Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Keep going?

  I've been tossing around the idea of starting a new blog. I've been having the hardest time coming to this one and writing. I like the idea of something new and some change. I don't know. Maybe I just need to give this blog a facelift? At the same time, I don't want to let go of this blog because I documented a good part of our lives on here when Riley was born, and while I was pregnant with Beck. I feel a little bad that I didn't write as much about him as Riley, but its no use beating myself up about it :) Part of the reason I've stayed away from blogging was I compared my blog too many times to other blogs or felt pressured to keep up with everyone. I didn't want to push myself to write something if I didn't mean it. My kids and I are far from perfect and theres something really vulnerable about being that honest on a blog. Although I should be...

  We just celebrated Beck's 1st birthday, which came surprisingly fast, but then again they always do. I'm going to be setting up an appointment to visit a preschool for Riley. We through away all of the bottles in the house and baby toys.  We're thinking of moving Riley to a loft bed that will have a bed below for Beck, for when he's ready. Riley no longer uses her paci (not as difficult as I thought!) and we've finally moved her into panties full time. Beck has started repeating words after me and has taken up to 4 steps at a time. Riley's been asking about ballet classes and school and I'm excited for Fall to roll around so she gets to experience both!  Beck has been preferring Riley over me lately. He'd rather play with her or have her comfort him than me. I could probably go on and on about the changes in our kids but I won't. The whole point is, they're getting older, so fast. Which means while we remain a family of 4, we continue to change.
   Leif and I are constantly adapting to the different phases the kids are going through.  I'm convinced that as soon as we get it down they do a little changing just to keep us on our toes.

  We wouldn't be here today, without God and His blessings.  I am in awe that He has given me a family of my own. A husband that I can call best friend and spend the rest of my life with. Children that are both Leif and I, yet ALL of God's work.  Someone told me today that my family was beautiful and I was just like "I KNOW! God is amazing!" I wish and hope all my friends get to experience the joy of marriage and raising a family with their closest friend. Nothing compares to this.

  Writing out this post has made me want to stick with blogging. I can do it. And I want to.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see you're back!

Amber said...

Yay for blogging! I totally relate to what you said. "Part of the reason I've stayed away from blogging was I compared my blog too many times to other blogs or felt pressured to keep up with everyone."

Why does blogging bring on so much pressure these days? lol As soon as I post a blog I instantly think how horrible it is. I forget that I started blogging for myself.

I can't wait to read your upcoming posts :) Your babies are growing up!

Welcome back!

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Ahhh they are adorable. I love reading what you write. Looking forward to more of your blogging.

Emily said...

I love reading your blogs. Your heart and your family are so dear to me, Margaret! *HUGS*

MsBabyPlan said...

I read your blog and I understand how you feel. I feel like the reason I've started the blog hasn't come to fruition and I need to change the title of my blog, making it reflect my life as I live it every day and not for preparing for my a future pregnancy. Because after all that's what I've being doing on my blog since forever but under the wrong header.

Writing my blog is so rewarding and I hope the passion will still go on.

I am glad you are keeping your blog going. If you change the title or the url please let me know because I would like to read it on regular basis :)!

Rania said...

I feel you, Margaret. Keep on keepin' on! I co-sign on everything you just said. :)

Happy Birthday to Beck and congrats on the big girl panties for Riley and blessings to you and your husband for the wonderful family that you have.

Megan Marie said...

i adore your blog. i also adore your children and the photographs you share. :)