May 30, 2011

a goodbye....of sorts.

i have written and re-written this post 100 times in my head.
and do you think i can remember one bit of how i intended to say
what i want to say to you guys?   no!
so i.ll just say it.
this past week was busy busy busy.
i was going to write a list ( i love lists) of everything i had to do
so you all would understand WHY i haven't been so attentive to this blog
or in visiting your own blogs that i love so much.
i realized that this is life.  i am no more busy than the rest of you.
perhaps i am going through different life situations...
last week of school for 5 kiddos, a middle school promotion (above)
a highschool graduation,
picking up my dad from the airport and trying to entertain his sweet heart
while packing up our entire house for 2 days, then taking the next two days to load the biggest moving van i have ever seen.  watching that truck drive away with our life inside was a tear jerker.

helping my children to say goodbye to a place they have called home for more than 14 years has been one of the hardest jobs i have had to do as a mom. 
goodbyes are hard for me.
i don't like them.
thats why THIS particular post is a hard one for me to write.
i am saying goodbye.
(thankfully for me...NOT FOR GOOD)
but i will be taking a blog break for the summer.
i decided i need to put my entire focus on finding a new nest in utah.
on helping my children to build new wings that will need to withstand some growing pains and some cold days.  i need to strengthen my own wings as well.
please know that i will be out there checking in on all of lovely friends.
i have made SO many amazing connections through this silly old blog of mine.
i may even post a photo or two when i just can't stand not sharing my world around me with you all. 
 so this is one of the last things i need to pack up.  my computer.  
i made the movers leave it on the carpet so i could wait until 
the final moment to write my farewells.  

and this is me.  little chrissy.
giving you a cheesy smile as i turn off my computer for the last time for a few weeks.
please know that i love you.
please know that i cherish your friendship.
please know that i will return again soon...refreshed and refocused
and hopefully re-nested.

don't forget to 
all the wonderful things that life has to offer.

i.ll be out there checking up on you to make sure you are keeping up with your assignment.

all my love,

p.s. i get email on my phone and would love nothing more than to hear from you.

don't hesitate to share all the cultivating!  


  1. Chrissy I will miss you!! Wishing you all good things as you and your family make this move to a new nest! Sending you a big hug!! :)

  2. i will miss your bright and endearing energy but having moved twice in the past 18 months with just three kiddos i know that your decision is wise and that you will all be better off for it. take pictures, remember we're here rooting for you and come back when you're ready. best of luck with the big move. if i could offer one piece of advice it would be that your kids will see the move the way you do and it can be a lot sad or it can be a little sad and a lot adventure.,,,happy and safe travels to you all!


  3. chrissy darling deer,
    i've loved looking at
    your handsome-cherished
    older sons & as usual,
    your beloved face &
    all your gems & jewels! sending
    vans & vans crammed full
    of hugs for you, just
    when you need them,
    to both the girl
    & woman in you.
    i love you so,
    swirling yogurt
    hand holding
    precious blessing.


  4. Chrissy - just getting to know you - via this crazy and amazing medium - hope you return soon refreshed and happy, all settled into your new home and life - then i can meet up with again.

  5. i love you! i am so excited for you and your family. utah sounds wonderful. have a good summer nesting. can't wait to catch up in the fall. xoxo

  6. Oh do have a wonderful summer Chrissy and enjoy cultivating up a new nest. Only rich and exciting things will come from you taking some time away. Will be anxious to hear all about your adventures this summer and how you've put together that new nesting place.

    ♥Lee Ann

  7. Good luck on your move...big things going on in your life and I admire you taking time for those adorable children of yours. I can't wait to hear how you love your new place in life. Much love is being sent your way! xo

  8. Best wishes on finding your next new nest Missy Chrissy! Though I will miss seeing your bright and cheery posts during these summer months I know that you will eventually share your journeys with us and pics of your new artful home =-)

  9. Best of luck with your move and feathering your new next Chrissy! It will miss touching base with you. Looking forward to seeing you back here soon, and I must have to email you to get my Chrissy fix every now and then. :-)

  10. oh my dear chrissy. I will miss being able to come here and visit you....but I know where to find you ;0)

    I love you my dear friend. You and your family are in my thoughts during this time of transition.

    Sending lots of love your way.


  11. Good luck with your move Chrissy!!!


  12. Sure love you! This is a hard thing...moving. Good for you to put all of your energy toward your family. You are a wonder Chrissy. Love you more than you know. Sending you lots of love, happiness, and kisses.

  13. Love you Chrissy, take your time - and: Happy moving and housewarming! xox

  14. Thank you for sharing your heart. I could feel the emotions of your life all over your words. Be strong my friend. I can't wait to hear about the blessings that come from this transitional time in your life.

  15. Oh Sweet Chrissy!! I will miss you over the summer...but, what a wonderful time to focus on your move, the simple joys of summer, and your family! Big hugs to you & prayers that your new life is Utah is packed full of blessings. :) xxoo

  16. Have a super summer with your family!

  17. change is hard... but i know you will "cul*ti*vate" a new "nest" for all your chicks. not knowing the reason for the move, it appears to be a difficult decision - with strength, creativity, prayer, and family beside you, you'll embrace your surroundings.
    sending you hugs to sustain you as you travel, find a new home, unpack, and settle in before school resumes in the fall.

  18. Chrissy,
    It seems like life is fast forwarding all around you. I love the photos and admire you for telling it like it is! We all need time out sometimes to regain our position in life~ I will miss your cheery post, but know you will return when you have settled your nest! I love the photos of your children and you~ Thanks for sharing another facet of your soul! xXx

  19. Wow, good luck with it all...your new nest awaits. Happy Adventure!

  20. Hello! I just discovered your blog and have been enjoying going through your archives and your adventures with you. I hope that you will return here when you get settled. You are a light that shines with love. Twyla

  21. good luck with the move chrissy! summer is hard, i just posted for the first time in forever too and i do not have nearly as much on my plate!!! i cannot wait to hear about your summers adventures. enjoy the excitement of a new stage of life ((:
    xo cindy

  22. I can sooo understand you, we have moved a month ago after 18 years of living in the same home.
    I didn't even thought it would be so heart breaking, eventhough we have moved to better.
    We will be waiting for you to come back to blogland :)

  23. Missing your posts and you but am so excited for you and the time you have taken this summer to do what is most important. Can't wait to hear all about what wonderful things have happened while you've been away from bloggy land.

    ♥Lee Ann

  24. okay, lovely. when is summer over? i really miss you. not to be intimidating or anything, but you have a lot LOT to fill us in on. seriously, i hope you and your family are well and happy. i love you


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