Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Allan family!

Christmas this year is very low-key. Usually we travel and that makes the first 2 1/2 weeks of December crammed with school, gifts, letters, and travel prep. But this year I finished most things in those first 2 1/2 weeks and have been leisurely taking on 'extra' activities like baking and crafts with the kids that aren't on a 'must-be-completed-by-X' schedule.  It has been truly enjoyable rather than stressful. Perhaps that is why I have accepted the blog hiatus without stress. Not that I don't care to update you on all of our festivities, but I am content to spend this sacred and precious time with my little girlies and my super-busy hubby. I can't imagine that blogging will pick up dramatically in January because school starts up again and there is so much I'd like to do when I'm not studying. If you are extremely disappointed that I might only blog once or twice a month, sorry. I suppose I might change my mind if exciting things start happening. But right now I'm going to ride this 'lack-of-guilt-and-stress' wave to its crest and feel absolutely wonderful about NOT needing to do things. I'm just going to enjoy living. :) So see you sometime after Christmas. :)


  1. Yay! I love this decision. Don't get me wrong, I'll miss your blog posts, but I know the joy that comes with riding that particular wave of stress-free, guilt-free living. I raise the cup of Christmas cheer to your decision!

  2. Ditto the last comment! But you will be missed. Gorgeous family pics!

  3. Funny, I've been experiencing the same high. I'll miss being totally informed on your family, but that just means you'll have to call me!