I received a notification on my business Facebook page the other day saying, “You haven’t posted in 30 days, your fans miss you.” If I haven’t posted on that page in 30 days it’s been longer since I’ve posted here on my blog. I’m not sure how accurate the statement “your ‘fans’ miss you’ is but I do know that I have missed blogging regularly like I used to.
This year has been a slightly crazy year for our family. With the exception of a few weekends at home, Ken was gone for the first 5 months of the year. During that time we had the little guys in 2 different preschools, Ricky in year round school which meant being off of school for a good portion of that time, all 3 in swimming lessons, Ricky in baseball and soccer, Benny and Nolan in T-ball, a full marathon race for me and a busy spring photography schedule among other things. When Ken got home in June, I figured life would slow down and get easier but our busy lives continued. Fall came and went with more sports, a new school for the boys, a decision for me to go back to work 4 days per week and an even busier Fall photography schedule.
So, all of this to say, I have lots of excuses why blogging and sharing my personal images took a back burner this year. It started to feel like one extra thing on my to do list and I had to let some things go. However, it is one of the things that I have truly missed the most and so, I intend to get back to blogging regularly. Maybe because a few of my “fans” (ahem, my family) may miss it, but mostly because I miss it.
There have been lots of things that I have wanted to blog over the past few months, so I may backtrack for a bit and share some images of new summer hobbies and awesome memories created with friends and family this fall, but my goal is to stay more current the next year.
Currently, we are busy counting down the days til Christmas. Our elf, Peanuguskie is here, we’ve seen Santa, we’re in the middle of the a fun “12 days of Christmas” countdown, the shopping and wrapping are complete. We’ve got festive down here, but the next week will be spent trying to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Our elf reminded us of this morning by placing himself in our special Nativity Scene, made by my dad. The boys have their Christmas program tomorrow and I’m so excited to hear Ricky sing about the Baby Jesus and Benny and Nolan sing about being the “Friends of Jesus.” Check back for pictures and maybe a video if I can swing both.
Happy 7th day of Christmas to you all!
(edited to add: I just googled the 12 days of Christmas to make sure I was on the correct day and never before did I know that the 12 days of Christmas STARTS on Christmas Day and is not actually a countdown at all! Oops.)
Happy December 18th