Once upon a time,in a galaxy far far away (or at least is seems that way) I had this little blog where I wrote about my simple little life raising 5 children under the age of 10. It was a good way to preserve some of the stories that I hoped to be able to share later when my memory goes and maybe to instill a healthy amount of guilt in my children for when they time comes that they will possibly be picking out my nursing home. A few friends and family members would read and comment in person or occasionally, actually leave a comment on the blog. Until one day, someone introduced me to Facebook. Maybe not at first, but eventually I realized that instead of taking the time to blog I could spend a minute, jot down something silly that happened that day and lots of people would respond rather quickly, thus fulfilling my desires to be lazy and to get immediate feedback. So, unintentionally my Blog became abandoned on the interwebs like a bug carcass after the spider has sucked it dry.
Apparently, certain members of my family do not support my love of laziness and a quick attention fix, and have been hounding me to start blogging again (one of those members may have a bit of an attention addiction herself). Then, a few months ago I decided to take a Facebook vacation and deactivated my account (if you missed it, that was because it only lasted about 12 hours). When I told my husband that I thought I needed a break his response was, "How will I know what happened while I was away?" Despite what it may seem, we do actually talk to each other. About this same time I came across a collection of family histories my dad had put together. I loved reading the stories my grandmother wrote about driving across the country with 19 siblings and cousins in a pick up truck or how my parents first met, but I really just loved reading things my dad had written and hearing his voice in my head. Realizing how much that meant to me and how important it seems to be to my family, I've decided to try to resuscitate this old thing.
For those of you who are new or haven't followed my life on Facebook the past 5 years, I'll give you a brief introduction. I'm a stay at home mom (still looking for a better title, since I rarely stay anywhere) of 5 kids who are now 6, 8, 8, 11 & 13 years old. We have 4 daughters, including a set of identical twins; our youngest is our only boy. He just finished kindergarten and our oldest starts high school in the fall, so next year I will have kids at 3 schools; high school, middle, and elementary. My husband is a self employed IT consultant, which means some days he's a work at home dad and other times he's traveling. Today, he's teaching a class out of our bedroom (it's online), but most the month he's been working out of town. Luckily, he's a work at home dad more often than a traveling one. He's a technical nerd and I'm a drama geek and our offspring,,, well let's just say they're the product of their parents. Because I can't seem to just drive 6 hours to the closest beach and take a relaxing vacation, we're about to embark on a cross country road trip which includes a family reunion in Utah, visiting friends in Lake Tahoe, San Diego and Phoenix and hopefully hitting a few National Parks on the way. I intended to blog about our adventures, if I can just overcome these lazy tendencies.
Welcome back and thanks for reading.