The death of blogs…

I have written about this topic before but I started blogging back in 2001 when I was out in Italy to show friends and family neat pictures and stories.  It is pretty amazing how quickly times change.  Since it’s inception in 2007 Facebook has become mainstream with the “newsfeed” of those blog updates for the majority of your “friends” and family.  I will keep this blog going and probably post a picture next year but in the meantime you can still find Julie and me on Facebook.  Our Flickr now has over 20,000 photos that are generally organized into albums.  I also have some YouTube videos of the kids growing up.  It is hard to believe they just turned 8 and 6 respectively.  Until next year!

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Sweet Caroline Bliss is 6 years old today!

Sweet Caroline Bliss is 6 years old today!

Most of you are checking photos and events over on Flickr and Facebook but it is good to check in with the blog every once in awhile merely for nostalgia purposes. Here is another milestone. Obviously the bottom photo was from last fall but I really liked it. The top one? February 2nd, 2007.

We are so proud of our little reader!

We knew Caroline was doing pretty well with her reading but only recently did we realize how well.  We started buying her the “Step Into Reading” books and to challenge her we are trying Step 2 which is Kindergarten through 1st grade.  She is doing it! She needs some help on a few words but we try to read a new book each night so she doesn’t become too familiar with the story lines. We are so proud of her. Our next challenge is trying to get Sam to use the toilet!

Happy Veterans Day – 11/11/11

Definitely a cool day in history. Thank you to all those who have served and those are are continuing to serve to protect our freedom. In a quick google search I came across this website today. Here is a poem from it.

Freedom is not Free

by Ashley Persyn

  There is a price we pay for freedom

For it is not truly free

But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans

To buy our liberty


As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass

Over the years it’s forgotten, war is placed in our past

I don’t think we all realize the importance veterans play

as they voluntarily serve America each and every day


We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield

Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.

So if you would take a second to commemorate

You will instantly see

We owe veterans our gratitude

For they are the reason we are free