Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gimme a Break

I wanted to let you know that I'm going to take a little Blogging Hiatus. I'll say for a week - but I might come back early.

Next to my family and Jesus (and Sonic cokes and reality TV) - there is nothing I love more than blogging. I love the community, the support, the laughs, the friendship and the prayers SO much!!!!

But lately I have felt so overwhelmed with being a new mom and everything else - I think I just need a small break. I have also had a few things happen lately that have almost made me quit blogging for good. But I blog to
a. record memories of my family
b. to share my faith
c. it's so much fun
so there is no stopping me until the internet pulls the plug.

You might want to wait a week to e-mail me also because I'm going to try and break from that as well.

Last year about this time I took a week long break. The result of that was Harper! So who knows what good might happen this time!!! (not another baby hopefully. Not yet!)

But in a week when I'm back I'll have lots to report from family visits, play group, lunch with friends, recipes, Harper outfits, fashion reports and more.

And I had an idea.........when I was pregnant - I did a "Nursery Tour" and we did a linky thing where you could post your nurseries and we could all peek. (Don't bother looking for this post - the links have disappeared????) Anyway - what if each Friday - I did a linky thing and we could tour each other's homes room by room??? Like all kitchens one week and then living rooms and so on! It would be a fun way to see other blogs and get ideas!!! What do you think??? Any other ideas???? It won't be Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes - but it could be interesting! So maybe we'll start next Friday!

In the meantime - pray for all the single girls, girls waiting for a child, all the special needs on my links list, the Compassion trip to India (they are leaving tomorrow - Angie Smith is one of the ones going) and just pray for your own families. I'll miss you and I'll see you in a week!!!

196 comments:

sandy said...

Enjoy your break:0)

Katie said...

Enjoy your time off! :)

Kodi said...

I'll miss you. Hopefully it isn't someone saying something mean that's getting you down. Please don't let that upset you. You do so much good with your blog, and it would be a shame to let some negative person ruin that!

Millie said...

Take all the time you need. Enjoy that beautiful girl and we will be here when you return. :)
Millie and Colin-HLHS

Always a Southern Girl said...

I say "Take a break" I often go a couple of days without blogging. Daily it can become a chore. Enjoy your family!

Brittany said...

I hope you enjoy your break :) We will miss you! Can't wait to 'see' you when you get back :)

Ally said...

I will definetly miss your posts and seeing that cutie Harper. Enjoy the break, have fun with your family! =)

Sarah said...

Yay for breaks - enjoy it. (and please keep blogging, yours is a precious thing to read and I am excited for the time that I get to bumble my way through first-time motherhood as I'm sure every other woman in the world has done before me and reading your experiences, trials and triumphs makes me that much more excited for it - thank you for sharing!) :-)

Vera said...

I will SERIOUSLY miss reading your posts and getting my daily Harper fix, but I completely understand. I took a six month break from blogging (PLEASE don't do that ha ha!) and it felt good. I ♥ the idea of doing home tour. You know what I love seeing most? The room/desk where people sit to blog...I'm such a visual person, I love being able to think of where someone is sitting when they write. Anyway, enjoy some time off!!

AKat said...

Enjoy your break!!!!
And I LOVE the idea of a home tour!!!

Laura Ann said...

I totally respect and admire that you are taking a Blog-cation.

Being a new Mommy is very overwhelming and alot of work. Believe me I am experiencing just that while chasing around a very active 22 month old as well.

You are such an inspiration to so many, so I hope you will continue to share your faith.

Have a wonderful week.

Sonya said...

I will miss you and seeing Harper's beautiful face every day!! But I totally understand and I hope you enjoy your break. I would love to see other people's houses. It would give me some decorating ideas.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Enjoy your break! The home tour sounds GREAT.

Harper will be GROWN when we see her again!!:(

Seraphim said...

Good on you! Have a good break, you TOTALLY deserve it! Kisses to Harper from me! xxx

Paige said...

Enjoy your break =)
I will miss reading your blog and seeing pictures of you and your family. You such an inspiration to Mothers, Christians and everyone. Thank you for your post and prayer request.

karrie said...

Have fun on your break! I love the house idea. Another thing I think would be fun is to have a caption contest every week. You could take a picture of Harper or Dawson and then people could comment and make a caption. I thought of this idea with the picture of Harper in the outfit that matches her room. She is looking at her belly and it looks like she's saying "Yea, this belly? It isn't going to feed itself..." So cute!

Our Curly Girls said...

I will miss you, Kelly!!! Enjoy yourself and relax with family. HUGS!

harmonysong said...

Enjoy your break! Will miss you, though! Have fun with your family!!

harmonysong said...

oh yeah, the house tours idea is a GREAT ONE!

Lauren said...

Enjoy the hiatus, Kelly. You deserve it!

Caroline said...

ENJOY your break. But I sure will miss your post! You are one of my very favorite blogs to read. PLEASE DON"T STOP BLOGGING!!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Enjoy your bloggy break! Enjoy your much deserved family time! And ignore the few rude comments that spoil the fun for the rest of us nice gals. Happy internet vaca!

Melissa said...

You'll be missed, but enjoy your blog break! Sometimes it's nice to just step away from the computer for a bit!

tomandcheryl said...

