After three years of cross-cultural living, we finally decided to start a family journal of sorts. Many of you may already receive our work letters, and we are grateful to be connected in that way. But since we all have work lives and family lives (you would think that is a no brainer, but not always in our type of work), we decided to start a strictly FAMILY site (that is, not limited to only our families, but rather only about our family!). So now there will be a place for you to catch up on pics (for our family of picture junkies...I confess to the addiction) and funny stories (for those of you who have "complained" our work letters aren't funny enough!).
Part of the delay has been, How to start? I began by reading a bunch of other blogs (mistake) and found myself a bit intimidated by all the bells and whistles that can be added. I fiddled with it, tweeked it, and then sat down to write...fingers frozen on the keyboard or writing latin-like gibberish in an attempt simply to fill space. Then my one niece (MM) sent me my other niece's (A) blogsite (you know you are old when people whose births you remember and who you babysat know more about technology than you...). Nothing fancy about her blog, no slide shows, links, ads, or weather reports, but there in the midst of all the ramblings, like a diamond in the midst of cubic zirconia shone her sparkling, beautiful, one-of-a-kind personality and it made me miss her and feel more connected with her at the same time. When it all comes down to it, that is what we hope this site does for you...makes you love us and miss us as much as we love and miss you.
So welcome and come often, just take us as we are...a bit random, a bit self-absorbed (as any family with little kids are...they are the cutest kids ever, after all!), and just everyday folks, much like many of you, who just happen to be walking their walk on the otherside of the world. Let the randomness begin:
Sophie's recent venture into the retail world (thanks to a large recycled box from our latest replacement: a new water heater tank) produced this amazing title (right) The Everything Store: A Great Place. I think there is a future in that title. Barbie's sold for about 10 cents, books for a little bit more...funny thing was, when you left you ended up leaving your purchased goods (unique method of restocking the shelves) but you didn't get your money back. I am not sure whether her future is in advertising or business, but either way she is off to a great start.
I am sure with next week's beginning of school, we will have a picture or two to add. Thanks for stopping by! Beth