I first started my blog when John and Owen were born in 2006. 10 years of this blog. In the beginning, even with four small kids, I still made time to blog. It served a few different purposes.
It allowed me to continue writing creatively. I have always been a journaler. . . a writer of various sorts.
It also allowed me to keep my family up to date with stories and pictures, in a simple way.
Over the years, I continued to keep up with my blog. But, as I moved further and further back into the workforce, I had less and less time to write. And, honestly, I missed it a lot.
I have always been the type of person who LOVES taking pictures and I am a tad on the obsessive side with keeping my pictures organized and stored safely in a variety of ways. (I have close to 25,000 pictures since 2001 stored on one photo site)
Pictures are awesome, but they don't tell the whole story. They can't convey the funny things that were happening when the picture was taken or the sad feelings that you were feeling when the photo was snapped. I have always liked journaling, blogging and scrapbooking because I tell the story that goes with the picture.
Like this picture:
That is the first time that Leah and Owen ever met. As they both stared at one another, I was a crying mess behind the camera, but remember just how sweet that very special moment was.
I often will pull up the blog from years ago and read the stories to the kids. It allows me to remember the details of those special LIFE MOMENTS.
Anyway, it's time for me to reset. I recently stepped out of the work force and am really, really very happy. Blogging is just one of the things that got set to the side and I am happy to begin again on this and many other things as I reset a little.