I am seriously bummed that you are taking a break but I do leave on Tuesday for a week so I am kind of glad that I won't miss anything. Haha. Selfish I know. BTW, you don't know me but i love, love, LOVE reading your blog and I love the pics of Harper. And the picture I voted for won! yipee! I know that was all b/c of my vote....haha!
Enjoy your break and I hope you weren't hurt by anyone.
~Cheryl

Becky said...

I know you are probably feeling overwhelmed right now...know that everyone out here loves YOU too and we are praying for YOU as well! You are a blessing to so many people and if someone tries to discourage that, then that is a shame. I just hope you don't let people bring you down, and if they do then the Lord will bring you back up! Have a good break sweet friend and enjoy your family time...I'll look forward to your fun posts when you return! Much love, Becky

MaryBe said...

You do what you need to do for yourself and your family!
Harper is growing so fast

The Murray's said...

Good for you, you deserve a break.

3boysmom said...

I don't comment too often, but just wanted to say that I'm going to miss reading your posts while you're your bloggy break. I understand though, I was just thinking today that I really need to take a break from my computer or seriously start limiting my usage. It can be so addicting and time consuming.

Hope you enjoy your week off!

theduexduo said...

I'm glad you're taking care of yourself...even if that means blogging takes a backseat.
House Tours Friday sounds like a neat idea.
Maybe you could also do Favorite Outfit Friday...and folks could post pictures of either themselves or their kiddos in their fav outfit.
Maybe that'd be too personal? IDK.

Elle's Mom said...

Have a wonderful break! It's good to get a way for a little while. Being a new mom is so overwhelming, at least it was for me. It gets better though, I promise! As soon as Elle turned 6 months I felt like we were all going to be ok!

Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

Have a great break. We'll miss you.

Jennifer said...

awwww, bummer! I'm having my laporascopy surgery tomorrow so I was looking forward to your updates while I'm laid up, resting & recovering at home. but I guess what you're doing is best for you & your family, so I'll accept it. haha. Take care!!

Miss E said...

Enjoy your time, but hurry back to us. We'll miss you and the pics of sweet Harper!

Amanda said...

I understand needing a break from all the interactions the internet supplies. It can be very draining.Thank you for all you do, and for your kind email! Blessings to you!
inoliviasroom.blogspot.com

Nikki Todd said...

I don't comment often but read your blog regularly. Just wanted you to know that I will miss you and I really enjoy reading what you write. But I hope you have a relaxing time away.

Living on the Spit said...

We all need a break from time to time! Good for you.

Enjoy your time with your family and living a glory filled life.

(But can't wait till you come back.)

Jacquie said...

Good for you, Kelly. We'll look forward to seeing y'all in a week. Enjoy your time with your family.

julie & joe said...

Have a great break. We are taking a mini vacation this week and a break from reading all the blogs.

elliotts said...

Enjoy your break...I enjoy checking in on your blog daily and getting Harper updates! Also, I LOVED your hair today with the curls, it was awesome!

Have a great week and we all look forward to the room by room home tour, I am sure! : )

Diane

HappyascanB said...

Enjoy your break! Hope your family time and relaxing with Harper and hubby are worth more than gold to you over the next week!!!

Kimberly said...

Enjoy your break! I know it's hard to maintain posting everyday, but you do it so well and I love how down to earth and real you are. Thank you for openly sharing your life. I will look forward to your return in a week and maybe by then my remodeled kitchen will be ready for touring...we'll see.

Maryellen said...

You and sweet Harper will be missed. Even for this short time.
I save your blog for last each day because it always lifts my spirits. Enjoy your break. I look forward to hear what that precious Harper has been up to the next week.

Maryellen New Jersey

Beav's Wife said...

I totally understand. I should take a break-I spend waaaay too much time reading blogs. I love them so much but I should be doing other things... I'll miss you over your break! I pray you never ever stop blogging-you and your precious family always make me smile.

Erin McGraw said...

Have a refreshing and renewing break. You have enough links to other blogs on yours to keep the rest of us busy for a while.

jenn said...

I will miss reading your blog! I recently started a blog and it is overwhelming--I cannot imagine keeping up as much as you do! enjoy your time--babies grow to fast! I know my oldest is 11! Take care and i hope nothing too bad has happened to cause you to want to stop blogging!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Please don't quit blogging for good. I know some people have left you some rude comments lately...I couldn't believe how much my first negative comment affected me...but please don't let THAT be the reason you leave. I've been wanting to send you an email for a while now...since I've started my journey to built a relationship with a church in my area and God. I know you're so busy and get so many emails I don't want to add to your "To Do" list but I do want you to know that you're an inspiration and have indirectly helped me a lot in the past few weeks. I admire your faith so much and hope one day to be half as faithful as you are.

Mare said...

Enjoy your break with your wonderful family.

=)

Team Eliza said...

Kelly-
I found your blog a few days after Harper was born and as a new mommy myself I couldn't imagine having to endure what you did with Harper - my heart truly ached for you and Scott. I began to check back every day to see how Harper was doing. As I read each day I was in awe of how stead fast and true you were to your faith - you never lost sight of He who would guide you through.

Reading your blog has helped me re examine my relationship with God and reconnect to my faith. My husband and I have begun to have discussions about how we can begin to help our daughter foster her relationship with God. I thank you for that.

I hope this break will give you some time to relax and enjoy your family. Being a (new) mommy is a tough job and at times this job can consume every second of every minute.

