Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lately...


You guys, I’m not gunna lie, this blogging break has been nothing short of awesome. If there’s a time of year for a break, it’s the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been reading all of your “Christmas List” and “Stocking Stuffer” posts and I kind of wish that I would’ve participated, but in all honesty, when I thought about what would be on my list, my mind went completely blank.

Cutting back on my screen time has been great, it can be challenging at times, but when Joe gets home and we decide to watch a movie or eat dinner, it’s nice to enjoy those moments together, in the moment rather than distracted by our phones. Honestly, this TTC break and social media/screen time break has been awesome for us. Literally the first day after our BFN and our decision to take a break, I felt more connected with him than I have in a long time. Infertility puts a lot of pressure on us both that & didn’t realize the extent of how much of a barrier it was putting between us. We are both making a conscious effort & it’s making a noticeable difference even in just a couple of days/weeks.

So lately we’ve been busy with the house (duh!), we’re just about to have the wiring and plumbing inspected and insulation and drywall are up next. Joe already hung drywall on the wall that goes from the garage into the house (fire code required) and it’s awesome to see it finally take a little more shape. One of these days I’m going to tear in to the boxes of cabinets so that I can see what they actually look like. Our hardwood flooring should be arriving any day now as well. There’s still a TON of work to be done, but once the drywall starts going up, there will be a lot more noticeable progress being made.

Holiday-wise it’s been crazy. My mom and I did our major Christmas shopping trip last Saturday. It was completely exhausting, but I got almost everyone done! That evening we had an annual ugly sweater party to attend which was a complete blast! Always fun to see how far people will take things. This year the girl dressed like a Christmas tree and the guy dressed in a candy striped bow-tie and crushed velvet sport coat were the winners.




Luckily, the next couple weeks will be relatively low-key before the Christmas chaos starts. We are leaving late Friday morning for Wisconsin Dells for a quick little getaway, just the two of us. I can’t wait. We are staying at Chula Vista resort so if anyone has been there & has any tips let me know! It’s been about 15 years since I’ve been there so I am pretty clueless on what’s there. I’m just really looking forward to getting out of town; I don’t care where we go! I’ve got my little cooler bag ready to stock with makings for mimosas!

As far as some of the other things I wanted to do for myself during this break it’s all been going pretty well. I’ve been going to Curves again on a regular basis and feeling a lot better & more energetic. I’ve also been really trying to eat healthier which is a challenge during the holidays. I made this awesome Kale & Quinoa soup from Cooking Classy and it is so amazing & very nutritious. The hardest thing for me is eating out, which we do entirely too much of, it’s so hard to find anything healthy at a restaurant.

I hope all is well with everyone, I’ve been trying to at least keep up with reading my favorite blogs and commenting as much as I can. I’m going to continue on my break and keep the posts at a minimum for now. It’s been nice to have one less thing to worry about at this crazy time of year. Although I LOVE my blog and my readers, sometimes we just need to step back from things for a moment. I’m planning on enjoying myself the rest of this month & hopefully coming back full-swing come January!

17 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a good blogging break girl!! You deserved it! Glad your house is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished! And I can't believe you haven't sneaked a peek at those cabinets!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm so happy that your blogging break has been what you wanted it to be!! I cant wait to see your house when it's all finished - i'm sure it's going to be amazing!! Enjoy your getaway!!

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  3. Love this update and knowing how intentional y'all are being about staying connected. Love that. Can't wait to see more house updates! xx

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  4. It's good to take a break! You need it ๐Ÿ˜Š Also, if you ever need any inspiration in eating healthy, you know my Instagram has got that covered ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love ya sweet lady!!

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  5. So glad you're enjoying your break..those Christmas sweater pictures are fantastic!

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  6. Couldn't agree more, taking a break is sometimes MUCH needed and I think it's great. I did it recently and even after returning I cut way back, it's been much more enjoyable :) We're going to our first ugly sweater party this weekend, I can't wait!

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  7. I'm so glad you're enjoying your break. I think at least for me me it was much needed besides the fact that I lost weight too so that helps. Now when you start all over you'll have the energy, strength and positive attitude. Praying for you always. OH and by the way I totally loved your sweater I don't think it was ugly lol.

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  8. glad you are enjoying your break and feeling more connected with Joe, that's awesome!
    I love Christmas sweater parties, so fun. Enjoy your getaway!

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  9. I've taken a step back too and love it! The New Year holds so much promise :)

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  10. So glad you checked in :) Really love how serious you are taking your blogging/social media break. I love that it is making a noticeable difference in your relationship. I can't even begin to imagine how stressful the TTC journey is on each other. Can't wait for your getaway! Hope it is beyond amazing!!!

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  11. I don't blame ya on the blogging break. Recently I have decided to only post once a week. It has been a nice "breather."

    Loved your pics by the way! xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  12. Break as long as you need to. Glad you're enjoying the holidays with your hubby and family. Hugs!

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  13. I'm so glad the break has been good for your soul. Enjoy the holiday's. Enjoy the new HOUSE! Enjoy just being you with your hubby. We're all here anytime you need us!! xoxo

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  14. Love your ugly sweaters! we have a party tomorrow!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  15. Good to hear a little update from you! Glad you are enjoying your break from blogging/social media and connecting more with Joe! That's a great thing! And this upcoming trip is going to be perfect for you two! :)

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  16. Sometimes blogging breaks are necessary! I normally do those with guest posts, haha! The blogging world is incredible, but sometimes it takes away from real life a little too much :)
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  17. Looks like you're getting a lot of bases covered this Christmas season. Keep it up! I hope that the wiring inspection turns out better than expected, much as spending a little bit more on circuit breakers shouldn't hurt too bad, since that is an investment for everyone's safety. Anyway, thanks for sharing that! All the best to you and your family!

    Kellie Taylor @ Aim Dynamics

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