Yes, in October. Alabama hasn't been too bad right now. I kinda wish we could stay in this weather forever. The sun is still bright and warm enough to tan but it's cool enough to leave the AC off. In fact, I think its been off since the beginning of September. Our power bill was really low and we were able to save some money we had budgeted towards it. It's the little things, right? But, yeah. We've been going to the lake pretty regularly and it has been so nice.
Luna kept running to our car and Marc kept carrying her back like this, which made her laugh.
Also, I wear bikinis again, I finally just accepted my body normal and that I should accept it. So I do. It's actually been very empowering. I hope to see this become more of the trend. Mothers embracing what is normal and not being afraid to let it show. Obviously, only if you are comfortable but it would be so encouraging to see mothers just being unashamed of what their body looks like and as a movement it would be powerful. My girls are my true inspiration for this. I hope they grow up with a healthy acceptance of themselves. I know I am their role model in this. I made it a point that I will stop speaking negatively about my body and instead focus on the many wonderful aspects of it. For me, it was hard to accept stretch marks and the "extra" skin around my mid-section. Marc has really helped me see the beauty in it. He tells me constantly that he loves how natural my body looks. ♥
It has been so nice, watching the girls together. They play so well. Marc and I felt blissfully happy, watching them play on the empty beach. These really are the moments I live for.