Struggle Bus, Party of One and a Half

6.20.2016

I wish I could say that I've spend the last week on vacation at the beach, and I've been too busy to blog because I'm working on my tan. But sadly, no. I've been sick, and it's been terrible. Other than my post-pardum recovery, this is probably the worst I've felt for the longest period of time in my life. R has also been dealing with her second ear infection, so basically it's been a hot minute since everyone in my house has been well at the same time.

I'm cautious to speak too soon, but the medicine I'm on appears to be working, and over the weekend I felt better than I have in two weeks. So yeah. I really want to share some stories and pictures from my trip two weekends ago with R to visit some friends in Illinois, but like I said, I've been busy trying to keep my insides from killing me while we chase R around the house.

So instead, I'm just going to share five things other than illness that have been going on lately:


1. At the end of May, my grandparents stayed overnight at our house. They live in Illinois but were driving to Texas for my cousin's graduation and stopped in Oklahoma to say hello. They hadn't seen R since she was 6 weeks old, and it was so much fun to reintroduce them! 


2. I realized when I got home from work on Friday that R and I matched. It was totally accidental, but I didn't hate it, which is saying something if you know how much I hate matching.


3. That picture up there at the top of this post? That's from our most recent drive to Texas. That is just one side of the rainbow, but we could see the entire arc all the way to the other side. THEN, the skies cleared up and we were treated to the most beautiful sunset. God is a master painter.


4. I don't have a picture for this, but I recently bought these curtains for my big front window! They are exactly what I was looking for, and my obsession with Wayfair continues. Fast shipping, great prices, and such a wide selection! Plus, they have awesome customer reviews, which helps with my purchases. I'm not being paid to say this. I just seriously love them.

5. I took this picture of R and Jordan when we were in Texas earlier this month, and I love it so much that I made it the lock screen on my phone. Her face and that hat and the jean shorts kill me.

This week I am setting the bar low and just hoping for no explosive poops and no one to projectile vomit. (Sadly, I'm not just talking about the baby.) Happy Monday, everyone!

19 comments:

  1. I really hope you feel better, Amanda! It's definitely a whole new challenge when you're sick and you still have to be the mom and take care of everyone.

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  2. Oh man, I hope you get to feeling better soon! That sounds so hard to be a good mom AND be super sick. I love that last photo with the hat! So cute.

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  3. Oh no! I hope everyone is feeling MUCH better soon!

    I'm happy to hear about the good moments, though! And that R of yours is such a cutie!

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  4. Oh man... hope you are on the mend. Momma dont have time to be sick!
    (love the color of those pants - they should be matching with a great color like that) ;)

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  5. Oh man, nothing is worse than when Mom is sick! Hope you're feeling better and getting lots of rest!

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  6. Oh man girl, I'm glad you are feeling slightly better but I hope you are back to 100% soon. That type of sickness is no bueno when you don't have a babe to take care of!!

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  7. Poor thing! I hope that sickness gets out of the way and you can fully recover soon!! How sweet that your grandparents were able to come stay with you and hang with R for a bit. I am already cherishing the visits with my baby and my grandparents- so special!

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  8. What a horrible time to be sick :( (I mean, any time is bad, but I think it's worse in the summer.) I hope you're all feeling better soon! That sunset is awesome!!

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  9. Hoping and praying you all have a much better week!

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  10. Ugh being sick, especially for that long, is the worst!!! I hope you are finally on the mend and have seen the worst in the rear view. That sunset is amazing!!! I love watching sunrise/sunsets and seeing the stars. You can never see too many. Feel better!

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  11. I hope you all feel better! Also, sunsets are my absolute favorite :)

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  12. BOO! Wishing you a fast recovery and only HEALTHY family members from here on out! Also..The look on her face in that picture is perfect.

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  13. Oh no!! Sick baby and sick mommy too is not a good combo. Hope you guys all get back to feeling 100% real soon! Glad your grandparents came to visit, though! One thing I really look forward to is having my grandparents meet my future kids--of course that will mean traveling all the way back to the USA with said babies because my grandparents don't think visiting the other side of the globe sounds like a fun adventure? Huh?

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  14. Ah! I hope you are feeling better soon!! I'll be sending good vibes your way! ;) R is so darn cute, and I loved that you guys matched - hehe! Wayfair is amazing, I always get those silly commercial jingles stuck in my head!

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  15. Wayfair is bringing hundreds of jobs to an area in my state that needs them badly so I'm glad to hear they're awesome! Also awesome: your necklace in the matching picture. I hope you all feel better soon!

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  16. I hope you feel better soon! I think the matching is adorable!!! Sometimes Nick and I end up putting on the same kind of t-shirt from one of our schools and I just go with it even though I know it looks so weird to other people!

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  17. Ahhhh...hate that you've been sick! Here's to hoping you (and R) are back to 100% in no time! Take care of yourself!

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  18. I'm so so sorry you were sick! That does not sound like fun but hopefully you are on the mend now. That's so fun that your grandparents came and got to see R again!

    And HOORAY FOR MATCHING! You know I'm all about it =)

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  19. Sorry to hear you and R weren't feeling well! I hope your all on the mend now! Those are some beautiful scenery pics! And the pics with your grandparents are just precious! Where did you get the jean shorts for her? I love them! I've been looking (casually) for a pair for Remi but no luck.

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