Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and are now trying to get it all together in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works for the Boys & Girls Club and I have my own photography business. I blog about crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and things I love! The design and migration from Blogger is still in the works, so thanks for being patient! And thanks for stopping by! Snoop around, why dontcha :)
Ok, so here’s the thing, I’m going to be honest…I’m kind of a tough love kinda girl. I’m sarcastic, don’t cry a lot, got my “tough” shell on all the time. Well, this whole mom thing is blowing my cover. Suddenly, Sappy Sada comes running out to play all blubbering and leaping through fields of joy and love :)
I don’t know what it was about yesterday, but I hit a new level of love for my family. P and I spent the day hanging out at my sister’s, running errands, playing at home. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then we met up with Reagan for dinner and walked down by the Riverwalk for a bit.
She is just such a happy baby and with each new day she grows and she gets smarter and cuter and funnier and it is just blowing my mind that we could love her even more than we already do! But it’s happening. Call me Sappy Sada and let’s do this thing, motherhood…
(PS – We went to eat at The Luxury and it was really good. Good food and a cool outdoor atmosphere that sometimes you don’t find in San Antonio.)
For awhile I really felt like I had everything together. Months 4 – 7 to be exact. Aka when my child was sleeping 12 hours at night and couldn’t move yet! I picked up my house (and it stayed picked up), did some extra organizing…things were looking good. Well cue the crawling, and the pulling up, and the opening of drawers, and the fact that we have somehow accumulated mass amounts of toys that are hiding under every couch and in every nook and cranny. She doesn’t play with the toys, but she takes every single one of them out of whatever container they are in. I can’t keep up. With her or the cleaning! It’s a mess, but it’s a beautiful mess I’m in.
Do you know who’s toys are awesome though?! Milo’s! We love to play with the dog toys!
Sometimes it can also be a loud mess I’m living in. See picture below. Note screaming child.
But this girl! This is a beautiful mess that I wouldn’t trade for anything! That laughter brings pure joy to my heart!
Embrace the beautiful mess!!
PS – Anyone else in MOPS? A Beautiful Mess is the theme this year. Love it.
Happy three years to my hubs! I know I brag on him all the time here but he really is the best. I joked on facebook this morning that we have 71 more years to go if I’m going to live to be 101 like Grandma Lillie! It seems that we celebrate around here with food…which is a-ok by me! He made a wonderful breakfast this morning and we are going to a great restaurant tonight, just the two of us! For all you San Antonio folks, we are going to Tre Trattoria and I plan on devouring the gnocchi!
We haven’t gotten in to the traditional anniversary gifts. Is that weird? I would love to hear what special ways you all celebrate your anniversaries. Maybe we can incorporate some of them next year to create our own tradition…besides food :)
Also, I wanted to say a quick thank you for all the comments and emails yesterday. You have no idea how much those words meant to me. I took everything to heart and am so appreciative of all of you! After I posted the blog I was like HOLY MOLY that’s a lot of words! Ha! So thank you for reading them. :)
For so long this blog was a big priority for me. It is, of course, what led me to fall head first into the world of creativity. It is what led me to create. It is what led me to photography. Starting this silly blog…changed my life. It changed my course forever. And I am ever so grateful for that. This creative girl majored in accounting and got her CPA and a big ol’ job at one of the “big four” public accounting firms. Wha? And then I created a blog. And as it grew, and as I grew as a person, I started meticulously planning my escape from the world of accounting. Slowly. Taking one step at a time. And now, I’m a professional photographer and a mom! (Sorry mom and dad, I swear the tuition was worth it! My business would be lost without my accounting background.)
