Friday, November 1, 2013

Time flies when you're having fun!

Time flies when you're having fun...or are super sleep deprived...y'know, whichever (c;

I can't believe so much time has gone by since I updated my little corner of the blog world! It always starts out as "I'm just going to take the week off..." and before you know it, it's been two months! 

AND A BABY.

I'd like to introduce you to little Leah Beth, she's three weeks old today and I can't even believe how fast time flies with a baby! It seems like every time I turn around she's changed again and I just want time to STOP. That's a possibility, right???

Meeting little sister for the first time...
And the only picture I have of all 3 of them (well, all smiling...):

And that brings us to now...

I have been going back and forth and have written this post a thousand times in my head, but couldn't bring myself to put my words into an actual post...because that makes it *REAL*.

I always told myself that the second that blogging didn't feel like a hobby, like something that I really truly *wanted* to do everyday, I would let it go.

It sounded really easy.

But it isn't.

I have loved and nurtured this little corner of the blogosphere for a long time and it felt like part of my identity. I have had so many amazing opportunities and experiences thanks to this little blog, definitely not the least of which is all the amazing friends that I have come to know and love through this fabulous blog community.

I absolutely adore every single one of you that have brightened my day through your amazing posts, inspirations, comments...y'all are the best! I wish that I could do a blog friend tour and hug every one of you that has made my life better by getting to know you.

But at the end of the day, my heart is in a different place now and I've finally made peace with that fact. I really hope that someday life brings me back to the blogging world, but even if it doesn't, it will always hold a special place in my heart. 

P.S. - If you want to know what I'm up to, I still use my Instagram @allthingsbright3 fairly often and would love to still keep in touch with everyone!

HUGS, KISSES, AND LOVE!!!!!! 


14 comments:

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Congrats

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh you lucky lucky mama!!! Leah Beth is just beautiful and I'm so happy for you and your gorgeous family, Aubrey!! I will miss you and your sunny posts and signature *stars* and (c: , but clearly you are needed elsewhere right now!! Enjoy your scrumptious babes and their tender ages, look forward to seeing you on IG!

Amy said...

Congrats on your lovely new addition -- sad to see you leave the blogworld but completely understandable!!
Keep in touch!! xo

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

she's beautiful!!!!! so so happy for your family.

Abby M. Interiors said...

Leah Beth is gorgeous! I will miss your posts but I plan on staying in touch and following your journey of motherhood. You can always come back, you know. ;-) xoxoxoxo

Jane Craske said...

I would totally trade my blog for another beeboo too C:

Jess said...

Long time reader, first time commenting! Congrats on your new baby! She’s adorable! Just wanted to say that your blog helped me with my lack of style! I bought a yellow pencil skirt, wore a striped shirt with it & I get a ton of compliments about how cute my outfit is. I can’t take credit because I saw it off your blog! Never in a million years would I buy a yellow skirt! Don’t hesitate to IG more cute outfits. It helps fashionably challenged peeps like myself! I wish you all the best in life! God bless.

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

What?! WHAT??!!! I feel like a horrible blog friend, I can't believe I missed this! She's GORGEOUS!!!!! Congratulations!!! I completely understand your choice to take a step away from your blog. Know that you will be missed :) I just found you on Instagram so I can still keep up with you. Wishing you the best with everything and I hope we can still keep in touch!

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Oh honey she's precious!!! Much love and respect to you for making that priority in your life! Blogging is not going anywhere...when you're ready, you'll be back...AND we'll be HERE!!!

Best wishes to you and your gorgeous family love!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Just though I'd say I'm missing you and happy holidays. Hope your family is wonderful!

Baby Shopaholic said...

She is beautiful! Congrats mama!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Just popping in to say hi and that I miss you! Hope you and your sweet family are doing great.
xo

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Jenn said...

OH NO!!! See what happens when you’re on a church mission trip in another country for a whole year!? You miss one of your favorite blogs closing it’s doors! :( I hope you and your family are doing well. And please, come back to blogging! You’re a funny gal!