Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Ebb and Flow of Life

We all have those seasons; the ones where life riles up and forbids you from doing what you would normally do. I am in the midst of one such season but have had a heavy heart about not sharing with all of you, my lovely bloggy friends.

First off, I would like to publicly thank each any every one of you who donated to TRAC this year. I haven't received pictures or a full report, but it sounds like the girls and boys were deeply blessed by their handmade gifts provided by all of you. You have made their lives richer with just a few small items and for that I THANK YOU on behalf of them. If I get some pictures in the future, I will be sure to pass them along.

Secondly, I have been remiss in holding back on my new blog design! I kept meaning to write a whole post dedicated soley to the wonderful work of Miss Jennie over at Clover and Violet who worked with me for far too long to make some much needed changes to my design. She is absolutely amazing and deserves all the credit for my blog's look and feel. Please let her know if you are in need of a blog "facelift". She will do a fantastic job for you.

Now on to sharing just a tidbit of how time has been elapsing for me over these past few months: I am pregnant. I am having another little girl who we have named Lily and we are planning for her to arrive sometime in early January (although, if she wants to sneak in to 2013, I won't be complaining!!! Tax deduction!) My sister is also pregnant. And my best friend. And a few other friends. ((There's something in the water out here. I suggest you all keep your distance.)) But all that being said, what I really want you to know is that I am alive and living. I go out with friends. I have a group of girls I sew with on a regular basis. I have guild meetings. We have playdates. I spend lots of time with my family and can honestly say that playing pirate princess dress-up is the highlight of my day. Clara Mae just turned two years old and is just overflowing with imagination. She has recently discovered Peter Pan and truly believes she can fly! So we fly a lot. And twirl. And when we are exhausted from our travels around the kitchen island, we sit ourselves down to color or paint or mash Little People and Legos into Play-doh. I have an amazing life, but clearly, that life hasn't included blogging much lately.

It makes me sad that I don't find the time to blog. I miss you all dearly. We have really become such great friends. I could make an effort to be present in the online community through the blog, but I don't have a computer at home, just my phone. When I do have access to a computer, it's because my husband is home from work and has brought his laptop home for me to use, should I choose to, but I rarely do. The truth is I love spending time with him and spending time as a family. We talk about our days and make dinner together. We play with Maze. We walk our dogs. Sometimes we go out for ice cream. And when Clara is down for the night and we have a few moments of privacy, he reads to me while I hand sew or embroider on the couch. Yes. Our love is THAT ridiculous and perfect.

I want you all to know, though, that I have not disappeared altogether. Instagram has made it easy for me to "microblog" throughout the day, sharing projects and activities and maybe a few meals along the way. Please PLEASE consider following me there! My username is dheyen. And I have not given up blogging. I've just decided to post less often for now. I'm still waiting to see where this season leads me.

Thank you all for your continued support and friendship. It really has meant the world to me.

Danny

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Lily is a lovely and perfect name!

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  2. Congratulations that is wonderful news! Don't worry about the blog - it will always be here. Enjoy pirate princesses, life, family, play dates, guild meetings and all that! You can blog anytime.

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  3. Congratulations! Lily is a beautiful name, it'll be a middle name if our bump is a pink one. Enjoy life, it sounds perfect :-)

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  4. Good luck with your ebb! It sounds like you're in a beautiful functional relationship and family and I'm sure the world is a better place for having two loving parents and spouses in it. Don't worry too much about us, I get your blog emails so whenever you end up posting I'll read it :) . Have a wonderful week and as much time to sleep as you can manage :)

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  5. Congratulations! Im so pleased for you guys :)

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  6. Congrats missus, been missing you!

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  7. Congrats! I also feel really badly about dropping the ball on blogging this summer, but when life happens you just have to go with it. I hope you have lots of fun preparing for your little girl's arrival! You can let her know that if she wants to be born on the 30th of December we can be birthday buddies. ;)

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  8. Oh congrats Danny, that is wonderful! And seriously, your hubby reads to you while you sew? That is by far the most beautiful thing I've heard in a long time. I might join IG just so I can stalk you there ;o)

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  9. YOu my dear, have all your ducks in a row. You are one amazing young woman!

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  10. Yes but you can't be as funny on instagram *stamps foot*. I want the funny danny blog back...

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  11. What a lovely post Danny - I'm so pleased for you!! It sounds like you are really living life as it is meant to be lived and enjoying every day! Blog when you can - we love to hear what you are up to...but hey, having too much fun to blog is about as good as it gets!!

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  12. Congratulations! You sound very happy, and like you are living life to its fullest.

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  13. Congrats Danny! I'm so excited for you all.

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