Wednesday, 20 June 2012

You Know Its Summer...

When you are on the road travelling to cottages, concerts and to visit friends.  I have been spending a lot of time in the car lately and if you need to get some work done and you are driving, recording your thoughts on your phone is a great reference point.  Secondly, I think the best place to test out a new album is in the car. 

When you get to enjoy some beautiful sunsets beside the water and its still warm after the sun goes down.

When you get to celebrate the love of two people at their wedding!  This is my cousin Nicole (isn't she a Betty in her beautiful gown) married June 2, 2012.  This is Tyler and I's first wedding of six this wedding season, we are looking forward to celebrating with all our friends and family.

When you get to rock out at an outdoor concert.  This was the Trews concert in Sarnia that raised awareness for Testicular Cancer.  Check out the awareness campaign Keep The Ball Rolling

When I can sport my floppy hat and shades all day.

When we get to spend the day on the dock.

When the strawberries are ripe enough to pick and eat right from the field.  My niece Marley put more in her belly than her basket that day.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

How Do You Know When You Are Ready?

The question being asked of Tyler and I right now is "When are you two planning on having children?".  Prior to our wedding we briefly discussed starting a family and that we do want to be parents but we also love our lifestyle the way it is right now.

After being married, people are very curious to learn when and if we will begin our family.  We are not really sure how to field these questions because we ourselves don't know when we will be ready.  All these questions have caused a stream of conversations between Tyler and I about when and if, we will feel ready to start a family.

How do you know when you are ready to be parent?  It is an overwhelming thought to try and comprehend the responsibility of being a parent.  Sometimes I don't even feel like a responsible enough adult to care for my dog Charlie, let alone another human being.  

Recently I have found myself in certain situations or tasks thinking "ok, how would a child fit into this equation?" like when Tyler and I rushing around in the morning to go to work. Or, on a day like today where I am sitting in my PJ's at 12:00pm and have been doing nothing but surfing the net, watching reality TV and drinking coffee all morning.  (Yes I am having a lazy day and I need these every once in while.)

Tyler and I are surrounded by loving family and friends, some of which who are amazing parents with really cool kids.  Being with them makes having a family look easy and desirable but we know there is a lot of work that also goes into raising children.

I am hoping that something will click inside me, a maternal instinct that is ready to be fulfilled, letting me know we are ready to start a family.  Until then, we will continue to talk with each other and our friends and family, seeking advice and listing to experiences, enjoying our marriage and this period of our lives.

If anyone has felt this way or is feeling this way, I would love to hear from you.