I will look foreward to new updates in a week.

Take Care-
Jennifer

Funky Kim said...

May your break refresh you. I'll wait not so patiently for my next picture of that cute girl and her zillion outfits!

Jenna said...

Have a great break! LOVE YOU girl!

Karyn said...

What a smart Mommy you are- the most important word in a mother's vocabulary is, "no."
Your ministry at home is the most important one!
Love the room by room linky idea.
Peace and joy!

p.s. The "word verification" letters on my comment are prego! Be careful on your break...

S. said...

i totally understand. i just got rid of facebook and i am soooo glad i did! but i do love blogging and i loveeee your blog! i would like to know what your favorite reality tv is (once you come back...). i love wife swap. totally my guilty pleasure!!

Priscilla said...

I LOVE reading your blog, please don't stop blogging!!! :) I hope you enjoy your break and I'll be excited when you return to blogging. Enjoy Harper while she is so tiny, they grow way too fast! Have fun with you family as well!!!

number17cherrytreelane said...

Enjoy some time away. It makes you appreciate it even more. See you in a week!

tara said...

enjoy your break mama! Being 26 weeks pregnant with a four year old has wiped me out too! I have only been posting once or twice a week and feel so guilty, because there are so many stories and pics that i want to share. BUT, sometimes there simply aren't enough hours in the day! :)
btw- LOVE your blog, stories, pics, recipes (made your poppy seed chicken 2 nights ago), and your hair in yesterday's post!!
your bloggin' friend in MD! -Tara

Jules said...

I'll miss you, Kelly!! Your first priority is your family, though. The Lord has been glorified in your life, and so I'm sure you are getting some attack from the enemy. Keep your eyes on Him!! Julie

Michelle said...

Have a great blogcation! You will truly be missed. I hope you know how many people you have touched through your words! Don't let anyone else tell you different...

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kelly,
We were never blessed with children but I have been reading your blog faithfully since you had Harper. I'll be honest I felt a bit silly reading since I'm not a Mom.
I realized you connect with everyone in the blogworld for different reasons. We are all strong in faith and support each other and that's what matters most. Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a wonderful and blessed bloggy break.
~Enjoy~ Warmly, Melissa :)

PS I am interested in linking up for home tours.
My blog is mostly home decor' ideas. Sounds great!

Jennifer said...

Enjoy your break! I know it is probably much needed. Can't wait to catch up on Harper (and you) when you come back!:)

Kelly Taylor said...

Everyone deserves a break from time to time. Thank you for all the encouragement you do give us on your blog, and for the daily pics of Miss Miracle! I'm sure by the time you come back to the blog, we'll all be in Harper withdrawals! Have a great time away and enjoy the blessings you've been given.

Heather said...

Enjoy your break and I love the idea of touring rooms one at a time! FUN!! Lifting up all the prayer request and lifting you up this week!

Watts Family said...

We'll miss you! I don't blame you though...I've been feeling a little like I need a break as well. Enjoy just being a new mom and hangin with that stinkin cutie you have! See you next week!

Many Blessings,

Amanda

Jaclyn said...

Just wanted to let you know that I VERY much enjoy reading your posts, and I hope someone isn't being rude or mean! You have encouraged me in so many ways, and even though we've never met, I feel very blessed that you allow me to "peek" into your life. Little Harper is also a constant reminder of how God works in ways that we don't understand, but to never stop trusting in Him. This week, after almost 2 years of trying I lost my baby at 9 weeks. You have no idea what your testimony means to me! Have a nice break, hope to see you back again soon!

Kristine said...

Absolutely, take a break! It's hard work being a new mom...I'm overwhelmed too.

House tours are a GREAT idea!! I'll be taking part for sure.

Enjoy your time off. :)

Megan said...

I hope you enjoy your bloggy break. You know we will all be here waiting for you when you return! I seriously hope nobody has been mean or negative towards you. If so, just ignore it. There is NO reason for that! Enjoy all your time with that sweet baby girl!

Kelley said...

I'm glad you're listening to your soul and, if it says, "break" then break it should be. I do hate that it sounds as if someone's been nasty which has helped to cause your hiatus.

I love the Friday idea. In fact, early in my own blog, I participated in a room tour of some sort here on your site. It wasn't a nursery but maybe a "favorite room" tour of some kind.

Enjoy!

pcb said...

Enjoy your break and when you come back, don't feel pressured to blog every day...just do it when you WANT to. Have fun with your family...

Gracie Beth said...

We will be here when you get back! Enjoy your break!

Courtney said...

I will miss you while you are gone, I always look forward to your daily post. Have a great week with Harper. Can't wait to see both of you back on soon.

Cathy said...

You deserve your break...we'll miss you. Enjoy your baby!

Lisa said...

Oh Kelly! I read all the time. I've had a day. God and I have talked a lot. Your "all the single girls," my eyes welled up with tears! Bless you, and your family, and enjoy your precious family and your time! Thank you :)

Robin said...

have a good time off. i love the curly hair, im jealous!

Kelli said...

You deserve it!! Enjoy!

Christine said...

I don't comment often, but I've read your blog every day since last fall. I know how overwhelming being a mom can be...I have two boys...6 and 1...and I still have days when I just want to escape!!

Enjoy your break...maybe you can take lots of trips to Target!!!

Have a good week!

Mendy said...

Take some time for yourself - you deserve it! I hate to think that something negative happened to make you consider calling it quits in the blogosphere. I call you the blogging ROCK STAR!! Can't wait to hear all about your vacay.

P.S. I would NEVER post a picture of any room in my house for others to see. It would take me a month to clean and redecorate!! Hee, hee! But I can't wait to see everyone elses.

Stephanie said...

Enjoy your stressfree break. I hope noone has said anything to hurt you...your blog is awesome and you are such an inspiration! Don't let people with nothing better to do with their time other than put people down upset you.

Enjoy your family :)
Hugs

Judy said...

Your blog is one of my absolute favorites, so don't you ever stop blogging! I would be sooo sad! Seriously, I would!
I love the home tour idea. It's so funny that you mentioned it because I was going to leave you a comment and ask you to post a picture of your kitchen after I saw a tiny glimpse of it in your earlier post today! I love, love, love the idea. I've got my house on the market right now and I would love some advice from anybody about how to make it look more appealing in pictures! I think internet pictures are what sells a lot of houses anymore, at least it gets people in the door.
Have a good blogging break!

Jenn said...

Enjoy your time off, sometimes we just need it! I took 2 weeks off for vacation so no e-mail, facebook or blog. It was actually nice. The tours sound great - would love to participate in that!

Melinda said...

Oh no!!! Seriously as a fellow stay at home mom, I look forward to coming here! Pathetic, I know! But enjoy the break! I hope you don't give the blogging up! Ignore the people who don't have good things to say or that may hurt your feelings. You are living your best life, that is all that matters! I am all in for the video of the rooms! Sounds fun!

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Wonderful Kelly, that you are taking a blog break! Enjoy your beautiful baby girl, husband, and all the blessing God is bringing you!
Wendy

Jennifer said...

Enjoy your time with your family. Please please please, never quit blogging! I love this little spot of the internet because:
1. your faith has inspired me to get more involved with my church. I actually joined a church I had been visiting shortly after finding your blog! You are spreading the faith!!!
2. Harper is so cute and I couldn't imagine not seeing a daily picture of that cute girl in her flowers and bows!
3. I love reading about whats going on in your life and your friends. You are so fun to read about! I think of you every time I go to Wal-mart!
See you in a week!

Pam said...

Enjoy your Kit Kat. I'll miss your updates but you deserve the break.

Lynn said...

Dear Kelly,

You deserve a break--enjoy your visit with your family, precious Harper & your loving husband! Your blog will be greatly missed but we understand! Please don't let those negative people bring you down enough to stop blogging! People who say negative things are usually doing so because they're jealous. God has so richly blessed you and your sweet family, and we so enjoy getting a "peek" (as another blogger said) into your life! =)

Enjoy the family and your break! Will see you when you return!

God Bless!
Lynn in TX

Ana said...

Good for you to recognize when you need a break! I can't imagine what would almost make you quit blogging (not asking...just saying :) ), but I just want to say sorry that something like that would happen! Enjoy your time off!

Ashley said...

Love you Kelly and will miss you!!! I have some bows I want to make for Harper and give to you soon since we live so close! When you return, I am ALL about the rooms, the kitchens... all of it! I love to decorate and would love to see others homes too! Will be thinking about you and saying prayers for you!!! XOXO

Laura said...

Have a great week, thanks for praying for me as a wait to find my husband!

Enjoy all your little moments with your lovely little girl! :)

The Jones Clan said...

I am going to miss seeing Miss Harper everyday (I just love her little outfits). I hope that you don't quit blogging for good. I love seeing Harper everyday and reading about your outings and takes on being a new mom.

P.S. I was at Target today and thought about you while I was there.

Enjoy your break!!! :)

Michelle said...

Have a great break, being a new mom is hard!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Enjoy your blogcation. We will miss seeing Harper's daily fashion show. LOVED the black tees and headband from yesterday. Absolutely stunning!

Rachel McPhillips said...

Enjoy your bloggy vacation!! I love the idea of the tour of homes!

Ashley said...

I know exactly what you mean about sometimes wanting to stop blogging. Just know that so many people love your blog and can't wait for you to be back. But enjoy being Harper's mommy and Scott's wife FIRST! See you real soon!

Lori said...

I can see how you could need a break, I'm sure being a new mom takes lots of time along with all your other duties! I will miss seeing little miss Harper in all her cute little outfits! Enjoy your weekend with family!

Andolicious said...

I love reading your blog EVERYDAY and have been glued since the day you had Harper. I hope you don't quit blogging and if people are leaving negative comments, it's only because they are jealous! Seriously you seem to have a wonderful life with such a beautiful daughter. I hope you enjoy your "blogging break" though and spend lots of time with family and friends. :)

Sarah Jean said...

I hope you enjoy your hiatus! I'll sure miss all the adorable pictures and stories :]

Bella said...

Have a nice relaxing break! You can't go away forever though!!! We would all miss you too much! :-)

Paige said...

Hope you enjoy your break! I will miss reading your blog.

You will be in my prayers this next week.

avbernat said...

Good for you! Enjoy your break and love on Harper for us all that time! I'm sure you'll be having a blast.

The room ideas are great! I can't wait to take a sneak peek into the homes of other moms, it's always nice to see the fabulous ideas of every woman out there :D

Analiza

Mandy Bean said...

