Where'd You Go, Sondra Ann?


Miss me?

Because I've missed you.

While I personally have only been blogging for the last 18 months or so, I've been following a myriad of blogs for several years, and I've seen it happen before. Posts get fewer and fewer, and then infrequent posts becomes the norm. Then, there are weeks of silence followed by a breathless apology post, only for it all to repeat again, until it culminates in a slow death for the blog. Sadly, I've seen many of my favorite blogs go this route, and I feel myself in that same predictable spiral!

After being on the road so much this summer, and then a tremendously busy Fall, I've had a hard time finding the space in my life to create posts here. Now that we're over a year into living in Seattle, we've created a really nice life for ourselves with jobs, friends, and a community we love. So while I haven't had a lack of things to post about, I've neglected to make time to keep this space up the way I'd like to.

But don't fret too much, my pet. At least not yet (Dr. Seuss, anyone?). I very much would like to re-cultivate this little blog of mine, and it is one of my New Year's resolutions to make that happen. This place is my creative outlet, and I sorely feel its absence in my life. I am thinking about the ways I would like for it to maybe change or evolve, whether that be in content, a little facelift, or both (or neither!), but I am excited about a little tune-up and getting back into the swing of things.

Standing between me and the New Year though is a two week trip to Minnesota for the holidays, so I won't do anything as foolish as think I'll post anything before I get back in early January.  But BE IT RESOLVED that I'll be back in action then! In the meantime, I'll leave you with you few of my favorite photos from a long weekend we took to Oregon last month. From top to bottom we have Mt. Bachelor with a fresh coat of powder, ready for the ski season (you can see two little dots in the snow; those are skiiers), the middle two are from a lovely late Fall walk along the Deschutes River where we had the most magical light, and the last are the mountains near Crater Lake, where we spent a chilly afternoon near the lakeshore.

I hope you all have lovely holidays over the next few weeks! See you in January (or on Instagram if you can't wait that long!) ;)
p.s. Title of this post is inspired by a very sweet book that you should read.



  1. Alissa Matara12/19/13, 3:06 PM

    Miss you too!

  2. Dah! I've been thinking about cha, and have been wondering where you went. Hope to hear back from you on here again soon (next year!)!

  3. i'm in that spiral right now - the last few months posts have gotten fewer and fewer for me as well..it has not been intentional it just sort of happened..im going to try and post more after the new years as well. happy holidays my friend


  4. I do hope to see more posts in the new year as I enjoy your blog - but do whatever's right for you. I just went through a bit of a facelift on my site as well and it actually did kind of refresh the juices. :)

  5. horsesofares1/15/14, 10:34 PM

    Can so relate, right here! My posts aren't as frequent as I would like them to be. Sometimes, I even throw out 4-5 posts in a row and then, nothing... I'm always so busy. But hope your holidays were fantastic! I'd love to catch up on your blog again. :)

  6. Rebecca Murphy2/8/14, 2:43 PM

    I'm so glad that by the time I've come back to the blog world you haven't slipped away! I am hoping to get back to writing more too, and it's going to be awesome to watch what you do over here. Cheers to the new year! :)