happy new year!

The snow is falling and I’m still in my pj’s in an empty, quiet house–a trio of things that haven’t happened since last winter! Thanks to my super-helpful mother-in-law, who offered to take the babe while I take a few hours to get my life together, I am finally able to stop in to say hello. Finally! What a season this has been! On November 15th–2 and a half weeks early–D and I welcomed little miss Eva Love into our lives. I had no idea I could love something this much. I’m 30 years old as of Christmas Eve, and never in my life thus far have I experienced anything like motherhood. Eva is amazing. If it’s possible, I fall more in love with her every day. Watching her {and my patience} grow is such a testament that we have a Creator I can’t even believe it. I am so grateful for this beautiful, healthy, precious little Love. And for a wonderful husband to raise her with. {And, for an amazing group of super supportive and grace-filled friends and family}.

Just after Eva was born, I got right back to work at Heartland. {That’s what I get for having a baby just before Christmas!} No but seriously, I love and am so proud to be a part of the Christmas season at church. The whole month of December seems a little blurry still, but as far as I can tell we all made it. My friend Laura says that in a baby’s first 3 months of life, as long as everyone is fed and alive, you’re doing great. Perfect. That, I think, I can manage.

I am so excited to begin this next year. I am slowly getting back in the swing of things, day by day deciding what new projects I can take on. If your email is one of the hundred that I need to get back to, I apologize. I’m doing the best I can in between feedings! I’m also going to be updating my site {I promise this time!} with new samples of work and proper pricing information so check back for that. In the meantime, I’m excited to be doing some more collaborating with the lovely Emily at Jones Design Company. {Valentines print coming your way soon!} And very hopefully, I’ll get back to blogging more routinely as well. {I, too, got tired of seeing “apple dip” every time I looked at my site!}

I hope this post finds you cozy, and healthy, and well. Thanks so much, as always, for your support and compliments and prayers. Keep checking back! xo, linds