Saturday, November 15, 2014

What I Did on My Holiday ;)

No, I have not seen the David Tennant movie of a similar title.  I just thought I'd attempt to be clever. ;)

Hey everyone!  Long time, no...um...blog? :}  I hope you've all had a great couple of weeks while I've been away from the blogosphere.

You might wonder what I've been up to with all of my free time.  Well, I didn't get anything accomplished that I had planned on when I took the time off (for example, catching up on emails, getting started on Patreon, getting draft posts ready to publish).  But I did have time for some other fun things:

I decapitated an extra Disney Store Eugene doll for a future customization project. ;)

I discovered that Moose Toys Trash Packs are NOT as cute as Shopkins. :}

I hung out with Merida for a while.

I took a long walk with Hubby on the trails of one of our local parks. :)

The park was beautiful and green after some recent rain, and we had a great time together. 

I got to see Big Hero 6...

...twice! ;)  Once with Hubby, and once with Oldest Gal.  (We decided that Middle Gal and Little Gal should wait to see it until it came out on Blu-ray because it was a little intense for them.)  And yes, I 100% recommend it!! (Movie review coming soon!) :)

I enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the way to a dinner date with Hubby for his birthday. ;)

Speaking of which, the date was a delicious meal at Red Lobster. :)  Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!

I also attended a couple of Weight Watchers meetings (sorry for blurry Mermalade). ;)  And no, I didn't weigh in the morning after Red Lobster. ;)

And speaking of Weight Watchers, I was able to purchase one of the older versions of the ActiveLink (a device that keeps track of your activity throughout the day) for just $5, plus a $5 per month activation fee.  I'm just finishing up the evaluation stage, but it's already helped me up my activity level. :)

I took pictures of one of my story locations while it was decorated in beautiful Fall colors. :)

I ended my vacation last night with a "Bollywood Night" at a friend's house.  We had Indian food from a local restaurant and watched a Bollywood movie (none of the ones pictured above...we ended up watching "Jab We Met"). :)  

While I didn't get pictures, I also had the opportunity to have "Mommy Daughter Time" with each of my girls individually this past week.  It was really wonderful to spend one-on-one time with each of them and make some special memories. :)

I'd like to thank all of you for giving me this time to focus on my family and regroup a bit.  I feel refreshed and ready to get back into the blogging scene, and I have lots of fun posts planned for this month!  Stay tuned! :)

16 comments:

Nina said...

Sounds like you had fun! I love the pictures of Mermalade!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! So glad you are back! I missed reading your posts !

beastsbelle said...

Thanks so much! :) It's good to be back. I missed all of you. :)

Manta said...

I'm glad you're back!! It sounds like you had a nice break.:)

I saw Big Hero 6 too, and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see your review!

Karina said...

Glad you're back! And that you had a lovely break :) I'm looking forward to coming blog posts!

Phyllis said...

My eldest daughter saw Big Hero 6 twice already (she's 18). She loves animated movies and she says it was great!

BlackKitty said...

I'm glad the break did you good and you got to spend quality time with your family :) The sunset picture is gorgeous, it brought back memories of my wedding when I had a colourful sky like that.

Maureen Magee-Uhlik said...

beastbelle, PLEASE don't end your blog!! you have a beautiful blog that is very inspiring. your blog is the only one I actively follow anymore, (I used to follow toy box philosopher) and i greatly appreciate you including your girls in your reviews! P.S. I saw Big Hero 6 and LOVED it!!!! I allready bought a Baymax home!!!

beastsbelle said...

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments, everyone. :) It's great to hear from all of you, and very nice to know I was missed. ;)

Maureen, I have no plans to end this blog anytime soon. :) That's one of the reasons I take the breaks I do every once in a while, so it doesn't get too overwhelming and I can keep going. :)

Adelaide R. said...

I got to see big hero 6 for my birthday party with my friend and it was AWESOME!

Farrah Lily said...

Hi belle!
So glad to have you back..I really enjoyed your photos and glad you had some nice moments with your hubby as we all know it can be difficult to squeeze them in when you have kids. I love the sunset pic...those are just the best when you look up at the sky at just the right moment :)

Nicole said...

You're finally back! I checked back everyday to see if a new blog post was up, and I was so thrilled to see this!
P.S: I think Baymax is adorable! #BaymaxHug

MyLittleMegara said...

So glad you're back! I got to see BH6 too and ADORED it, glad you did too! One question... is Merida new doll of yours? You haven't mentioned her before.

misspiggy=awesome said...

I LOVED BH6. I cried like 5 times... :} I'm actually seeing it again today with two of my friends from the school play (which was Godspell, the last show was last night.) The end credits song was great! I love Honey Lemon, she's so cute. My Isabelle doll is now Honey Lemon... XD

Claire said...

I'm glad you had a nice break! Back when I was blogging I don't think I realized that it was okay to take a break once in awhile, which is probably why it got so overwhelming for me. :3 Your Bollywood Night looks amazing - I don't think I've ever seen any Bollywood movies, but I LOVE Indian food and music. :)

On another note, I'm so happy you liked Big Hero 6! I saw it last weekend and loved it so much I went back to see it again yesterday. I can't wait to read your review on it! :)

Jan said...

I am so glad you're back! :-). I saw Big Hero 6 too.....and it ties with Frozen for my favorite Disney movie. It was so great. Baymax is so cute, and it has GIRL superheroes. Yay! :-).

Jan <3