Hoppy Easter

We found one of those eggs on lawn during our morning walk yesterday and I ignored it assuming they were from a parent who had set up an Easter egg hunt for their child.

Turns out our neighborhood is full of children, and well the above image makes that more true than I had initially believed to be the case.

Anyways- Happy Easter from Oklahoma 🤪😅🐣

Lunch Win

They say pregnancy changes your brain chemistry but does it alter your ability to cook as well? Cause I’ve never been able to make an omelette in my life before and today.. voila!

I set out to make a quick scramble during my lunch break but the base started well enough I figured I would give it a go at making an omelette. Worst case scenario is a scramble anyways!

Somehow it worked. End result being a very yummy thyme & gruyere omelette.

The Future is Female

Yet here we are living in a man’s world. I cried ugly tears while getting ready and watching the news this morning. Oklahoma passed a total abortion ban.

Was I planning on getting an abortion? No. Should I have that right? 100% yes.

I can no longer raise my daughter in this state because I will not deny her those BASIC rights. Nor will I ever subject her to having to carry the burden if she were to be raped. Fucking ludicrous.

Religion has no place in politics- especially not in the 20th century.

That being said, women in Saudi Arabia actually have more rights than in Texas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

Abortion in Saudi Arabia is legal; In cases of risk to a woman’s life, fetal impairment, or to protect her physical and mental health. Pregnancy arising from incest or rape also qualify for a legal abortion under the mental health exemption. Oh AND she has four months to get it in these cases.

So we’re actively working on a 5-10 year plan that hopefully gets us out of this state before it’s too late… ✌🏼

Finding Joy

This last week has been increasingly hard to get going in the mornings. Not that I’m tired, I mean I am, but that’s not the kind of struggle I’m feeling. I just feel no joy. Like I don’t want to be awake?

I’m hoping it’s just a phase and that it blows over quickly. The last two days have been excruciating in the mornings. I mentally tell myself to just power through until bedtime, but it’s no fun being a walking cloud of depression. I hate it because I look at Tove on a day like today, and she’s happy and I should be excited to spend the day with her off of work but instead I honestly would much rather turn all the lights off and stay in bed for 72hrs.

Just mentally not seeing the joy in life and that’s okay! Just in a funk right now…

Truck Yard

Visited Dallas a few weekends ago. We left Tex at boarding and drove down on Saturday for a quick visit.

For Sunday brunch we decided on a less conventional option- truck yard! we went to the one in The Colony.

I ordered a sparkling rose which wasn’t bad, the rest of the gang drank Mexican beers.

We shared some food from the food trucks. Fries, chicken fried rice, and some fried pickles.

Tove tried to stay awake as best as she could but went down for a nap mid-lunch.

Was a nice quick outing with my parents, Ben and Tove 🥰 before I went to Megan’s bridal shower.

Trapped

When life just suffocates you constantly. There is no escape. Not only am I chained by a house But I also have a child. There’s no turning back from that. That light at the end of the tunnel just got a lot further away again.

Spring fling

Tove’s napping in my arms so while I’m stuck on the couch I started surfing the web for shoes.

I came across these from Steve Madden and I’m slightly obsessed. The colors, the utility of the shoe.. yeah this is like the ultimate mom shoe for the spring/summer 😅 (nothing will ever replace my love for heels but utility!)

First Christmas

Meant to post this on December 31st… time flies when you’re getting settled into new routines.

The week of Christmas we moved into our house here in Oklahoma. My dad took time off work to come help move all the furniture, then help unpack everything and clean leading up to Christmas.

Traditionally we celebrate Christmas on the afternoon/evening of the 24th but due to the move my mother arrived that afternoon and we met my brother and his girlfriend Helena out for dinner. Then on the 25th, like most Americans, we celebrated Christmas with our traditional family meal. Felt a bit different but I was so happy my family made the trip up to celebrate with us.

The first Christmas of many more to come for Tove. It’s going to be so much fun 🎄🤶🏼