Well, hello friends of 2011! It's so good to see you again. We have grand ambitions, schemes, and travels plotted for the upcoming year and it's about time we got back into spilling those beans to our little corner of the internet.
Below is a highlight reel featuring high-tech freeze frames of life since we last saw you:
A photo super sleuth might detect that we've been to a couple Oregon beaches, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles (thrice, if you're keeping score), Seattle, Yosemite, Palm Springs, and other locales, including but not limited to our own house and the city we live in.
While I'd like to say we have just been busy for the last six months, the main reason this blog went on hiatus for so long was because my dad passed away rather unexpectedly last August, at age 58, due to complications from T-Cell Lymphoma. I've been trying and trying to write all the things I want to share about him and I haven't been allowing myself to blog about anything else until I said everything I had to say on that subject. Of course, putting that amount of pressure on myself has only made the words harder to come by. My dad was a man dedicated to the written word and as such,I feel compelled to use the right ones in memory of him.
I miss him all the time.
He was a big reason we have an Etsy shop at all, in all kinds of ways. It's incredibly hard starting a new year without him. On top of every other Dad chore he excelled in, he was also my typo-catcher on this blog. So, for now, this one's for yuo dad;