currently.

I love this self-portrait challenge from The Paper Mama - it's so true that we (mommas) hide behind the camera more often than not, and why not expose ourselves - our true selves - more often?

Currently:

Obsessing over…

Losing these last five pounds of pregnancy weight. I've lost 10 pounds already since the beginning of January. Woohoo! My deadline is March 10th...wish me luck (and self-control).

Working on…

Getting Rainer to sleep better (although nothing I do seems to help), frequently exposing Rainer to a bottle (in hopes that I can sleep again someday), running a 5k without nearly passing out, and purging our closets (bye, bye maternity clothes!)

Thinking about…

Our remaining two years(ish) in Mexico...where life will take us next. How to be a good parent to an ever-changing 3-month-old and a very mysterious 3-year-old (what is going through his head!?) and what should I give Mr. P and Solo for Valentine's Day?

Anticipating…

Our trip to Oregon next month - I'll be traveling alone with the boys & staying with my parents for FIVE weeks! (Mr. P joins us for two weeks) I'm most looking forward to: cool weather, sleeping in a big comfy bed, drinking my pap's coffee, seeing my boys be loved on, and running on wide, smooth sidewalks. I'm most dreading: the time change, the 7+ hours on a plane alone with two kids, manuevering the airports alone, and the potential Solo freak-outs when he can't sleep with daddy.

Listening to…

Brett Dennen, The Civil Wars, Mat Kearney, Adele, and Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle (Audiobook).

Eating…

Lots of delicious vegan recipes from my new Peas & Thank You cookbook (thanks, Jess!) - Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup, Spicy African Peanut stew, Black bean soup, Summer succotash quesadillas, and my momma's spinach/mushroom/zucchini lasagnas (she froze three for us!)

Wishing...

Spending time with my husband wasn't so impossible with two small kiddos.

(I miss you, honey.)