I am in love with your family pictures. You all look gorgeous and happy! Holland is getting so big!

  5. Beautiful pictures! That picture of you and her NEEDS to be framed!!!! This makes me miss fall so much. Please tell Texas leaves to change color!!!

  6. I was at a point similar to where you are at back when Zaden was younger. I decided to just go ahead and write what was currently going on and work from there. It's still so hard to get myself to edit old pictures or come up with posts and I just try not to get too behind or pictures just keep piling up and things change. I'm so thankful you have instagram so we can still keep in touch that way and so I can see Holland grow and more of your cute family (:

    Dearest Lou

  7. i definitely get stuck in blogging sometimes. its usually when i have the most i want to blog about, because i just get so overwhelmed by what i want to write about and that i want to get all the details written and all the pictures until....i just don't blog! haha! its all about pacing yourself and listening to your self and blog when you want to.