Jumping Back In

Howdy! Several of you have sent me such sweet emails to say "hello" or just to check on me while I've been posting sporadically for the past several months. Nothing earth-shattering has taken place to explain my absence in blogland, just l-i-f-e. Lately I've been wanting to start blogging regularly again but have had a hard time figuring out how to share all that has transpired during my intermittent breaks. I'm just going to jump back in where I'm at and not try to fill in the missing gaps. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at home. We had the whole week off from school and took advantage of the down time. I actually had my tree up on Thanksgiving Day for the first time ever! Usually it's not up until after the first week in December. Black Friday was also very different for me this year. I didn't get up in the wee hours of the morning to hit the sales. Almost all of the big specials were available online, so I did my shopping from a comfortable recliner instead of standing in long lines. The kids are growing like not-so-little weeds. Curly Girl turned 9 last week. The rest will all have birthdays by the middle of February. I just can't get over how quickly time is passing. That's the main reason I want to keep blogging. I love having a way to record our time together as a family. This week we have activities away from home seven nights in a row. I used to think that December was the busiest month the year for us, but now I'm so used to things being busy all the time that December doesn't make feel crazy anymore; at least we're able to be busy serving the Lord! I hope that you experience the joy that only comes from Jesus as we enter the Christmas season!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Jumping Back In
Howdy! Several of you have sent me such sweet emails to say "hello" or just to check on me while I've been posting sporadically for the past several months. Nothing earth-shattering has taken place to explain my absence in blogland, just l-i-f-e. Lately I've been wanting to start blogging regularly again but have had a hard time figuring out how to share all that has transpired during my intermittent breaks. I'm just going to jump back in where I'm at and not try to fill in the missing gaps. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at home. We had the whole week off from school and took advantage of the down time. I actually had my tree up on Thanksgiving Day for the first time ever! Usually it's not up until after the first week in December. Black Friday was also very different for me this year. I didn't get up in the wee hours of the morning to hit the sales. Almost all of the big specials were available online, so I did my shopping from a comfortable recliner instead of standing in long lines. The kids are growing like not-so-little weeds. Curly Girl turned 9 last week. The rest will all have birthdays by the middle of February. I just can't get over how quickly time is passing. That's the main reason I want to keep blogging. I love having a way to record our time together as a family. This week we have activities away from home seven nights in a row. I used to think that December was the busiest month the year for us, but now I'm so used to things being busy all the time that December doesn't make feel crazy anymore; at least we're able to be busy serving the Lord! I hope that you experience the joy that only comes from Jesus as we enter the Christmas season!

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8 Comments:
Blogger Adrienne said...
It's SO good to hear from you again! Thank you for stopping by to visit and for leaving your sweet comments. I've missed you, my friend, and look forward to hearing more again soon. It's hard to believe how quickly your kids are growing up.
Hugs,
~Adrienne~

Good to "see" you again! We enjoyed the week off of school you had, too! We were able to see my nieces who attend school there. The week gave them time to make the long drive to Arkansas. :)
Hope you have a very happy holiday season!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
@Adrienne- Thank you! I always enjoy the beautiful pictures on your blog. ;)

@Valerie- I'm glad you were able to spend some time w/your Florida family. I enjoy seeing "A" and "A" at school each day. :)

Blogger Carolina Gal said...
Oh, yay! I've missed your posts, and I love the Christmas look here, too. Welcome back!

Blogger Faith said...
so glad you're blogging again....I really liked the poem you listed here for Thanksgiving....that was lovely! and you sound like you are approaching the holiday season in good spirits! and don't ya just love those online shopping sales? I am doing more online this year as well and have saved more money by doing so! Plus we are cutting way back so.....


Enjoy the Christmas season....will check back in here more often now :)

Blogger Nancy M. said...
What blessings you have had...So glad your feeling better at this time....I keep you on my sidebar of my blog to check in from time to time . Have a wonderful holiday!

Blogger Trixie said...
Merry Christmas to you too, I've been itching to put up the tree and decorations; will probably do it this Saturday.

I love the "armchair" Christmas shopping too.

Blogger Mrs. Julie Fink said...
Glad things are going well!

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