Wow. It's been a right long time. Sorry, dear internet. I've discovered a few things about myself. If I can't do something perfectly, or at least well, I'm paralyzed by inactivity. Since I haven't had enough time to do a blog post that does justice to Christmas, New Years, and everything in between, I've just not done anything. Then the longer the break becomes, the harder it is, because there is so much more to tell.
My kids' rooms are the same as the day we moved in, because I don't know where to start decorating them. The kitchen pantry intimidates me with the disorder. So I do nothing. At least now I can recognize what this hyper-perfectionism is, so I can start to do something about it. As Flylady would say, Housework (or blogging) done incorrectly still blesses your family.
So anyway. My life! My family! So much has happened. Christmas was wonderful and joyful and everything Christmas with three sweet babies can be.
But far and away the very best part of the season was getting my sweet sister home. She's been a missionary for the last 18 months, and she came home on the 28th. After 18 months of just writing letters, it was so so wonderful to hug her and have her HOME!!! She hadn't met Calvin or my little niece Jane--they were both born just a few weeks after she left. Now they're walking, talking (kind of) little people. Here she is, hugging my little girls. Darling Steph, she is so sweet and I've missed her like crazy.
I'm the one is brown, my sister Andrea, is in green, and Steph is on the right. She's wearing jeans for the first time in 18 months!!
And since Steph came home, a person with no job, who loves our kids desperately and is responsible was available to watch them while Steve and I came to .......Cancun!!!!!!!!
So right now, yes, I'm blogging from our gorgeous hotel just 40 feet away from the most pristine white sand beach, with water as warm and gentle as a pool. It's 85 degrees and so absolutely gorgeous I can't believe it.
And what's most amazing, Steve and I are here ALONE!!! After six years of marriage, this is the first time we've gone anywhere without the kids. And can I just say, that sleeping all night long is pretty wonderful??? This chance to reconnect after so many months of him traveling has been rejuvenating for our marriage. We're enjoying every moment.
I'll take more pictures tomorrow.
There. That wasn't so hard. I'm so glad I'm back to dabbling in the blogging world. I've missed this outlet. So I apologize for the absence, and I'll do my best to get over this horrible perfectionism.
A hodgepodge of homeschooling, crafting, cooking and daily life.
- Name: Becca
- Location: Utah, United States
I'm an lds homeschooling mom to four sweet babies and wife to my sweetheart.