Wow. So much has changed in our family's life since I last blogged. I thought that the whole "blogging thing" would come naturally and easily for me because (1) I love to talk, especially about my family, (2) I LOVE to write, and (3) I WANT to scrapbook (just ask the entire shelf of my craft closet that is full of scrapbooking supplies that haven't been opened or used yet) but can never find the time (go figure). And of course, you do know that Stay at Home Moms have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD to do whatever it is that they want to do, right? :)
Part of why I've been scared to commit to blogging is because I put pressure on myself to do whatever it is that I'm doing at the time really well. I know that sounds silly since this would be my blog and the only person with expectations for it would be me, but I get a little impressed and intimidated with the bloggers (especially SAHMs) who are able to come up with a post every day. Don't get me wrong...I'm certain that coming up with something to write about wouldn't be difficult at all, but actually finding the time to actually write about it would be. So most of the time I just quit whatever it was that I was trying to do because I didn't meet my own expectations (which is something I'm gonna try to lighten up about in the new year).
But regardless of whatever's kept me from blogging, I've found these things to be true:
(1) I need to find the time to do a few things that I enjoy, and I've always loved writing. (Please don't get me wrong and read this as a "woe is me" comment. I love my family and serving them is the highest of callings; however, I change roughly 13 diapers every day, and that's not high on my list of things that I enjoy. So maybe I'll enjoy the diaper changes a little more if I'm also getting to do some other things that I DO enjoy.)
(2) I love my family, and this is the perfect outlet for me to share about our family's happenings with friends and family, both locally and those who live out of the area.
(3) My babies are growing up, and I've yet to figure out a way to keep that from happening. I want to remember these days, and I've already allowed too many events to go by without making any note of them for memory's sake.
So even though blogging will require some time, it's an investment I'd like to make because I know I'll appreciate the payoff. :) I'm not making any promises about how often I'll blog or how many pictures I'll post or anything like that. I can't promise that it won't be eight months before I blog again. I also can't promise that this will only be a blog about my family or about politics or about religion or yadda, yadda, yadda because all of those things are important to me, and I can't commit to making this a politically correct blog. Asking me not to talk about my relationship with Jesus would be like asking me not to tell you about my babies.
So here's the latest picture of the kiddos to tide you over until the next time I post one.
Cupcakes and Gambling by The Pioneer Woman
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