Bliss Bits 5/26/2016

Parenthood is quite a serious adventure, people! It seems impossible that my (not so) little one is already three months old. It’s official: I no longer have a newborn, and that tugs at my heart a bit! Every day, Oden seems to be learning something new. Watching a child take in the world is super inspiring, though the days can stretch on forever. I have a newfound respect for single parents after tackling Babyland by myself for five days while John was on a business trip. My heroes! But I learned something important that every new mom needs to know. I can do this. There are so many adventures ahead for our little family, and that makes me smile. Here are some other things that had me grinning recently!

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There are a lot of flowers in this post because it’s SPRING and they make me happy!

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I smile every time Amanda calls! Here she is, circa 1986.

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What’s up, guys? Tummy time is fun! 

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I found this swing on one of my walks with Oden.

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My attempt to keep his clothes fitting my giant baby just a little longer…

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Right after this, she rolled in something VERY DEAD.

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He doesn’t hate bath time anymore. 

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I love all of the different versions of sunny daffodils!

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Clearly, Michael’s gets me.

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So much nostalgia for my old Beetle. I have car envy!

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Motherhood is a tough job! 

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I did the dance while sitting in my car at a stoplight. You know the one. 

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This is NOT fake! 

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“Thirsty Thursday” used to look so different than they do now.

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Like father, like son.

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John is the Breakfast King!

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This tree is blooming in our front yard.

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Baby muffin top alert!

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The most adorable thing you could ever find on your floor.

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A break in the storm. 

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We’re all just trying to get a little… more… sleep…

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A friend brought these for us when we hosted a dinner party. WOW.

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Mom, can you buy me some bigger clothes…? 

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Springtime view from our yard: green, flowers, and snowy ski runs in the distance. 

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I made some awesome tacos with these charred tortillas… stay tuned!

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I constantly lick my hand and press this shock of hair down. #motherhood

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They’ll always be my favorite flower. They look like a big happy sunshine!

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Duckie!

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I used this vintage bowl to serve a super tasty side dish, coming soon!

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This little piggie went to market…

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One year ago, the patio was open!

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Two years ago, I was in Mexico with this handsome guy.

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Three years ago, I shared my secrets for the best key lime pie in the world

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Four years ago, I was drinking one of my favorite cocktails with one of my favorite people in Bozeman!

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Five years ago, John and I had the most amazing view from our campsite in Boulder, Utah

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Six years ago (whoa), the Fab Five were on the loose!

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And this morning, I was reminded how magical springtime really is. 

You know. Just the usual bliss. 

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13 replies »

  1. Your posts are so uplifting and I just wanted you to know how much they make me smile! Your handsome little man is absolutely adorable and it’s fun to follow your journey! I feel like you’re family! 😊 You also reminded me of all my loves…..little kiddos, good food and drink, beautiful flowers, great scenery and Mexico!! We are blessed!

  2. Too many great shots here! Tummy time, puppy pack (and eeee!) the blue buggy-wuggy. Oden looks just like DADDY. Chubby and beautiful (Oden, not Dad).

    Mommyhood may not ever get easier, but it does get better, so, so, so better. Enjoy these easy times, Amber, as it clearly looks likes you are. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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