Wednesday, April 14, 2010

OK, seriously, even I am bored with my own blog !!

I am extending a blogging apology to all of you out there who have faithfully followed our blog and prayed for our family and have taken an genuine interest in our lives. I have dropped the blogging ball. My world has gotten a little bit more busy around here and this is something that has taken a back seat.

I blog, like many of you, for different reasons. Not only to I love the connection and bonding that I have found here in Blogville (even my girls have gotten a great pen pal out of it), it is my new way to record our family history. I have printed our first 2 years of the peapod blog into a few books and it has been so neat to read. I just do NOT have the time anymore for scrapbooking, nor any other hobby. But I want our family history to be recorded in some hard bound format. Blog2print was the easiest way to do that. Check it out if you haven't printed out your blog.

I have also had some picture/camera issues. Not that I am offering up excuses, but I love posts with pics. My cell phone has come in handy to send some pics to facebook for keeping the in-laws updates on our world here. But I am disappointed in my camera (looking for a new one). I have taken the time to put a water mark on my pics that include my children (trying to keep the blog stalkers and stealers at bay - yes, a friend of mine has had a bizzar encounter with that kind of thing and freaked us all out). And that takes more time to load and alter those pictures.
Not to mention I have pictures in several computers (none of which are working great) in a few folders. It takes some time to hunt those pictures down.

And, not sure if you noticed, I haven't been commenting on blogs lately either. Yep...so sorry to leave you all stranded from the lack of comments. I always love comments and try to do the kind gesture of blessing you with my stamp of visiting with a little comment, but...haven't been able to find the time to do such a thing lately. I am often checking blogs on my phone (seriously...I have become that person who uses her phone for EVERYTHING) and it isn't always possible to leave comments. So...I have tried to check in on you all, but I am like the phantom friend.

I have been working hard at fostering connection with our 2 newest blessings. And just so you know, it is going VERY well with our new boys. I love them to pieces, and the are a blessing to boot, all be it, they keep me busy. From sun up to sun down, my kiddos have my full attention. They bring such a beautiful joy into our family and we are sooooooooooooooo happy to have them in our family. We have been very intentional in our bonding and attaching time. We have almost had them with us for 2 months. WOW...time flies.

So, for this season...my house is messy...my meals are simple...my clothes are basic...my hair up in a pony tail...my homeschooling (well...I couldn't be doing it with out help from Grammy)...and my blog...not a huge priority.

But, oh how I love having little ones again. I love being a mommy to all of our children. Thank you God for allowing me to be so blessed.

17 comments:

Tif said...

Yay!!!! So happy to hear this wonderful report! I can't wait to be in your shoes - won't be long now. I can't wait to talk to you either!

Elle J said...

I am glad for this post, I knew you were busy, but glad to hear that you are Happy and busy. Keep blogging whenever YOU have the time or interest; like you, the blog books are the best and a great motivation to keep updating for YOURself!! Posts with out pictures still share the story for YOUR future, so don't let technology get in the way. You'll be glad you kept writing. Hugs to your family. =)

ScienceGeek said...

Completely understandable! Even my blog takes a backseat to the real priorities in my life and I don't feel guilty about it. Blogging is fun and is a fun way to stay connected (or make new connections) but it isn't a priority for me. I love reading your posts when you have the time to do it, but understand that your time is limited. No worries!

Annie said...

Oh, all of us who thought for a long time you should adopt are still basking in our perspicuity.

We understand and are rejoicing for you!

Bonner Family said...

Enjoy this time!!! It won't be long until their out wanting to hang out with their friends :) I can't wait to be cocooning :)

You are one good Mommy!!!! You are doing a great job!!

Lee and Bev said...

Praising God for His grace in allowing these precious boys to be part of your family and for your great mothering skills. You are the perfect mom for these boys. How fun to see Tyce - now calling you "mom" and Tate - squealing "mama" 1000 times (no exageration!) a day. How wonderful that you are there for them. We in "blogville" can wait.

K-Sue said...

Keep up with your priorities - this one is pretty far down the list. Miss you, though.

Jenn said...

That's ok! Just post when you can and know that we are all still here reading and enjoying watching your story unfold!!

Jenn

12-arrows said...

We all know how busy you are, loving on those little boys and making sure they are settling in to their new life. No apologies needed! I love blogging too, but its also hard to squeeze it into life when your days don't allow you to sit and write for any length of time; thats why FB is so wonderful, short little snippets! Your doing an awesome job of being mommy to your new little ones! Blessings to you my friend!!

Julie said...

What a well written post! So glad to hear everything is going so well for your beautiful family!!

Sonya said...

Keep your focus on Him and everything else will fall into place. I am blessed to catch up with you here and share in your joys!

Sherry said...

Cris you have your priorities right. Love to read your updates when they come.

Tim and Susan said...

So glad you think they are bonding well. Yay! Hang in there, it is just for a season (and it goes by all too quickly!!).

oneblessedmamma said...

We all think of you all the time! I'm so glad things are going well for you. I was just on your blog copying your bread recipe for the bazillionth time (I don't know WHY I can't keep track of that recipe???).

Sean and Lisa said...

So good to "hear" from you but not having time to blog is understandable. So happy your sweet family is doing so well! We continue to pray for you and send you big hugs!!

aekh said...

You're an inspiration to me! I WILL get back up to bloggin to preserve our family's memories! Many blessing!

Karen said...

We do MISS you but completely understand !!! You are choosing your time wisely and do what is important. Look forward to having you back when the time allows!!