While it may have appeared that last week was any old week for me--it wasn't.
I spent my entire week at the beach, on family vacation.
I chose not to write about it in 'real time' per-say, for, well-multiple reasons. One of the big reasons was wanting to allow myself all the time to just relax, enjoy family, my daughter, my husband, the beach and the pool without worrying about getting my laptop out and secluding myself. [Some of my twitter friends may have seen a few tweets alluding to me being away.]
So...I decided to write pre-posts for the whole week we were gone. Literally, everyday--at 8am, a new post appeared and I didn't have to whip out my laptop at all while on vacation to blog.
In one sense, it was nice.
But, I'll be honest--I missed it. My blog is my therapy. My crazy ramblings keep me calm. They help me process through things. My writing helps me put my life in perspective. Writing in my blog makes me feel, well....good. I love it.
So, basically what I'm trying to say is, I missed the old blog.
I missed you all.
Whether you didn't realize my absence at all-I certainly did, and I'm glad to be back.
Over the last 7 days, though--I enjoyed lots of pool time, nightly walks to the beach, watching sunsets, baby-wearing, delicious food, splendid pool-side drinks, shopping, ice cream, and sharing moments with my little and big family.
It was great.
It really was.
But, I'm so glad to be home, too. There's something so awesome about coming back to the comfort of your home. Really. I wouldn't want it any other way.
So, I'm cozying up today with Declan and sweet Emeline ---enjoying the last of this "holiday vacation" (He's off work today, hooray!), and enjoying this place we call home.
I'll be back tomorrow with some great photos from beach week, but for now...I'll leave you with this:
Emeline's very first time ever seeing the beach, at 7 weeks old.