Sunday, April 19, 2015


As human beings we are wired to connect and build relationships with others. The sense of belonging and making connections with others is the foundation of everything we do. Since I have started blogging more frequently, I have discovered some amazing bloggers and one of them, over at Big Mama Blog, recently released a book, "Nobody's Cuter Than You" about how our friendships impact our lives.  It made me not only reflect on how my own friendships and how several women have shaped my world but it made me realize how important it is to hold onto those people that you just click with. The people that you are completely yourself around and they have seen you at not only your best, but your worst. You know, the kind of people that upon meeting you think, "She's my people!"And like marriage, friendships need to be cared for, to put effort into, to make sure they don't wither away or drift apart.

Love this! From Nobody's Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle

It also made me realize how lucky I am that I have a small handful of these people that I can call "my people." There have been several times when I have sulked because I felt like all my friends have moved away and I've lost touch with some of them. Of course, when we do see one other, we always start off right where we left off. But it also made me think about how I can do better. How I can pick up the phone more often and just check in with those friends. Or simply message them, saying hi and thanking them for being there. And even though now most of my days are spent in mommy mode- let's face it, I still need my friends!

I've been attending a training at work and one of the activities we did was choose someone we wanted to say a few kind words to. How many of us love it when we get a handwritten note, either to thank us for something or just to know we are being thought of? I know I love receiving those random notes or messages. It gave me an idea about how I can relate this to my friendships. Thank those that I know if I called them right this minute, they would be here. To those who I haven't thanked or let you know- you are important to me and I love you and what you have brought to my life.

And another great quote from Nobody's Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle
So, I encourage you to think about who you haven't thanked or let them know how important they have been in your life and DO IT! OK, go NOW!!

On another note- this weekend was uneventful and relaxing. We had family pictures on Saturday morning and thankfully, the rain stayed away and the sun even started peeking out towards the end. We spent the rest of the weekend running errands and snuggling on the couch watching movies.

What a good little mommy :)

Love our bows from Lincoln and Lexi!

Ready for the rain!

Sunday craft day!

Happy Monday y'all! And don't forget- let those amazing women you love, KNOW IT! Oh- and check out the book, "Nobody's Cuter Than You" It's a great read!!