hi! remember me? it’s been awhile.
-went to IL for my cousin’s wedding (photos to come).
-lived through 2 days of non-stop action. then BAM! i got really sick and spent the rest of my visit home (at the hotel)…in bed.
-once back in california, i spent the remaining time off from work…in bed or on the couch. with horrible congestion and a cough. no fun.
-christmas didn’t even feel like christmas this year. mainly because i was sick, but also because MP was still in IL, visiting his family. don’t get me wrong. it was nice…it was just quiet.
-i rang in the new year with my dad, stepmom, taylor, and some close family friends. the weekend was full of great food, football, and bravo marathons. the only thing missing…MP. he was still in IL with his family.
-work work work, blah blah blah…
-a week later (the 7th), MP finally came “home”. which is officially his home now, too!
-we fell into a nice routine, we rescued a dog, aaaaaaaaand….
he asked me to marry him!
some of you already know this because you follow me on twitter.
and also, because i blabbed about it on facebook.
yeah, so…i guess i haven’t been blogging because i’ve had some pretty exciting things going on. my life is changing. i’m settling in, ”nesting”, soaking it all up. ya dig?
and quite frankly…
although blogging has been a very positive experience for me (for the most part), i did in fact get caught up in the “politics” of it…
i started to feel inadequate. so naturally, i began to shut down. i didn’t know what to talk about, i started focusing on the numbers, the comments, my photos felt lackluster, and taking pictures of myself started to feel…really stupid. (nature of the beast, i suppose?) so i threw in the towel. raised the white flag. and focused on other things.
but that’s just me. i’m not at all downplaying blogging and what it means to a lot of people. i’m still inspired by you ladies every single day…by your words, your funny stories, your lovely photos, following your travels, hearing your thoughts about life, love, family, and fashion…
i just needed a break. and maybe i’m still on that break…we’ll see.
ps. i really wanted to post some photos from my iphone; however, when i send them to my email and save them to my iphoto library, the quality is horrible! does anyone know how to remedy this? i haven’t been using the point and shoot, as the iphone’s quality is so much better! (sad, i know.)
a year ago today…
redheads CAN wear red.
…which is funny because my hair wasn’t even “red” in these photos.