Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Summer Update

You all may have noticed that I have been ridden with another case of "neglectful blogging". While extremely rewarding and a fabulous release for creative energy, blogging is also immensely time-consuming. And while often that is exactly how I choose to spend the very little free time I have, lately I have been choosing to keep myself busy in other, more relaxing and self-reflective ways.

I suspect I will be blogging very little over the course of the summer, as we have a variety of visits/trips/outings coming up in the next few weeks and I am truly enjoying my family, reading books, kicking my feet up, and watching a little trashy television. Perhaps a self-imposed blogging break is exactly what I needed.

In the meantime, here is a quick glimpse into some of the fun we've been having over the past month. My groovy sister and her family came to visit us for a while and we all just had the best time. She brought her two adorable children, her deadly-caesar-mixing husband . . . and LOBSTER.

What more can a girl ask for?


20 comments:

Loukia said...

Well hello there, stranger! Glad to see you're having a great summer! Lovely pictures!

Anti-Supermom said...

Shannon, picture perfect. I plan on kicking up my feet too this remaining summer time :)

Capital Mom said...

Have a wonderful summer. Enjoy it while you can because it sure doesn't last long.

Elaine A. said...

Lobster... yummy! Your families are so cute together! Glad you are enjoying yourself this Summer and looks like the kiddos are too. : )

amanda said...

glad you checked in friend - i have been wondering about you lately!

looks like summer is treating you all very nicely!!

Beth said...

I was wondering what you had been up too (not that I have been going much better in the blogging department).

Glad you are having a good summer!!

C! said...

Yes, and we sure don't need more guilt in our lives do we? Blogging IS time consuming even when it is worthwhile & fun - so enjoy your summer while you have it! I haven't been blogging as much myself, and have fallen behind on even reading them, but it was fun to catch up on yours and see your beautiful family pictures. Your 3 Things are growing so fast!

Donna M said...

Cute pics of all the family. Looking forward to your trip down east in 2 weeks!!!

Cin said...

Cherish every second of your summer with your family! They grow up so fast....

Chantal said...

Great photos! Those kids look like they had a blast together. Enjoy your summer! Hopefully I will see you at the bloggy play date.

Rebecca said...

HI!!

glad to hear you are enjoying your summer ;)

BeachMama said...

What a great way to spend summer! I just had lobster last week, but have never cooked my own, is it easy?

Hope to see you around this summer, chillin' and relaxin'.

Nemeth family said...

Thanks for checking in--I've been thinking about you! L is getting so big! That is the cutest bunch of Canadians I have ever seen!

dougnlarry said...

I love all the Canada Day shirts! Cute pics.

I miss you. I'm leaving Canada at the end of this week. We're going back to hot Texas. I have mixed feelings about it. It was great being in the same country with you for a while. I hope your summer is going well.

cabadov said...

I hear you about blogging. I've been going through a similar situation, sacrificing my writing for my blogging. I'm trying to correct that.

Plus, who wants to be in front of a computer when the kids are home, the weather is nice and the ice cream truck is coming.

Enjoy your summer. Perhaps we'll hear more from you when the weather is cooler and school starts again :-)

(great shots of the kids and families)

Landerson said...

Yum, those lobster look fabulous! And I do love the shot of Miss Reese waving like the queen! Great pictures Sis!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I am so behind! Glad you are having a great summer. I just love all the kids in their Canada shirts. That is awesome!

Hope the weather has been treating you well, I have heard it's been rainy your way.

teri said...

This is my first time at your blog. Love the photos!

The Preppy Princess said...

Oh Miss Mom, those are simply delicious pictures! Your sister is a superstar for bringing all that goodness for a visit, especially those darling kids. You all look just wonderful, it's good you are taking a break, you were getting so worn down and Blogville is the last thing to worry about. (IOHO.)

Enjoy your summer.... we're just tickled to see the Things looking so happy! (And you too!)
tp

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Your kids are so stinkin' cute AND growing so fast.

Sure miss you. Hope all is going well!

 
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