October 31, 2011

yes...i am alive!

"greetings from utah"

over the past 5 months...i've wondered if i would ever make it back to this place.  
it has been a very twisted and long summer my friends.
our family waited for over 5 months to buy a short sale home,
 that fell through in the end.
needless to mention, 99% of our belongings were in storage until 2 weeks ago.
it was a loooooooong summer of camping out on blowup mattresses.
1 chair to split between 7 people (and the dog).
a card table. 1 bathroom for all 5 of my children. (yikes!)
plastic plates and cups and forks from wal.mart.
mean neighbors.
long commutes from where we "lived" to where we "played".
new schools.  grumpy secretaries.  no friends.
and on and on and on.


there were so many blessings that have come our way.
so many adventures.
so many answered prayers.
a lot of learning and togetherness and compromise.
now we have a new home.
lots of boxes to unpack,
furniture to sit on and beds with which to lay our weary heads on at night.
real dishes and do-dads to decorate our new space.
and our computer!!!  YAY!

i have missed all my sweet friends and have so much to catch up on,
both here and in your own little worlds.

i look forward to my re-entry into this world of
all that is good in life.

so fill me in...what's been going on in your corner of the world?


  1. I'm thrilled to hear that you're back in this space. WELCOME BACK!! I've missed reading your tidbits of life. and CONGRATULATIONS on your new home for your family.

  2. Wahoo, Chrissy's back!!! So good to see you here again sister. Glad life is settling down. I'm up to my ears in paint and wax and loving it.
    Wishing you well,

  3. So glad to see you back in blogger land! I'm finishing my master's this fall, chasing after my five year old twins, and trying to squeeze in a little creating time!

  4. Welcome back Chrissy! I have missed you and it's good to hear you've found a new home. I wish you lots of luck for the new house - exiting to start something new. Take it easy and have a lovely day! xx

  5. Welcome back friend! I have been away from my blog as well. Maybe I will get back to it soon too. Glad you have a home and real furniture to rest on now!

  6. it sounds like you've weathered the storm of moving but remember to give yourself time for the clean up...we'll be here cheering you up and cheering you on : ) so glad to see you again!

  7. Yippy Skippy, Sistah! You're Home. What a wonderful place to be!

    So very happy to hear of all your blessings and happy to have you back =-)


  8. Oh I am so happy you are back. I have missed you and your words and have thought of you often over the last months.

    I look forward to hearing more when you are all settled in. xxx

  9. Yay! I'm so happy you're back! I think I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your post. Yay! Congrats on your new home. :)

  10. I thought of you last week and wished I could send you some mail art love!! I'm so glad you have made your way back to your "other home" - you have been missed dear friend =-)

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you are feathering your new nest!

  11. Chrissy!!! So happy you are back!! Missed you lots!! Glad to hear things are calming down for you and that you now have a home!! This summer and fall has been tough for me too filled with too much loss. But what can we do but just keep moving ahead! xoxox

  12. Chrissy, the great thing about blogging is no matter how long you stay away.... the blogging community is here to welcome you when you come back!! So sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations.... moving is ALWAYS a challenge it seems, no matter what the circumstances. Anyway, so glad you are back and settled. Isn't it amazing how you appreciate the littlest things after being without them for a while?? Welcome back!!!! XOX

  13. oh sweet chrissy, how i have missed you.....
    YIKES, you have had a lot going on. so happy you can kinda sink into your new digs in time for the holidays. sending fat hugs

  14. YAY..I'm so glad you are back Chrissy! You have been missed. Whenever an awesome encourager like you is away, it is felt!!!

    So glad you have your new place to call home. I look forward to reading your posts again.

    ♥Lee Ann

  15. So glad you're back! You've been missed!

  16. Sounds like you have been on an adventure for sure! I haven't been around here much either the past few months. Seems like life just consumes my time anymore. Always enjoy visiting here when I am in Bloggyland. Glad you are back!

  17. welcome back! i know all about blowup mattresses and one bathroom and plastic cups & plates -- we're living it right now!

  18. oh my gosh, SO glad you are back! you don't even know me (is that creepy, or sweet, or a little of both!?) but i 'discovered' your blog shortly after your last post and was SO DANG sad! i have been checking your site with baited breath at least once a week ... hoping you'd post something new. i'm SO looking forward to your posts to come... you are so incredibly talented and inspiring! i'm happy that you have a new home and a place for your family to be. i can't imagine how difficult that must have been! bless your hearts! regardless, so glad to see you posting! can't wait for more! <3 sara

  19. I wondered if you were ever coming back to this space. Lovely to hear from you my friend. Sending you lots of love and hugs. Wish we could catch up for a cuppa and fill each other in on a crazy 5 months. Cxxx


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