Tuesday, October 12, 2010

{ long time, no blog }

 
  I think it's high time I dusted the cobwebs off the corners of this little blog and started posting again don't you? After such a sudden and lengthy absence you may have started wondering if:

  1.  Did she quit blogging for good?
  2.  Did her squirrel-y, nearly 1.5 year old son pour a full mug of hot cocoa all over her lap top and end it's life?
  3.  Or maybe you've done the math and simply guessed that she is pregnant?

  A little unintentional blogging hiatus, mixed with high volumes of company over the last 3 months, plus yours truly sleeping during normal blogging hours (  from 8 pm to 8 am ) every chance she gets and we've got a 3 month gap in the goings around here.  And the thought of trying to fill in the blanks of the last few months has been enough to stall me on posting for weeks. It's too overwhelming. So instead I am going to start again, here + now, at today.


  It's Tuesday. 2:00 pm. Jack just woke up from his nap and is surrounded by his favorite things right now in the library trucks and books, Annabelle is watching this DVD about Benjamin Franklin, I just got out of the shower, dinner is made,  school done ( which included Annabelle reading to me from the BOB books, she is on her third one now and can I just say that hearing her read is sweet, sweet music to my ears... ), the battery is dead on my phone, there is a giant pile of laundry that still needs to be folded, we are going on a treasure hunt to collect leaves and other fall prettys. A sweet + normal everyday sort of a day to be sure, full of books + art + making + cleaning up messes and food love + laughter with a few fits + tears thrown in here and there to even things out, on this Tuesday in mid-October.



  I love homeschooling for many reasons beside the fact that we can do school in mismatched pajamas with marker smudged noses, and be creating wonderful things like this little village that was all her own idea. I love these happy, "  hey Mommy, I have an idea!" moments...and I love all that you can do with a stack of colorful popsicle sticks.

 

Really love this is most recent portrait of our family that Annabelle just brought to me. And if you didn't already, take a closer look to see the tiny, up-and-coming, one-day-in-early -April, much loved + looked forward to, the sweet + smallest member of our family, to-be.  


20 comments:

Leslie said...

sweet tears. :)
the best picture she has ever drawn I think

~beautyandjoy~ said...

YAY! Congratulations! :) So happy for you!

Connie said...

I love that picture by Annabelle! So sweet...and I am soooo happy not to have to keep secrets any longer. :-)
Love, Mom

SuzyQ said...

Whooo! Congrats on the new baby that's coming! What exciting news... Keep us posted.

Dawna said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news, and happy birthday week. Miss you, sweet lady!

Fairlightday said...

And she posted! Yay! :) So happy for you and your sweet family. It's only going to get sweeter.
Love you lots!

CRJFamily said...

YAY Chelle! So good to hear from you again, and Congratulations :) I love the sweet picture from Annabelle, if only everyone could understand that even unborn babies are truly a part of the family!

Love you!

Megan said...

Chelle-
Jack is so so big and handsome!
Love that Annabelle is still in her sweet pajamas that I adored greatly.
Congrats on baby! I hope all goes well and you feel fantastic.

I miss you and the littles greatly.
Xo

Catherine said...

Well, isn't that just the finest thing we've heard today! Congratulations, Chelle, and don't go off on us now that our ears and eyes are popping with expectation to hear all the details. ;)

Cottage Mommy said...

Love, love, love that you are back in blogging land and love, love, love, you almost birthday girl! And I second Leslie...that picture is a framer!

Nikki said...

Yay!!! New post!!! I'm so glad to see an update, and some pictures from your sweet little life. And very, very relieved that I don't have to keep a secret any longer. ;-) I'm dying to hear how Annabelle reacted when you told her! xo

Andrea said...

Glad to see you back and wishing you a big Congrats! :)

Carrie Loofbourrow said...

Oh Chelle!!! Was a delight to read your latest post and to see that haven't completely given up on blogging and of course am soooooooooo excited about the Litte Wee Baby-on-the-Way!!!! =) Love to you and all yours! And may you... have.. a sweet, s.p.e.c.i.a.l, restful, joy filled birthday tomorrow!!!

Much love to you dear "Ocyober twin"! ~Carrie Jo

Aminta said...

Oh my!! Does that sweet girl look like her uncle Dan. I love seeing them grow into their own and resemble their family. So cute.
READING!? Smokes Momma! I would totally BEG and PLEAD with you to be my tinies teacher if we only lived closer.
Love you so, kisses to each of you!

swell.life said...

Oh Chelle! What crazy happy news! Soo thrilled for you guys. Boy, girl? When are you due? Please fill us in!

Oh, it's so good to have your sweet voice back on blogging frequency. Homeschooling looks so wonderful. It is seriously tempting me...

Laurie said...

Great to hear from you again and congrats on the happy news! Hope all goes well!

On Second Street said...

congratulaions! i am glad you are back -- i've missed your cheerful posts.

Amanda said...

oh.my.goodness...i read...and then i read again...and then i read one more time just to be sure! :) congrats to your sweet family (and boy do i understand the whole sleeping from 8-8, no time to blog feeling...i'm sooo, sooo behind). and just hearing about your days...makes me smile (and not feel so alone in the chaos!)....much, much love to you sweet friend! :)

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Don't know how I missed TIHS!!! AHHH!!! Such incredibly exciting news. Like Amanda - I read, and read, and read again. :) Congratulations sweet mommy!!

Wahzat Gayle said...

Oh wow oh wow Congratulations