Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm back!!!

Hey there!

   Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back to blogging again. I missed it/YOU so much that I just had to come back! Thanks so much for all the emails and facebook messages you sent while I was MIA! I appreciated each and every one!!!! Thanks for making me feel missed!  My reasons for "disappearing" were what I think a lot of bloggers face and contemplate at one time or another--safety issues and concerns about putting our family's life online, time to manage my blog and keep it up, and even feeling judged by others for decisions we have made as a family.  I gave it lots of thought and prayer and realized that because blogging was something I really enjoyed than I should be able to make it work. SO here I am--back at it again!!!

And because some of you may wonder...I'll give you a little update on our adoption process...we don't have any news to speak of YET!!! Our adoption homestudy was approved last month on April 19th. We still plan to foster, but our goal this time around is ultimately adoption. I just told Shane last night that I am so anxious and cannot wait to get "the call" from our social worker. I know the Lord's timing is always PERFECT and I trust Him completely, but I can't help wonder if this week will be THE WEEK we add to our family!!! I remember feeling this way while we were waiting for Sophie lu. And even though this time around I have four little ones keeping my days full and busy, my heart still longs for our next blessing!!

Thanks for caring about us and for following along in our family's journey!! I am so glad to be back!!! And just so you know... I'll be playing catch up on here for a few days. I have several drafts that need to be published, so just bare with me. I'll be back to more updated posts by next week!!

 Love and Blessings,
            Jenny

38 comments:

Melanie said...

Yay!!! So glad that you are back!! Your absence was definitely noticed & your sweet blog was missed! Looking forward to your catch-up posts! I'm doing the same thing & I didn't take a break, I'm just way behind anyway!! Blessings sweet friend!

raypartyoffive said...

Welcome Back!

Christian Adoption Services said...

Love seeing that you are back! I missed reading your blog....

Shosh said...

yay!!!! i missed your blog so much!! i was so sad when it went private! i totally understand why you did it but im happy you're back!

Livy said...

I'm so glad you're back! I have missed reading about your sweet family. And just the other day, I tried to find a way to contact you, because I wanted your t-shirt tutorial. WOW! I'm so excited that now I can just go find it on your blog!

PS -- I totally understand your reasoning for taking the break. I often contemplate those same issues as well.

Caroline said...

So glad your back, missed you!

Katie said...

Your blog was the first one i ever read (i found it right before you adopted, so its been a while :) and its really nice to see you're back!

Celia Jimenez said...

HOOORRAAAYYYY!!!!! :-) So super glad you are back...even though I talk to you almost everyday...its still fun to read your blogs! And we are praying with you guys too and cannot wait to meet the next precious Bruce member!

Angela said...

Yay! I was so excited when I checked my Blog reader and saw your blog was back! :)

Sarah Campbell said...

My sister in law got me hooked on your blog this past fall, and I was so sad when it disappeared. It was actually the only blog I kept up with. I love using your family fun ideas, and I just love reading about your sweet family. We use the pharses all the time" This is very Jenny...or What would Jenny do in a time like this?" You are so inspiring to be a better mom, wife, and woman of God. Thank you!! Praying that God will allow you to meet your newest precious blessing very soon!
-Sarah (mom of 3 girls) in Chicago

The Sweet Life said...

I'm so excited that you are back. I have been following your blog for some time now and I just love it. I think you have the most adorable family ever. Happy blogging.

Angie said...

OMG! Glad to see you back! Very disappointed when you were all of the sudden gone :)

Jodi said...

So glad you are back! I love reading about your family and following along w/ the adoption process!

Terri said...

Glad you are back!!! I missed reading your sweet posts. And I am SO in need of fun ideas for the little 3yo I spend my days with... you are the funnest mom I know!! Blessings!

Hailey said...

So glad you are back!! Just like everyone else, I have miss reading your blog and seeing the sweet faces of your children!

