Coffee Date {#60}

We haven’t sat down to coffee in a while, have we?  No time like the present!

Creative Counselor: Let's have a coffee date

Goodness, how have you been?  If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that June just flew by!  I have such a backlog of projects to tell you about, too.  Hopefully I’ll get some time to photograph a few this week/weekend, assuming that the weather cooperates.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that a monster of a storm blew through here last night.  I was in the middle of dinner with the kids (Albert was teaching so he was at the gym) when we had to take a break from dinner and retreat to the basement for 30 minutes or so.  It was all pretty novel for the kids, since they got to curl up on the couch and watch some Thomas and Friends in the middle of dinnertime, which never happens!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that we had a great Fourth of July holiday!  J and N got to see their first-ever Fourth of July fireworks.  We went to the big celebration centered around my office building (it was very convenient to have building access for bathrooms, etc).  We picnicked, played cards, and threw the baseball around while waiting for night to fall.  J was completely enthralled by the fireworks, declaring the Fourth of July to be the best night EVER!  N, on the other hand, hates loud noises, so she spent the entire fireworks show with her hands covering her ears begging to go home.  But the next day she informed me that the fireworks were beautiful and magnificent and the best part of the show.  So I guess it was all right in the end.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you to expect to see less of J, N and Baby J here and on Instagram.  I’ll still post about the things I make them (in fact, I have a couple of unblogged items I made for N in the last few weeks), but Albert and I have made a conscious decision to reduce their appearance on our social media.  There are a number of people that we know (and probably more that we don’t) who lurk our pages solely to see pictures of our kids, and it kind of creeps us out.  So no offense meant to any of you lovely people, but they have to be our first priority.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


11 thoughts on “Coffee Date {#60}

  1. Kristie

    The sad thing is, that is the same reason I don’t have a facebook, instagram, twitter, or anything like that. My kids are just too important to me. Good luck with that! Hard as it is, like you said, they are your first priority.

  2. keepsmeoutofmischief

    Well helllllooooooo! Long time, no post! I’m exactly the same, my blog has been seriously neglected as I start to wean Baby T, cope with a petulant toddler and start doing more ‘Keeping in Touch’ days at work. The weather here has been beautiful over the past couple of weeks with the odd storm to clear the air. Fortunately these are generally in the middle of the night and are never so bad that we have to take refuge anywhere other than under the duvet!
    Little T is growing fast and I can’t believe that he’s now 6 months old! He’s a bundle of fun and always giggling at something!
    Glad to hear you’ve managed to get some projects done, my sewing machine is gathering dust 😞 at the moment but I’m hoping to get some small projects done as little Ts nap times become more regular.

    1. Katie Post author

      Six months — that seems so crazy! Glad all is rolling well over there — I’ve noticed more of a presence on your blog lately. Great to have you back!

  3. Katie Post author

    Sewing with a new baby is such a challenge! But hopefully you can fit some in as he naps more consistently — hard to believe it’s been 6 months already!

  4. Melizza

    I promised myself that I would post no photos of Ollie once he turned 2. My word it’s been hard. So hard when I don’t see family and friends regularly and use social media as an easy way to stay connected. A more private method is definitely necessary.

    Follow that parent instinct! And hopefully I will do that, too.

    1. Katie Post author

      Good luck! We started a secret Facebook page for family and close friends since we also have so many people scattered everywhere. Social media is such a good way to keep everyone updated on the kids.

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  6. Susanne

    Very good decision to take your kids off social media. I try to keep it to a minimum always making sure the face is concealed or cut off from the pic so the kid is somewhat anonymous. Though I must admit I always liked seeing your cute kiddos 🙂

    1. Katie Post author

      Thank you 🙂 Yes, cutting off part of the pic is probably what I’ll start doing on here. The focus is on the clothes anyway!


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