I’m Back!

I’m back in action!

Thank you so much to my sweet friends/readers who’ve encouraged me to get back writing.  I’m sure I won’t be posting as regularly as I once was, but I’ve missed blogging and am glad to be back at it.

I have a bunch of blog post ideas swirling around and some fun ideas to share with you soon.  In the meantime, here are a few random things we’ve been up to:

We traveled to Raleigh-Durham, NC in April and got to meet our sweet nephew. Here are the cousins:

I found a $5 scooter at a yard sale. Sweet! (And then I spent $60 on helmets because I’m a total freak about safety… well, at least I saved money somewhere haha!)  The girls have been having a blast scooting.

It’s finally warm enough for the beach again. You know I’m thrilled.

We broke ground on our house a few weeks ago. Woohoo!!!

Hopefully, we’ll be moving in around August. I’ve been researching paint colors, furniture options, and DIY projects galore. I’m having so much fun! I realized I haven’t posted much about DIY projects on this blog, but you can bet that once we get moved, I’ll be posting plenty. Beach Dad and I both love DIY projects, but haven’t done many this past year.  I’m itching to get started.

First up: this dresser.

Solid wood and $25! (at the same yard sale as our scooter)  It needs lots of love, but it’s a much-needed replacement for Beach Girl’s dresser, which has pretty much fallen apart.

Speaking of Beach Girl, here’s a pic of me with my cuties on Mother’s Day:

Beach “Baby” isn’t so much a baby anymore… she’s a walking, talking, climbing, screaming, snuggling toddler.  “Beach Toddler” doesn’t have such a good ring to it, though. Any ideas for a new name??


Takin’ A Break

I’ve taken an unplanned blogging break the past couple weeks as my “offline” life has been more full than usual. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been up to:

  • We had the chance to visit with all 4 of our parents (separately) over the last few weeks.
  • We’ve started a new “diet” that involves eating (almost) no processed food, so I’ve been spending plenty of extra time in the kitchen. I also have been in serious sugar withdrawal… I had no idea how much sugar I was apparently eating and the first week off of it was especially rough. I’m hoping that increased energy stage will come soon!
  • Both my girls are in their annual half-year stages of disequilibrium. They’ve both been more emotional and tantrum-y than normal and it’s been a difficult time for all of us.  I was so thankful when I remembered this happens every year around half-birthdays, both of which are right around now. (Also, can we please get rid of daylight savings time?!) My sweet girls are both needing some extra snuggles, book-reading, tickles, and playtime (oh, and disciplining conversations…) these days.
  • One of Beach Girl’s friends (who is 3 years old) from church has been in the hospital with meningitis for the last 3 weeks and, while he had been improving, has had a rough past week. Please join us in praying for Miles, his family, and his doctors.

All this to say, I’m going to continue taking a break from blogging for a bit. I have 100 blog posts swirling around in my head and am really missing writing, but of course, things in the offline world are more important than the online one, so the blog will have to wait. I’ll be back!