Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jumping on the Bandwagon

I think I'll be taking a blog break too. My dad and brother, who I haven't seen in over two years, might be coming to my house soon so I'm really excited!

I'll probably still be visiting blogs on my free time. I am an addict, after all. *wink*

What family did you see this year? Was it stressful or fun? Are you ready to go back to the comfortable insanity of normal life?

39 comments:

Marybeth Poppins said...

My sister came into town from WI and my Bro in Law came back from FL for the first time since February so it was a lovely Christmas! Hope your family gets to visit.

:)

Karen Lange said...

Have a wonderful time with your family! I got to see my sister and her family from NJ, also another sister and family from MI this year. Fun times, hoping to do it again soon. Blessings to you and your family, and your readers too:)

Warren Baldwin said...

Have a good time with your family. We had a son and daughter come home, and Cheryl's parents. We are having a great time, and hope all of you are.

Tamika: said...

Have a wonderful break Jessica! Family is the perfect reason to still away from the internet.

Most of my family is here in Texas with me, so I am fortunate to be close to them all.

Have a Happy New Year!

Terri Tiffany said...

Enjoy your time with your family! I am breaking too:) And my time with my family was STRESSFUL!! glad to be home--hope yours goes well:))

Katie Ganshert said...

My hubby got sick AGAIN! It was horrible. Right on Christmas Eve. I felt so bad for him. We ended up delaying travel until Christmas day. we spent the day with his family in Wisconsin. It was fun, but I'm happy to be back.

Have fun with your family, Jessica!!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Jessie: I hope you have fun with your brother and Dad, and a peaceful unplug week. We will miss you!

We saw our daughter and her kids at Thanksgiving, and our son couldn't get enough days off work to make the 550 mile trip here, so we were just us two for Christmas. I thought it'd be sad and lonely, but we had a fun, worshipful day.

Jessica said...

MaryBeth, wow, your brother left my beautiful state??? LOL I'm glad you all had a good time. :-)

Karen, I have sisters too. They're great! I'm glad you got to see yours. :-)

Jessica said...

Warren, we definitely had a nice day. Played games and ate, ate, and ate. LOL It must've been fun to have your kids home!

Tamika, it's really nice that you're close to your family! I wish I was geographically closer to mine. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Jessica said...

Terri, I'm so sorry that it was stressful. Because of the disease? I'm glad you're home and hope you get some recuperation in. :-)

Katie, that stinks!! Poor guy. :-( How's he feeling now? I hope you or Brogan don't get it.

Jeanette, how nice that you two had the day to yourselves and enjoyed it! What a blessing. :-)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Enjoyed my son and granddaughters. Nothing lifts my spirits like the joy of their visit!!!

Jessica said...

You're excited every time, Donna. :-)

Dara said...

Yes I am SO READY to get back to normal. Actually not dreading work tomorrow...

I think much of it stems from the fact my younger sis-in-law had a wedding today--two days after Christmas and only planned in six weeks. So the last month has been a neverending ball o'stress. Really hoping her future hubby helps her break out of that 19-year-old lack of maturity she has. Then again, he's sometimes at that same level being only a few months older than she is...

Anyway, I don't think I've ever been more grateful for the holidays to end. I hate saying that but this year it was true.

Krista Phillips said...

Happy Blog Break, Jessica!

It was SO refreshing not to feel like I needed to post something today, ha!

Um, we went to my in-laws in NC for Christmas. It was busy, busy, but we enjoyed it. I have decided that taking Christmas somewhere else is VERY difficult though... it will be a while before we try it again:-)

anita said...

Have fun with the family, Jessie!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Enjoy your time with family!

My family just got back from the Chicago area last night. I ended up getting sick on Christmas Day and spent the weekend in downtown Chicago feeling awful. Definitely not the way I planned to spend my holiday, but I'm glad to be home now! :-)

Natalie said...

We had a low-key Christmas at home. It's been lovely. I hope you have a great blog break and a lovely visit with your family!

ElanaJ said...

I have very mixed feelings. I like being off of work, so I want the time to go slow. But I can't wait for my real schedule to come back so I can feel normal. And I can't wait until the rest of the world resumes their work schedule so my revisions will be read.

