It was an amazing summer with my family. I have not blogged for a few weeks, because I really just wanted to take the time to enjoy the remaining days of summer. I sent my oldest off to school this morning…..2nd grade already. How did that happen so fast?? I feel like I was just a first time mom….watching all the big kids walk to the bus….now I am that mom sending all three to school this year. Max in 2nd, my daughter Makena will be starting Kindergarten next week and my baby, Lincoln will be starting Preschool!!! How has this all happened so fast?? I am trying to wipe my tears and be grateful that this will be the first time in 7 years that I will have a few mornings a week to myself. I will have time for me!!
My personal journey to get back into shape this summer pretty much fell flat on its face. While I was good at staying active and lost a bit of weight, it was a crazy summer and with all three home very hard for this mommy to find any time for herself. All excuses aside….I am looking forward to pushing myself this fall and to stop having any excuses. I have the time now…..there is no excuse left. I will keep you updated on this. Man…for any of you out there with daughters….(as someone who went to her 1st nutritionist in the 6th grade!!! I know)….I have to remind myself daily that no matter how I am feeling about myself physically….to never make this an issue in front of her. My one wish for my daughter is that she does not struggle like I always will with self esteem, weight and body issues. It is sometimes exhausting as I am sure many of you know. But….moving on to better things!!!!
My design business has been so much fun!! It has been such a surprise and pleasure to have such wonderful clients and such fun projects to work on. Stay tuned for posts on a few of these awesome projects!! I am offering Design Services if any of you could use some help or know anyone who might need some help finding their style and figuring out a way to make their home look amazing without spending a ton of money!! Send them my way….share my posts….or pass along my blog address if you feel so inclined. www.thecampbell5.com
Before I sign off….wanted to share a few pictures from our amazing summer. I truly am the luckiest mommy alive that I have been able to work around being home with my kids. My husband has been so supportive of me being home and it has really been a struggle at times, but I am forever grateful that I am able to squeeze in work in the evenings/weekends and the random weekday here and there, but mostly have been able to be a mommy and spend each day with my 3 Monkeys. Jimmy…if you are reading this….thank you for sacrificing too to give me this wonderful gift. Hope you all had a wonderful, family filled, joyful summer as well and that this fall brings you amazing new beginnings.
Mamma is missing you already………