August 17, 2011
hi friends! i've missed you! i've tried to imagine how to start this post a thousand times. my return to blogging post. but i can't think of anything dazzling, so i'll just jump in and keep doing what i normally do. just another post. :)

thank you guys so much for your sweet comments and emails and cards and thoughts and everything that came pouring in during my "maternity vacation" this summer. i am a happy girl to have such friendly and devoted readers! seriously. i was surprised (and honored) by the stream of requests to start blogging again. thank you! you guys are the best. and now that our sweet summer break is almost over.. and it has been the biggest summer of my life, of course... i think it's time. i am back. and i'm a mom!

so, to catch you up.

we just moved home from another awesome summer at camp shetek, and since moving home we've been getting back into the swing of things and introducing hadley to all the good things about august. we settled back into our house (which means a few carloads of stuff from camp), bought groceries for the first time in months, made tacos and fresh salsa, ate sweet corn from the farmers market, celebrated a couple birthdays, started football season, strolled hadley around the neighborhood, bought a new couch, rearranged the living room, ate a watermelon, sat in the sun, went to the county fair, worked on the new landscaping wall in the front yard (grant), watched 3 new movies, and made kettle corn 3 nights in a row. oh, and did i mention nursing and laundry? we do those things too! and hadley is two months old! she is awesome. and hilarious. i am amazed everyday at how she changes and gains new tricks. we spent the summer learning and loving and growing and enjoying our little girl and what an incredible summer it was. and it's not over yet! yay.

and here's what you really wanted out of this post. a bunch of hadley faces! here is my tiny little girl with the bright eyes.
hadley2month

more soon! so happy to be back with you guys:)

37 comments:

Katie said...

SO thankful you're back. hadley is absolutely precious! can't wait for you to blog more :)

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nataliep. said...

yesss!!! you're back! i've been checking your blog all summer to see if you were on yet! LOVE the pics of hadley. i totally see grant in her!
oh, and i would LOVE to see the pic of your new couch! what an awesome summer you had!

Christina said...

It's very nice to see you back! :D And of course the Hadley photos are fabulous.

Grandma G said...

Aww... I love all those facial expressions, especially that quirky little smile. :) What a sweetheart! I'll bet she didn't get ANY attention out at camp, either, did she? ;)

Nora said...

So glad you're back to blogging. Hadley is super cute!

christine said...

oh my goodness, i love the pics! she is so cute. glad to hear an update. love you, old friend.

Emma said...

Yay Summer!!! you're back! :D :D :D

oh. my. goodness. Hadley is the cutest! Her facial expressions make me laugh :)

It's wonderful to have you back :)

Hannah said...

Yay! you're back! I have so missed your blog (though think it was a very wise choice to take a break!) & have thought of you often over the summer. I was so excited when your name popped up in bold in my google reader to say you had written a post.
I love the photos of Hadley - such wonderful expressions!
Looking forward to hearing more from you on your lovely blog : )

beckyk said...

welcome back! it's been quiet around here without you! so glad all seems to be going well and you managed summer camp too :-)

Marilyn said...

Glad you (and yours) are happy and well. Hadley is such a sweet, little darling. :-)

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Summer, I was over-the-moon with joy to tune in this morning and see that you had a post! Hadley is just as sweet as pie--sweeter, in fact. I am just thrilled that you had this time to be at camp and fall in love over and over and deeper and deeper with your baby daughter. But, I did miss you so. You are my favorite, you know.
xo, many times!

Molls said...

Glad your back! Your daughter is beautiful:)

Kelli said...

Well isn't she just a ball of sweetness. I can only imagine how you are just soaking her up. Sounds like you all are having a great summer. Good to hear from you.

natalie said...

:: welcome back! i've missed your cheer!

Nessa said...

Look at those big curious eyes! How was Hadley's first camp experience? She had to be the youngest (and cutest) camper ever.

Kelly said...

welcome back! what a sweetheart! they change so much in the first couple months, don't they?

Renee said...

yay! so glad you are back to blogging!! and of course...i LOVE the pictures of Hadley!! thanks for sharing!

Kara Gehret said...

EEEP! So excited you're back. She is just precious!

Miranda said...

Yay! So lovely to have you back. Welcome. And thank you for sharing pics of your gorgeous little one!

Amy said...

so glad to have you back, summer! hope your break was everything you hoped and needed. can't wait to see more of you and your sweet girl around here.

Misplaced Country Girl said...

Oh yay you're back! I've checked this blog everyday hoping for an update. Ok, and I'm not going to lie, pictures of that sweet little nugget. I'm so happy for your little family. It warms my heart!

Carissa said...

She's so precious! Welcome back!

Aunt Kayleen said...

Welcome back Summer!!!!! So glad to have your blog to read once again!! Love the beautiful pictures of Hadley!! She looks like a sweety!!

Amanda Greer said...

So glad you're back!

Eeny said...

oh my cuteness. she is so darling.

and welcome back, summer.

Courtney said...

I started reading your blog right when you took your break so I'm glad I can be a real reader now :) I hope you continue writing your love story with Grant, I loved loved loved reading the first few parts!

Maryclayre Dick said...

yesss...my days are now complete :)

Dee said...

oh what a beauty. welcome back we have missed you.

Laura Railing said...

Yay!!! SOo nice to have you back blogging Summer!! Hadley is darling!! Baby faces are amazing!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

kylee said...

so glad to have you back! and hadley? in love with that name.

Anonymous said...

happy to have you back!

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Learning to Simply Live said...

Glad you have returned after a happy break! Welcome back. It is nice to have your uplifting posts back :)

Katherine said...

I have no idea how I missed that you are as it feels like I've been checking every day, but so glad to read you again!!! Hadley's little pouty face is adorable...

kristi said...

yay! i'm glad you're back, i checked almost daily :) she's a cutie!

ashley maureen said...

yay for you, summer! i hope you've had an enjoyable last few months, and i am looking forward to hearing all the hadley & other life updates! love to you - xo

kristin said...

sweet! :) i love how she's wearing the onesie you had posted 'while back :)

sounds like a great summer :)

Ang said...

welcome back! I've been checking every once in a while to see when you would make your return - I've missed reading your posts! :)

p.s. Hadley is precious - love her many expressions.

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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