Sunday, June 23, 2013

5 Month Old Cece! Work Hard, Play Hard



Hey everybody!

Meredith and I spent 20 hours in the car this weekend driving all over Louisiana, from Monroe to Baton Rouge, and back. The two of us work extremely hard, and being away from Cece (and Ellie) during our wedding weekends make it seem like we work that much harder. I'm definitely not complaining... actually, I'm thankful for this time with my wife, this time investing in my clients, and the opportunity to do what fuels me as an artist for a living. More specifically, it helps me to appreciate the time I have with my family. I know some parents who travel during the week and see their family on the weekends. What a difficult and sacrificial life that is!

Recently, Cece turned 5 months old, and I can't imagine life without her. I can't imagine Ellie not being the amazing big sister she is, and I can't imagine Meredith not being the beautiful and nurturing mother she is. In the last 5 months, we've grown so quickly and deeply as a family. We've become better at our work and family balance (with the help of our family who always step in to help), and have embraced the "work hard, then play hard" lifestyle. There will always be that struggle for me to "turn off work" - if you're a Benny Bride you already know this - but dedicating my non-work time to quality time with my family helps with this.

Okay, now on to less sappy personal stuff... when did babies start wearing high heels? Of course, Cece is her mother's daughter, so am I REALLY surprised?



Talk to you soon,
Dale

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