Chit Chat: Growing Kids, Weddings, and The Circus?

 

 

I can’t believe it’s already June.  We are halfway through the year and I think my head is just spinning trying to keep up.  There has been so much going on that some days I don’t sit down until all the kids are asleep.  I just wanted to catch up with you guys and have a little chit chat about what’s been going on.

I think the biggest thing going on right now is that my son is about to go to middle school.  I can’t even begin to describe how it feels to see your first and your oldest child become (well almost a teenager) right in front of you.  It seems like yesterday when I met him for the first time, when the nurse brought him to me I couldn’t believe my eyes.  He was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.  I fell in love instantly, it was like someone had taken my heart out of my chest and wrapped it in a blanket.  Now he is graduating from elementary school.  Yeah, so needless to say I am a mess.  I know that this is just the beginning of the process, but if I feel like this now I can’t imagine high school and college, okay I have to stop now.

 

The Royal Wedding

I know it’s been a few weeks, but I think I am a bit obsessed right now,  and it’s not getting better.  (This part will only make since if you’re a hopeless romantic like myself.) It was so beautiful and romantic and inspiring and so many other things.  I thought Meghan was beautiful.  Her look was so beautifully done, it was classic and tasteful and it was so in line with her overall style.  My initial thought when I first saw the dress was a bit of disappointment, I think I had envisioned her in this big princess gown with lace work or some sort of beading.  It took me a minute to really get it, but the more I looked at it and the more I watched her in it the more I thought how perfect her entire look was.  I really believe she was going for simple elegance and comfortability.  You know those wedding dresses can be quite daunting and fussy.  Think about how long you have to wear it, couple that with taking pictures and sitting down, I think she nailed it!

The way this union has and will change the way that people look at the world is so epic, I felt so hopeful and excited and pray that they have a long happy marriage (and really good outfits). Talk about a power couple!!!

 

The Greatest Showman

I know I am so late on this, but this movie has become one of my new favorites.  The music is so alive and energetic.  The minute it started it got every single bit of my attention.  I knew the story was loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum so I did a little research to see what parts of the movie were true and what parts were “artistic license”.  He was a genius and he had an amazing dream to bring people joy and an escape from the everyday mundane of life.  I was so inspired by this movie, It’s such a testament to our God given ability to dream.  We all start out with such big dreams and life can really make you forget every last one of them.  Life was not what you would call fair to him and it dealt him some pretty tough blows, but he managed to hold on to that dream and because of his dream and his genius the “circus” was created and has been entertaining children and adults for centuries.  This movie made me want to fight for my dreams and work hard to make them come true no matter what comes or how long it takes.  To be honest there are times when I want to give up and be sad, but there is something in me that won’t let them go.  How many generations of people could your dreams impact? It really is something to think about…

 

Kate Spade

Hearing the news about this iconic and brilliant woman just broke my heart. I was watching E News live and the story broke as I was watching.  I was kind of sad all day, she had a husband and a thirteen year old daughter.  Being a blogger I am on social media a lot as a part of my business and it’s so easy to look at all these different people with their seemingly perfect lives.  You would think, oh they have everything and could never have any problems.  Then here comes something like this to give you a major GUT CHECK! We are all the same at the end of the day; we’re all just people with feelings and issues and pain.  We are all searching for our purpose and true meaning of why we were put on this earth.  Some people are blessed to reach a point of success and wealth (either from being born into it or working for it on their own).  Sometimes the success comes before you heal whatever issues you have in your heart.  You can become famous, but your character is not at the level of your stardom.  You have a multi-million dollar lifestyle brand, but you live in constant torment and depression.  If this has taught me anything or better to say reaffirmed anything, it’s that you never know what people are going through.  We are great at pretending and hiding and smiling for image sake, but when you are lying in bed at night the truth of who you are comes to the surface, whether you are of royal blood, a fashion icon or just a person working a 9-5.  ‘What does it profit someone to gain the whole world and lose their soul?‘  I can only pray for her family and hope that they find peace in this very difficult time.

 

Life is full of so many highs and lows! One week we are in awe and excitement about a young American woman who found her prince and got a real life fairytale. Then on the other hand we mourn the loss of a brilliant and well known designer.  It’s so important to have an outlet to get out how you feel and what you’re going through.  That is what I hope this blog will be to all of you beautiful ladies out there.  To borrow from Meghan Markle, “a community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity”.

Share your thoughts on these topics or anything else you’d want to discuss in the comments.  Until next time…

Kisses,

Shaunte’

 

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