M.I.A.

So, if you haven’t noticed. I’ve been M.I.A for about two weeks now {I know – whoaaa}. A lot of exciting things are happening in our lives right now and my baby boy just got back from his vacation. So, life is finally back to normal. I’ve missed sharing our life with you guys. But, don’t worry we’ll get all caught up on the fun & craziness.
In other news, I’ve moved {not to a new physical place or anything – well I guess that would be true in Internet land.}! WordPress.com has been a great place for me to start blogging and find out if it would be something that I would continue doing for more than a couple of weeks {I get bored fast}. Turns out I plan on doing this for the rest of my life {sounds like a really long time when I say it like that}. But, I never expected the warm and thoughtful comments I’ve gotten or the impact it would have on my family back in New Jersey – turns out they really love to see Jayden grow every single day and laugh along with Quentin and I like they were here with us.
Sorry! A little off track and sentimental there {insert tear here}. Reasons for leaving wordpress.com:
  1. I wanted more creative freedom {change layout fonts, customize comments section, etc.}.
  2. I need more space {I want to start using higher resolution photos without a limit}!
  3. URLs without a dot in the middle are prettier. {http://www.thememorybookblog.com looks nicer don’t you think?}

Those are some of the basic reasons I left wordpress.com, but I had a blast getting involved in the community and will continue to use the installed version {from wordpress.org}and read wordpress.com blogs ’cause they are awesome! All in all, I have made my move safely and effectively {feel free to peak at old posts if you wish they haven’t gone anywhere}.

I’m getting all cozy and situated now with the layout and things at the new spot so feel free to visit me {permanently ::wink wink::}. Thank you for welcoming me into the blogesphere & I look forward to letting my creative juices flow and share our life with you all.

Bookmark & Subscribe if you like. This is the beginning of a beautiful, new blog-ship {yes, I made that up – like it?}.

Click away to my new home.

“Any time there’s a major change, whether it’s going into a relationship, getting out of a relationship, moving to a new city,

a death — that usually provides a catalyst for an explosion of creativity.”
Lucinda Williams

That’s Okay {.053}

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“That sounds like thunder Mommy! I’m scared. Cover your ears!”, my little man said as he cuddled next to me and put his head on my chest. It’s the day before the fourth of July and fireworks are going off all around our house. Today is also the day before Jayden leaves on a five day trip to New Jersey to spend time with his Grandparents and Great-Grandma. This is the first time Jayden will be away from Quentin and I for that long. It’s a hard pill to swallow in a lot of ways, but we have to let him go sometime.

I lifted Jayden’s face off of my chest and looked into his eyes – our foreheads touched. He giggled. I asked him if he wanted to sing a song. He said, “Ring around the Rosy!” We began to sing together and just like that he forgot about the “thunder”. We sang and we sang until he started to yawn. As soon as he did – I had a flashback. I remember getting a 3D ultrasound done and seeing Jayden yawn for the first time. It was the moment my whole life changed because I could finally put a face to the little guy I was already madly in love with. That flashback made me realize how much he has grown and the simple fact that he’s going to be just fine for five days. He’s going to have a blast and enjoy some time away from the normal routine. I’m going to miss my baby boy and I’m sure he’s going to miss me – and that’s okay.

“We only part to meet again.”
– John Gay

Zoo {.052}

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Today Jayden took an impromptu trip to the zoo with his Daddy, Grandma Ellen and Step Brother, Christian. From what I heard he had a great time. That’s right – I didn’t go. I was hard at work all day and missed every moment. Being a working mom never gets easier as he gets older. He learns so many new things on a daily basis I just want to stare at him all day to see what he’ll say next. I do feel blessed that Quentin owns his own business so he can make his own hours and kind of be a stay-at-home Dad and a half.

Somehow I know in my heart things are supposed to be different. I just have to accept that I can’t have it all – right now. But, I’ll get better and most importantly he had a blast today and at least I have a couple of pictures.

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs