Yes, it has been quite a while since I have stopped in to chit chat. 10 weeks to be exact!
To be honest, I was this close to shutting the ol’ blog down. Instead, I decided to take an extended break(a long one, obviously) to really think on it and make sure that was a decision I would have been happy with. Many weeks later, I am glad I made the decision to take the “wait and see” approach.
I have to admit, the time away from the computer was just what I needed. Instead of living life to share with the blog world, I just lived life for myself. No worrying about snapping extra pictures or trying to make a boring day seem like something it wasn’t. There were times however, I really missed hopping on and “journaling” some of the events happening in my life. For me, I have come to the conclusion that blogging has to be just for me!! Not for readers, not for sponsors, just for me! If I try to make it into something else, that is when the enjoyment leaves. I definitely want those who are reading to enjoy it but I don’t see that happening if I’m not loving it first. You know what I mean?!
Now that I have gotten that out of the way, how about I catch you up on the last 10 weeks, at least a little bit!
Obviously, my pregnancy has progressed quite a bit since my last bumpdate. Oh, and speaking of, I also won’t be documenting those on a weekly basis anymore. I mean, what’s the point after skipping so many.
They are going to be the best big brother and sister! Both are so ready to welcome the baby and they can’t get enough of touching my belly. When he kicks, they get especially excited. It’s pretty special and amazing!
I enjoyed a One Direction concert with my daughter. I bought Camryn tickets for her birthday and was pretty much dreading the occasion but much to my surprise, I had so much fun. The boys can sing, believe it or not and I thought they were quite entertaining. I’m a fan!!
School started for my kids. 4th and 1st grade. How is that even possible?
I became a working woman again! I’m working from home 16-24 hours per week for a high end department store and enjoying the discount. Kidding, I still can’t afford any of the items but it’s fun to pretend!!
I got my hair cut and I am loving it!! I know many people go gaga for long hair and I like it just fine but mid length hair definitely seems to fit me.
After way too many months of bare walls, I finally put something up on them. I’ll be the first to tell you that I am no decorator but I am still proud of how my collage turned out. Now to print the pictures to actually fill the frames. Baby steps, people!!
I’ve been buying baby clothes and getting the nursery set up. It’s not complete yet but just a few more decorations and a small piece of furniture and we should be set. Oh, and diapers. I need to get a lot of those!
So there you have it, the cliff notes version of what has been happening in the life of the Riley household. Boring to some, amazing to me!! I love this little life of mine and just feel blessed each day to share it with three(almost four) of the most amazing people in the world.
Tell me, what have you been up to lately?!