1.23.2013

hi there

Welp. Three weeks have come and gone. And one blog post was written. One.
Welcome to busy season #2. The first was back in August. For that busy season I thought it would be an awesome {easy} idea to do a little home tour. Remember that home tour? Worst idea ever. Not because it was a bad blogging idea. But because it ended up being more work than I had originally planned for and I ended up staying awake until midnight every night trying to post amazing pictures of our couch and refrigerator and toilet. Lesson learned: You can't take amazing pictures of your toilet. You just can't. So, for this busy season I decided to take a different approach ... Stop blogging altogether.
Impressive huh?

I will say that writing a blog post after a three week break is kind of awkward. It's like writing blog post #1 all over again, which coincidentally, was also given the post title "hi there". So let me start by saying I'm Tiff. Husband is Dan.
And lab is Sherman ...

Seriously though. Thanks for sticking around and thank you for all your sweet emails, tweets and blog comments asking if we were okay.
We are okay. I think.

This month has been a little rough. A whirlwind of emotions. But we're making it through. I made it through a stressful time at work. And we made it through a very interesting trip to San Pancho, Mexico (see pictures above ... and more pictures to come later). This crazy year called 2013 has already brought excitement, tears, smiles, laughter, sickness, pain and disappointment.
Who's ready for 2014? ;)

But it feels good to be back.
And I have missed you guys.

And guess who has a birthday coming up in just two days?
I'll give you a hint. His name rhymes with Herman.
And he likes to pick up trash.

42 comments:

  1. Welcome back, stranger!! I've been pretty quiet this year too... I think the new year just brought so much with it that it's been hard to document everything. Glad to hear from you though and looking forward to hearing more!

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  2. 1. You need to become a real photographer. Amazing photos. You have such a good eye!
    2. I have missed your blog and your sense of humor terribly. Best blogger ever. And I read a lot of blogs.

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    1. P.S. I really do hope everything is ok.

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  3. Welcome back! I've missed you and your stories.

    I know how you feel about all of the emotions that a short time can bring. More has happened to us in the last 2 months than in the last 2 years put together. Crazy.

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  4. Ahh.. my life is complete again. Said in a completely non creepy not stalkerish way. :)

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  5. I'm with amanda. But I'm totally saying it in a creepy way. :) I have missed your posts and your humor so very much!! I am so sorry that it's been a tough month. It has been for me too. I've been thinking about you and your little family a lot!

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    1. Oh and those pictures. Amazing! Teach me how!

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  6. still... those are some pretty dope pictures!

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  7. i hope everything is okay, pretty lady! 2013 has been a whirlwind for me as well and my blogging has suffered... it really is hard to get back into it, but gorgeous pictures are always a great way to start :)

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  8. Glad you are back in the blog world, my friend...says the blogger who has been more absent than you. 2013 has brought some of the same to our family....tears, excitement, pain, major disappointment, etc. Sending you lots of good vibes...we blog chics have to stick together, and hold each other up!

    p.s. Your photos are awesome...I want to hear more about this trip, cause I really need a beach fix. Ok? Thanks

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  9. Welcome back! I've missed you and your posts. I'm so glad you're back and I hope everything is OK.

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  10. Considering we're only 23 days into 2013, I'm a little worried that you're already ready already for the year to be over! Hope all is well (or getting there at least) in your camp. Glad to see you writing again!

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  11. Welcome back!! Hope everything is okay. Glad to have you back!

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  12. Mary RichardsJanuary 23, 2013

    Gosh I've missed you. Love your writing and love your blog!! Oh and Sherm's bday?! Yay!!

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  13. So glad you are back!! Hope all is ok and things start getting back to normal. Also happy early birthday to Sherman!!

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  14. Welcome back lady!!! The blog world sure has missed you. Glad to hear all is well now. And yay for almost Sherman day!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  15. I got the biggest smile on my fave when I saw you in my blogfeed, you have been missed.
    It sounds like a tough month, I hope that you are ok and that the year starts to get better for you and includes more of the laughter, smiles and excitement and less of the tears, sickness, pain and disappointment.

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  16. So happy to see you back! Hope 2013 gets it's butt in gear and is better than ever in the coming months!

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  17. I got so excited when I saw your name on my blog roll (doesn't that sound way to much like bog roll)!!! Welcome back and just so you know you were very much missed!!

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  18. Ah! Thank goodness you are alive... I was starting to worry!

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  19. Missed you! Hope everything is okay! :/ 2013 has kind of been a drag, already!

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  20. Ummm. Clearly I am not the only one who is obsessed with your blog. You've got some faithful readers and I am one of them! So glad I found your blog. Your writing style is my favorite! I have missed it so much!

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  21. Those pictures are amazing. I can't wait to hear more!!!
    Tell Sherman Happy Birthday :)

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  22. Welcome back! I was starting to wonder where you had gone! Sorry that 2013 isn't panning out, hopefully it will only get better from here! Can't wait to see more picture from Mexico, those ones above look amazing!

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  23. Girl, it happens to all of us. 'Nuff said.

    Welcome back ;)

    Hope your trip was AMAZING!

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  24. Welcome back, And happy Birthday Sherman! Good to hear you're surviving the chaos... remember to breathe, it helps :)

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  25. ahhh...I wish you could have been here to hear the sigh of relief when I checked your blog (like I always do) and there was a new post!! Been worried about you but didn't want to bother and I was hoping you were getting a good break in from this crazy "cyber-world"!! ;) Don't be afraid to take another break....I guess I will survive again without your posts....if I have to! :)

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  26. Beautiful photos!
    I'm glad you are back.
    I heart you.
    Walter hearts you.
    We both heart Sherman. :)

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  27. Yay. Welcome back! You've been missed. I hope thing slow down a bit for you and everything is ok! Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures!

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  28. Ugh I think you've been missed...just a tad anyhow. Can we HH soon?! Pretty please!

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  29. I hope you guys are ok <3 I did really MISS you!!!! So very glad to have you back, lady!

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  30. Happy Birthday SHermanator!!!!! Big kisses and bum scratches!

    I had wondered where you were but thought you were taking a break, which I thought best to leave you be and you'd come around eventually. OMG Been going through a shitty few months myself and dare I say perhaps its starting to look up? I shouldn't though, I don't want to jinx myself.

    Anyways take care of yourself my dear and enjoy SHerman's birthday :)

    xo

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  31. Ugh, I hear you. We started off 2013 so excited and ready to start a new year with fresh determination, just to have heartache thrown in our faces. But we'll all dust ourselves off and try again, right? Glad you're back and *mostly* ok. :)

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  32. I"ve missed your blog so much!! and that sweet Sherman face. Welcome back!! :)

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  33. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! missed you tiff!

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  34. GORGEOUS photos!

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  35. We missed you too! I really do hope all is well and you're not ALL just putting on a happy face! Beautiful pictures, Tiff! See ya around!

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  36. Welcome back!! I've missed your posts, sorry 2013 has been rough thus far hope feb starts you a few fresh new start!!

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