Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MIA: An Absence Explained

In yesterday's post, I promised to explain the reason behind my year-long blogging break...
...or should I say reasons.

Twins :)  You're totally forgiving my absence now, right?

As you may (or more than likely may not) remember, when I left you I was just a few weeks out from our first successful/unsuccessful round of IVF.  Remember, I went silent on you then too?  Apparently, despite my best intentions to share the details of our fertility journey for those you who are going through it too, I can't seem to get motivated to write about that stuff as it's actually happening.  As it turns out, IVF is kind of all-consuming and leaves little energy for much else. At least it was for me.  Maybe I'll share some details from a 'looking back' perspective for those of you who are interested.

Anyway, we started preparing for our 2nd round of IVF last October.  We ended up with just two viable embryos...

..who grew into these guys....

who grew into these guys...

...who are the best thing that's ever happened to us.

So that's what's been keeping me so busy....IVF, twin pregnancy, figuring out how to be a mom of two.  Just life as usual around here :)

But through it all, I did keep you guys in mind!  Posts about the nursery and other stuff that has changed in the house, some great Friday Fav ideas, and random post topics have been running around in my head and are all on the way!  I have a year's worth of ideas listed in my iPhone, and can't wait to put them out into the between diaper changes, feedings, and frantically seeking the lost pacifiers of my little binky addicts.

Seriously, the posts may flow more as a trickle than a gush.  But at least the drought is over for now!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Before I begin, let's start with the obvious...

You guys-- (if there are any of you left out there)....I haven't posted anything in a YEAR.  365 days on the nose. 

365 opportunities. Failed on every one of them. Awesome.

I never meant to let a year go by without posting.  And I certainly didn't plan on my last post being one about some random app that really has nothing to do with what this blog is all about.  Life just got kind of crazy, and somehow 12 months went by without having much more than a passing thought about writing, followed by absolutely no action to ever make it happen. 
Basically, this was me for a whole year.
But lately...I've been feeling compelled to finish what I started.  I'm not sure what that means yet.  It might be a return to semi-regular posts about house progress, Friday favs, the occasional project, and life in general....or it may mean finding a way to wrap up this story of our home and give this blog some closure. 
So we'll see what this little comeback brings. But for now...I bet you're wondering what went down that resulted in a freakin' year going by without a single word.  And I'll tell you... tomorrow's post. 
 I promise there will be one.
No really, I swear.
 And if you can't wait, you can always stalk me on Instagram ;)