these past few months

There’s truth to the statement, “comparison be the thief of joy.” I decided to take a self-imposed blogging hiatus the past few months because I found myself becoming more and more hung up on the little things. It’s so easy to see other bloggers’ homes, shopping sprees and so on – and start the comparison game. But I needed to step back and remind myself that I have a wonderful husband, a fabulous first home, a beautiful baby boy and a life I should never take for granted. I may never be a fantastic interior designer, and I’ll probably never have my hair and makeup done every single day again, but I’m okay with that. This is my wonderful, beautiful, crazy life.

So, what’s happened since I last blogged in…August?! So, so much. Ryan’s duty overseas in Korea has come and gone, and I’m so thankful to have him back home with Spencer and myself. Summer’s quickly wound down here in upstate NY, and we’re enjoying the last vestiges of fall. It’s beautiful, but the days are growing shorter, and it’s quite obvious that winter is just around the corner. Rather than give you all a boring recap though, here’s a little snapshot from mid-August through mid-October:

Spencer Bruce turned 9…then 10 months old! We’re pushing up on 11 months, which is entirely too close to a year old! I told him to stop growing, but he’s not listening.

Ryan and I ran our second half marathon – the Empire State Half Marathon – last weekend on 10/18/15. It was freezing cold, had less than an ideal race course and was poorly executed, but we both did great times, and we’re proud we did it.

We had our first snow of the season…barely anything, mind you…but it reminded us that summer’s gone and winter’s on its way. I’m looking forward to an “easier” winter without a brand new baby this year.

Our little family of three went to the Burrville Cider Mill and got a full bushel of apples and later made tons of pies! It was a blast to be able to experience this part of fall with my family, especially since Ryan’s never experienced a true Northeast fall.

We discovered that Baby Moore number two is due June 1, 2016! We’re so excited and so blessed to be expecting another little peanut. I’ll be sure to tell you all more in the next few posts.

Right now, we’re preparing for our first trip ever without Spencer. Ryan and I leave for our Bahamas cruise next weekend, and Spencer will be spending a week with his Oma and Opa in New Hampshire. Cue mom guilt. All that aside though, it’s good to be back and documenting this little life of ours again. Missed your faces.