We will all miss you, but completely understand! You do what's best for you and your little family and don't feel an inkling of guilt...I mean it! :) I think the "BooKelly Tour of Rooms" is a great idea!

Raina's Retreat said...

Kelly,
I will miss your blog this week. I really hope you enjoy this time with your husband and precious baby girl. It will seem like Harper has grown so much when we see her again. Your such a wonderful and inspirational person. I can't wait to see you back on blogging and facebook.

Allison said...

I have only commented one other time, but I really enjoy reading your blog. You are such an encouragement to me. Enjoy your week off but make sure you come back. HA> I just love seeing all of the pictures of Harper, she is truely such a precious gift. God Bless.

Amy said...

Enjoy your break! I love reading your blog... always an enjoyable part of my day!

Sun said...

REALLY love stopping by here to read about your day - enjoy your break and I look forward to hearing how your week went! May God richly bless this time! Sunshine

Watkins Wackiness said...

Oh what am I going to do for a week! Im going to miss you, but enjoy your week "vacation" and I will look forward to you returning!

Lynn said...

Know that I'm here praying as always!
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Prayer BearsMy email address

Anneliese said...

A well deserved break...but will miss seeing daily pics of Harper.

I do not post on my blog daily. More like 2 times a week. It takes a lot of time and thought to do it daily. We are privileged with what you share when you do. God, family and friends is at the top agreed.
Enjoy your week!!!!!!
PS- You look great in that pic today with Harper in black

Al's World said...

Good for you! I am trying to cut down on my computer time as well. I hope that no one has said anything that has kept you from blogging...you do a great service and God is using you mighty ways!

Carrie said...

Oh the pressure. The linky home tour is a great idea. I'm moving this week so I can't wait to show you a kitchen full of boxes or a hallway full of...well, boxes.
Man, I wonder if we will even recognize Harper next week? She'll probably be walking by then. ;) Happy Family Week.

Jenny said...

Have a wonderful break Kelly!!!(hope it's not too long!!)

Allisyn said...

Enjoy this time.. but I like many others will miss your updates.. I love checking in daily to see what you and Harper have been up.. what color of bow Harper will be wearing... Thank you for sharing your world with me.

Gram said...

Hope your week off is a good one. Hope everything is okay. Being a new mom is tough. Love the idea of the home tour

Kristi said...

I totally understand your need for a break, but I wanted to let you know that you will be missed! Your posts encourage and cheer me up :). Thank you, Kelly! I pray that you and your family have a restful, peaceful week!!

Leslie Lambert said...

I love the idea of touring everyone's home! Such a great way to get ideas for your own home, and to show off the hard work you've put in to the place :)

And, while I'm sad I won't get to see that precious baby for a week, I think it's great you're taking some time for you and your family. Kind of reminds me of the Babies Don't Keep poem Mckmama put up a few months back...she won't be a baby forever, and it's important that you enjoy that rather than worrying about the rest of us for a week! Have a great time!

martha - ca knitter said...

Enjoy your much needed break!

Ruthie said...

I have stick straight hair and am so "jealous" of all my friends with curly hair! I adore the curly look you shared, but I also think your hair looks fabulous straight!!! (not that what I think should matter!)

I also love those t-shirts and Harper's look from cute bow on top to the jeans on the bottom - to die for!

Thank you for allowing all of us "strangers" to peek into your life and to share in parts of it.

I'll be praying that your blog break goes just as God wants it to and that you have a wonderful time with family!!!

Ruthie

Linda said...

I hope you enjoy your time off and remember all the reasons you listed for blogging. Praying that the sting of the reasons not to blog will go away. Will miss seeing little Harper and look forward to the room links.
Blessings,
Linda

Bridget said...

I fasted blogging a couple weeks ago and my kids fasted tv and video games it was such a great week...enjoy! We will miss you and cute little Harper

Joan said...

Take the break - you deserve it. We mom's don't get enough in the way of breaks. And it does not have to be from the kids either.

Enjoy it, can't wait to see all the fun you had =)

God Bless

Jaclyn said...

Thank you for your prayers!
And that didn't come out wrong...I feel the same way. It's nice to know that we can at least get pregnant. God know's, and I'm just trying to remember that His plans are always so much better than ours. (Even though it totally stinks right now!)

Holly said...

Good luck with your bloggy break! :)

The Browns said...

Have a good week Kelly & we will all miss you & reading about Harper daily. Me & my husband went to see a new fertility specialists last week. We have high hopes that the outcome will be good this year for us! I've been sick, so the "baby dance" has been on hold, but we will be trying again next month. Thankyou for praying for me, Becky & all the other women struggling with infertility. We love you & you are such an inspiration.
Have a good break Kelly.
<3 Bonnie

Patty said...

I just took a blog break last week and it was wonderful! I also understand about things happening to make you quit blogging but for me that is how God uses me to encourage others and I think it is fun to. :)

Love your idea of hone tours, room by room. Not sure if I would give anyone ideas but I will participate.

Enjoy your weekend and your family. I know you are going to have so much fun!
Blessings,
Patty

Mandi said...

Sweet Kelly, enjoy your much needed blogging break! Can't wait to catch up with you in a week!!!

Jeff & Leza said...

Kelly, as much as I will miss your updates I am so happy you are taking this time for yourself and your family.

Thank you so much for your wonderful words and email. Your daddy was very helpful too...Im working on a reply to him (it's in the draft section right now).

