Tuesday, March 12, 2013

a break in the silence

After over a month of silence I had the desire to come back to my little place on the Internet. I'm not sure if it will last as there was no strong reason for my lack of blogging, except I didn't want to. Blogging is the one thing in my life that I do simply because I enjoy it. There are other things that I enjoy, obviously, but I don't do any of them for that reason alone. So, when blogging was no longer enjoyable I stopped. My mom said to me the other day, 'you're done for good aren't you? I keep checking, but every time I'm greeted by the same picture of you holding Elijah.' I'm not sure that anyone else out there is still faithfully checking to see if I've written anything, but if you are then maybe I'm back.

I'm tempted to say that life has been busy, but I believe words strongly affect how we view things and 'busy' places a picture in my mind of frantic chaos. Running around like a chicken with it's head cut off never able to catch up. It has a negative feeling to me and I prefer the word full. Our life is very full right now and hopefully it always will be. Not too much, not too little. I've worked hard at setting the tone in our home and not allowing my never ending to do list to rob our peace. What doesn't get done patiently waits for me to finish it the next day. I suppose that is another reason for the lack of blogging. Life is kept me occupied and pushed blogging to the back burner. 

A little bit of what's been on our calendar lately,

Lots more undivided attention for the kids, reading, singing, laughing, Lego playing, doll rocking, story telling.

Spring cleaning. I'm about half way there. It's taken awhile and is one of those things that just waits for me to finish it. There's been a lot of stuffing things in closets over the last year and it's time everything found a place. 

Celebrating my sweet Amelia's first birthday. It's unbelievable to me that she's now a one year and one week old. It flew by and she seems to be growing fast than the other two did. 

(and she now likes to climb on top of everything.)

Elijah starting soccer. This is also hard to believe that my baby is now enrolled in a sport. When I rocked him as a newborn in our little apartment in California I daydreamed about him playing sports. It seemed so far off. Now we're here and it felt like it happened in the blink of an eye. 

Vanessa wishes she was playing soccer and doesn't understand why she has to wait until she's four to play. I must agree that four seems like a long time for a girl that is probably as athletic as most of the players out there. But she's tiny and might get trampled on. Her eyes stay glued on the field and she's Elijah's biggest cheerleader. She's also working hard at potty training and is the best big sister.

I started running again. It feels good, well sort of, it hurts like crazy, but the good hurt. 

Spring is coming. We've seen our last snow. Flowers are starting to bloom and we had the best strawberries the other day.

There's been another trip to California for a sister's weekend, all by myself.

And my sister came to visit with her boys. 

So, there is is a little taste of our life, with low quality iPhone pics:) 

Most of these deserve there own post...and they might possibly get it, but no promises. 

(feel free to follow along on Instagram. jnbussell) 


Katherine~ said...

Welcome back! You've been missed! And your new family picture is beautiful.

I received your kind words in the mail-- I am grateful for you and humbled by the Lord's goodness in our lives. It would be nice to have a cup of coffee or tea together some day, but for now I'll look for a new post now and then while I enjoy my morning cup!

bandofbrothers said...

Aw, Jess, I respect your reasons for blogging/not blogging so much. You have your priorities straight!

loved the update of your precious family! and the picture on your header is pretty fabulous with all your bright eyes! love you!

Purposely at Home said...

i'm so glad you're back. i love your little corner of the blogging world. :)


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