Monday, May 10, 2010

The first post

I have been thinking for quite a while that I would like to start a blog. However, I was (and still am) afraid that it would become quite addicting! Judging by the amount of time I have spent trying to get this goofy thing up & running...I was right!

What is a blog?

What is the purpose of me doing this?

Well, part of it is selfish, I suppose. I love to brag on my family. What better outlet than a captive audience who chooses to read what I put on here & to look at my pictures. I will tell you that there will be plenty of both!

Because my life tends to be full to the brim with stuff I want to do, need to do, MUST do...things like this should have a semblance of purpose. I have, for quite some time now, had a burden that the Lord has given me. I feel very strongly that He allows us to experience life so that we may be better able to help others along the way. After 18 years of marriage, 16 years of motherhood, 8 children & numerous experiences...I feel that God has given me a few things to share with others.
Do I feel that I have answers? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!
But, what I do have is experiences. I have made PLENTY of mistakes. I would love to share those...maybe you'll be wiser than I! I have had some successes, too. I would like to share those as well.
I must say right up front, I have NO original ideas. I have very few original thoughts. I have taken the time to do some research in the areas of homeschooling, child training, infant care, marriage.....etc. I would like to pass on some of the things I've learned from others.
This is not to say that I am going to use this forum as a soapbox. Nope, not gonna do it! I want to just chat about the funny things that my kids do & say. Brag on my honey. Gush about the goodness of God. And, periodically, pass on something that God lays on my heart.
I hope that my efforts are a blessing to you. Please know that I have gleaned from some of your blogs & I would like to return the favor!
I am now officially.....a blogger! :o)


  1. You didn't name this what I told you to name it?! ;) Looks really good! Can't wait to read your wisdom! hehe! Love you! And can we say IT'S ABOUT TIME!

  2. yay!! I am so excited ☻ I am proud of you for sharing all your experiences with us so that we can learn from them!! Why re invent the wheel if you do not have to?

  3. Can't wait to hear what more you have to say. Thanks for sharing.