We have missed you all so much and we are sorry we couldn’t jump right back in to blogging as soon as we got back. We actually have to scale back slightly – and hopefully temporarily – and will get to that after our Disney update.
Disney World was amazing! The kids loved it and so did we. Seeing their faces on “It’s a Small World After All” lived up to my anticipation and excitement when imagining that moment.
It wasn’t exactly a relaxing vacation but it was well worth the hassles. We went to Magic Kingdom two days and Animal Kingdom another day. Our four year old went on the big roller coasters like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain (with a 52 foot drop) multiple times! Stefano and I had to fight over who would go on with her and she was a trooper and made quite the “sacrifice” to go on with each of us.
The rest of the time we spent at the pool, museums, downtown Disney, etc. It is a magical place for sure. One I’ll be fine not to visit for another few years
Cocco was great while we were gone and was so happy with Pogo. We came back to a mini pig with a noticeably bigger belly full of grass. We missed our snorter so much and he has been demanding cuddles nonstop (he is snorting away in my arms as I type this).
Here he was cuddling with a bigger Pogo while we were away:
As soon as we returned, I jumped on my mission of making pet beds for my Sewing For Shelters project and I made my first delivery a few days ago. It felt wonderful and I thanked my sponsors from the bottom of my heart – and the cats’ hearts.
The shelter was beyond grateful. I asked them how many cats in cages there are (they informed me they needed cushions for cats, not dogs who already have little beds in their cages) and they told me 60 that the public can view and almost as many “behind the scenes.” They also told me that the cats will go home with these cushions so this is a continual mission on my part.
Delivering my first batch of beds:
As for cutting back a bit on blogging, it isn’t an easy decision and I don’t know if it will stick since I have felt very out of the blogging loop these last few weeks!
The problem is that I don’t have much free time since I don’t like to take time away from my kids during the day. After they are asleep, it comes down to balancing time with Stefano, now working on the pet beds every night, taking care of household needs and maybe sitting down to read a book if there is time left over. All before 9, when I am ready to pass out, and all involving a demanding cuddly mini pig
On top of all this, we are most likely going to move in the next month or two. It will be local but will take so much time to try to pack. I can only imagine the mess the kids and Cocco will create of the progress I actually make!
I will still try to post at least once or twice a week in addition to the Sunday Spotlight. I know a lot of us have experienced how overwhelming it can be to try to get around to everyone’s blog on a consistent basis. I wouldn’t think it fair on our part to post as often as before and not have the chance to comment on other blogs like before so I am trying to balance the two. I’m hoping that my cutting down on posting will allow for more time to stay in touch with all of you, even if we comment much less.
We REALLY hope you understand if you only see us comment every once in a while (hopefully at least once a week). Please know that we will still come visit those of you with blogs as often as possible (most likely every day), you just may not know it since we won’t be able to comment as often as before. We of course understand and respect if you don’t comment as often either. We just hope not to lose your friendship; since our absence, a few people have unsubscribed which feels sad and somewhat discouraging.
Sorry for this long update – it has been a while and I just wanted to explain what is going on. We have thought of you all and missed you!
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!
~ Katie and Coccolino the mini pig