I know you will enjoy your precious time with Harper and your family. Take lots of pictures you know we will want to see them.

Many blessings during your relaxing week.

Aloha,
Leza
http://www.thestrayerohana.blogspot.com

Staci said...

You will be missed but being a new mommy is VERY overwhelming at times and something's got to give sometime :) Enjoy snuggling with that gorgeous baby girl!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Somtimes breaks are needed. Lord knows I have had to take my share. It just gives your brain a chance to rest. WE will be here with bells on just waiting for you to come back. Enjoy~

Chari said...

breaks are good!
The picture thing sounds wonderful! I just moved into our new house last week and need motovation to re-decorate!

Lianna Knight said...

I LOVE the tour idea!!! Looking forward to having you back...we'll miss you (and seeing sweet baby Harper)!

Luv a Bargain! said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing break! I'll be looking forward to new pictures and news when your back.

The Carter Family said...

Good for you!! You deserve some time to yourself with your sweet Harper and Hubby. Grant it, I will miss reading your blog, but you need to take care of you and your family first and for most. I will use this time to catch up with your previous posts!! I hope no one is getting you down with their posts. Like Thumper's momma used to say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all!" They should keep their ugly comments to themselves. You seem to be the sweetest, caring, loving and Godly woman around. Keep your chin up girl!! That's just the devil talking through them. Enjoy your break! You will be missed!!
(((HUGS)))

Marianne said...

The linky thing is a great idea. But don't keep it just indoors. Now is a great time of year to show off our gardens and maybe get some ideas from each other.

Dena said...

i don't think i've commented yet, but i linked somehow onto your blog on the day you went into the hospital to have sweet little harper...i've been praying for you ever since. can i just say, that i love your blog, love your honesty, love all your beautiful pictures, love your hair :o), love harper's bows, love it, love it. hope you have a wonderful break. thank you for being a daily light unto Jesus for us all here. even in the midst of trials and frustrations your light shines. thank you. blessings to you and your sweet family.

Jennifer said...

We'll miss you while you are gone! I love the idea of the tour of our home. I am all in!!!

Linda said...

Have a blessed time of rest, fun and enjoying family and friends. I will miss all your fun writings on your blogs. Look forward to your return!

Annetta said...

I LOVE the picture of you and Harper in your matching t shirts!! SO cute!! And your hair is cute too, but I actually like it better straight. You know, the way you wear it every day. :) I think you and Harper are both adorable and I'm sad that there are people who feel the need to put others down. I hope you enjoy your break and know that we will miss you while you're "gone"! Enjoy your time with your family!!

Lisa said...

Good for you. I take breaks often... have a wonderful week or so!

Kylie said...

You are wise to take a break when need be and enjoy that precious daughter of yours! And, I LOVE your curly hair! (I always like your hair though- it's impressive to me that it is always fixed so nicely!)

Amy said...

Going to miss you! Enjoy your break! :)

Jackie said...

I'll miss you blogging, but I completely understand wanting/needing a break. We all need breaks every now and again.
Enjoy your break and take as long as you need!
God Bless!

Jaymee said...

Enjoy your break!! I will miss you and your posts! :)

Kaylan said...

Oh I'll miss you and sweet Harper, but I know the newness of a baby all to well to understand! It's gonna be a long week without my visits to your blog! Maybe I'll venture out and visit others, but I know I will still be checking in...just because!! Enjoy your break, and soak up the kisses and sweet baby love!

Katie said...

It's funny (not in a haha way) that you should post that you are taking a break because I was only thinking about how overwhelming it must be to have so many people follow your blog and e-mail you. And being the caring sort of person that you are you feel compelled to reply to everyone I am sure.
I hope you enjoy your break - you will enjoy it! I work from home and am sat in front of my computer way too much. When we moved I had no internet for a couple of days and it was weird but I felt a lot free-er somehow!

Beth said...

We'll miss you, sweet Kelly. Enjoy your haitus! Can't wait to catch up with you when you return!

Carrie said...

Wow...I had a little blogging incident on my little blog this week and I thought about you and your BIG blog! I know that you are taking a break, but I would love to email you when you get back. Is your email address on your blog?

Taylor said...

Enjoy your break and extra time with that sweet girl!!

You will be missed though and we'll all be anxiously awaiting your return!!!

Melissa said...

We'll miss you, but you definitely deserve a break! Looking forward to the home tours next week!

Thomas and Jamie said...

HAVE FUN!! You will be missed!

Alicia said...

Kelly, I don't usually comment, but I had to tell you that I LOVE your blog! Harper, and my baby boy are only 5 days apart and I love to see/read what Harper is doing. I will miss you for the week you are gone, but I also understand. I stopped updating my blog weekly let alone daily! Have a great week!

Monica said...

Enjoy your off time! Give that beautiful lil bundle of lovliness lots of hugs and snuggles! I look forward to reading all about it when you return. Have a blessed week!

kristin said...

Will miss you and I hope you pick back up soon. I will keep checking your recipes. I love the mozerella chicken. I've made it a couple of times. Enjoy your break!

Amy said...

I love your linky idea! Would love to see all of the rooms people post.
Take your week off and please come back. Don't let what people's comments cause you to quit. You are SUCH a blessing and so is baby Harper.

Katy said...

