Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's time!

I've thought for quite some time that I need to begin a family blog.  Elli and Graci's websites were an amazing way to share our adoption journeys.  Now that we're home and settled in as a family, I'm going to give the blogging world a try.  I'm hoping that it will be an easier way for friends to keep up with us, as many were unaware that we were posting updates on Graci's site.   I am not "blogging savvy." so I put off the process for a long time.  Well, tonight the boys are at the father/sons campout, and after I tucked the girls in I thought I would take 30 minutes or so and set up a blog.  Three hours later, here I am!   I'm not even sure if I like the results, but it will have to do, as I cannot keep my eyes open one minute longer!  Now if I can just take the time to blog every day...


  1. Yea! I'm so happy! Did you get my email? I absolutely LOVE your blog already. Can't wait for more!

  2. I'm glad you changed the layout--the font is so much easier to read now! and I like your new domain name. Or whatever it's called. Hopefully we'll see you this week!

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  4. I love it!!! Looks great!

    I wish you could come with Jeremy when he comes in a couple of weeks!

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