Reason for the Unplanned Break

I usually blog just a few times a week so you might not have noticed I haven’t posted in awhile.

Everything began with what I think was the flu a couple weeks ago.  After recovering, I had to rush around last week putting together a school event for Thursday night.  I was basically going non-stop.  Even the night of the event was crazy because after cleaning up at school, we packed up the car and left our house at 9:00 p.m. for a long ski weekend in Vermont.  Yeah, it’s a 4 1/2 hour drive but we were all looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend.  I was also looking forward to getting back to a more regular blogging schedule this week…

Sadly, while we were in Vermont, we received a call from family that my father in law passed away unexpectedly.  Needless to say, we rushed home immediately.

I don’t get overly personal on my blog but I felt the need to share this heartbreaking news with you.  We have an extremely close knit family and this wonderful man was the epicenter of it all.  I loved him like my own father and we will miss him terribly.

I am going to take a few days or so to spend time with family so don’t be surprised if I don’t post for awhile.  On the other hand, I may be inspired to write more – or at least stop by some beautiful blogs to escape some sadness for a bit.

Please give your loved ones an extra hug today and remember to appreciate every moment you get to spend with them.



  1. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    March 16, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Shelley I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. How blessed you were to have a father in law you were so very fond of. As you and your family go through this hard time you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love.

  2. Simply LKJ
    March 16, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Shelley, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family upon hearing the news of your FIL's passing. (((HUGS)))

  3. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    March 16, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  4. Laurel Stephens
    March 16, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Shelley.

  5. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    March 16, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Sorry for your loss, Shelley. Take care.

  6. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    March 17, 2015 / 12:04 am

    Oh Shelley I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  7. New Jersey Memories
    March 17, 2015 / 1:27 am

    So sorry about the loss of your father-in-law! I lost my mother last year which was very difficult and I know how hard it is to lose a parent (I lost my father years ago). Hugs to your whole family.

  8. Kris @ Driven by Décor
    March 17, 2015 / 1:57 am

    Shelley I'm so sorry. You take the time that you need with your family – we'll all be here when you get back 🙂 Hang in there.

  9. BeachGypsy
    March 17, 2015 / 3:50 am

    I am a new reader. So sorry for you and your family's loss. Take care

  10. pam {simple details}
    March 17, 2015 / 4:25 am

    Oh my sweet friend, I'm so sorry. My heart aches for you and your family and all you're going through. Praying that God will give you strength during this sad time. Take care.

  11. Laura @ Top This Top That
    March 17, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Shelly, so sorry to see this news. sorry for your heart ache and sadness. prayers are with you and your family.

  12. [email protected] Boys and Me
    March 17, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Shelley, so very sorry to hear this news. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. xo

  13. Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst
    March 17, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Dear Shelley, I am terribly sorry you and your husband have suffered this great loss. Sending my condolences to you and your family.Phyllis

  14. Jeanette P.
    March 20, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending my love and prayers.

  15. designchic
    March 29, 2015 / 3:16 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, Shelley. Sending you a warm hug…

  16. therelishedroost
    March 29, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    We were away for almost 2 weeks so very sorry for your loss, THat is so sad we send our best to you and your husband. Stay strong, K

  17. Sweet Posy Dreams
    March 30, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Just seeing this. So sorry for the loss of your father-in-law.

  18. Vel Criste
    March 31, 2015 / 1:29 am

    Hugs to you Shelley….I am so very sorry for your loss… take all the break you need, we'll be here waiting..

  19. Leslie Harris
    April 3, 2015 / 12:25 am

    Oh Shelley. I know it's been a few weeks now but I'm just so sad to hear about your father-in-law. That photo you posted of him holding hands with one of his grandsons says it all. My condolences to your husband who has lost his father and all of you who loved him so much. Sending prayers of healing your way.

  20. Traci Hutton
    April 6, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Shelly…I am so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family will be in my prayers xo

  21. Nancy Powell
    April 7, 2015 / 11:42 am

    God bless you and your family Shelly and I know the hole in your heart that you feel. So lucky you had such a force in your lives and that your kids got to know him too. My heart goes out to you all . Stay strong and diveInto the rebirth that spring brings ! Xoxo Nancy

  22. Monograms Mud
    April 9, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Shelly-I am so sorry for your entire family's loss. I wish I had words to comfort you, but know that prayers are being sent your way. XOAmelia

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