Friday, June 05, 2009

school's out for the summer


It's hard to believe Alena was just starting school just 6 posts ago and yet in those nine months so much has happened. I can hardly keep track of everything that's gone on but at times I had the feeling that my life was being turned inside, outside and upside down. Now that the summer months are here and Alena is no longer in school I may be ready to get back into blogging. That seems a bit backwards but I think it's true [don't hold it against me if I disappear again].



In early January I gave birth to Elliot [who is now 5 months old]. He arrived on the 2nd and has been such a blessing to our family. My birth experience was amazing this time around and I truly believe I was on a high for the first two months. We could not have asked for a better transition for Alena as a big sister to him. She is so attentive to his needs and loves to help him all the time. At times it’s more than is needed.



As for my break I just needed time off not only from the blog, but from documenting/logging our life. The time away has given me time to step back and photograph without thinking of things to post. I have been able to enjoy the moments a bit more. At first it felt strange not taking my camera every place I went. I would go through withdrawals thinking about how I should be taking a photo of a specific something and yet slowly I was able to enjoy that event a little more. This is not to say that we don't have thousands of photos from the past 9 months, no, but I was able to approach this time in a way that was different from more recent years. I think of these past months as a little furlough. I am looking forward to blogging again but will be interested to see how it unfolds.

8 comments:

Stephanie Breuner said...

I am glad you are doing so well. I've thought of you over the past 5 months. Enjoy the summer!

Rachel said...

Yeah! What a treat to check your blog, on the off chance that you posted, and you did!! No pressure, but I love it when you post!! ;-)

donyale said...

Just discovered your lovely blog and thought I would tag you for a meme - hope you don't mind.

blair said...

Christina I had so much fun last night. You look so calm and completely to have a 6 month old (I imagine I looked a little frazzled at that stage, honestly I probably still do). Hope to see you again soon! xo

Clementine's Shoes said...

So glad to hear that things have been going well- sounds like there have been some wonderful changes in your life.

Heather Bea said...

Glad you are back. I took quite a break too, but didn't have a new little man keeping me busy. He is adorable.

Nishant said...

What a treat to check your blog,
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Anne Koski said...

Christina, this is so odd; I was just going through & deleting blog bookmarks (since we all RSS now) and noticed that you and Theresa last posted on the exact same date. You two.... ;)
Glad we get to keep up in other ways. I can feel my blogging days creeping to a halt.