It’s been nearly 8 months since my second child (a boy) was born and life has been so gosh darn good to us lately. The holidays are en route, were feeling fairly settled in our new home (almost two months later and we only have a handful of boxes left), Charlie just turned two, Ben is crawling, sleeping (through! the! night!), he’s eating, laughing & rarely crying. And, oh yeah, the school year is in full, chaotic, messy swing.

I’ve been pondering the idea of routine lately and what part it plays in my life. What things and events do I choose to include in my every day? And what things are just purposeless filler for the empty spaces that pop up. I want this spot to be an intentional part of my routine. This check in of saying hi. Sharing what’s new with my family – how we’ve been seeking joy lately, what we’ve been cooking, making, baking, celebrating, doing. How we’ve been making our home and, perhaps most importantly, memory keeping for years down the line when I know I’ll be happy to have everything here in a neat little package. All those things currently live in a vault on my phone called “photos”. It can all be laid out here in a scroll-able, readable, date-stamped format which I love. I want to use this space as a digital journal, scrapbook, cookbook, and mindful reflection and guide for each season of life. I think it could become so good for me, you guys.

I feel like I’ve started and not finished this post innumerable times over the last few months, so I’m finally here now. I’m making time for this little piece of my routine. Today and many suns to come, I’m here saying Hi. Hello. How are you?