I never know how to start these blog posts when it has been 6 months since I last posted. I mean I have like a million things I can blog about that have happened since January, but it always feels so, well...awkward. I just had to take a blog world break. I thought back in January when I posted that I was ready to begin blogging again on a regular basis. Clearly, I was mistaken. I had to just take a step back from hobbies and interests and really prioritize my life. And honestly, once I did that, there was no time left for blogging. Or pinning on pinterest. Or crafting. Which pretty much defeats the purpose of "pinning", right? Anywho, now that I am no longer preggers and getting settled as a family of FOUR, I am hoping that I will find the time to blog again. Who knows, but we'll see.
So, I have lots to catch up on. The last time I blogged, like REALLY blogged a post of worthy of any attention was OVER a YEAR ago when I posted about Ella Grace's 1st birthday party. Also, HOW has that been over a year ago. So crazy! And a lot has happened since then. We went on our family vacation to Destin in July (which I never blogged about...FAIL!) and right after we returned home I found out we were preggers again : ) And soon after that, like 5 days later I became extremely preggo sick and remained that way basically for the remainder of the pregnancy (just like the first time). So, that's really when my blog absentee-ism began. I feel awful that I didn't keep up with my weekly pregnancy posts the second time around like I did with Ella Grace, but it's just a tad bit more difficult to keep up with a 14 month-old (& up) while being sick and pregnant than it was when I could just lay in bed all the time : ) I feel guilty about it and I always will : ( So, Emmalyn one day when you read this, you will understand. Hopefully.
So, back on track. Let's just fast foward thru what I haven't covered...Vacation, found out we were preggers, Halloween (Ella Grace was kitty cat!), Thanksgiving (which we always spend at home, just our little family because of work), Ella Grace's second Christmas (loads of fun!), and then our last vacation as a family of three to start 2013 (totally AWESOME!). Maybe I will blog about those events at some point. But not right now.
Okay, so here we are up to the MOST IMPORTANT event in 2013. The birth of our absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L second daughter, Emmalyn Grey. She tried to cause a little trouble towards the end of my pregnancy, and decided to make her debut a little early, but the delivery could not have gone better, and she is healthy, gorgeous and completely *PERFECT*
This is where I want to pick up on my blog posts. If I get nothing else caught up on, I am definitely getting Emmalyn's birth story and monthly updates posted. I have LOVED having Ella Grace's updates on here and have already referred back to them several times to compare to Emmalyn. So, I want to be sure to have those saved for our memories.
For now, here is a recent picture of my two beauties : )