Settling into thankful.

20 Mar

It’s so weird being back home in Florida again. It felt almost like this place no longer existed when I was in Colorado. When I thought about our life here it almost seemed like a past life that I was only imagining memories of. Odd but true. So you can guess how strange it was to get back and realize it was all here just as we had left it, 5 months ago.

It’s eery walking into a place that was left exactly as you had it. How could so much have happened but nothing changed here? Funny.

We’ve spent our first few weeks here just figuring out our routine and decluttering the home we thought we had outgrown. Come to find out…it was that our junk had outgrown it, not us. Feels good to purge the things we don’t need, to reorganize, and my always favorite…REDECORATE!

I love redoing a space because it once again feels fresh and new! It’s almost like getting a new house without having to pack up all of your belongings and move! (I hate moving.) Granted I’m really only redoing the guest room but it was the only room I didn’t love in our home. I also finished Royal’s nursery with the canvas prints I had done of his newborn pictures. I could spend all day in that room. It’s exactly (if not better than) what I had envisioned when planning it.

It’s amazing how time consuming it has been to get back into the swing of things. I think it’s been most difficult to get Royal settled. The first week he didn’t sleep more than one hour at a time. Poor guy. Poor us too. Made it hard to get things done when you have no energy, a cranky baby, and so much to unpack. Eventually he realized this was home and then came sleeping during the night.

Being a wife, mom, and homemaker has always been my dream and here I am living the life I have always wanted. I can’t believe it sometimes when I realize I’m right where I have always wanted to be. It’s hard some days to be thankful but when it hits me that this is what I’m getting to do I feel so blessed and privileged. I have an amazing husband who makes a living so that I am able to stay home with our child, I have a son who is literally more perfect than I can even believe, and we have a roof over our heads in a place so close to the beach. How selfish I am to some days wake up and not feel overwhelmed with gratitude.

Thank you Jesus for this life!

Well as usual this post went a completely different direction than I had planned, but I like it better anyways. From talking about settling in to how I need to be more thankful. Lesson for my day…

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday!


“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” –Psalms 34:8



2 Responses to “Settling into thankful.”

  1. a maloney March 21, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Alyssa, I love this blog! Thank you for encouraging me today! – I am so proud of you & Scott for the lives you are living and the choices you are making! You are awesome parents. Thank you for serving, Scott! Thank you, Alyssa for choosing the most noble, important and arduous profession of being a Mom and homemaker! And thank you, baby Royal for being so darn CUTE! I thank our Lord Jesus for all his blessings and his great love for us! love and prayers, Mom/Ann/Grammy

  2. Aunt Carol March 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    Ever since you told my Mom at Karens’ wedding all those years ago, of your plans, I knew you’d be one fierce Mom! And here we are! Couldn’t be happier.

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