we’ll end up sitting on a rainbow

Friday, February 8, 2013

So we have made it through nearly two weeks with two – much thanks to both grandmothers!  My mom left last night, and I have to say, I’m a little terrified to be on my own.  Ok, maybe more than a little terrified . . .

Anyway, this song keeps coming up on one of my Pandora stations, and I can’t help but love the sweet chorus.  (Apparently John Prine’s lyrics speak to me?  By the way, please don’t be offended by some of the lyrics if you listen/look it up – it is a bit crass, but the chorus speaks to my heart!) It is sort of how I feel right now – I’m a bit overwhelmed and on the edge of underwater, but somehow it makes the stolen moments I have with Chip that much sweeter, and I can’t wait for the day when we can go on a real date again and peacefully enjoy each other.  We snapped the photo above last weekend when we snuck out of the house after Vivi’s bedtime for a super quick grocery store run (because how do you go to the grocery store with two?  I don’t know yet!) while Nana looked after Brigette.  We picked up some Chick-fil-A and walked around the grocery store to get some much needed items – and some much needed time together.  It was the perfect date, and just what we needed . . . a reminder that in the midst of crazy, we’re going to end up on a rainbow.  And, after all, these are the moments we’ll look back and treasure – we’ll say “Look how young we are!  Wasn’t it an adventure when we added another to the family?  Look how dark my hair was!  We’re so in love – what a sweet time!  Oh, those sleepless nights, but oh, those sweet baby snuggles . . . how truly blessed we are.”  

(Feel free to download the above print – a link to an 8″ x 10″ file is in the pink margin – a fun little Valentine treat.)

10 responses to “we’ll end up sitting on a rainbow”

  1. I was completely terrified to be alone with both boys and quite frankly, it’s still really hard most days. But it’s getting better. I just keep telling myself other people seem to be able to do 3 and 4 kids so we can do 2. Just a huge adjustment…and omg the laundry!!!!

  2. Ashton Necessary says:

    I’m assuming the font that I keep seeing is your handwriting, but I LOVE it! I think you should make it into a digital font, so that my next baby’s birth announcements can be as cute as Brigette’s!

  3. Angie says:

    This was our cake cutting song at our wedding. I can’t listen to it without it bringing a smile to my face.

  4. kellyhicks says:

    I would love to know how you did the font too! I love it! If I think it’s hard with one I can’t imagine 2! Love your perspective which I’m sure is hard to have when you are in the midst of it but you seem like a great Mama!

  5. Chris says:

    Thank you for sharing these little intimate moments. With number one on the way in 3 weeks 5 days I just have no idea what to expect/how life will change. Good to know the hubs and I can still steal little moments together, we’ll definitely cherish them.

  6. Emily Lane says:

    I did a lot more baby wearing when our second was born. I had a wrap that was only used once with Emma Catherine, but I don’t know how I would have made it through those early days of grocery shopping with two without wearing our baby girl in that wrap! Now that we are expecting our third, I try to do our main grocery shopping at night or on the weekend by myself – just because I cannot think about my list and talk to two little ones! If I need just one or two things, I will only brave grocery stores where the shopping carts have two seats, like Publix, and where they help you get your bags to the car. Usually they have my groceries loaded in the car before I can get both girls settled in their seats! Best of luck figuring out what works for you! Two sweet girls is such a blessing! And so are those stolen moments with he hubby!!

  7. Aubrey Bray says:

    We must listen to the same Pandora station! I swear everytime I see a music related post I think….”hey, I love that song too!” I agree the verses on this one make me blush but it’s just so homey I overlook it.

  8. Beatrice says:

    so understand it, I can’t believe grocery stops alone, or for us lately it has been home depot runs are considered dates. We don’t have family local so those times are very few, but when they happen there is such and easy and fun feeling. number two is on the way. we are so excited and freaked out. haha. can’t wait to see your nursery, I am just starting to plan mine. funny, I have the same dresser you have for your little girl.

  9. katie hanchinamani says:

    love this! WHAT font is the flowy one!? thank you!!

  10. Lauren Ashley says:

    Is this still available!jQuery1110016776326135732234_1406839900093 I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!

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