The ramblings of a woman,
wife, & mother, who loves:
Jesus / my man / the three,
learning about parenting /
mamahood / childbirth,
cooking foods healthy /
international / yummy,
pretending to garden /
write / design,
attempting to run /
exercise / lift weights,
enjoying traveling /
camping / adventures,
finding ways to love /
serve / sacrifice for others.

It is not to say she does these things
with style or grace, or even skill.

About Me and This Blog...

April 1, 2007 - 12:34 AM

If you found yourself here, welcome! You are a rare breed!

Just to warn you, this has become my personal / self-serving / introspective / online journal. There are many amazing blogs out there, mom blogs / homeschool blogs / life blogs / skill blogs / travel blogs, all filled with wit and wisdom, but this is not one of them! This blog is just me, pretending to be talking to someone and trying to write down our stories before my mind loses the memories, :)!

I started this blog on April Fool's Day 2007. If you venture into the archives, be warned, as the site has been moved around parts of the older entries have disappeared into cyber space, images have broken links, or the wrong image is in the wrong post, and posts may stop mid-sentence and fall off the earth.

At the time I started this blog, blogs themselves were just starting to pop up and definitely not as prevalent or the money making giants they are today. My husband knew how I loved to talk and share the ridiculous stories of our life and family so he encouraged me to start a blog to write out those goofy stories, because, wo/man!, were they plentiful back then! So I did. And I liked it. A lot.

At the time I started this blog, we had been married for 7.5 years, we had lived in IC for 4 years, we had a 6.5, 4.5, and 2.5 year old, we owned two companies, I had been homeschooling first grade for .75 of a year, we hosted a small house church in our basement, I primarily hung out with single college women, and I was the first one of my friends who got to survive things like toilet training.

At the time I started this blog, all the stuff people now do on Facebook with ease and with a larger audience at their finger tips, people used blogs for. MySpace was still in service. Facebook had only been open to the public for less than a year and hardly the megalith that it is today (Remember only being able to see 10 items on a "wall?" Ha!). With all that in place, my blog was filled with one-liners of kids' quotes, photos from vacations, links to favorite recipes, funny video clips, etc. 

Over the years of having this blog, we have all grown through highs and lows, and my life, like this blog, has changed from a status update of little kid antics to a travel log of our family's adventures with my personal reflections - hence, the now inital warning that it may not always be filled with wisdom. My travel log officially started with our family trip to Eastern Europe, continued with our trip to San Francisco, and contiues to this day. Not always funny-ha-ha, not always filled with wise choices, but today this is my "creative" outlet, which for that sake alone, makes it worth it for me even if no one ever reads the entries. 

 All of this to say, if you are still sticking around, you have been warned! :)!

cute husband

My handsome husband and I, September 1, 2013.

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   Living in Moab / Denver

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   Living in the SF
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