Sunday, July 12, 2009

The new site is up and if you're interested in our new location send me an email (nancyislucyatgmaildotcom) or you can even leave a message here.

Monday, July 06, 2009

New Blog

I think it might be too much work to resize all the photos on this blog so I've decided to start up a whole new account. Will I regret it? I don't know but I hope not.

Reaching my 1GB photo space limit has made me visit once again why I blog. Here are some of my thoughts on the subject.

After things settled down with my health and I wasn't so stressed out and overwhelmed with everything I slowly started picking up some hobbies again. That part of my life disappeared after I entered the having babies stage. Blogging was a baby step, something that was doable, that I could enjoy and was in the budget.

First of all it was a great way to stay connected with friends and family. Living so far away from most of our family was the biggest reason to start one.

Now, besides being able to stay connected with family and friends, I enjoy sharing ideas, recipes, recent activities, my growing photography skills, and achievements. I try to refrain from complaining, whining, and posting negative things although sometimes it just has to be done. I love that when I look at my posts and pictures on my blog I don't have to hear all the fighting, whining, torture, aggravation, depression that can go on everyday. Why do I want to relive all that and although it's unhealthy to deny it really happens, sometimes it's just best to forget and move on.

Some of my posts may make others shrink in embarrassment for me, others might seem like I'm bragging, and of course there is the judgments that people make about me/us that occurs. And although there are the negatives overall it has been really good for me to express myself here.

I enjoy getting comments and this in some ways has been a way to socialize with one another; it's another way to drop a line and in some ways means you care or are interested in me/us because you've taken the time to visit, read, and then comment.

I love that it is relatively cheap to do. I don't have to buy expensive paper, ink, albums, and all other extras that come with scrap booking. I get to record tidbits of our life to share with family and friends now and hopefully the blog will still be around for my posterity. I would hope so considering how much time I've invested in this online journal. I think that's probably the most expensive part of blogging is how much time it can take and often waste.

I try not to spend so much time doing it and actually try to go and have a life. It's quite the balancing act because I enjoy the blogs that are updated on a regular basis, the most. So what is too much blogging? I guess it's a personal decision.

So as for now, I think, this will be my last post here.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Happy Fourth!

We did the usual BBQ at the house with family, going to a firework show, and then doing some at the house routine. Chris actually ran a 10K early in the morning. 53 minutes of pain. We're slowly easing him into some big time races ;0). Good job babes!

I took a bunch of pictures of the display and this one turned out to be my favorite. It was the first picture I took of the show before I quickly moved to another spot after realizing the signal was in the way.

These were a couple of my favorites as well. Cool huh?

Well, I've hit my 1GB limit for free photo storage on blogger/picasa. How am I suppose to continue my blog? I love to include photos and can't go on without them. I guess I'll have to resize my photos and go through and delete pictures I've uploaded but are not in use. I'd hate to have to use photobucket. Any other suggestions from my fellow bloggers?