Saturday, April 18, 2009

and this, my friends, is why i love blogging.

1) did you all happen to read the comments on the "do-over"post? if not, i highly recommend it. no, really. stop and go there now. you won't regret it. i have some amazing friends, you see. (that would be you, and you, and you over there in the corner.) i am so grateful for your words of wisdom, encouragement, and love. i feel like i've learned so much about myself and about motherhood in the past month and i thank you for adding to that knowledge and opening up my mind and heart even more.
2) i had my first ever "i-know-you-from-your-blog-but-not-in-real-life" meeting experience a few weeks ago. michelle came over to take our family pictures (more about that later) and i have been thinking ever since how cool it is that i now have a friend who is not only super talented and generous, but an awesome mom of 6 and a phenomenal writer. someone i probably never would have crossed paths otherwise, but whose written words and example have impacted my life.
3) in said rendevouz, michelle said in passing that being at my house with my 2 boys reminded her of that time in her life. we quickly commented about how hard it is and she mentioned that it can be a lonely time in life and then the conversation shifted elsewhere. afterwards i reflected and realized that although this time in life isn't easy, i don't feel lonely. i certainly could. i really only have 1 friend here and a few aunts and uncles. but thanks to you, lovely internets, i feel connected to friends and family daily. 10 years ago i am sure i would have felt very lonely with no interaction outside of my kids. what a blessing.
4) ok, you want to see the pictures? michelle sent a few as a sneak peek, and i can't keep them to myself any longer...



i know. awesome huh? oh, how i love blogging.
(thanks michelle!) here's her photography website...

p.s. if you are reading this through a feed, be sure to check out the new blog design courtesy of the hubby. i know- he rocks, huh?

9 comments:

brooke said...

Oh those pictures are to DIE for! Love them! How fun for you guys. I am dying to see that little one but our Utah stop will only be for one day on the way to Italy. :(

Madsen Family said...

cute, cute photos! love 'em and can't wait to see more:) your kids are precious as ever...and you look FANTASTIC!

amy said...

that family picture & the one of henry are FANTASTIC! we can't wait to meet him in person. love you guys!

Carlie said...

so cute! And I love love love the new layout. Good Job Clint!

Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

Thanks for the heads up on the new look! Oh, the pictures are too much, too cute...I can't stand it...GET HERE NOW!!

Michelle said...

oh, they look good-- which is always a relief(seriously!). It was so fun to meet you; I'll send more pics over soon! Give those boys a kiss for me.

Melissa said...

Look at your beautiful family! Henry's photo is amazing. Michelle is very talented.

Megan said...

You guys look so cute! Hey I will be in Provo May 5-8th. I'd love to see you and Carlie if you're around. Email me. And love love love the new layout. I'm totally envious. :)

marta said...

i love these photos and your new header. that hubby is a talented one. and your boys are cuties. can't get enough of your mommy wisdom. i admire you!