It's been a little while. OK, it's been a long while. Gulp.
All this time we've been wandering, we knew that one day our heart would lead us back to you. And on this day that celebrates `happy hearts' so it is that it feels right to be here again.
We are well. Thank you for asking after us. And we hope that you are too.
We have been nervous to know if the words would come easily – after all, somewhere in the haze of the summer that will soon pass, our words have been elusive. Clouded. Quiet, but noisy all at once.
For so, so long, if you might ask us how we were, our answer would always be `crazy busy'. Our lists were long. Boring long. Boring answer.
And so without intention to be gone so long, we simply unplugged for a little while. We switched off the background noise that was drowning out our voice. If you like, we went in search of the acoustic version of ourselves.
And found it looking up at us. With piggytails and giggles; wisdom and charm.
So we've been working on making busy look different. Good different.
And we are striving to make our list shorter. Simpler. More or Less.
More loving and listening and learning and laughing with our babies –they soon will be grown.
Less `not now's, `in a minute's, `hurry up's, `maybe tomorrow's.
More sleep. Less to eat!
More `love to's. Less `have to's.
And of course, more, more, more of pretty. And party.
So if you open the mailbox today and pick up our little love note, know that we have missed you. We come back here with the happiest of hearts. And we look forward to the times when we can be here to share a little something with you. We just hope you like acappella!
And because a love note is always more wonderful with happy snaps folded within, here's a few of our favourite `happy heart' images from recent weeks – all created by home grown talent and just as sweet on any day of the year.
Image credits: Clockwise from top left - Just call me Martha; Bubble and Sweet; Just call me Martha; PolkaDot Prints; Style Me Gorgeous; Bubble and Sweet; Hello Naomi; Eat Drink Chic; The Paper Tie Affair
Happy Valentine's Day. May your heart be happy today and always. xo