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Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm Back From My Blogcation...

Wow! I haven't been on my blog since the Wednesday before Christmas...not even for dusting away the cobwebs. It wasn't that I needed a break from blogging it was that I wanted to make the time over winter break a priority with my family.

Sometimes I don't realize how much time I spend on the computer between writing posts and reading and leaving comments on my "must read" blogs, Twitter and Facebook. The time goes by so quickly because I love it.

The same goes with my family. The girls are growing so quickly and even though my husband and I do our best to put the brakes on to enjoy it more...we realize that the ride will keep going because we are not in control of it.

Bean at a year and a half old

Ash at three and a half years old
 As much as we like to think we can slow down the growing of our girls, the truth is we can only help guide, instruct and nurture them as they grow. This is their journey and we are blessed to be a part of it.

Over the course of the break, I noticed differences in our girls that I had not before. Yes, they have many obvious differences but there are a few subtle ones that I hadn't noticed before. The day to day sometimes gets in the way of the details. During winter break I made time for the details...

Ash tends to giggle when she gets nervous (like me) and Bean tends to hide her head by any means possible. Ash likes to sleep with her socks on and Bean likes her little piggies to be footloose and fancy free. Ash brushes the top part of her hair before I go over it and Bean brushes the bottom part of her hair before I go over hers. Ash likes turning regular straws into bendy straws and Bean prefers bendy straws not regular straws. Ash wishes upon stars and Bean wishes upon fairies. Ash makes up words to songs and Bean makes up words to stories.

I took time away from blogging to enjoy the details and I did just that. It has now reminded me to keep my eyes and ears open because no matter how hard I try to press on the brakes it won't stop them from going. So, instead I am just going to take the scenic route a lot more often.

This summer -
Ash at 9 & 1/2 years old & Bean at 7 & 1/2 years old
By the way, I'm thrilled to be back on my blog & can't wait to get caught up with all of you!

Happy New Year! xoxo!

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16 Comments:

At January 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger KLZ said...

It's truly amazing how fast it goes. Glad you took a break - we all deserve it sometimes.

 
At January 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

It's nice to have some time away from the computer now and then. There's so much to see online that it really can be time consuming. I'm glad to see you back my friend! Your girls are such a blessing, I bet they really enjoyed spendign time with mom. :D xoxo

 
At January 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Glad you enjoyed your break and welcome back!I am definitely trying to cherish the little things more...I love wishing on fairies btw..I have not heard of that before.

 
At January 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

Welcome back! I like how you put it: take the scenic route more often. I need to do this as well. Thanks for the reminder!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Gia said...

Happy New Year! I totally hear you, about blogging taking up your life. Luckily for me, I don't really have a life, so I'm good. :P

 
At January 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I sounds like you had a wonderful break! Glad you are back!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Love, love, love that you picked up on all those wonderful little differences, and that you clearly have your priorities in line. That makes me smile so much, as do the darling photos of your girls.

Happy, happy new year!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Jen Has A Pen said...

This is really sweet. Noticing subtle things like this makes you a good writer. :-)

 
At January 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Amazing how fast the time goes, isn't it? Mine will be 17, 5 and 3 this year and every age sounds SO old.

 
At January 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Infertile Mormon Mommy said...

As much as I love my blogs, every now and then we need some time away. It's good to take the time to focus on other things! Glad you had a good break! :)

 
At January 2, 2012 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

I took a break too and it felt great! Glad to see you back :)

 
At January 2, 2012 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Maren said...

I am SO HAPPY that you are back. Especially when you're blogging with pictures of those sweet girls. :)

I love the details you've discovered about them. :D

 
At January 2, 2012 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Sara said...

So happy to see you back here friend! I've missed you, but glad you took that break to spend time with your beautiful girls!

 
At January 2, 2012 at 11:52 PM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

I hope you had a wonderful winter break and I'm so in for the scenic route! xo

 
At January 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM , Blogger Recovering Supermom said...

Welcome back! I am always amazed at how fast it goes, too. I'm glad you had the time with them. It's so important. :)

 
At January 3, 2012 at 2:34 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Glad you got to take some nice family time, and grateful you're back! I always look forward to reading your stories.

Those are sweet details about your girls. I'm not a detail noticer in general, even before I had kids. But, I'd like to be more of one, especially now. I feel like that last couple of years have gone by so quickly!

 

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