Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A year later

I realized Monday while having lunch with a friend that I have been doing this blog thing for a year. When I started it was just a way to make sure my NC family had somewhat regular updates and pictures of the kiddos. Somewhere along the line I found I really liked recording the history of my family and that my outlook on some of the things my kids do was more positive when I thought about the the "blog entry" it would produce. Another thing I noticed is that I take a lot more pictures because a story is much better with pictures.

Over the course of the year I've found things are much more humorous when I'm blogging. I love being able to look back at all the silly, fun, educational, etc things my family has done. I mean would I really remember Frank the fairy shrimp or the 6 baby birds that hatched outside my kitchen window if I were not blogging? Would Rehm be getting regular gifts of Propel from my family if I weren't blogging? Would all of you appreciate your grocery shopping trips as much if I weren't blogging? Would I have so many great and funny pictures if I weren't blogging? Probably not.

I enjoy sharing my family with you all. I hope you all enjoy living a little vicariously through us.

This seems like a good time to do a little updating so if I don't have your blog listed in the friends blog section please leave a comment with the link so I can add you. I promise it isn't that I don't like your blog I just keep forgetting to add them.

Also for all of you that read regularly and don't comment would you please leave a comment just so I know who's reading?

Thanks and please keep reading,


Wencked said...

Hi Jenn,

I work with Grandma Helene and thoroughly enjoy your blog. Your fun family blog was a main reason I started my own little blog.

Keep up the great blogging.

Sherri said...

This made me realize that I don't do near enough entries and you are a much better writer than I am. I will continue to blog when I have the time. By the way, your NC family thoroughly enjoys reading about the kids.

Meredith said...

Hey Jennifer,

Just letting you know I always read. I enjoy getting to be still so "in the know" about what's going on with you and Michael and the kiddos since our schedules haven't seemed to allow any more of our afternoon hour long phone conversations... :)


Brenna and Molly said...

Don't you just love looking over your entries and "remembering" things? I have been cutting and pasting mine into a document so I can save them. I agree that blogging really does make you stop and think about the little day to day things (and photograph them!)and those are the memories I want to have. We come here all the time to check on the kids and I must say that I never see a bottle of Propel without thinking of Rehm! So see? Your memories become everyone elses too!

Cici said...

As you know, I read your blog daily. I love watching the kids grow and not being surprised when I actually get to see them.

I know that my cousin, Betty reads often as does Betty Wall.

Keep up the good work!