Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Drumroll please...

I had one person ask me about my blog purpose. (Thanks for asking, Elaine!) Seems I made a promise to reveal my purpose and then left everyone hanging in suspense. Well not everyone, I guess just Elaine. Anyway, I don't have all the details worked out but here's what I'm thinking. I love photography and I love taking photos but I need to get better. I mean, a lot better. I plan on using this blog to post some of my favorite photos. Don't worry they won't all be of my kid. In fact, I'm looking to do more "out of the box" type of photography. (I really don't know what that means. Hey, I'm just learning here!) And since I've come up with this fantabulous idea I have either been too busy or sick *sniff* to get out and take some awesome pictures. So here is what I have to offer in the interim.

I took this photo last year about this time and have always wanted to do something with it. So I thought I'd dig it up and play around with some editing. Let me know what you think.

Entering Santa's Workshop

Do, Ri, Meme

Thanks to Elaine at Blog in My Eye, she tagged me for a Meme! It is my very first and I couldn't be more proud! What?! You don't know what a Meme is? Ok, I didn't either and Elaine was kind enough to fill me in and provide this link. Which in turn led me to this fantastic site Blogging Basics 101 where I learned all sorts of neato stuff. Gee, there are a lot of links in this post. Anyway, check it out. Check it all out.

So here are my seven random things you may or may not know about me. Since my mom is just about the only person who regulalry reads my blog this might be kind of boring for her. The rest of you, read on!

  1. I have bungee jumped thirteen times and would do it again in a heartbeat.
  2. I have met Harry Belafonte.
  3. One of my top favorite books is Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher; the second is Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.
  4. I just had to look up the correct spelling of DuMaurier.
  5. I cannot sleep with my socks on.
  6. I have more fun at Chuck E. Cheese than my son does.
  7. I love the smell of cilantro.

I'm having trouble coming up with 7 people, but I have tagged the following: Shama-lama Mama, my mom at On The Road Again, another Cindy at Still His Girl, and MooBeeMa.

Here are the rules to the Meme, should you want to participate:
*Link to the person(s) who tagged you and post the rules on your blog

*Share 7 random/weird things about yourself

*Tag 7 people at the end of your post and include links to their sites

*Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

There you have it, things about me you never really wanted to know but now do. I have successfully completed my first meme! Look at me go!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bad, bad blogger...

Yes, I know I really stink at this. Bad news, I'm really behind on my blog. Good news, my parents are here for a visit and I've roped my mom into getting her own blog! Only thing is she seems to be better at it than I am.

Quick update. I received my two glorious prizes in the mail! I modeled my new flip flops for my three year old son and for some reason he thinks the green pair are for him. I've tried to convince him that glittery flip flops were not in for little boys, but he didn't believe me. I've had to hide them. I've already started the book, I think I'm on page 12? Did I mention my parents were in town? No time for reading free books now.

For those of you who are on the edge of your seats, I do believe that I am closer to figuring out my blog purpose. [Insert collective sigh of relief here] Never fear my fellow bloggers, all will be revealed in time.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I'm A Winner!

I was thrilled to find out today that I had won not only one prize but TWO prizes in the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway hosted by Rocks In My Dryer.

My first prize came from Shama-lama Mama in which I won this really cute tote and a bunch of flip flops to fill it. Thanks Karen!

My second prize came from MooBeeMa where I won my very own copy of this book called The Shack by William P. Young. It looks like one of those great cuddle up by the fire type of books. Can't wait to read it! Thanks MooBee!

It's been a lot of fun checking out everybody's blog and entering all the contests. Be on the lookout for another fantastic giveaway hosted by Rocks In My Dryer in January or February. Now I'm off to think of something really spectacular to give away so that I can have as much fun as everyone else!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Take Two

No, not take two and call me in the morning. More like uhm, that was lame... shall we try again? Although I can't guarantee that this second post is going to be much more exciting, but hey I'll give it a shot. I've made a few changes since last time (not that there was much traffic between yesterday and today), most noticeably my new header. Yes, you are correct that is the most adorable boy you've seen... admit it, you were thinking it. And yes, that is my son. I took that photo last February for Valentines and it is still one of my favorites. So there you have it, the first little tid bit about myself, I dabble in photography.

Back to the header... yes, I know there is a giant blank space there. Did I forget to add something? Did I get tired and go to bed? Did my photoshop crash? No... I just can't think of anything to put in there. Which brings me to the question, what is the purpose of this blog? Ok, so it needs to be about me... it needs to be somewhat entertaining... it needs to glorify God... but what else?

Having clicked on about 600 blogs lately to enter into all those sensational giveaways you would think I would have been inspired to come up with my own idea. Crafty blogs - ok, I could maybe do that when I dig my sewing machine out from a pile of junk. Christian themed blogs - I am a Christian but I would prefer to leave the devotionals and prayer pumping to those who do it well. Family blogs - that's always a good choice, I love my family. And there's no doubt that they will be included in some fashion, but I'll be sharing most of those daily mundane type entries for our family website. Sorry, if you are into "Johnny lost his first tooth" or "Mary ate her first solid food" type readings let me know and I'll share that site with you. So here is the big question: What should my blog purpose be? If you have an idea or suggestion, feel free to share. Maybe tell me what your blog is about, or maybe the idea you rejected, I'm not picky!

Friday, November 2, 2007

It's My First... Please Be Gentle

Ok, so the Fall Y'all canival of prizes giveaway inspired me to start my own blog. If I wasn't so tired from trying to enter all of them I would post more on my first. Let me go and figure this out a bit and I'll be back later with something more interesting. Thanks for looking!