That's a wrap. My most honest truth and a dare.

(this is still a favorite project of mine.  You can read about it here.)

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! 
In only FIVE short days. 

You've seen and read rosy reflections, DIY ideas, crafts, art journaling, and lots of little girl stories this year.  But now, for a peek behind the curtain at what you haven't seen. Because I feel like not everything needs to be shared all the time, but only when it's right.  And this is the right time to let you in on what reality is really like around here, beyond the rosiness of the computer screen. 

I say that because I've had a few people who see me in real life, but only "know" me on the computer screen call me Super Mama or comment on all that I get done.  They think I'm Miss Happy, with boundless amounts of energy.  Reality check-I'm not. In fact, as I'm typing this I'm propping myself up on the desk and about to go watch Duck Dynasty before I pass out in bed.  How's that for being honest?! :) 

The truth is this year has been a challenge!  For some reasons that are unbloggable, and some that are.  A big bloggable reason I can now share is that Brett was traveling for work, for months and months.  He's not anymore but it has taken it's toll.  Being mama to two little gals without help is just plain exhausting.  I don't know any other rosy way to put it.  That was our biggest challenge by far this year. Adjusting to Brett being gone, and then him coming back home again.  Two different sets of "normal".  

But, he now has a new position and is HOME for good.  Whoohoooo! I am so proud of him for both jobs-the one where he was traveling and this one.  He is a smart, gifted business man and is figuring out the journey God has for him.   I support him whole-heartedly! 

The good news is also that he is home on vacation for a solid week.  Go us! 
With Christmas and New Year's coming, I need to be honest. I need a break.  The exhaustion from the last few months has settled deep in my bones and I just need a week or two to be with my family, and use nap times for....naps. :)  And maybe painting, or eating treats, or reading a book. Just being, without blogging. 

So, I'm saying thank-you all for being such a loyal, loving Rosy life community and goodbye for now.  I'm going to take the next couple of weeks off, and will be back at the start of the new year.  Hopefully with a new blog look...and plenty of ways for you to get plugged in to the Rosy Life this year!  It's going to be a great year for us folks! I can't wait to grab your hand and tell you all about it. 

'Till then, I pray bravery instead of fear, joy instead of despair, gladness for mourning,
dancing instead of depression, loveliness instead of loneliness, and warmth and light for days....
Sara :) 


  1. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! Praying many blessings on you during this holiday season and in 2014!

  2. Merry Christmas Sara! I'm so glad things have settled with Brett's job! What a blessing. Enjoy the Christmas season!

  3. Good for you! Merry Christmas my friend. Soak up all that rest and being together as a family. The blog will always be here waiting, the days of being a little family all nestled in your nest will pass in the blink of an eye. Love you much!!


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