The Sweet Life

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“La Dolce Vita” is an Italian phrase meaning “The Sweet Life” that we picked up on our first visit to Italy. We’ve used it often to describe our life together over the years, but I have to tell you, life over the past six months has been even sweeter than ever. This little girl is such a joy! I don’t know if anyone will even see this post since it has been so long since I last wrote, but if you are reading this and you were one of the many people who prayed for us during this pregnancy, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It still amazes me that we get to be her parents. ❤

Over the past few months I’ve had several people ask if I’m going to start writing in this space again. And the truth has been that I just didn’t know. As I’m sure most of you who follow me on social media have guessed, we are currently keeping our daughter’s online presence to a minimum. Which means that I’m not planning to write about her here. I could write about the same types of things I used to write about here: recipes or fitness or time with friends or travels or photography or DIYs or house updates all without mentioning her or sharing photos of her. But, my friends, that’s just not where my head is right now.

I’m still doing all of these things that I was doing before her arrival, but she is just so much a part of our lives now that I don’t want to blog without talking about her. Maybe at some point down the line I’ll be ready for that or we will decide to share more about her publicly. But for now I guess this is me officially saying a goodbye to this blog.

I may not be writing in this space, but I’m not completely gone! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. And of course if you have questions about recipes or travel or baby things or just want to chat, you can always email me (thisitalianrach@gmail.com). I would love to hear from you! 🙂

I started this blog in 2010 and am so thankful for the connections I’ve made thanks to blogging. What a sweet and supportive group of bloggers I ran into in this corner of the internet. Thanks for being part of that and for reading along over the years! ❤

Love Rach

 

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20 responses to “The Sweet Life

  1. Rach, as sad as I am to hear you say this is a goodbye, I am SO incredibly happy for you. You are a wonderful role model and an amazing momma! Sending you so much love and once again a major congrats ❤

  2. It is so hard to blog about life without involving your kids once they are here. I haven’t seen a blogger who is able to really do that super successfully just because it ends up feeling like something is missing. But I’m sure she will appreciate that you are keeping her presence online to a minimum!

    • Right! I really can’t wrap my head around writing here without mentioning her. It’s not that I’m not still interested in other things, but she is just so much a part of all of those things now. Maybe later on down the road I’ll find myself wanting to have a blog that is less of a lifestyle blog and more about a specific topic (like cooking or travel) and maybe in that sort of context I could write without feeling weird about leaving her out of it. But for now I’m just not there. Thank you for your friendship and support over the years!

  3. Hi Rach, so good to see you back ! I have kept you on my list of people ! I know you are in a new phase of life for your beautiful new family! I have LOVED following you all this time and know you are a very nice person who is so caring! Thank you for everything Dear, hugs, Terri xo.

  4. Soso happy for your sweet little family! I am thankful for the blog world because it’s how I met YOU! Looking forward to always keeping in touch 🙂 ❤

    • Yes! Girl, you know that you mean the world to me! Your prayers and encouragement have meant so much to me. I love you, friend! ❤

  5. Rachel, I had enjoyed your posts and updates! I pray only blessings for you and your family! Enjoy your baby girl and new purpose. -Mary

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    best of luck to you and your sweet family!

  7. I am sad to see you leave the blog world, but I totally get it. I love seeing your updates on Instagram. Hope you are doing well. I send you all the best wishes 🙂

  8. Blogging is such a strange thing at times – how we feel we get to know a person. But I have really enjoyed getting to know you a bit in the past several years. I’ve loved the stories, adventures, encouragement you’ve shared, how you shine bright for Jesus, and put your family first. I know you are loving your precious little girl and the adorable family you have….la dolce vita. Lots of hugs and love your way! 💕❤️💕.

  9. I think it’s so important to do what’s right for you – you can always come back to blogging one day if you feel like it!

    I am so blessed to know you, sweet friend! And I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see your sweet girl!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Yes, absolutely! I may come back to blogging later on or in a different way. We shall see! And girl, I am so thankful for your friendship! Your prayers during our pregnancy meant the world to me! ❤

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