I'm so excited to have this opportunity! It will be one year ago this week that I started my blog. I have always had a love of writing, even when I was in elementary school.
However, I had all of these stories of my family and my life just spilling out of my head and falling onto the floor. I decided that I MUST chronicle them! BMB (Before My Blog), I would share our family adventures with my friends and they would say, "You should write a book!"
Now, I also thought that I should finally have some kind of family history written down somewhere since all of our photos are all in film-developing envelopes from the "long ago" days of the film camera or on my (other) computer. One of my posts from last week explains how my main computer is on the fritz. I miss my picture files! They'll be back soon though!
New Tagline: Playing Together, Staying Sane and Finding the Silver Lining.
Short Elevator Pitch: The chronicles of our family life and the ability to live in the moment and HAVE FUN!
Long Elevator Pitch: There are just too many humorous stories around here being a stay-at-home mom of 4 kids 4 years apart (including a pair of identical twins) and a traveling husband. I just had to share!
While most of my goal is to write down the stories for others' enjoyment, it is a type of tapestry of our day-to-day life that we will look back on and remember as a family one day. I chose both my title and my tagline, however, to really keep the focus on the positive. I want people to read my posts and think, "I don't know how I would've gotten through that!" or "If she can keep smiling after that, so can I!"
I am a strong believer in positive thinking. I evolved a great deal in this area after having my kids so close together. It's really easy to just throw your hands up and close out the outside world, wallow in your misery, be NEGATIVE and let the wonderful, short time go by when your kids are home with you.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT! Get out there and make memories! I want to inspire you to do that and some days, when I need inspiration myself, I read one of my posts and realize that I got through that day, no matter how tough it was!