Project 365 {week 33}


This was a tough week, but a blessed week.

Charlie got two teeth, turned 5 months, started solids, & started rolling to get places.

It was also the anniversary of Cort’s dad’s death.

And I was re-evaluated by a psychiatrist and found to have more issues.

There were more tears than usual this week.

And yet…

SighAugust 12: first taste of solids. He was unimpressed.

August 13: 5 months old. and unimpressed with the camera in his face.

August 14: out to the bakery for a treat while we talk about Papa and his trip to heaven.

August 15: And he is rolling as transportation now.

August 16: Our last day just the two of us before I go back to work.

August 17: The three things that keep me going.

August 18: Chilling after a long day of yardwork with daddy and shopping with mommy.

…even though the week was emotionally challenging, at the end of each day, we have each other.

We have so much love in this family.

When we cry, we lean on each other.

When we laugh, we lean on each other.

We are blessed.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Adorable photos. I have a weekly link up every monday if you want to join. 😀

  2. Your babies are beautiful. Truly.

    (Scrumps rolled from his back onto his belly yesterday. He’s only 3 1/3 months old!)

  3. That is a tough week… Hope this next one is full of good stuff.

  4. Your boys are adorable. Love the pic of Charlie in his car seat smiling through his pacifier. Here’s to a better week ahead!!!

  5. Sorry your week was so tough but oh my gosh Charlie is the cutest baby. Love seeing his little face on instagram every day.

  6. Where would we be without our family? Such beautiful photos. Sending you much love. xoxo

  7. you are so blessed, and never stop remembering what you have all ready been through and fought your way through. remember, if you got through everything in the past you can most certainly get through this. you can do it. i have faith in you and your ability to rise above.

  8. Cute photos!

  9. Hoping your first day back goes well and all the days to come. More tears shed, yes, but you’re right: you are blessed and you have each other to hold on to. Hold onto that.

  10. Oh my heart…I forgot the cuteness of a babe in a fleece sleepsack.