Thursday, October 11, 2012


Watching..."Parenthood".  If you are not yet watching this show, START NOW!!  It is 
such a compelling story and a beautiful look into the ups and downs of a family.  I 
connect with this show on so many levels and can identify with each and every one of 
the characters.  This season is pretty intense so far and I have cried my way through 
every episode!  
Listening to...the following:
1.  "Wild" by Royal Teeth
2.  "Honey" by Us and Our Daughters
3.  "I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons
4.  "The Past Recedes" by John Frusciante
5.  "Wanderluster" by Band of Skulls
Inspired by...the last few months.  We're at a point now where we can look back and
see real, tangible progress.  We don't feel like we're drowning anymore, we feel like we
are actually getting somewhere.  Shawn's recovery is still far from over and we are
definitely still struggling to make everything work but we are moving at a good pace.  I
feel like we've been through the stages of grief: denial, anger, depression.  And now,
4 months later, we are beginning to see signs of acceptance.  I am inspired by our journey
so far, by our ability to adapt and overcome even on the days when I felt like I could
barely breath.  I hope to write more about this experience as I continue to process it all,
to share with you the inner growth that occurs with such tragedy.  I am a different
person now than I was before this accident, more open and aware and alive.  But part of
me still feels lost.  It's a strange paradox that I am working through. best friend's baby shower this weekend.  We've all been so busy
this past year and I have not had a day with my girlfriends in literally MONTHS.  I am
so excited to share this special day with my girl, to celebrate this new little life that she
has been so patiently anticipating for quite some time now.
Planning...lots of projects around the house.  Shawn and I have been tackling piles
of unfinished business left and right: sorting and organizing and improving.  We are
currently in the process of sprucing up our office, a space completely neglected since
we bought our house 3 years ago.  This is my inspiration for our office space.  Can you
even believe the fact that we don't have an IKEA here in Louisiana?  Isn't that sad?  I
could walk into that store and literally purchase every single thing I need for our office
space in one sweep!!  Get with the IKEA program, Dirty South!



Lucy The Valiant said...

Come visit me and use my IKEA! :)

Deanna Fike said...

we don't have an ikea in alabama either. the closest one to us is atlanta, and that's still four hours away!

i have ugly cried during parenthood so much this season. i only watch it when no one else is around. :)

Randalin said...

I LOVE Parenthood so much. I wish I was Sarah, but I'm totally Julia with a little bit of Christina mixed in. Whatever - as long as I'm like Camille when I'm a grandmother. Is she not the coolest?

Kelley said...

I cry every week at Parenthood. I want to be a Braverman. I hope Amber gets together with that Ryan guy--he's so cute!

Nessa Bixler said...

I have Parenthood in queque on Netflix. I can't wait to start. SO glad you guys are finding your way.

Wendy said...

I'm so in love with the new Mumford and Sons album. Seriously so good.

hailey said...

i've heard great things about parenthood! i need to tune in!

Megan said...

I totally agree that we need an Ikea in Louisiana!! SOMEWHERE!! I loved that store when we went the other weekend!

Olivia said...

It's the best! Aaahh, someday, maybe...

Olivia said...

Do it!! It's so good!!

Olivia said...

We have been listening to it nonstop, so beautiful!

Olivia said...

Thank you love. You will LOVE Parenthood!!

Olivia said...

I totally think they are going to get together!! And I wish I were a Braverman, too! Best TV family ever!

Olivia said...

Camille is my hero. Coolest lady ever! I wish I were Sarah but I'm way too OCD. Do you think something will turn up with the photographer?!!

Olivia said...

I have ugly cried through every episode this season, too! This one has been SO emotional!