Sunday, February 28, 2010

Simplify

Well, well, well...look who finally decided to start blogging again. April 15th...April 15th!!! That was the last time I blogged. That was forever ago! I went on blogging boycott for a while, but in all reality, I really miss it. It is just fun to stay caught up in peoples life's and to document my own. I love to look back at old posts and remember what I was thinking or feeling at random times in life. Saving pictures on the computer is great and they are so fun to see, but it's the commentary on life that I love having in the end- and that is where blogging comes in handy. So I have decided to hop back on the bandwagon and see how things go (i know this is like the third time i've done this so i'm not making any promises).

But this time it will be different. Different ya hear? (i'm reiterating to me...just so you know)

By different I mean simplified. No more checking my blog 12 times a day to see if anyone new has commented or to see who has updated. No more over thinking each and every comment to make sure it is funny enough or applicable. No more rereading and rereading every new post before publishing. Get it done and move on.

While it is so fun to blog and spend all day scrap booking memories, I need to be so careful that it doesn't interfere with my current life. No more neglecting the kids or the house or personal hygiene for the sake of the blog. I do love to get comments and therefore I love to leave comments but, I have to make a conscious effort to make it short and sweet. I really don't want to get in over my head with blogging. It is really worth it to have a blog, such a great way to keep a journal and at the same time maintain relationships and interact with grownups, but it can't come at the expense of my family. Then it becomes not worth it. That is where I left off back in April. I think I was putting too much time into the wrong places and I needed to refocus on me and my family.

So, I took some time off, had a baby, redirected my focus, and now I feel ready to re-enter the world of blogging.

Here are just some of the things that have gone on with us since last April...

April 25th-Jude's 1st birthday
May- Ben graduated with his masters degree (MBA). WOOT WOOT! (i love how we are all looking in the same direction)
Also in May- Friends trip to San Diego. 6 adults+ 6 kids +gear+airport security = utter chaos. But what a riot! And this is a really gross picture of me. But Ben was pretty stoked that his girlfriend was able to sneak into the backgroundJune 14th- Kai's 2nd birthday
July- Friends camping trip to Carter Creek (Uintah's)



hike to Lewis Peak (at 5 months prego i might add...go me!)


August-family trip to Uintahs (marsden side)Kai's first day of preschool (i only cried for like 2 hours...literally. Kai did great though. i need help)



September - my 29th birthday. YIKES! (that means that i turn 30 this year-that sounds so weird!)
October-annual Powder Mtn. family tree carving. Time to add the newcomers to our tree's (our baby and heather and pete's baby). Halloween: FYI-we totally homemade the cow costumes...thank you, thank you (i'm bowing)cute little corn maze and huge slippery slide


December- Our sweet little baby Lake arrived December 18th and she is perfect in every way and we simply cannot get enough of her (more to come on this later...hopefully)

oh, i also got a new camera for Christmas...well for christmas, mothers day, birthday, anniversary, and valentines day this year...and next. You can here more about it on my photo blog, or you can just click, here. And you will most likely see more pictures of Lake there too- seeing how she is such a willing subject.

So I think that about covers it. I hope to be updating a little more regularly from now on. And I am also very excited to get caught up with reading all of your blogs and find out what you have been up to the last year or so (remember the whole ocd thing? if i can't update my own blog then i can't blog at all, including reading anyone elses). So it may take me a little while to get back into the loop, but it should be fun and I am looking forward to it.