Saturday, August 20, 2011

Purpose of my Blog

The purpose of this blog has changed since I started it in 2008.  Then, Alexis was our only child. When she was born 3 months early, we started a webpage to update all friends and family on her health condition.  In 2008,  thanks be to God, she didn't really have any health conditions to report anymore so I started this blog to share pictures with family and friends.  Well....our lovely world of internet has since changed and about 90% of our close family and friends have Facebook so that is how we share pictures.  Since Facebook, I've been HORRIBLE about updating the blog.  I couldn't decide if I should keep the blog or get rid of it.

I've decided to keep the blog as a means of reporting all of our daily blessings.  There are so many blessings that take place in everyday life that never get recorded by photo or video.  This is a great way of recording these blessings. Writing has never been my gift, so I'm writing these mainly for myself (for scrapbook/babybook purposes) but I did decide to share with family and friends since I creep on so many of their blogs. 

Feel free to follow me but just know that 90% of my posts will be about my kids and our life so I have a way to remember their little lives.    Be blessed!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blessing: Free Fair Tickets

We love the Iowa State Fair.  For it's price (free for us this year....we won tickets from KAYL) it provides a great amount of entertainment.  We love the fried food.  We love the free entertainment (a ton of great music on the free stages).  We love the Big Green Slide.  We love the sky ride.  We always have a great time at the fair.  This year, we celebrated our anniversary by seeing Casting Crowns in concert on Thursday night. They always put on an AWESOME show and this year was no different.  On Friday, we went with the Shanks and took all of the kids to the fair.  Like always, it was a great time.  Here are a few of the highlights: 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blessing: Sibling Love

We are so blessed to have 2 great kids.  I've said that many times.  One of the blessings I pray for and am thankful for (so far) is that they love each other.  Alexis is a great big sister and Austin loves her too.  Here are a few summer pictures that capture their love.