It’s been a whirlwind of a last few weeks as we’ve been settling back into the home routine, getting ready for baby, and tackling some big projects at work. With so much going on, I couldn’t muster the energy to photograph or document or spend time on Instagram, but tonight I’m coming down from a wonderful #diwali celebration with a house full of amazing people and delicious food, rangoli, and lots and lots of #diyas. There’s so much joy bursting from my heart right now; I feel like it has to be documented in some small way.
We haven’t had a big Diwali party for the past two years. Last year we were just getting settled in our new house after living tiny in our trailer for almost a year, and the year before the 5 of us were living in two different states far apart – Chris, Nora, and Zara in Texas while Addie and I were still in Colorado – one of the hardest things we have ever done as a family. Chris and I have celebrated Diwali with friends since 2003. Missing it just felt wrong, and returning to the tradition really does feel like a new beginning.
We’re settled. We have a place here and people to enjoy life with. We had an amazing summer on the road getting to experience what we dreamed of all those years ago. In three or four weeks, we’ll be a family of 6. After some stressful moments earlier in the year, things with our business are really looking up. There is a lot I’m thankful for right now, and resuming our traditions feels like we really are stepping out of darkness into the light.
This holiday has always been special to me, but this year it has even deeper meaning. For all my friends out there who celebrate Diwali, I hope you have just as wonderful of a holiday. ♥️