After the holidays....7:13 PM
Well hello there, I hope this post finds you all doing well. :)
Again I seem to have neglected my little corner of the world and as the time goes by I find myself forgetting it more often. I miss it though, I feel like a part of me is missing and so I've decided that come the new year, I am going back to blogging full time, back to sharing my life with you all, back to doing features and weekly posts of sorts and sharing my photos and recipes and crafts etc.
I've had a really good holiday season, had my wonderful in laws visiting for Christmas and even though they were only here for a week, I truly enjoyed the time we had visiting.
It was a super busy week, lots of catching up, eating good food, sharing the Lord's word and enjoying each others company, but as Christmas has come to an end, I am ready to get all these celebrations behind me and move onto a whole new year.
First let me show you a bit of what we've been doing around here.
Couldn't be Christmas without some cookie baking and decorating :)
And some very attentive furry friends waiting for a crumb to fall......and I totally mean Lola the pug, not the handsome man below LOL
My amazing husband, who I adore, decided to give me an early Christmas present. My new lens for my camera and OH do I love this lens.
When we first got married, I was told right away that this is a family that loves card games and board games, and I was also told that if I didn't like those things, I would have to learn to like them LOL And I did.
So while the in laws were here, we got some card games making with lots of laughs in between.
Christmas eve came and Santa made it's appearance, leaving behind the empty glass of milk and the crumbs from some sugar cookies.
He also left behind a gift that made the little 8 year old extremely happy....I wish I had caught his reaction with my camera.
Half asleep kids who couldn't wait to get their hands on the presents :)
And adults who were extremely happy with their gifts too....hubby and the Ipod Touch have been inseparable since then.
But I can't really complain because I literally squealed when I saw one of my gifts.....from Cath Kidston of course :)
My beautiful daughter who gets bigger by the minute :)
And my handsome young man who gets cuter as each day goes by....
Of course a new bike means he needs to get right on it and learn to ride. No training wheels on this one, no ma'am.....
And in less than an hour he was riding all on his own. The joy on his face was indescribable, but I believe it may have mirrored the pride in mine and daddy's eyes :)
Oh and big sis was out there cheering him on too :)
So a wonderful holiday we had, but now the in laws have gone back home and it's just the 4 of us again.
We'll celebrate New Years like we do every year, just quietly, with a good dinner, some munchies and a quick Happy New Year at midnight before retiring to bed :)
But as 2012 dawns upon us, I am determined to return to my roots with this blog. To go back to where it started, to use it as a means to talk about my life, my children, my dos and don'ts and to really focus on the reason why I started the blog to begin with.
For a few months now I have felt that while the blogging world began as a bunch of little corners in the world devoted to family and just talking about our day to day.....it has evolved into something much bigger and which quite frankly I do not like.
Blogging is no longer the place I met amazing friends, it's no longer a place where I went to look around and find new recipes, book recommendations, beautiful photos of families, homemaking etc.....it has turned into a big competition about who has the best looking one, who has the most comments, who has the most reviews and giveaways and who has gone from blogger to superstar.
It's not who I am, it's not who I want to be and more than ever I am really looking forward to at least attempting to take my blog experience back to the way it used to be. I may not succeed completely at first, but I'm going to give it my best :)
Starting with this Friday....I am doing my usual A Year in Review, all the way back from January until December of this year. If you would like to join in, just come back on Friday and let me know so that I can come and see your post too :)
Until then, have a wonderful Wednesday night, have a safe New Year's Eve and I pray for a Blessed New year for each and every one of you :)