Monday, January 16, 2012

in {her} shoes...breena

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Hello wonderful followers of the Lovely Crayon Freckles! I am so very honored to be asked by Miss Andie to guest post on her awesome blog for you today. Just between us, this is my first time guest posting! (Eeee, I’m excited!)

First things first. Miss Andie asked me to show you a pair of my shoes today…
I couldn’t just show you one of my pairs of shoes, because like my different moods, I have various shoes for all those many different occasions (but instead of showing you my entire closest, I’ll just show you a few of my most frequently worn).

Just to share a little bit about myself before I begin…. I’m a full-time stay-at-home mommy of two darling little girls, a per diem speech-language pathologist, and a whenever possible portrait and wedding photographer. I’m a lover of books, cooking, cycling, scrapbooking, crafting, traveling, and cuddling. My daughters are Ava, two and a half, and Audrey, almost one year. My husband is the most wonderful man alive. We’re going on our fourth year of Marriage coming up this May!

The most challenging part of being the type of mommy I am is the constant MESS. I am, and have been for as long as I remember, a serious neat freak (like, border line OCD). I have always had to have everything in its place, ALWAYS. Keeping the house clean and organized has been a huge challenge having two little girls around. One of which is a tornado on most days {Ava}, tearing things out of every nook and cranny. Thankfully, though, she is getting to the age that she is beginning to understand rules and requirements, like putting her toys and belongings back where she got them once she’s done playing with them. She has even taken initiative on various occasions to clean up the room without being asked. I love those days! For all those other days, even when the day has come to an end and the house isn’t in the shape I’d like it to be, I’ve allowed myself to learn how to not stress over it. I know it’ll be there waiting for me when I do have time to come back to it. I’m learning how to realize it’s just no big deal!

I’d have to say the most rewarding aspect of being a mommy is seeing my girls develop a love for one another and for others. Both my husband and I want to teach the girls how to love others the way God loves them and to offer kindness to everyone around them. Sharing can definitely be a challenge for my girls, as I’m sure it is with most children, but when those precious moments of willingness to give to one another out of love and kindness do occur, it makes my heart melt.

I suppose if my girls could describe me in three words, they’d be patient, loving, and snugly (I can never get enough snuggles in!) ;) (At least, that’s how I would describe myself… when they’re older I’ll have to ask them myself).

To wrap up, I’d like to thank you all (and especially thank Andie) for allowing me to share a little bit about my story here at Crayon Freckles today! It’s been a blast!


Ali said...

That's the problem with housework, particularly picking up toys, it never ends!! Thanks for sharing your story.

Rebekah said...

What a lovely family you have! I agree keeping up with the mess is a challenge. Our counters are always cluttered with art projects and supplies. Love your shoes! You are one stylish Mama!

Breena said...

Don't I know it! Thanks for reading ;)

Breena said...

Thanks so much!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

picking up after little ones is like shoveling snow mid blizzard! very nice to meet you!

Breena said...

I completely agree!! So nice to meet you too ;)

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