This Summer’s Blogging Hiatus + Exciting News

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This summer has been good to us.  And as a mom, that mostly means getting the opportunity to spend longer days with my girls and seeing the pure happiness that warm weather and sunshine brings to their ever-present, popsicle-stained lips.  We have logged plenty of pool time and beach days, enjoyed a visit with family out west and vacationed with cousins in the Carolinas.  I always feel like they grow up so much over the course of the summer, somehow sprouting into new people in only a few short months.  Emma now swims completely by herself, under water, in the deep-end, without her toes being able to touch the safe-net of the bottom of the pool.  She spells and writes the names of every member of her family and proudly scribbles those  names on placemats and computer paper wherever available.  Reese still doesn’t say much (a case of having an older sibling being able to speak for you), but she knows exactly what everyone is talking about (scary), and she, too, is a little fish in the water.  The one major frustration that has been looming all summer,  is the crash of my website that occurred in late June.  I have worked these almost two months to recover any content I can, and although the page still looks so bare, it is finally somewhat back up and running.  So far, there are still thousands (insert me pulling out every hair in my head here), yes thousands, of previously published blog posts that have vanished into the great, wide abyss of the internet.  But on the flip-side, I have decided to work with a new company, Chloedigital to get the site going again and, with their help, create an even better-looking and working space to share with you all.  And here to help soothe all of the frustration with the blog has been a little miracle I have been growing since January.  We are 32 weeks along with another boy or girl that we can’t wait to have join our family.  We always keep this secret tucked away for a while to savor for ourselves and relish in the absolute wonder that is being created.  And then we wait a little longer because we have suffered heartache before that will never quite stop hurting over the loss of a baby far into a pregnancy this past fall.  But more on that another time.  Right now, we are focusing on good things.  Really good things.  So, I hope you all bear with me while this blog gets back into the swing of things and starts looking more like itself.  And I hope you follow along on the tail-end of this journey into motherhood a third time around.

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Happy Friday!

xo gina


  1. So excited for grandbaby #5!!!!! Xoxo

  2. Tears…and more tears. Love my growing Gelo family ❤❤❤????????

  3. Yay Gina!!! Congrats to you and your beautiful growing family!!!

    • pumpkin + rose

      August 23, 2016 at 12:14 AM

      thanks so much! means a lot! hope you and your girls are doing well!! xoxoxo

  4. Xoxo. Great post

  5. Lucille Cerreto

    August 22, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Good to see this site up again! Miss your pics & fun times with those beauties! ????

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