Will miss ya, but want you to have a lovely time off.
I think your "tour of rooms" sounds fantastic. I'll join in on most of it, but we're working on several rooms here now.
Have a great time with family and friends.

m2m578 said...

I will miss reading about you & harper on your break & hope that you come back sooner than later!!! I hope this is not due to someone being mean!!! Enjoy your time away from the blog world!!

Linkis Family Love said...

What was it that has made you almost quit blogging? It cannot compare to the greater good you are doing by sharing your faith and comraderie with us! We love you!
Love your room linky idea!

Lori said...

Just found your site. Interesting.
The house deal sounds neat, but one quick question--is this a house beautiful tour...or a house lived in? Just curious.
Rest in Him
Lori

Susan said...

Enjoy your break, but PLEASE come back. I check your blog daily. Can't wait to see all the new pictures and what Harper has been up to. Take care!!

Our Family said...

Ooooh, Love the curly hair. Take all the time you need and enjoy Spring. God Bless you and your beautiful family!

Becky said...

Oh I hope you haven't been the victim of evil commenters who leave nasty, anonymous comments about what you're doing wrong and all that. IGNORE those people (if indeed that's happened). You are such a HUGE blessing and encouragement to so many women! May God bless you abundantly and also, have a great break!!!

Lynette said...

Have a great break. I will look forward to when you come back. Your blog is a blessing!

Shannon C said...

Thank you for letting us into your daily life. It is ok if it isn't daily. Your blog is very interesting, love seeing that darling baby, and love your ideas.

Krista said...

Ha! I took a MONTH-long break in March, so take what you need. I am a relatively new reader (sincer Harper was born), and your style is just so easy and positive. I also share your faith in Jesus and PK history, so it's refreshing to be "surrounded" by other Christians. I enjoy reading your perspective, and I think Harper is just so adorable.

Bethany said...

I love the home tour idea!!!

Amy H said...

Enjoy your time off! I hope your reason for leaving wasn't because of some mean trolls. I find your blog to be inspirational.

ALSO--I hope you know about the Bevin's family news. GOD IS GOOD!

Becca said...

Totally feel you on the new mom needs a break however she can get it! :-) I think the house tour would be a great idea!

Sara said...

You are open to a lot of folks, so you may get some nasty comments. Please just delete them and ignore them, Kelly. You are a shining light for Jesus. The enemy of our souls doesn't like that.

Shawna said...

Be still -- relax -- revamp -- it feels great to take a break, to have time away - I hope you feel blessed as you take a week for yourself! xo, *S

Ps. I love the thought of a linky "tour de home"

Rathi said...

Hope you have a great week off with your family! I like the tour idea as well for next week.By the way, I loved your matching shirts yesterday, too cute.. And your hair is cute curly!! Have a wonderful weekend and next week!! We'll miss you and Harper!!

Andrea said...

A blogging break is a wonderful thing! But, I'll be looking forward to your return ;)

Mab said...

You will be missed...........
but I think we all understand!
Enjoy your little break!
Arlene

Mary said...

I hope no one said anything to upset you and if they did......just ignore them...they are ignorant.

Anyhow I await recipes! I was going to comment today anyhow and say ok Kelly I've made the chicken with the stuffing and I've now made the artichoke chicken so can I please have some new recipes...hee hee. I can't wait for the house tour...I have NO idea how you keep it sooo clean and I can't wait to see harper....but I totally understand. Sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

See you soon!

Newlywed Next Door said...

As soon as I saw the title I thought "uh-oh" ... please come back to blogging soon! I love your blog so much! Your new posts brighten my workday so much each day.

You are one amazing lady and I love hearing about Harper, what God is doing in your life, and what you are doing for others. I can't understand why people would be mean to someone's blog they visit -- but I've heard many stories of nasty emails and comments from my bloggy friends. Don't let it get you down. I can see God's love shining through your family and blog and that is so awesome!

Enjoy the break and bring back lots of fun pics!

Debbie said...

I just wanted to key in to tell you that I, too, will miss your blog. I find so much inspiration for keeping a positive attitude from your blog each day - and your faith is just too incredible for words! Finally, I love seeing how much you love and adore Harper, your miracle and ours. Don't EVER let anything convince you to do anything BUT continue your blog. This is what God MEANT for you to do! Have fun on your Blog-Hiatus! 'Can't wait for new "episodes"!!!! And I hope you have plans for a 20th reunion, that will of course include Harper!
:) Deb (Gorbet) Birch

The Haymans said...

Enjoy your break...can't wait for the room tour. Great idea!!

Lindsey said...

Sometimes we just need a break. See you in a week. Also, I think the home tour sounds like a blast! I wish I would have known about your blog when you did the nursery tour!!!

Misty said...

Hey Kelly,

Enjoy the break - I'll have to wait a week to get my fix...but that's okay. I love the home tour idea. p.s. thanks for the "Baby Legs" resource. I'll be sure to find them at Target next time I'm there!

Misty

Elizabeth said...

Good for you! I took a "blogging fast" as I called it and was able to refocus some of my energies. It was the best thing that could have happened!! Enjoy your fast!

beach2lady said...

