Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The One Where I Disappeared For Two Weeks

"They" say that kids grow up too fast, but you don't fully understand until you have one(or three) of your own.  I long to go back to the days when Evan(now 5) was a baby and start all over.  I've stepped back from the computer more this past year after having Kallie Jane since I know all too well how quickly it all goes by.  As Christmas arrived, I also had family come in and decided to turn off the computer until they all went back to work.  We had an amazing time.  We went to Christmas parties-

We celebrated our first Christmas in our new house-

We made and decorated tons of cookies and Gingerbread houses.

We did as many Christmas activities that we could squeeze in.

With as much family as possible.  This picture has my brother, my sister, Evan, Isabella, ME, my husband, and Kallie Jane.

Kallie Jane got not one...

...but TWO front teeth for Christmas(at 10 months old)

We shopped until we dropped!

Santa Came.

We had New Years Eve and New Years at our house - complete with fire, smores, hotdogs, oysters, football, and fireworks!

...And I spent time cherishing all of these moments God has blessed us with!

I have so much in store for the New Year!  I will start my Home Remodel Event back up and have other things up my sleeve, including an awesome surprise for those of you looking to live a healthier and more natural lifestyle!

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23 comments:

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Happy New Year! It's been a great year for you guys!

Crystal Threeprncs said...

I completely understand that. I did the same and the kids still have the rest of the week off. I'm easing back into things slowly, but I'm having a much better time playing games with the kids and enjoying them. It goes so fast! Love the pics :)

Just Short said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all. Congrats on pulling the plug and connecting with your family instead. I took some time off as well and it was great!

Andrea Kruse said...

Oh, yes! I also took some time off around the holidays. We got sick and there was just so much to do on top of that. Next year I need to plan content ahead for my readers, but I have a lot of respect for bloggers that do take time for their family first. Kids grow up way too fast!

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said...

What a wonderful time you've had! It's great to hear that you were able to step back and enjoy all that time with your family. They truly are magical moments that are once in a lifetime. It's great that you were able to experience them fully and captured so many of the moments on camera. Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is a great one for you!

Amy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas

Clifford Jeffery said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas and new Years with your family! Glad you took the break and enjoyed it all!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful year! Your New Year's events sound like such fun!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Merry Christmas my dear :)

alissa apel said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas! Your kids are dressed beautifully like always.

TerinAleah said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

shelly said...

It's good to have time off and unplug. Looks like you had a wonderful two weeks! It does go by too fast. Here's to savoring more moments like that in 2013!

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

Happy New Year you have a beautiful family!

Heather Kelly said...

Glad you had a nice holiday. I too, did the same thing since Hailey was born and not worried too much about my blog. She is my third, and our last child. We have a 5 year old boy, 3 year old daughter, and Hailey turned 6 months old today!

Randi S said...

You're looking good, Dee! :) I'm stepping back from Facebook this year. My blog isn't quite as successful as yours so I don't blog a bunch anymore.

Jennifer Leigh said...

I've missed you! Believe it or not I shut down for over a week lol!

Superjaxster said...

I unplugged over the holiday as well. It is so hard to believe your little girl is already months...mostly because my little boy is that old now too! I think someone is leaning on fast forward button and I wish they'd let him slow down a bit!

Melanie F. said...

Hi Dee! I was wondering where your great posts disappeared to! lol So happy that you got to enjoy & cherish those great holiday moments together, and capture so many great pics to look back on! Happy New Year and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us loyal readers!

melmarilyn@yahoo.com

Joyce@MommyTalkShow said...

Glad you had a great Christmas.
Congrats on moving into your new home!

Melanie F. said...

LOVE the photos Dee! Your family is so beautiful!

melmarilyn@yahoo.com

Janet W. said...

Good for you for stepping away from the computer to enjoy family time! They do grow up fast!

Robin O said...

Christmas is such a magical time, and you have a precious family! You should be in a magazine. Thanks for sharing the photos and experiences you've had!

HappyMomC said...

such sweet pictures!

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