It's daddy's day off. Normally we'll choose a destination we've never been to before and explore our little hearts out. But this morning we got a late start and slacked on planning, so it was a lazy morning. Which is good. Sometimes it's good to slow down, and get much needed rest. Something that is definitely hard for my husband. Before we started dating, all his friends called him "mariposa", Spanish for butterfly. Not only because he's extremely good looking, ;), but because he never stopped going. When I came along, I tried hard to keep up with him, but it took me a while to get used to. And he didn't understand why I was so exhausted. Eventually I became accustomed to the flying life, and any down time we had we found something to fill it with.
As time has gone on, we've slowed down a little. Before, when he would come home from work, he wanted to spend the rest of the night out somewhere, because he didn't want his whole day to be spent working. Now, he's content to relax at home after his workday, simply spending time together.
Today we spent the morning at home, enjoying each other's presence, entertaining the baby with silly songs. Then we ventured out together to get a couple things done at work, where Evvie got lotsssss of attention from daddy's coworkers, got a refreshing drink from a local coffee shop in this 80 degree weather, then spent the rest of the afternoon with his mom and grandma, who we rarely get to spend lengthy amounts of time with. And In N Out for dinner, of course.
Sometimes I need to step back and change my perspective. A lot of the time I feel like the day is wasted if we don't spend it doing something new and exciting. But what better way to spend the day than by simply being together, soaking up each other's essence, getting to know each other even more, being the family that we are.
Ever's moccasins: Gracious May
headband: Finn and Olive