Wednesday, November 27, 2013

When I started...

When I started blogging in 2005, I wanted to have a way to keep family up to date with our lives. I wanted there to be a place for me to post pictures for our out of town family and friends to see our kids grow up. 

I went from posting all pictures to more mommy related posts, then onto some reviews and giveaways and more pictures. I wanted to get more followers and more people interested in what I had to write about.

There was a point not too long ago where I would be blogging instead of spending quality time with my kids. Time that I could never get back, time that they started to notice me missing. 
I love blogging. I love the people I've met and keep meeting, but it was getting to the point where I was taking too much time trying to schedule posts and keep up 100% with the blogging world.

I took a step back a couple days before my vacation and decided to take a blogging break. During my vacation I decided I would write posts when I had time, during nap-time and after the kids go to bed. I wouldn't be so worried about what other people thought about my blog and what they wanted to read or see.
I have always been real and always been me on my blog. I blog about my life, motherhood, my experiences, lessons learned and more. Blogging is a hobby and I love seeing other moms in the same situation as myself and knowing that there are there are other moms having the same feelings during different life phases.

I don't ever want to stop blogging, but I don't want to miss my kids growing up either. 
A New Years resolution of mine is to keep up with blogging weekly, also making sure to be spending the most quality time possible with my kids.They are only young for a short time...before you know it they will be asking for the keys to the car. {Yesh!}

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In love with them!

 You know after you have pictures taken and you are worrying about how they're going to turn out because your one year old just wasn't in a picture taking mood and you have no clue if your other three kids were using their oh so fun fake smile?

Adam Kennedy did an amazing job and the minute I saw the first picture I knew that they were going to be amazing pictures! I LOVE pictures, they are all over my house and I love watching each years progression from our family photo shoots.

Getting four kids to smile for a camera and be in a 'picture mood,' takes patience and time and Adam and his wife were amazing with them!

 {My littlest man!}

 {smiles all around!}

 {Four amazing blessings!}


Thanks Adam and Mary Beth for the amazing photo shoot and Adam's phenomenal editing skills too!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Oh my...Hiatus!

It's been almost a month! Holy cow! I went on vacation and my brain is just returning to blogging mode. I have more pictures than I know what to do with and more things running through my head to blog about, now I just have to find the time to sit down and type. 
With the holidays right around the corner, there are cookies to be baked, family to be seen and memories to be made, but I will do my best to find some time.
Here's a glimpse into some posts coming up...

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