Monday, March 23, 2009

Back to the "real" world...

Hello, again, internets.

Sorry I took a little "bloggy break" there... it was much needed for several reasons.  First of all, just to see if you missed me!  And, my two readers have contacted me to let me know I was missed, so I feel so validated (Are you hearing my sarcasm here?  All you lurkers who don't leave me comments... you crush my bloggy spirit!  Come on!  Step up!  Leave word that you were here!!)

OK - my little rant is over... on to the other reasons I was a little "out of it"...

I have been a little sick.

Actually, that's not true.  I've been a LOT sick, but I am better.

And, the kids were on Spring Break.  GLORIOUS!!!  We had a fantastic week, and I was not ready for it to be over.  For the first time in, well, FOREVER, Luke took a week off and we just stayed at home.  No huge vacation, no big plans, just BEING TOGETHER AT OUR HOUSE AS A FAMILY.  It was refreshing, and I think it helped us all remember why we like each other.  We got a lot done around the house, but we also took some time out to play. We went to the lake.  We went to the zoo.  We went to Dinosaur World.  We went to Fossil Rim.  (All of these are within an hours drive of home. )  The kids spent a night out at their Grandparents' farm house.  They played with a couple of friends.  We all slept late.  All of this and MORE made it so very difficult to wake up early this morning and get back to work and school.  But, we did it.  Reluctantly.

I have lots of pictures to update you on, but that won't be happening tonight.  My country-fried internet is being a bit cranky tonight, because of all the clouds.  But, get ready... they are coming!

Also on the horizon... Abby's 7th birthday is coming up on Wednesday.  My heart aches that she will be 7, so get ready for a sappy, weepy post about my precious little one in a couple of days.

Ah.. it's good to be back, internets.  I missed ya'!

8 comments:

Amy said...

We missed you!! I think Jason and I are about to build a house out on his families ranch, so every time you talk about your crappy internet service it makes me weep!! Now THAT I SO dread!!:)

A stay-cation sounds perfect!! Jason and I need to consider that one next time! We have a TON of stuff to do to the house before we list it.

Hope the girls are good. Miss y'all!

kristi said...

I think my computer got tired of going to your site to see if you had updated. I feel your pain on the lurkers and no comentators.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back and feeling better. Sorry I don't always comment. I do enjoy my daily read...you're very entertaining and I love to hear about the girls. I'm a little late sending Abby's gift. It's going out today so she will not have it in time for her birthday. I got her the cutest birthday placemat with her name on it that was intended for her use tomorrow but since she will not have it, will you please save her some cake so she can use it when she gets it? Thanks, Roxanne

Anonymous said...

I checked every day to see if you had posted something new. I missed hearing from you. I don't always comment, but I do read it. (And usually think "payin for your raisin".) Love, Mom

Jennifer said...

Yes Betsy, I do follow you and your family when I have the opportunity. You have such a beautiful family and I love pics..........especially of kids!

Jennifer:)

Shelley said...

We are all glad you are back!!! Missed on blogworld and have missed you in real world, too. We MUST do chinese and get reacquainted:)

Anonymous said...

Cuz,

I actually check this on a regular basis too! Sorry, don't always leave comments. Tell Miss Abby I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Later!

Laura

Lisa said...

Wow, ask and you shall receive - look at al these comments! We have missed you and are so happy you are back and feeling better. Landon's pneumonia is still lingering so we have to go back for x-rays in 2 more weeks. He was bad sick, but is better now! Enjoy the spring:)