Kelly..enjoy your time off..you have certainly earned some rest. I hope you and Harper have lots of fun times together next week and you can post lots of pictures later. Give her extra hugs!
Linda G.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Love the home tour idea! I, too, have almost forced myself to QUIT reading blogs because it seems like I every blog I find has a deveastatingly sad story and I end up in tears! It's somewhat emotionally draining. So, I'd LOVE to do more fun, happy blogging things along with you... I'm getting too sad (not to mention paranoid to have another baby for fear that it will be sick or die on me). Love your fun pics, shopping links, and all the other mindless FUN & HAPPY! Enjoy your break :)

Erin said...

Oh boy, I totally relate to what Danielle from Living Out Loud is saying! I need to STOP reading blogs that have a daily updates on sad stories, oh of course I pray for these families, but I find myself going to the blog over and over and over again. Not good. I don't know I sometimes wonder how much we should be sharing with the whole world wide web, some is just so personal and emotionally deep and it seems that it should be reserved for family and friends. I love this blog and I love your Mom's blog as well. A break is good, I'm going to take a break from reading blogs for a while, I think that is what God is speaking to me during this season,

Donna said...

Hi Kelly, Enjoy your break from blogging! You deserve it, although what will I do without my Harper fix?!LOL Take notes so we don't miss anythig little sweetie does. I can't imagine anyone saying anything negative on your blog,but there is always one sour grape out there. If they don't care for what you have to say, they can just mouse on over to lurk on someone else's blog. What would get to me are the prayer requests for sick children. I know you must be inundated with them. And you can only cry so much. Preachers deal with this all the time, maybe your Dad can give you some insight. But enjoy the time with your family and precious little Harper. I'll handle the withdrawl by reading old posts. Oh, yeah. Went by the Baby Garden site.Wow, what cute things. Love it all.
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna

j3k said...

Funny story: I was driving my oldest son to a college visit today (I'm 38 and can't believe I'm doing this) and on the radio I hear that today is "bow appreciation day" the first thing that comes to my mind is YOU!!!!! Then I was sad to think that I wouldn't get to see Harper in one of her FANTASTIC bows on Bow appreciation day.....its ok though I will just look back at some of your other fabulous ones from before. Enjoy your week off!!! Miss ya :)

Hearts and Hugs
Marie

About Michelle said...

Enjoy the break. I could use those often! I love the idea of doing a home tour. We're actually trying to sell our house right now.

Mary Avery said...

Girl, you need a break! Take time for yourself and your family and time for a break! You deserve it. I also made low fat banana pudding tonight. I wonder if they got tired of eating it! Also, LOVE your hair curly. It's way cute.

Bethany said...

Good for you-- enjoy the break, and thank you SO much for including us lowly single gals in the prayer requests. We need it!

Laura White Photography said...

Please don't stay away too long. I'm living vicariously through you being the mother of a sweet baby girl. Since God blessed me with two boys, I don't get to do the frilly stuff that you do with Harper!
I hope you enjoy your much needed break! But please come back with LOTS of cute pictures for us of that adorable little blessing! I vote for more tutu pics with the cute leggings!!!
God Bless!
See ya next week!!!

Michelle said...

Love the new blog look.. Enjoy your break and I hope to see more of you and pretty girl Harper soon! I rave about her hats, her bows, and of course her miraculous story. I think all NICU mom's are connected on some level...

aLena said...

Hope you enjoy ur break from us LOL ...and the house tour sounds Like a great idea, I would Luv to see other ppL's decor :D

Three Nuts In The Bluegrass said...

Love the blog! Please don't quit all together!

Can't wait to see what Harper does during her week off!

Claire said...

Have a lovely break! See you soon!

Cxx

Kelly said...

Hope you are enjoying your time away from blogging! You are missed!! Your blog has quickly become one of my faves. Harper is so beautiful and I love hearing all the new mommy stories. Makes me want one more :-) Keep doing what you need to do for your family and ignore the negative!

Kelly in TX

Megan said...

Enjoy your family time! I have thought about taking a break from the internet completely. It is too addicting and takes away from doing other, more meaningful things. I'd better sign off now. Lol!

momeeof3 said...

It's only been 2 days and I already miss seeing pictures of Harper.....

valerie said...

I read your blog every day. I don't usually comment because I know you have so many to read. I had Harper on my blog when she was in the hospital. I wanted everyone who came across mine to see her and pray. My sister doesn't even have a blog but she looks at yours regularly now.
I'm praying that you will not allow any negative comments or whatever almost caused you to stop get you to doubting or feeling bad.
You bless so many and more importantly God is glorified through you and your blog. We have all experienced a miracle by you sharing your little Harper with us.
I'm praying for you while you're on your blogging break. Praying you are uplifted, energized and encouraged.
Love,
Valerie

Christa said...

Kelly,

I just wanted to say enjoy your break and that I love your blog! Your faith has really inspired me!

Enjoy your week,
Christa

Julee said...

I feel like its already been a week! I hope you are enjoying some time off from the blog. I take weeks off and don't even realize it sometimes because I have nothing to blog about!!! HA!
Also I like the waves in your hair. Its really cute for something different every once in a while!
Enjoy the rest of the week!! Julee

Mary said...

Well it's Monday.....closer to Thursday when you return. Did you see the Bevins family received their miracle? Oh how exciting for them! Well, hurry back. I check on your everyday..ya know..just in case you come back early :)

Recipes from this weekend please :)

Kara said...

Sometimes it is nice to just take a break. Hope you enjoy it!

I love your room linky idea, I think it would be fabulous!