Monday, November 8, 2010

Catching Up

Dear Blog,

Oh, how I have missed you.
Wait...that's not true. I have been too busy to miss you. Busy with unpacking. Busy with photo edits from 5 photo shoots and a wedding. Busy playing with my precious niece who came with her mommy to visit us for a week. Busy with swim meets, where my fabulous fish daughter has been swimmer quite splendidly. Busy with sewing a Halloween costume for Snapper. Busy with the annual scrapbook I send to my step-mom for Christmas, the scrapbook that must be ordered this week. Busy with the business of getting well from this atrocious bout I've had with oral herpes. But now the company, the edits, the cleaning, the unpacking, the sewing, all are behind me. Now I just have to focus on getting well again. For the record, 50+ canker sores in the mouth and hundreds down the throat: B-A-D. Fever and body pain: B-A-D too. Fatigue: Also B-A-D. I think I am on the mend, but the doctor says it will likely be 2 more weeks before I'm back to normal. Ugh. On the bright side, when you aren't able to eat anything that has any flavor or texture, or that involves chewing, you are bound to lose weight. Adios, 6 pounds!

Here's a photo of my adorable daughter in her adorable Laura Ingalls Wilder dress that I made for her. Yes peeps, I am quite proud of myself. I broke out my sewing machine for the first time in 5 years and made this dress. I had so much fun doing it that I think I will make her a Christmas dress, too.

And here is a photo of that adorable niece with Snapper. Geez, she is so super cute! I am so attached to her.

After Christmas I will post some of my scrapbook pages. Until Christmas, they are top secret. Especially since I know my lovely step-mom reads my blog. No spoilers, Nancy!

But during my absence from bloggyland, I have been inspired, and you'll be hearing more from me in the near future. It is nice to be back.


Southern Belle said...

Glad you back to blogging! You've been missed. Yay, for accomplishing so much in the last few weeks, that's always a plus. Sending prayers you feel better asap! One canker sore is bad enough, 50 is unbearable.

Tammy said...

yay! i love your blog! <3

Lori said...

You did a GREAT job, Em! Our big girl wants to be Laura next year, so I might need some tips from you. :) Hope you heal up soon - the mouth thing sounds *horrible*.

E. Charlotte said...

Love the dress you made! I was Laura Ingalls once too! It was a school project in grade school. Loved it! :)

Lark said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dress! GREAT JOB! I made one similar for my little girl back in the summer.

You can see a picture @

I hope you get to feeling well soon. You've been missed.