Fash Boulevard said...

hey jenny. welcome back. beyond glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower, I hope you will as well. I started my blog a little over 2 months ago after graduating from college in the South and moving across the counrty. It's all about celebrity fashion from the point of view of an LA stylist. Stop by to see multiple post a day on all the latest celebrity fashion news. Would love your support. xoxo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

dee said...

I was so glad when I clicked over and your blog came up. I can't wait to catch up with your sweet family! Thanks for coming back!

Brian & Ashley said...

Welcome back!! Your blog is one of my favorites! That's great news about being approved for adoption (we're still waiting -we may be in our 60's before we're approved). I know God has perfect plans for your family! So happy to read your sweet posts again.
Blessings,
Ashley

Michelle said...

Yay, you're back!!! Glad to have you back. There's some new very busy and very cute posts I see.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I am so glad you're back! I've missed you and your blog so much. Good luck with the adoption process!

Jilly said...

I am SO GLAD you are back!!! I was so sad during the time you went private and was disappointed that I had not saved your crafting tutorials.

Rebecca said...

I am so happy you are back!!! I would check every few days to see if your were back and was very excited to see a current post when I logged on today! :) You are my go-to blogger for crafts and fun family things to do! You have such a sweet spirit and I can't wait to catch up with your beautiful family! :)

Faith said...

Yay! I was so glad to see your posts back in my reader. Welcome back, you were missed!

Deidre said...

Yay! I am glad to see your posts again :) I missed reading about your sweet family.

mitzi said...

I have been praying for you and your family...was afraid something was wrong.
I love reading about your sweet little family. Your children are beautiful...I love little Sophie's style!
So glad everything is okay and your back. Good luck with the adoption...can't wait to see the new addition!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad your are back! I missed reading about your sweet family! Your babies are so beautiful!

Sarah said...

Phewww! I was beyond withdrawal with no Bruce family updates! Looking forward to seeing pics of your darling kids, your creative sewing creations... and news of NUMBER FIVE! Love!

Kelly said...

I can't tell you how excited I am that you are back!! You were greatly missed!!

Sarah said...

I can't remember how I found your blog but have always enjoyed it and missed it. Glad you're back and that you're all well. Can't wait to keep reading.

Joy said...

Jenny,
So glad that you are back! Praying for you as you wait for the call! God's plans are amazing and I am so excited to see His plans for your precious family!

Joy

CourtneyC said...

I'm so glad you are back. I have thought about and prayed for your family often.

John T. and Jessica said...

SO glad you're back! :o)

mark LeFebvre said...

Welcome Back ! I too was sad to see your blog go private! You and your family are just adorable and even though my Daughter Bethany is 25, I sure wish I could get her to wear a pillow case dress :)

I'm amazed by how talented you are with your crafting and projects and all the fun things you do with your children. Its nice to have them involved. Happy Blogging, welcome back and thank you for being such a positive inspiration to many ! A friend in Wisconsin Kris

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Glad you are back!!!

joy said...

Welcome Back!! You and your precious family have been missed!!

Shari said...

Jenny-
I'm so glad you are back! I find inspiration in your blog - your faith and your incredible ideas as a stay at home mom. I missed being able to read your blog and share with your family. I pray for your patience and finding another addition to your family. Whoever that child is - will be blessed to become a member of your family.
God Bless-
Shari

Corrie Mackanos said...

Hi Jenny!! My friend Chelsea introduced me to your blog last year and I must say that I am so glad to see you back online! I just had my first baby about 6 months ago and I've been very overwhelmed needless to say and I've had a rough time getting used to being a stay at home mom. Reading your stories and seeing how you are an amazing mom with four plus children gives me so much inspiration!! I love reading your blog!! Thank you! God bless you and your family!!
Corrie Mackanos

Sue W said...

I just found out that you were back! I am so excited! I truly love your blog and seeing what you do with the children. Your crafts are amazing as well!! You are a true inspiration for several readers.