After a bit of a hiatus, I am back and ready to dip my toe into some regular programmed blogging! This feels a bit ambitious with the arrival of our sweet little girl on the horizon, but alas. There never is a *perfect* time is there?

My desire to return has been on my mind for quite some time, but Em For Marvelous‘s series on writing really drove it home. The idea that one can blog for the joy of it without feeling pressured to earn money or become some sort of “influencer” brought me peace – and is a rare perspective these days. I just want to write and connect with whoever stumbles upon this little corner of the web.

This past week we visited Ryan’s family out in Nebraska. I was inspired by all the stories shared about the Choiniere side of the family. I learned so much! What especially struck me, that relates to this particular post, is a story about one part of the family who was described as quiet. Their dinner table was rather quiet, their displays of affection were minimum, and their journals contained not much more than information about the time and temperature of that particular day, leaving many to wonder what was really going on in their lives.

While I’m not one to overshare, I do relish the idea of a great great grandchild someday stumbling upon the family blog and enjoying some delightful details about our lives or at least seeing our thoughts and reflections on what was going on. I think, in general, it’s a worthy goal to keep up some form of blogging especially if it’s something that’s enjoyable.

So with that, allow me to do a mid-year catch up for 2022:

  • In January, Fulton turned one and we found out we’re expecting baby number four
  • In February, I quit my job to focus more on my other job (being a mom)
  • In March (or April?), we found out that sweet little babe is a girl
  • In April, we celebrated my 28th birthday
  • In May, we celebrated Ryan and Reagan’s birthdays (33 & 3!)
  • In June, we celebrated Cooper’s 5th birthday – Spider-man themed 🙂

And just like that, hello July!

I’m really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and as always, thank you for being here!

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  1. I’m so glad you were inspired! Writing on EFM has brought me so much joy — I hope it’s the same for you here! 🙂

  2. So glad to have your blog back in action!

  3. It’s great you are capturing all of these moments. I certainly enjoy them. Glad you are back!

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