Saturday, October 6, 2012


I don't feel like I have anything to say.
I haven't planned or given this post any thought at all.
I haven't posted in two. whole. months.
We had an amazing summer (that incredibly, doesn't seem to be over yet on the West Coast) filled with boating and swimming and BBQ's and fun.
We entered into our September quite naturally, but wasn't expecting the month that followed.
As a family, our week usually consists of about one or two evenings per week at the most, where either one or both of us need to be somewhere.
All of September, we went weeks on end without an evening at home together.
Even though it was unexpected, it didn't feel foreign or "busy".  Looking back now, I realize that we simply entered into a new season of life and we've been enjoying all the new opportunities and responsibilities that have come our way.
September also involved a lot of house tidying and organizing.  I took on a room a day for about a week and went through each with a fine tooth comb.
I found the quote on Pinterest:
 .....and it's been messing with my mind ever since.
It's caused me to look at everything I "own" differently and re-evaluate all of stuff I keep.
It's forced me to get creative with storage and learn to up cycle things I already have to make them more useful.
Like this handy sunglasses holder I made from a picture frame, twine and spray paint that I had around the house.
God is continuing to challenge me and stretch me and is continuing to define what my life and the lives of my family will look like.
This is one big ramble and it makes no sense.
I don't know that anyone will read this.
It feels good to write again, to reflect and to see how God has been working our home over the past few months.
I don't know when I'll blog again.
I've been giving a lot of thought to what I want to use this blog for.  I feel as though this space has become quite boring and dull. 
I really don't think anyone cares to read about my kids everyday.
I don't feel like my life is interesting enough.
I digress.
That's where I'm at - unedited.


Carmelle said...

I read. I care.

Joanne said...

As I clicked on your blog I thought....I hope she's posted something....I miss her words (and pics) and the insight they allow me to see into my Island kids life. Thanks for writing....'cause I will always read.

Elli said...

I know I haven't seen you for years, but I still read, still click weekly to see if there's something new, and still find what you write fascinating.

If you're at a point in your life where you don't have anything to say, I can understand that, because I've been there. But I know there's a bunch of us who love what you write and will continue to look forward to reading whatever you publish.

Bettina McIntosh said...

I love following along your blog, you are wonderful with words and I love seeing what you and your beautiful family have been up to. I hope you will always come back and write. From your Australia fan, Bettina xxx

Jessi said...

I check your blog daily...and even though we've never met face to face (which I hope changes), I'm always inspired by your projects and your outlook on life. Seeing your girls grow. It makes me think that maybe I should just post something on my blog, being that I took a one year break. So thanks Christy for the update. And maybe someday, when you're visiting family on the mainland, we can finally get a chance to get together!

Jason and Kristin said...

I check your blog all the time - keep writing, I love it!

Jason and Kristin said...

I check your blog often - keep writing, I love it!

Michelle said...

Hello my friend,

First, don't ever think your life is boring or dull. I ALWAYS check on your blog and miss your thoughts when you've taken a breather. Life is life and may not look glamorous from the inside out, but I love seeing what you are up to... even if it porch decor!