More is more….

People often say “less is more” – but in the case of this growing little family, more is definitely more.

It is more work. More tiredness. More juggling. It’s life on steroids. But really, what it really is, it’s more love. I am not going all hormone-emotional on you, friends. I am also not trying to sell you this “big family” idea. It’s just that my heart has been feeling SO full since Freia was born, it feels like it’s gonna explode any minute now. And not like it wasn’t already filled with love before she arrived….it’s crazy, that capacity that we have to love and to love even more, beyond what we thought was possible.

I still can’t really believe we are a family of 5, but it is every bit real. The laundry pilling up and the three car seats in the back of our car are the very proof of that reality 😉  I have three little girls….how lucky I am to be able to write these words….A couple weeks ago for Father’s day we had our first little escape as a family of 5 – drove south of the Bay to Mount Diablo. It was totally unplanned, we left on a whim, hit the road and made up our day as it went.

We stopped when being in the car was too much. We picked flowers. We sat in the shade of a tree and ate cupcakes. We stopped to look at the horses – oh the sparkles in the girls’ eyes. Take that, shake it up with a couple meltdowns and spilled drinks at lunch, and you’ll get the kind of perfectly imperfect day that we love so much.

It’s not always  perfect and it’s not always easy. We’re all tired, and we’re still trying to figure out how to deal with all that “more”. But we’re a team and we’re going to figure this out together. And when I see the girls loving on their sister the way they do, I forget about all that extra tiredness and juggling and the tantrums – all I can see is  the oh-so happy days ahead of us.

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

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8 Responses to “More is more….”
  1. Elizabeth says:

    Well, you know – with so much adorableness around you, I totally understand. You just tugged at my ‘I-want-another-baby’ heart strings with that photo of Freia looking up. Sigh. I wish you all the ‘more’ in the world (you know, the good kind) and you so deserve it :)

    • audrey says:

      well, we can’t have the good if we’re not ok with dealing with the not-so-good… we’ll take it all and deal with it 😉 the not-so-good stuff makes us appreciate the good stuff even more! Another baby for you, I am sure Charlie would LOVE a little brother or sister :) xxx

  2. Clemence says:

    This post brought tears to my eyes- the good, happy, the-world-is-not-such-a-bad-place-after-all, kind of tears. The crazy amount of unconditional love you all have for each other shows through. You make, and are, a gorgeous family!

    • audrey says:

      Awww such a sweet comment, Clemence – you brought tears to MY eyes :) And you are so right, kids really help in giving things more perspective. The world is not such a bad place after all :)

  3. A beautiful post and a beautiful family. I am so happy for you Audrey. Big hugs.

  4. This is so sweet, Audrey. I’ve always thought a big family would be lots of fun!

  5. Ju says:

    Same ‘more and more ‘ here. Again, you perfectly describe our present time 😉
    It’s all so magical, isn’t it ? (and a lot of balancing and tiredness of course, it’s like a package) I still haven’t realised we’re a family of five either, you know, the so called ‘famille nombreuse’.
    It looks like Freia is spending a lot of time in the sling, I know someone who does the same here and it feels sooooo good.
    Your family is just the loveliest :)