Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Well, hello there. You may or may not have been wondering where I went to. I assure you, I am fine, but did get extremely busy with my life outside of this little blog.

The holidays were crazy busy, as always, and time could just not be made for my little blog. We had a lovely Christmas though, and I'm happy to say that one of the many gifts Paul and I received was Lily finally starting to regularly use the potty! YAY! Literally, on Christmas Eve, she told us she had to go, and go she did, and she has been going on the potty and wearing panties every day since. Next we're moving on to nighttime training! (can't wait)

Guess who's using the potty like a big girl?!
Just a few days before New Year's Eve, Lily came down with what we thought was a bad case of the flu, but turned out to be RSV + bronchiolitis. A visit to the ER when her fever reached 104.2 turned into a three night stay, and we celebrated New Year's Eve in PICU. Yay.

In PICU :(

But, my little sweetie has fully recovered and things are all back to normal around her. One thing that's happening right now, though, is my job is really starting to pick up. Every day has to be devoted to me furthering my career now (at least until Lily is home from daycare), thus, with that being said, I have been taking a break from blogging.

I don't know for how long it will be; it may be for just a few months...or it may be indefinitely. I am not setting any expectation for it, because if there is one thing I have surely learned time and time again- especially after having to spend a holiday in the hospital with my child hooked up to various machines to help her breathe -you just never know what will happen, no matter what plans you make or expectations you have. Life will always do whatever it wants to do, and all we can do is prepare for it the best we can.

At Valentine's Day party at her daycare
Having fun on a snow day

I want to take this time now to thank all of you who have been reading my blog since the beginning and supporting me, and everyone who has read, commented, linked-up, or supported me in any way here. I have made so many amazing bloggy friends from all around the world, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I'm very sad that this has to happen, but it just does. My mind has been made up, and this is one of those less pleasant resolutions that is for the best, at least at this time.

A pre-bday visit to the aquarium
A sighting of the rare Lily Seal

Who knows- I may be back sooner than I think and I may just start posting every once in a while when I have a new recipe that is just too good not to share, but I will not be hosting any hops anytime soon. Sigh. I always liked doing those best :(

My focus has to be on my career and my family right now, and hopefully in between all that I can squeeze in some me time. 

Thank you all SO MUCH for every awesome blog post you've linked up at Sweet Saturday or Meatless Monday; thank you all SO MUCH for all of the thoughtful, intriguing, sweet, and often funny comments you've left over the past 2 years; thank you all SO MUCH for continuing to visit even when I did not update it; thank you all SO MUCH for the awards, shout-outs, and praise. I feel so fontunate to have found this awesome community of bloggers and I will not soon forget you all. I plan to follow many of you via subscription now so I can keep up when I have the time :)

My only sunshine

 Today it's this little sweetie's 3rd birthday. 
Happy birthday, Lily!

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