Friday, September 19, 2014

That "Boring" Stage of Life

I'll be honest - for the past few weeks, when I've sat down to document what's been going on in our lives lately, I've had a little bit of writer's block.  Really, our lives are kind of "boring" right now.  No new babies, no new houses, nothing really all that big going on.  We're just living day to day, carrying on with our normal routine.

This blog has always been my personal journal of sorts.  I talk about what is going on with us...sometimes it's interesting, and sometimes it's not.  I know I'll look back on these days and love that I documented them, but I also know some of y'all out there are yawning at these. :)  I feel your pain, I do.

But let me tell no way does how interesting our lives seem on the outside correlate to how happy we are.  This is such a fun stage with Emma Ramey.  She's becoming such a little person, and I really can't wait for every single day I get to spend with her.  I have just enough work with the blog and the blog design business to satisfy my inner entrepreneur, but not so much that it takes me away from my primary job: being a stay at home mommy to my girl.  And Noah is doing so well in his job.  We're making plans for big things to happen in the future, but for right now, we're happy being the boring people on the block.

I also don't think interesting is always necessarily good.  I remember seeing a huge jump in readership when Noah and I were trying to get pregnant with Emma Ramey.  Yes, that stage might have been much more interesting to read about than what I'm cooking for dinner on a random Tuesday night, or something funny my toddler said that I wanted to document, but if living through something like that is what I have to do to write an "interesting" blog post, give me boring any day.  I remember thinking (when I saw the huge jump in blog readers) that I would trade every single bit of that to have had a boring story of getting pregnant quickly and having one healthy pregnancy.  Not saying that I'm not thankful for every one of you that started reading at that point, but I'll take these boring years over those interesting years any day of the week.

I guess what I'm trying to say is...thanks for sticking with us, even through the boring parts.  And if you think you're leading a boring life too, look around - it might not be all that bad.  I know our boring life is pretty awesome.