Monday, July 26, 2010

We're Home!

Good Morning, Ladies!

I did not intend to take a week off from posting here - but that is the way things worked out! We arrived safely home - had a great drive visiting family and seeing our beautiful country!

Rachel has celebrated her fourth birthday and I have so many ideas swimming around of things to share here.

A few things I've been thinking about:

~ home schedule; what activities outside the home to add in
~ chores with our children; cultivating a good work ethic
~ TV/Screen time; what limits are we going to choose to set on this
~ homeschooling preparations
~ creating a house of prayer
~ mulling over recent reads
~ pondering, enjoying, loving and living

I'll look forward to sharing more with you soon! I still have Colorado things to share!

Before I close for today, there will be one change that you'll notice in this place - I'm going to reduce my posting to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sometimes I will have more than enough ideas for only three posts a week - but I'm going to try this and see how it works out.

If you are a faithful visitor/commenter here - I am thankful for you! And, appreciate that you take some of your valuable and precious time to visit this community. It is a blessing to me.

Have a great day!


Ginger said...

Welcome back! I hope your dad can tolerate this heat.

Trace said...

Welcome back Monica!
Glad you had a wonderful vacation!
Love your ideas for new posts.. :)


Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Home safe and sound, perfect way to end a trip!

Mom said...

We're thankful for your safe travel and enjoyed your visit -- thanks for coming! Love you, Mom

Crystal said...

I think 3 days a week are great. I will so look forward to those inspiring post.

Cheryl said...

so glad you were able to get refreshed visiting family.
Love your idea about posting three times a week. You make family your number one priority. That's great! I will be sure to tune in the days you said.
Have a great week and look forward to your posting.

Katie said...

So glad you're home safe and had a great time! :-) Looking forward to your upcoming posts ~ all of your ideas sound great! The new schedule sounds good too!

LS said...

It's refreshing to have you back around! Glad you had a safe & wonderful trip. I'll be sad to only get my HH fix 3 days a week, but I can see how this is probably best for you and your household! :) You're an inspiration to us all!

asnipofgoodness said...

you were missed!

Glad you had a great time, and a safe trip!

Welcome back!

Elise said...

Glad you are back safely, Monica!!

Katie @ Domestic Debacle said...

Welcome back! I like the new schedule :)

Katie @ Domestic Debacle said...

Welcome back! I like the new schedule :)

angie said...

Looking forward to hearing more about your travels, ideas, and time schedules on MWF!
I'm sure you made Rachel's day special even if you were traveling.

Christy said...

Welcome back...thanks again for the cookie giveaway. I received a box on my front doorstep last week when I was only expecting a coupon. The cookies were so good! Glad you're back!

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Jill said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip and our back safely! I always enjoy your posts. Many blessings, Jill

Lee said...

As always I'm excited to hear what you have to say. But I also understand how important it is to step back and be with your kids. I'd encourage you to take all the time you need. If some days you have more time, say more. If other days you don't, don't feel guilty. This time with your family passes all too quickly. Enjoy!

rachel@thecupcakesprinklesinlife said...

Welcome back! :)

petrii said...

So glad you are back!!

I loved the "create a house of prayer" idea. So beautiful. I so want to do that too.

Looking forward to each post ~~

Have a Blessed evening,

Hattie said...

Hi Monica,
As much as I always look forward to your posts, I admire you for setting priorties on your time. I say that is being a wise steward of your time.
Thankful you are back, safe and sound. Will look forward to upcoming posts.

Jenny said...

Welcome Home!

I took note that you are pondering upon a few of the same things.

* creating a house of prayer
* TV, I think it is time to make some changes at our house.

Look forward to fallowing hearing more on yours soon.

Lynn B said...

I am looking forward to hearing your plans on the topics you've been thinking over... the very same ones that are on my hear here too. I am curious about how others handle screen time!!

Anonymous said...

As much as I look forward to your blog, I am happy for you that you are only posting M, W, & F! Your mention of screen time reminds me the little ones are watching and will learn from us and our example of how much screen time to enjoy-rather than limits we place on them. I aim to be online only when they are sleeping, but sometimes I slip. It is a great reminder! Thanks!