Blog Break

Photo by Amy Kiel Photography

My goal when I started this blog was to average a post once a week (since that is what is realistic for my life) and I think I have done a pretty good job of sticking to that. Through all the ups and downs of the last couple of years, through my mom’s illness and death, I somehow managed to keep blogging. It gave me joy, the routine of it was good for keeping me going and it has given me a place to talk about things. I certainly have not gone this long without posting though, but there was another death shortly after my last post (my beloved dog Charlie), and now my wedding is exactly one month away as of today! So life finally won out over blogging.

I’m okay though. Matt and I are so excited for the wedding and we have finally had a chance to work on some of the visual details, which has been super fun and I can’t wait to share it all with you. This has been such a bittersweet year, that I fear I will be crying tears of joy all day at my wedding, just because I will be so happy to be with my loved ones. We will probably just collapse in a heap for our mini-moon in Maine… and that may be just what we need. My plan is to come back from the wedding refreshed and ready to start this new phase of my life.

So I guess I am taking a blog break and I think it is in order. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement over the last couple of years. Your comments have guided me through some pivotal moments, from grieving the loss of my mother to planning my wedding dress, so I thank you all for that! I look forward to sharing all the wonderful things we made for the wedding (like the invitations, my dress and decorations and such). So see you all back here in a month or so!

6 thoughts on “Blog Break

  1. Yep! And it’s worth it! You’re more organized than me and posted about your break…I’ve just been MIA. :-/ Wishing you lots of wonderful moments on this journey! It is so much fun, isn’t it? 🙂 xo

  2. Lilly,
    Both Joel and I have really enjoyed your blog and following you through all of your happiness and unfortunately, your sadness. The other day was the 13th year since my Mom died and I miss her just as much always.
    Have a wonderful joyous wedding. Joel and I celebrated 31 years this year. Pretty amazing for us. I wish you have as many wonderful years and memories and we have had.
    You should come out to Poulsbo sometime and see Joel’s garden!
    Love to you both Lilly

    1. Hi Mary,
      Good to hear from you. Wow, 31 years! It’s impressive, but you two are a great couple. I have often thought of you and Joel as the kind of couple we would like to be. And yes, I have heard that the feeling from this kind of loss never really leaves you, you just learn how to carry it and I’m okay with that. I reminds me of how much I loved her… and was loved. Also, we would love to take you up on your offer to visit. I’ll get a hold of you when I get back!

  3. Lilly,
    I quietly keep up with your blog and want you to know you are missed. Always enjoy your writing and hope all is well.

    1. Tami! That is so sweet! I am back from the wedding, and just getting back in the swing of things, but I feel like I have so much to blog about now. So I am ready to get back to it. It’s good to know I may still have some readers! 😉

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