Well, this is some fine thing I’ve gone and done. I’ve been blogging for almost three years now and I think this past month is the spottiest and worst job I’ve done of updating regularly.

I’m starting to dig my way out from whatever it is that I’ve been under and I’ve so much to share with y’all this week. I just don’t have a lot of time this morning, as I’m running behind on getting homeschool started. (I actually slept in for the first time in a long time)

I want to thank each and every one of you who have left comments and visited in spite of the fact that I’ve been absent and haven’t been returning emails. I absolutely HATE not replying to comments left on my blog, but I seriously needed a break. It means a lot to me that you’ll still read and comment – I’ll be better about replying, because I really do read and enjoy each and every comment…and I don’t want them to stop! 🙂

This past month has been so good for me. If you ever feel overwhelmed, take a step back and look at some things you can streamline. I have posted less this month, put “Behind the Blog” on a hiatus, and resigned as a full time contributor to Blissfully Financial (you’ll still see articles from me – in fact, I think Darla’s posting one today, but I’m not on a schedule any longer). It’s been phenomenally good for me.

God has been so incredibly good to me and has provided me an association with a company that I am so excited about. I am the newest team member and Blogger Design Coordinator for Pulse Point Design, a custom web design company for authors, artists and small businesses. I am thrilled to be part of this team – if you check out some of our clients, you’ll see some very popular and well known Christian authors and you’ll also see some beautiful designs. I will not be designing, but coding for blogger designs such as this one that I recently did and am very proud of. It is the first vertical navigation bar I’ve seen on blogger.

Our family has also made a major change that has so far been good for everyone. We prayerfully made the decision to change churches, which is a blog post in itself. Our children have only known one church all their lives and I was so concerned this would be so upsetting for them, but once again, it just goes to show you – if God’s in something, it’s going to be okay. He’s made the adjustment period virtually painless – our kids LOVE our new church and we are finding more ways to serve and be active, which is a HUGE blessing for us.

So, there you have it. A small recap of sorts. I’ll be posting more regularly than I have been and will fill in all the details as I can. I’ve taken some really great photos that are sitting in my Photoshop folder waiting for touchups, crops, etc. and will be posting a few of those as well.

And as a final tease…for the month of October…I’ll be giving away something that will put every other giveaway I’ve ever done to shame. (Yes, it’s that good) So watch for it (hint: It’s a compound word that has something to do with pictures)- you won’t want to miss it. I promise you!

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14 Comments on Oh, hello. Were you talking to me?

  1. www.antiquemommy.com
    September 29, 2008 at 8:25 am (9 years ago)

    Change is good. Church changes are hard, even for the best reasons. I visited Pulse Point and it looks like an exciting adventure for you! You keep up with a lot. I don’t know how you do it. Glad you are back in the saddle.

  2. Best Life
    September 29, 2008 at 8:31 am (9 years ago)

    It’s nice to see you surface from your life and let us know how you’re doing. I may be a new friend, but I care. I’ll look forward to hearing more about your new church adventures and what God is doing in your life. The vertical navigation bar is GORGEOUS! LP~

  3. Jeni
    September 29, 2008 at 9:43 am (9 years ago)

    Well, hello! I’ve missed your posts!

    I’m glad your church change is going so well – I can imagine you were very nervous about it. We’ve only recently moved to the Bible belt, where there are churches every 50 ft. It was hard choosing one, and we weren’t sure for the first 18 months or so that we were in the right place, but now we believe that we’re right where we belong!

  4. Sassafrass
    September 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm (9 years ago)

    Great to have you back! I’m the worst at keeping up with posting regularly so I understand. Congrats on becoming the new member of Pulse Point Designs!

  5. Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae
    September 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Does this mean you’re not designing any more? because I had a button I wanted you to do…

    Still congrats on all the positive changes you’ve been making and on being able to step back and re-evaluate your commitments. big girl!

  6. Headless Mom
    September 29, 2008 at 10:26 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d love to hear more about the change of church!

    Good for you for taking the time you need. It’s great to hear that things are ‘falling into place!’

  7. Mzzterry
    September 30, 2008 at 6:06 am (9 years ago)

    I have missed you.
    Praying for Gods blessings to fall deeply on your new adventures in life. Enjoy all He is doing in and through you!

  8. Lona
    September 30, 2008 at 6:20 am (9 years ago)

    Love the blog design you linked too–the tabs in the book are very creative!

    I’m a newbie visitor, so don’t have the history here. But best wishes as you climb out of the pit…

    Psalm 130

  9. meandmom
    September 30, 2008 at 5:37 pm (9 years ago)

    I would like to hear more about your change of church too! I have to undertake the same transition….have left one, just haven’t yet found the new one. How did you stay patient with the process?
    -The Mom

  10. Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet
    September 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Busy life! I’d like to hear more about the church change, too.

    Homeschooling requires commitment and you have it!

    I’ve been keeping up with ya through Google Reader.

  11. grammy
    October 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm (9 years ago)

    Sounds like maybe you were spread to thin. Good to slow down and take stock. Give away…hmmm I think I know what it might be. Take care.

  12. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates
    October 2, 2008 at 4:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow – you’ve been going through a lot! So glad that God has helped you to streamline. Now you’ve made me very curious about your giveaway!

  13. Baby Tunnel Exodus
    October 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm (9 years ago)

    It’s important to take the time you need for family and faith. Good for you to take charge of what’s best for you. Blessings, Whitney

  14. Mrs. De Miranda
    October 7, 2008 at 7:54 am (9 years ago)

    I loved your message! I absolutely agree with everything!! Congrats on the new job and I will be following you from now on! I LOVE your header, thats a great quote!!

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