I've been blogging for five years and love it. I started my blog as a way to keep track of the scrapbook pages I was making through photoshop and eventually the blog morphed into a crafting blog and then into a family blog. At this point anything is fair game and I blog about whatever I want, because this here is where I write down the funny things my son says, document our growing chickens and show all the latest happenings at the Grovestead.
We moved to a 10 acre hobby farm six days after Elsie was born and are loving this new life. We have hopes and dreams unending and for every project we complete we find four more to add to the list. It is awesome and it feels like we're playing most of the time.
I'm glad you're here. I obviously blog with the hopes the others will read. Come often and join our adventure.
My mom was over recently and we discovered an entire box full of diaries, travel notebooks and various journals all filled with my thoughts and wonders on life. Turns out I have kept a journal almost my entire life. Honestly, that was news to me. I had never really thought of myself as a writer of stories, but it turns out I have almost 30 years of written proof.
I write to process. That was obvious in every journal. And so it is no wonder that once I discovered blogging I couldn't get enough. I love reading other blogs and I love writing on my own. Once in a while I get an email or comment that "confesses" that they read my blog. That is so funny to me, because I am so glad each one you are here. There is no lurking on a blog...I write this stuff on the internet and know full well (and hope!) that people out there enjoy what they read and come back for more.
As a means to introduce myself, please enjoy the following favorite posts of mine.
why i blog
doogie howser md
my word for the year
crushes and boyfriends
high school reunion
polka-dotted highways and lake tahoe
the minnesota state fair. the most wonderful time of the year.
fireflies and songs
I tend to blog about things that I love. And I love a lot of things. I love a good story and I love cookies. I love sitting by a fire. I love my grandma's emails. I love Jesus and big waves and toddlers and scrapbooking. I love Banff, buffalo wings and bleu cheese, an organized desk, sledding, painting and I love playing Settlers of Catan. I love Taste of Home cookbooks, pretty papers, hoodie zip-up sweatshirts, sour patch kids and I love people who live life fully. I love lilacs, riding in Uncle Jake's combine, travel, lightning bugs, speed boat rides and going out to eat. I love my husband Rory and I love 78 degree weather. I love road trips, creativity, flocks of birds moving in unison, bike rides and train rides. I love my family, taking pictures, camp songs and reading blogs. I love picnics, kayaking, long naps and the color brown. I love arranging flowers,I love pretty journals, I love our cat and I love my dad's preaching. I love going to the movies, Christmas lights and hawaiian shaved ice. At any point I may very well blog about any of these things.