Monday, September 17, 2007


I really like blogging! I like making friends from all over North America, and learning about their families! I like being able to debate issues and seek prayer with just a few key strokes. I like to keep in touch with friends that I've moved away from. With all these positives, you'd think I'd like to blog forever... and I would. However, now that our school year has started, I feel like I just don't have the time to write as often as I'd like, so I start to feel guilty. On the flip side, when I take time out to blog, I KNOW I'm neglecting things that are more important. I am great at procrastination, and blogging seems to feed this "talent".
I'm sure y'all know where this is leading. Yes, it's time to shut the blog down for awhile (metaphorically speaking). I may come back at a later date, but for this season, the computer is going to remain off (except for online Gymboree sales, he he). I will miss all of you very much, but my family needs me right now (as does the laundry, and the pantry, and the garden, and the ..... you get the picture).
With all my love and warmest prayers for my beautiful blogging friends, AND their beautiful families. ~Karlie


Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Oh Karlie, I will miss you!! I hope you'll pop in once in a while to let us know how your beautiful family is. Take care of yourself!

Chelle said...

You're amazing, Karlie! I have often thought the same things you are expressing, but never actually had the will to give up blogging. I really admire your resolve.

On the other hand, you're one of my favorite reads and I'm going to miss my American twin!!!!! Feel free to stop by or drop me an email anytime. I'll keep you on my bloglines in case you update.


javamamma said...

Your gorgeous avatar, witty posts and fun comments will be missed! Enjoy the freedom from the 'blog ball & chain'. Hope you aren't gone forever!

Emily said...

Well you can still email me, right? my email is on my blog and I can call you too. I'm not in the dark ages here in Arizona...I actually have a land line phone!

I'll miss your posts.

Gombojav Tribe said...

What a pity. I feel like I'm just getting to know you! Come back soon.


Anonymous said...

Which is precisely why I have not started a blog~! I'm right there with 'ya, woman!
~enjoy your family/ this season. It goes all to quickly, and then we will have all kinds of time to blog about it!
Will miss your thoughts, though :o(

Kimmie said...

Hi Karlie;

I will miss you too...come over to my place for the post on hypoglycemia...hope it blessed my friend!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Gayle said...

Oh man, I always look forward to your challenging posts. I'll miss you. (And I agree with Rachelle. You guys could be twins, you remind me alot of each other.)

Mrs. Darling said...

Ive blogged for 5 years and only shut down for 3 weeks. Its so much a part of my life I could do it in my sleep. LOl.

Ill miss you. Check in now and again!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I understand where you are coming from, but will miss your posts too. I hope you will update once and a while too.

Trina said...

I can understand why you would decide to stop blogging for a while. I have done the same in the past. I hope that you get all the things that are truly important in this world, because even though blogging is fun its not very important. You will be missed! Happy Homemaking!

Anonymous said...

I'll miss reading here as well! Maybe a once a month blog? Take care, blessings as you put your time into the greatest investment of your life - those precious children.

Melissa Stover said...

i was looking forward to hear about your homeschool year. maybe you'll find a way to work it in as the year progresses. we'll miss you.

Anonymous said...

Let me know when you are back around. Enjoy the time with the family. Be blessed and take care.


EE said...

I'm going to miss you, but I understand. God Bless!

call*me*kate said...

How many ways can we say we'll miss you? Can you feel the love? Boy, first Angel and now you. (EEEEmommy has also stopped blogging for a lot of the same reasons.) It's a bummer we have to choose between something we enjoy and taking care of our real life! But family/house/life comes first, and is way more important than blogging. I have enjoyed reading your posts and praying for you. I'm so glad you found a church! I like the criteria you used to find one - that should be useful to us, as we've yet to find one. And, again, I'm so glad you are homeschooling this year. May the Lord bless you with lots of energy and determination to tackle all those jobs that need you - and keep you at your current weight! Enjoy the time you gain by not blogging. And yes, maybe give us an update in a few months or so.

God bless you and your family,

Anonymous said...

I know you are taking a break -a much needed one- but I thought I would stop by anyway and tell ya I miss your posting. Hope everything is going really, really well. God bless my friend!