…. is this thing on? I sure hope it is! In case you all forgot … I’m Madeline. And I have severely neglected this space for far too long. The beautiful thing about stepping back from blogging is realizing how much you LOVED blogging to begin with. So I am back in this space and ready to share my life again with all of you. Those of you who have stuck with me … thank you! I can’t wait to hear how life has been treating you Now join me for some coffee talk!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that Emmalyne turned FIVE. How could this be? I swear it was yesterday I was announcing her arrival right here in this space. She is shaping up to be the most extraordinary little girl. She is loving, kind, creative, fun, thoughtful, and an absolute ray of sunshine. She is a little introverted which can be challenging for my extroverted self, however, she is the first to befriend someone on the playground. She cares deeply about others’ feelings and loves animals. Her birthday party was Shopkins themed and she was so happy.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been practicing medicine for 6 months as of this week. More on my thoughts on this on Wednesday but again, how did this happen? I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am a practicing Physician Assistant living my dream. I am slowly gaining more confidence and have earned the trust of my collaborating physicians … I even get to help teach our medical student right now!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that we have been enjoying Missouri so far. We really live in the middle of nowhere but it has its charm. We have gotten our and explored the area and have some new adventures on the horizon. The closest Target is an hour away but even that is ok. Our weekends are spent full of family time and I don’t think I would have it any other way.
If we were having coffee I would tell you about our Halloween. We had a family party the weekend before and went as the gang from Little Red Riding Hood. Emmie insisted on being the Big Bad Wolf but promptly changed to Little Red for the big show. Bryn was the sweetest, and the smallest of our bunch. While trick-or-treating she would yell, “Come on guys! Let’s go to the next house” and hurry along as fast as her little legs could go. She does not have a shy bone in her body.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am trying to work on myself. I am being honest here – I have gained over 10lbs since starting work. I am sure it’s a contribution of the stress, lack of time, and exhaustion but I have been making VERY poor choices and not fitting in workouts. We have a big trip in the spring that will involve bikinis and I am determined to use that as my motivation to get back on track. Regardless of the bikini … I NEED to feel better. When I eat like crap I have a perpetual cycle of feeling like garbage. It needs to end. I need my energy back!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am OBSESSED with this stage of life we are in. Our family photos came back and I can’t believe how blessed and lucky I am to have these three as my people.
Your turn! I need to catch up with all of you – so tell me, what would you tell me if we were having coffee?