On Turning 2 – A Celebration and Transition

I remember when our daughter Dana turned 2.  Birthdays are always a celebration at our house and this was no exception.  Party hats were purchased, special treats prepared and we all gathered round to celebrate.

Two meant that she was now our “big” little girl…no longer a baby, not yet a girl.  By now, she was toddling toward knowledge and independence…trying to figure out the world and her place in it, growing day by day.

I feel the same way about Return to Sunday Supper turning two today.  It’s no longer in infancy; it’s grown and changed along the way  and will continue to move forward.

Thank you all for being patient with me during my hiatus.  As you all know, family comes first, and I needed to put my undivided attention toward a family project.

I believe that if I can’t put 100% of my time and energy into a post and make it as good as it can be, I shouldn’t be posting it.  It actually takes me days each week to write, photograph (yep, I’m doing all the pics myself now, no more help from hubs), edit…and if there’s a recipe, making sure that it works.

Return to Sunday Supper is no longer a new blog, but I don’t feel that it has reached its full potential.  I hope in the future to return to the beginnings of the blog and tell more of YOUR Sunday supper stories.  I now realize that in our hectic world, it’s hard for readers to sit down and type out a family recipe and share a brief paragraph about what Sunday supper means to them, but I’m going to keep trying.

This year there will be some changes.  I may not be posting every week…and when I do, there might not always be a recipe.  I plan to talk about families and communication and healthy eating as well.  I’ll still be taking you with me as I travel…2013 looks to be a great year for that, starting with Australia!

I hope that you will again join me and together we will celebrate 2.



13 Responses to “On Turning 2 – A Celebration and Transition”

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    Carol Sacks — Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Delighted to see you back! Look forward to reading more. Safe travels, too!

    • Susie replied: — January 13th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much, it’s good to be back!

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    Judy @Savoring Today — Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Congrats on your 2nd year blogging — it takes a lot to stick with it, good for you. It is definitely a process and I too have found myself veering off my original intent a time or two, even reevaluating its purpose at all. Look forward to seeing Australia with you. :)

    • Susie replied: — January 13th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

      Thank you, we sound like kindred souls!

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    Kristi @ Cherry Jasmine — Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Welcome back! One of your recipes posted here has become a family favorite (Spicy New Orleans BBQ Shrimp), so we are certainly looking forward to your return!

    • Susie replied: — January 13th, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

      I wish that every post could have the response that the Spicy New Orleans BBQ Shrimp has had, thank you!

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    anne chatfield — Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    Loved this post and so glad you’re back!

    • Susie replied: — January 13th, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

      Thanks so very much!

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    Sandy — Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    Congrats, my dear Susie! So good to have you back here and looking forward to new stories, recipes and your thoughts!
    I so hope you are well and the upcoming year will bring you lots of good stuff and bright moments.
    My best wishes to you,
    hugs, Sandy

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    Karen — Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    I am so glad to see that you are back, Susie! I have missed you, we all have missed you. Take us with you when you travel – and join us at our own Sunday Supper! You are an inspiration

    • Susie replied: — February 2nd, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

      Thanks so much Karen, it’s kind of hard getting “back in the saddle”, but I’m going to. It’s so nice to know that I was missed.

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    Kate — Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    So glad you are back in the writing seat, Susie!

    • Susie replied: — February 2nd, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

      Thanks Kate! I’m a bit out of practice, but I’ve got to jump back in.

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