My blog has never been very “writing heavy”. It is full of pictures and happiness and silliness. I like to keep it light for the most part. Being that I am a serious photo snob, I like to look at other blogs with good pictures, so I fill my posts with mostly pictures. The problem is that while my blog was growing, it was focused primarily on our new house, random crafts and sewing projects, photography, married life, trips…and I had GADS of time to do projects and take pictures. My life has obviously been turned upside down a smidge this last year. I had a baby! Did you know babies take up a lot of time?! Haha, I’m not saying that as a negative at all. I love every second that I get to spend with my girl, I’m just making the point that my time is spent very differently these days. And it’s not just the baby that’s been a big change this year. I’ve been very lucky to have had an amazing year with my photo business. I thought I was going to have a bit of downtime in August and September while it was wretchedly hot here in San Antonio, but I was busier than ever! I’d love to do a “Day in the Life” post but here is a quick run down of my days – Paige wakes up. Feed P, change diaper, make breakfast, go for a walk, play for a bit, P takes a nap, I run to the computer to answer emails and work on photos. P wakes up, I feed her, change diaper, we play, I make lunch, we might run an errand or go to my sister’s house or just play at the house. Paige takes nap #2, I run to the computer and answer emails/edit photos. P wakes up and we play, sometimes I let her watch a Baby Einstein video while I get her dinner ready, eat dinner, dad gets home, bath time, get ready for bed, bed time. Then I have from about 7pm until as late as I can stay up to eat dinner with my husband, work more, clean, watch a tv show with the hubs if we have time, go to bed. Paige is crawling and about to walk and curious about everything around her. It is such a fun age but it is also means I can’t let that little booger out of my sight for one second! When she is awake, my focus is on her. Sometimes I can cook, clean, or run errands in her awake time but I try to spend most of it interacting with her.
And now to the whole point of this blog post. My life has changed. I’ve spent the last 10 months fiddling around trying to figure out what it means for this blog. I’ve been quieter here not only because I am super busy, but also because I wasn’t exactly sure what I could post about anymore. I’m also a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to certain things about this blog. We’ve actually done a few house projects and I haven’t posted them because none of them really feel complete. I’d like to wait until they are a bit more polished, but that may be sometime in 2015. I’m also super crazy anal about photos for blog posts. So while I wasn’t doing many crafts or house projects, I wasn’t sure if I could post about mom stuff and I didn’t want to fill you up with too many photo posts. But after 10 months of being a mom, I’m finally feeling a little more comfortable in my own skin again. Yes, my life has changed. So guess what? This blog will change! This blog is a reflection of my life and right now my life is filled with mom stuff. I’ve been hesitant to post about mom stuff because, clearly, I am no expert but I’ve decided I’m happy to document our life and what has and hasn’t worked for us. Y’all know I don’t pretend to be an expert on anything! I’ll still be anal about photos and house projects and that is ok because I’ve always put a priority on quality over quantity when it comes this blog. But the point is that I want to post more. I will still post about any crafts and house projects we do but I also may post more about what we’re up to. I don’t know exactly what it will look like yet.
With that being said, we’re about to head into the busiest time of the year. Crazy fall photo busy season is about to start. My photography calendar for October and November is slammed. It’s Halloween, then Paige’s birthday, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas! But I’m still going to try to post here more often. It may be more wordy than before, or it may just be a picture or two, but my goal for these upcoming busy months is “Thrive not Survive”. I want to thrive these next few months, not just attempt to survive the madness. This mostly means that I’ll have to be on top of my game, but I have always worked better and more efficiently when I am busy.
So, I totally understand if you are not a mom and 10 million pictures of my little isn’t your cup of tea. I’m sure my posts will continue to change as my life continues to change. I write this blog mostly for myself to document life and as a creative outlet. I don’t make any money off of this blog (yeah, zero) but that is partially my doing. I’ve never wanted it to feel like a job or a burden. But I do still get emails from you guys with questions and I do my best to answer them! If there are certain things you want me to post about or if you have any suggestions for me or any questions, holler atcha girl
And because I can’t fathom a post with no pictures…(!!)…here are some recent shots of my 10 month old baby who is hardly a baby anymore…
PS – I chopped all my hair off! :)
Thanks for listening/reading my rambling thoughts this morning!