The challenge was wanting to share our Christmas or write a recap of 2012. I certainly could have broken my self-imposed blog break, but I knew I needed the time away. Without really planning it, I went for a whole week without opening my laptop! I (somewhat) kept up with email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via my phone or iPad. I also minimized my blog reading a bit :)
We stayed in town and didn't travel, which was relaxing. Christmas day was quiet and probably the most quiet we will have for years to come, as it was our last (God willing), just the two of us. It's crazy to think next year, we'll have a six month old baby! As we drove to Christmas Eve service, I said "this will likely be out last quiet Christmas for the next twenty years" and my husband replied "how about the rest of our lives." Oh, to think how life will change (and I don't even know the half of it)!
Over the two weeks off, I did take a few shots via Instagram. Do you follow me over there? Here's a peek at life while I was away from blogging...
2- the mister installed a new kitchen counter (more details/images will be coming soon)
3- Milton with a bell from a Christmas present around his neck on Christmas Day (he got totally freaked out by its jingle)
4- I look forward to Mint M&M's at Christmastime
6- the sad chore of taking down Christmas decor and the tree can only be made bearable with a good movie
7- my candle on Christmas Eve
8- the mister and me on Christmas day
9- watching the Rose Parade
Such breaks from routine are good for the soul. I spent some time to considering blogging. I didn't make any resolutions per say, but I did reflect on my purpose and set some goals for 2013. In the coming week, I'll be posting a reader survey to get your insights.
How did you spend your Christmas and New Year's? Did you take a blog or any other kind of break?