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It’s 2016! And I Adore What I Love is BACK!

January 18, 2016 in I Adore What I Love

It’s 2016! And I Adore What I Love is BACK!

January 18, 2016 in I Adore What I Love >/div>
I Adore What I Love - It's 2016 and I Adore What I Love is Back - Brody Pic

DO YOU FORGIVE ME?

I know, I know – that’s a very loaded question coming from someone who, for 2 years, poured her heart and soul into blogging, and then one day just disappeared into #nowheresville. Ugh, the only three words that I can think to say are I AM SORRY. So, so, very sorry.  But before I continue apologizing, I just want you to know that I do have a great excuse…

Brody

His name is Brody. Brody Max.
My very cute, smart, cool, funny, sweet, handsome, happy, and chill
recently-turned-one-year-old son! 

Here’s the thing, I was teaching and blogging and teaching and blogging and then one day I started feeling BAD. Nauseous, weak, and just plain sick. Then I found out I was pregnant; it all made sense!  We were super excited but obviously couldn’t tell anyone for a few months.  During that time, I continued to teach and blog but all the sudden, I started feeling even worse.  WAY WORSE.  (I’ll spare you the gory details!) And then I was to the point where I couldn’t lift open my computer screen for anything other than my what was necessary of my teaching job at the time. 

It wasn’t a planned hiatus; and myself along with my blog, sort of just disappeared silently. Ughhh it haunts me.  I’ve literally thought about this little blog and all my favorite internet friends everyday.  I’ve read your emails asking where I went and I’ve heard you say how much you miss I Adore What I Love.  So, world wide web, I am back!!! And am finally ready to start sharing my world with all of you – online – again! I promise to stick around this time. PROMISE.

To be honest, I don’t even forgive me. But I hope you will.

6 Comments

  • Alyse January 18, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I am so happy you are back at it!!!

    • Jill January 18, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Best blog yet especially the gorgeous pic that goes with your first blog back! Excited to read this blog again!!!!

  • Jill January 18, 2016 at 8:22 am

    P.S. I forgive you.. That face was sure worth the wait!!!!!

  • Jeri January 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Yay!! So glad you’re back!! Excited to read about everything you love again!

  • Anne January 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Dana,

    You are such a delightful and genuine person! Congratulations on your return and i hope you share “all the things you adore” for a very long time. I love you!

  • Krissy January 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Congrats on your return! Can’t wait to keep reading :)

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