I haven't posted in a few days and the reason is this: I'm home (as in, Virginia with my parents and sister) for a week to celebrate Thanksgiving, and not be alone for my birthday. Naturally, I've got my hands full (mainly with 4 and a half months worth of adorableness named LANDON, my perfect nephew) and so blogging has moved a little ways down my priority list.
I don't want to leave my blog idling for a week or two so I thought I'd do a quick post. It's been really great being home so far. Haven't done anything earth-shaking but I've had coffee with a few old friends, spent some quality time lazing around with the family, and been incredibly amazed at the growth and development of my nephew. Obviously I've been exposed to babies before, through babysitting and friends and such, but the wonder of infancy is so much more poignant when you're watching as a family member, I think. Until this past Wednesday, I hadn't seen Landon for nearly three months, and the change in him is incredible. I am taking in and savoring every smile, every giggle, every wrinkle of his nose, and I'm even treasuring the poopy diapers and the drool and the occasional tomato-red, scrunched face screaming fits, because I feel blessed to be here with him for each moment I have. Watching my sister be a mother is wonderous. Today I feel so blessed and thankful to be here to experience it all. I can't wait for Justin to meet Landon at Christmas!
Hope everyone reading this has a phenomenal holiday. May your turkey be tender, your mashed potatoes creamy, and most of all, your day stuffed with family, friends, love and blessings.