All right, so it was more than a week! I have to be totally honest and say that I loved my little mini break. It was nice just enjoying moments with my girls without feeling the need to document them (although a couple times K asked me to take pictures of things to put on the blog, that was a bit of an eye opener for me). I finished up quite a few projects (I'll share those later), started some new ones, re-organized areas of our home, did yard work in our front yard (which sadly has not been done since we moved in here), and so much more. I didn't know I had it in me. I guess I just needed to step back for a bit to see that I could.
As much as I loved my break, I missed this little space. I am happy to be rested, refreshed and 'back home'. I wanted to thank all of you for your amazing insight and wisdom. Your words really got to me and helped me through my little funk.
The irony to all of this is that as soon as I felt ready to come back, our computer crashed. By pure luck, we have it running right now but I am not sure for how long. fingers crossed it keeps working!
I didn't take a lot of pictures during my break but I thought I would share a few I took when K wanted to pretend it was Christmas for a day. We listened to Christmas music, drank hot cocoa (hey, it's still cold here!), sang carols and told stories. It was a fun day!
We went out a gathered some pine needles for crafts
K braided some as decorations
I made a pine needle heart that I still need to finish with a bow (instructions here, one of the ornaments from the Living Crafts article I was a part of)
K chose her own ribbon and made one with me. We decided we are going to make a whole garland of them to hang over our fireplace this winter.
The other pine needles, as well as pine cones and other finds were used by both of the girls to make a Christmas display at their table.
K made a wee little fairy broom with some of the pine needles that were too small for ornaments. One of our fairies is doing some spring cleaning on the nature table with it now.
Speaking of spring cleaning, I hope to clean up this space a bit over the weekend, it's becoming a bit cluttered to me and in need of some sprucing up!
I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful weekend. Thank you again for your kindness and understanding.