Hello, hello.... anybody out there?
This week, I was delighted to get not one but two sweet emails from former readers inquiring as to whether or not I was still, well, alive and all that. It was totally, completely heartwarming to hear from old blog friends, and felt hardly deserved. It's been a good long time since I've posted on my blog, and I am rarely able to comment on all the bazillions of blogs I spend the wee hours of the night/morning poring over (I always want to comment, but I am usually on my phone and juggling a baby with my other hand. I am silently following along though!!). I basically up and disappeared and am really sorry to my blog friends and readers for that. It was never my intention. I blame these guys:
Just kidding. But, I thought a stop in with a quick hello was long overdue.
I am not back to regular blogging. This is more of a pop-in visit to with a bit of an update. I hope to get back to blogging one day, but not just yet. Fingers crossed that one of these days I get it together though.
First things first -- a few personal updates. Regular readers might be wondering about the pic at the top of this post. When I last posted, Violet was still a newborn. A lot has changed. When Violet was a year old (13 months to be exact), we welcomed our third baby! Meet our little Tessa Shannon, who was born summer 2014.
She has been such a gift and brings me so much joy. Her big brother and sister adore her, too.
All the kids are doing great. Benjamin is a thriving, chatty, hilarious little man who at age 3 is as fascinating and wonderful as can be. Violet will turn 2 in May and is growing into a fearless, funny, affectionate little lady who I just can't get enough of. I'm running around like mad just trying to keep up with all of them. I've also been lucky to have another nephew and two new nieces since my last post. The kids are truly beginning to outnumber us, but I couldn't be happier about their adorable little crew. At 3.5, Ben is the oldest of the seven!
The house is coming along well, too. I hope to share some updates soon -- so many projects have been worked on, completed, and dreamed up since I last updated. But that will have to wait for another rainy (freezing rain, currently) day. Matt and I have loved working on this house and really making it our home. I'm still loving the process and hope I will get the chance to share the nitty gritty of it with you all.
Anyway, this is all a very long-winded, rambling way of saying hello and that I miss you. I miss blogging and being part of this wonderful big network of like-minded people. No one in my day-to-day life is nearly as interested in talking about Ikea's new kitchen line, spray paint techniques, or tile trends as I would like (Matt really does try, god bless him). So if you are reading this (which, frankly, seems unlikely) please know how grateful I am. Thank you for keeping your wonderful blogs going to get me through seemingly endless strings of sleepless nights and keep me motivated as I work away at our own little home.
See you soon!