Thursday, February 3, 2011

Re-Lilly: Celebrating 3000+ Re-Lilly Fans, Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2011 & Purselady Too Giveaway!

Re-Lilly: Celebrating 3000+ Re-Lilly Fans, Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2011 & Purselady Too Giveaway!

10 Reasons Why My Blog Makes Me Crazy

1.   I love to write my blog.
2.   My technological abilities are not in sync with my creativity.
3.   I never think it's as good as I would like it to be.
4.   I would like to spend all day on my blog....not happening!
5.   I feel frustrated that I don't spend enough time on my blog.
6.   Always want more followers...which sends me to #7
7.   It's kind of depressing that I don't get followers.
8.   That shouldn't matter to me if I love to write
9.    I always want to make it prettier but don't have time
10.  It's one more place that I can't be perfect!!!!!!!

10 Reasons Why I love to Blog

It's my own place to write. Which includes venting, observing, reminiscing, laughing at myself and the life I live

It allows me to be creative and learn new ways to be creative through writing, photography and computer

I love telling stories and this is a place to do it when no one else will listen!

I like making my kids crazy! They say that I'm too OLD to blog! That makes it more fun.

It makes me think about things that might otherwise go unnoticed!

Blogging is a connection to the outside world....even if no one is reading my's out there in thte universe as they say!

It makes for some very interesting conversation....or it can end a conversation in an instant!

Blogging has opened me up to all kinds of people who are passionate about their interests.

Sometimes, I see life differently because of my blog.....I take a photo because I think if I don't post this on my blog, it would seem that I made this up!

It's pretty cool that I have managed to do something for almost a year and a half.....rather religiously....unless technology has gotten in my way....or I have gotten in my own way!


Today is Thursday. It is 2 p.m. on Thursday. This is the end of the week to most. This is one week after our Grace's birthday. It has been a whirlwind. Actually, life is a whirlwind. It seems that one minute I was getting married to the love of my life, throwing that beautiful bouquet and 20 minutes later, our baby is blowing out the candles on her 16th birthday cake.

Really. REALLY. When our babies were born, I remember hearing friends and family say things like,"Oh, they grow so fast!"......"Treasure this time in your life"......"Enjoy the baby time because later.....".....on and on and on. I remember thinking. I do treasure this time. They grow so seemed that folks who had that bittersweet message to share had raised their children and were looking back to their baby days. I am. A mom who has spent almost everyday with these babies since they were born. really does go so fast. A minute ago, Biff and I were pulling Grace and T.J. in an L.L.Bean Sled and now they're talking about what kind of car they want! We went from Cozy Coupe to "Do you think I could get a Jeep?"

It is bittersweet. These days have been more than I could have dreamed of.....mostly the good....the love, the sweetness and the fun along the way. Even as I write, I do look back at those Kodak know...with the music, the shiny happy faces, the beautiful scenery, the adorable faces of families and puppies. That's the way we look back.

AND THEN, we have the other memories. The days where we didn't have a moment to get to the bathroom....and if we did, we had company...those innocent faces who just needed us nearby. The ringing doorbells that ended naptimes. The runny noses that turned into ear infections in the middle of the night. The tantrums. The broken bones. The tantrums. The homework. The cranky days.

Somehow, those days seem few. Somehow, memories allow us to see the joy of it all....and the difficult times mellow in our minds. Unless, of course, we look back. exaggerate and laugh at the whole adventure. And, it has been an adventure!