Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My New Look!

Well, I decided it was probably time to take down the last of the Christmas 'decorations' from around here, expecially since I added them in '08!  That's evidence of how Facebook came along and nearly ended my blogging career.  While I do still enjoy Facebook, my heart has returned home, back to blogging, where I can elaborate all I want about our days and not have to whittle down what I'm trying to say to 420 characters!  How rude is that anyway?  What mom, what WOMAN, can limit what she's trying to say to a measly 420 letters?  Shoot, for me that's usually only one sentence!

So, how do like my blog's new look?  My header is absolutely P~E~R~F~E~C~T for me for two reasons.  One, it is my favorite, FAVORITE color, pink.  Secondly, my favorite animal is the giraffe.  As soon as I saw this design I knew I had to make it mine!  Are you kidding me?!  Pink AND giraffe print together in one pre-made blog header, of which I have no idea how to make on my own?  Naturally I'll be tweaking things here and there; I can never just leave things alone.  There's always a picture here, and link there, maybe a button or two to add.  Such is the life of a slightly OCD blogger-mom.

I look so forward to sharing our days as a homeschool family once again.  That's something I don't think a lot of my Facebook friends really care about reading.  Can you believe that?!  Although, I did do the statistics one day and the majority, well, at least half, of my 401 Friends actually ARE homeschoolers so I guess I really shouldn't let those few comments here and there against homeschooling deter me from sharing about it, should I?

Ah well.  Anyway, when our new school year starts we will have a 3rd grader, a 4th grader, a 5th grader, and... GASP!!... a high schooler!!  How did THAT happen?  I have to tell ya', I'm just a bit nervous, but also very excited!  This will be a whole new adventure for all of us and I look forward to what God has in store for us. 

Oh, I also began babysitting back in January of this year so this next school year really WILL be an adventure.  Two to three days a week we also have a 4 year old and a (currently) 9 month old in our home keeping things lively!  Wanna see a picture of the cuties?

See!  Aren't they adorable?  They are awesome and have quickly become added extensions of our family.  If we are Friends on Facebook then you have undoubtably read some of the halarious things that come out of little Jordan's mouth which I have affectionately dubbed 'Jordanisms'.  I'm sure I'll be sharing how he makes us laugh here on my blog as well.

Our calendar for the month of July is filled so I should have lots of things to blog about, the most exciting (for me anyway) being planning out our next school year.  Yes, I'm a bit late in getting started but I have a pretty good plan in mind.  I just have to get it down on paper and purchase everything we'll need.  (The planning and purchasing is my FAVORITE part of the school year!)

I'll also be doing reviews on various homeschool products for The Old Schoolhouse so be watching for those!

Ahhh.... it's great to be back!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your are back! I would much rather follow a blogger than a facebooker. I love to hear the heart of fellow homeschoolers and moms who love their homes.