Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I've missed you so....

I am so behind on blog reading and blogging (and laundry). When I feel overwhelmed and behind I start to ignore the things that make me feel that way. I know, vicious cycle. I think it is that glimmer (OK maybe a little more than just a glimmer) of perfectionist in me, you know, if you can't do something right don't do it at all...yeah. So, I decided this morning to just start fresh from today and just move my big "behind" (Yes, I have the humor of a 10 year old boy) forward. I have missed all of your blogs so bad! Let me just confess now and get it over with...I lost your address....please forgive me. My computer started acting super nutty and hubby had to wipe it out and in the process all of my favorites were lost! I know, I know, I should have one of those blog reader deals but I'm a blog dummy and I don't! So if I have ever stopped by your blog PLEEEAAASE leave your addy in the comments section of this post. I don't always have the time to comment but I promise I ALWAYS visit everyone that comments here on my blog. I thought about going through all of my old posts but I was afraid I would be stuck at the computer for an entire day, and my lil man has been running a fever for the last couple of days so that is out of the question.
So what have I been doing since I haven't been posting? Kidney infection, Summer cold, and yes still morning sickness (which I am completely thankful for... most of the time... LOL!). I am ready to get back into the swing of things around here, so I am going to try to post something (even if it's just a picture with a small caption) everyday this week.
My kids have been sooo funny lately so I have a couple of cute stories to tell. I still have some great beach pictures to share too.
Oh and did I mention that I will be on Soulemama in a few days? Yep, I will be there (in her sponsor section) for a month with a little ad for my shop. I'm pretty excited! You all already know what a nerd I am so I will go ahead and tell ya this too, Miss Madeline was on Craftsanity!!! I listen to Jennifer's podcast all the time so I was checking it out about a week ago and I scrolled down to find a picture of Miss Madeline! How cool is that?? I felt like I had been on Martha Stewart!! LOL! OK, no more bragging, I promise. I'm done.
Sorry I don't have any pictures to share this time, I still haven't got my pictures back on my computer since the big wipe out. I did have this little ad and I thought it was better than nothing. You know I hate to post with no pictures, it just feel boring.
Oh I can't wait for all of my links to be back so I can surf again! Hurry! I think I will post them all in the next post so if this ever happens again I will have them online, and everyone else can visit you too! Good idea... Could you leave the official name of your blog too so that I can link it that way? Thanks friends!


Artsy Momma said...

Eeek! I would be lost without all my links. Not sure how often you have checked my blog but I will give you the link ! http://artsymomma.blogspot.com

Nell said...

Samantha, I don't have a blog, but I'm glad you're back!


Lindsey said...

Samantha, this is your ol' childhood friend, from WAAAYYY back in the day! I LOVE reading your blog. You are just the way that I remember you, hilarious!! Anywho, I would love to be added to your friends, so my address is http://www.thebonhamfamilyblog.blogspot.com

I don't do much blogging, but I check all the time to see if you have written. I have gone back to almost the beginning of your blog reading it! I love all the pictures and the little videos. I was showing my Mom the one of your youngest daughter "getting in to her bed", and we died laughing. We both think, from reading, that you are a wonderful Mom!! Take care and keep in touch! PS- Do you remember that song that we used to sing, "Here we sit like birds in the wilderness"? I carried on the tradition and taught that to my family. Everytime, we sing it I think about your family!!

Cindy said...

Samantha..glad to hear you are well. I've been thinking about you. Hope the morning sickness passes soon!!!

My blog is Sew Blessed at:



Mary said...

I miss you, Sam! And I have to tell you we get so many compliments on our Miss Madeline every time Miss L wears it. Oh, and she wore a Miss Molly for the first day of school. I love that dress!

Hey, if you add me to your blogroll, you'll always be able to find me. LOL! xoxo


Familia Stilwell said...

Oh, man, I know what you mean about the links...happened to me when we returned to the States last month. I am still lost and missing some faves, but slowly, but surely I am getting them back. I really had to laugh about your getting behind story...I do the same thing! I am sitting here looking at a basket of folded, clean laundry that needs to be put away and another load that is clean but not folded...and what am I doing? Yep, reading blogs! Hmmm. Glad you are back among us again. Hope Tim is feeling better soon. Our blog address is www.stilwellschimbote.blogspot.com Take care!

Reformed Grits said...

I've not commented before but I'm a new visitor and also a new fan! I was sent the link to your site this weekend and made the Little Dress pattern the same day. I wrote about it here (sorry I don't know how to make it a link...)

Thanks for all your cute ideas! It's very inspiring!
Kim @ Reformed Grits

Danielle said...

I just found you, your blog is beautiful! I'm ordering your pdf for a dress-can't wait to see it! I also homeschool my daughters. I'll be checking back.
peace, Danielle

Pam said...

The dress is just lovely - I know a couple (or 3) little girls who would look just great in it. Great blog.
Pam x

bee'nme said...

Howdy Samantha!

I'm so glad you're back...it's always a sunny spot to come visit, no matter what you have going on...good, bad, ugly (well, Ihaven't see anything ugly :o)...it's your heart and sincerity and joy that make it sunny! You have been missed!

So happy to see that your pattern will be available to a wider audience...I hope this brings you lots of new readers (and buyers!!). You're simply a peach and I am so glad you so willingly share the sweetness of family life with all of us! (I'll Fly Away, being sung by one's kids...yeah, that's priceless). The Secret Garden sounds divine and will no doubt be one of your kids favorite touchstones from their youth - Godspeed in creating a beautiful sanctuary there...it seems as if your kids are already seeing it as just that!

Oh yeah, I'm Just Bee 'n Me at http://justbeenme.blogspot.com

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky Schultea

Anonymous said...

Hey Samantha! Here's hoping you find your way back to all your faves, and that mine was/is one of them! :)
Sewing for Cherubs:

Melony said...

I've been reading your blog and all the emotional sadness you have gone through lately. I am just so sorry. You have a beautiful and colorful fun site. I hope your days ahead are much sunnier than today.