Happy January 20th.
Confession— I just uploaded my Christmas pictures to my computer like 5 minutes ago. And I haven’t taken any pictures since Christmas, unless on my phone. So relive Christmas with us here for a moment.
So, It’s been a while. And I have no particular reason. And I am just fine with that. It’s not like I just had a baby (Ironically, I will probably post more after the baby comes to keep all the family appeased with pictures and such). My computer did not die (though that does remind me, I probably need to do a major system back up before it does). I am not depressed, and I don’t have writer’s block. I actually have a lot I could write about.
In the past month I have…
-Been at a National Conference with 5,000 college students, phenomenal speakers, great friends, and no children of my own.
-Had a few amazing conversations with friends and mentors that were like water in the desert.
-Read some phenomenal articles, blog posts, and books that have really helped me to evaluate my mothering, homemaking, etc
-Taken down all our Christmas decorations
-Hosted a baby shower.
-Moved 3 children into one room, including a toddler into a bed.
(I said 3 children in 1 room… I never said anything about them having their own beds.)
-Began collecting the necessary baby equipment for Baby 4
-Hosted 10 guys to watch some important football game that I knew nothing about. But I fed them well.
-Realized my children know what Tebowing is.
-Took advantage of some of the unseasonably warm January days we’ve had (but as I speak it is in the low 30’s)
-Gained about 5 lbs… or maybe more.
(It was the holidays… and I am growing a human being you know)
-Been growing my hair out—it helps with the baby weight I am gaining… and enjoying my winter head wrap
-Washed our pillows and quilts and realized I don’t do this nearly enough. (we might get some new pillows and start from scratch)
-Joined a new meal planning website, which I am loving.
-Continued a meal swap with a friend and neighbor.
(I bring her a meal one week, she brings us one the next week)
-Homeschooled my kindergartner.
-Enjoyed a much needed mom’s night out
So… that’s just a little of what’s been going on.
I haven’t given up on Little Llamas. Rather, the opposite. I have been giving myself TO my Little Llamas. I have said NO to the good, in order to say YES to the best. I have spent much needed time making choices, evaluating my time, my schedule, my commitments. I didn’t intend to take a Blog sabbatical, but it certainly turned into that.
I do still have much to say. Those who know me well, know that to always be the case. Much is swirling around this mama’s heart, and I am eager to share. Thanks for being gracious and patient with my absence. Admit it--- there was a deep void in your life the past month. Right??
Well, Welcome back! Welcome Back to you… and Welcome back to me. I can’t wait to share more in the weeks and months to come! So stick around---- life is always fun in our herd of Little Llamas!