So... it's a toss up. Days spent in my pj's are better than going to work...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

We returned yesterday evening after spending Christmas weekend with friends up north. I'm thankful we didn't hit a lot of traffic. My friends' entire family was in town, which meant lots of kiddie hugs and kisses.

Two and a half days away from the computer felt strange, but I needed it. :)

Enjoy the time with your family.

Angie Muresan said...

It's a fun time every Christmas in our house. Have a wonderful time with your dad and brother, Jessica.

Deb Shucka said...

I hope you have a great time with your dad and brother. I got to spend time with two of my brothers at Christmas and this year it was fun (it hasn't always been - which made it even more special).

Nancy said...

Not ready to go back yet. Still need a few chillin out days.

Warren Baldwin said...

Happy New Year!

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings and infinit happiness and peace throughout this New Year.

This year My cousin (soldier) and her mom came up to see me after 9 years. So my home was filled with my daughters, my mother, my sister, my cousin, my aunt, and other family friends. It was wonderful.

Thanks for asking and thanks for sharing. Peace.

Linda Kage said...

I had a nice, relaxing break. I guess I'm ready to return to blogosphere. Not sure yet!! Hope yours goes well with your family.

Danyelle said...

I hope you've had some great family time. :) Look forward to seeing you again soon. :)

*pumpkin spice cookies*

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I hope you family time was wonderful, Jessica!!

I'm just now dipping my toes into normalcy, or trying to get the footing set back in place is more like it. Finding it difficult...

Jessie Oliveros said...

Well you are on blogger break, but I'm getting back into the swing of things, so I at least had to stop by your blog and say hi. I had a good break, although I'm looking forward to NOT having the business of the holidays and just hibernating with my children for a couple of months. Maybe I'll hibernate with my writing, too...

Stephanie Faris said...

I saw all family in that two week period...my fiance's family and my sister and her family. It was exhausting!

Robyn Campbell said...

Jessica, thanks for sharing about the synopsis worksheet. I know Camy, but did not know about the worksheet. I'm going to check into it tomorrow.

Happy New Year. :0)

Pen Pen said...

How long will ur break be? Not too long I hope! :)

I had my aunt(mom's sis) and her whole family come from Arizona and we had an amazing time! We saw 'the nutcracker', went to see 'Avatar', shopped, and took a trip to San Antonio together. I really love them, and 2 of her kiddos are girls near my age-so we've always been close. THey feel like sisters more than cousins-and one is actually very similar to me-so it's fun to have her over-we tend to have the same reactions to things and make the same faces-it's too funny to watch. I miss them already-wish they lived here.
I'm ready to go back to life, but I don't want to take down the lights and tree. I hate it when people leave lights up cuz they're lazy, but it makes me sad to take ours down-they always make me smile. I wish people put up lights for each holiday-pink ones for Valentine's day, pastels for Easter and so on. :)

Patti Lacy said...

Jessica,
Loved your post, then reading about your family on another post.

God gives us the perfect analogy through His brideship between Christ and the church. Sigh.

Family over the holidays? We spent a glorious two days with our newlywed daughter and two granddogs. We rejoiced in such passion and love as displayed by the young-uns!!

Patti
www.pattilacy.com/blog

Warren Baldwin said...

Just checking in to see if you were up and running (blogging) yet.

Ruth Branson said...

Hi -
I'm new to your blog, but just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying it!

I hope you've had a great break.

Ruth Branson
www.ruths-rambles.blogspot.com

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hope you are enjoying your brother and father's visit! I enjoyed seeing my son, DIL, and new little Norah Kathryn....

and it was fun! I am happy to be home, but also sad because I miss them.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Yoohoo! Anyone home?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Genny said...

Jessica,
Hope you are having a wonderful visit with them!
Hugs,
Genny

Terri Tiffany said...

Are you ever coming back??????

Jessica said...

I'm so glad most of you had good times with your family!

Susan and Terri, yes, I'm here and I'll be back Monday. :-)

My family actually left last week but I've took the break for a longer time. :-)