Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Facing changes

I'm happy to finally start catching up with the blog world again. I have so many pictures from the past couple months that I can't wait to share! Ever since right after Christmas I've been sick and trying to figure out some food allergy issues and all that fun stuff. Like I said in my giveaway post before this (hint, hint! Enter to win a free Gaiam yoga mat customized by CafePress! haha) my goal for 2011 is to be healthier and not let stress get to me. The past few months have brought on a LOT of unexpected stress and now we're getting to a point where G.I. Joe's going to be off doing things again. Life is changing for us. I feel like we're finally getting out of this transition phase we've been in since he moved home.

I used to not really blog about military family issues before he moved back. The reason for that is because I can't talk about his job but also I had other ways of dealing with the separation. When he did move home talking about the military issues that I could was helpful for me because it kept me feeling connected to something. Over the past couples weeks though I've realized that a change needs to happen again. I'm not going to be able to deal with what's in front of us the same way I've dealt with everything from the past year and a half.

I really have gone back and forth with this since the summer but I am certain I don't want to shut down the blog. Finally, I know that for sure. However...there will be changes coming. I won't be writing deeply personal posts about military life. Of course, its not going to disappear from the blog. I know there are a couple of promotion/graduation type things I'll want to share but there will be mostly other stuff here. I will get better about posting pictures, videos, and maybe even some sewing tutorials and recipes.

Over the past year I did a lot of stuff. And I don't mean that in a bad way. I'm proud of the articles I've written and the projects I've done for certain military organizations. I feel like there was a season for that. My biggest concern in the coming days, weeks and months is making sure Lucy adjusts well and has as stable a life as possible. That means taking on less and I'm super happy about that. So that's the other reason you won't see a lot of serious military related posts around here. I hope you'll stick with me though! I know this blog has been "transitioning" for a while but I finally feel like I know where its going because I can see what I need to be focusing on now.










Shout-out to my awesome friend Sarah for taking these super cute pictures at our house :)



14 comments:

annoyed army wife said...

Oh, sewing tutorials. Tell me more...

NewLife4Me said...

Are you guys transitioning to civilian life? I haven't been the best at reading blogs lately :(

Jane said...

Wow! Lucy has grown so much! What a little doll.

So glad you're back to blogging here. Can't wait to see the coming changes!

Erin said...

I love the black and white scroll-y walls in your house! Sounds like there are a lot of changes and it is hard when you want to share, but are supposed to keep things quiet. Finding a balance is sometimes difficult. But I am glad you have decided to keep it going! Also, if he is still on the same track, you know I can relate if you need a sounding board.

Amyables said...

My goodness, Lucy is so precious! Isn't it amazing to watch our babies grow into little girls????

Jessica Lynn said...

You know what, do what's right for you and your family. I think military-centric blogs are almost a trend these days and everyone is jumping on board. There are cute and clever titles (yours and mine included), that I think take away from the meat of what a blog really is. I've been struggling with that a lot lately, and I think I'm coming to the same conclusion as you are. I'll still talk about the military, but I'll also only blog when I have something I want to say. These past few months have taught me that it's okay to not have a post up every single day, but rather write when I actually want to. Good luck!

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

She's a beautiful little lady :-)

Julie said...

She is SO cute! Love that Daisy hat.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

MMM change is good and you KNOW I'm waiting with baited breath to see what you have in store for us :)

Warren Baldwin said...

Haven't been reading here so I don't know what some of the changes are, but I hope they are good ones for your family. I know these are challenging days for our military families. Our family and church prays for you all!

Neat pictures here! Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year.

I just started the marriage series for the year. Just received one article from a wounded warrior wife for the series. I hope you'll still be able to write guest post. If circumstances have change and you can't, I understand, but hope you can.

God's blessings upon your family!

wb

R said...

adorable pics of Lucy (as always!)

Sorry you've been sick, and hope you're recovering well! Good for you planning to be healthier and less stressed - it's a goal I should add to my list for 2011 :)

I'm glad you're not shutting down your blog, and no matter what you're blogging about, I'll be here lady :)

*HUGS* to you - and a happy & blessed new year!!

"M" said...

Interesting post about adjusting to military life and the inevitable transitions. I'm sure this blog has been, and will continue to be, an outlet for you. Good luck with everything in the coming days/weeks/months!

Chelle & My boys said...

love your blog, new follower here!! Can't wait to read more.. doing a tutu giveaway check it out for your beautiful lil girl!!

Kerry said...

Adorable pictures of Lucy. Love the wallpaper. Glad you're getting back to some writing but be sure not to over due anything. Take care of you!!