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We got outside today before the downpour – which was nice, but man the weather is depressing this time of year. I swear it started getting dark at 1 p.m. It makes me want to crawl under the blankets and hibernate. I think Liam can feel it, too. He’s been super cuddly and sleepy lately (which is fine by this mama!).
On days like this, when my mind has a lot of time to wander, I always think about where I was a year ago, or maybe two or three years ago. Does anyone else ever do that? Some of my best memories are remembered on days like today.
For instance – last year at this time, John and I had decided to start trying to get pregnant (or maybe it was we decided to stop trying NOT to). Either way, December was a lot of fun because there was this nervous/exciting energy between us. It was a happy feeling, though, and one I will always cherish.
I had a second thought today as I watched my parents set up their Christmas tree. I remembered all those times I had helped pick it out growing up, and we’d come home and it would be this big three-way discussion about which ornament should go where, and whether there were enough lights, and so on. It was a simple memory, but a fond one nonetheless.
And today as Liam and I watched them from the sidelines, I got a little sentimental because I realized that I would never again feel the way I did back then. I know that’s just part of getting older, but it just seems the more you grow up, the easier it is to forget those special memories.
Which brings me back to the beginning.
I’m thankful for these dark and rainy days because I get to sit back and get all gooey and nostalgic, which is what the holiday season is for anyway! So here’s to reminiscing with friends and family this month, and for making new memories and new traditions to look back on next year.
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