Monday, May 14, 2007

Starting Out

I know that people think I have been dragging my feet when it comes to starting a blog and that may be true. I am not sure that I am ready to commit to a blog especially one through Blogger. You see I am non-committal by nature and have been since I was I was young. I don't want to committ to regular posting or to a program that I am not 100 percent sold on. I also am not sure why people would want to see my dirty laundry or any laundry that I might post. Do I really want to invite the world to view my thoughts and feelings? Do they care? There are so many fascinating things to learn and read that it seems like time could be better spent on any number of things. I have several siblings who have started blogs and their posts by and large have been deep and thought-provoking. I am not sure that any of my posts are going to stack up. For weightier matters, I will link to their posts and you can get your philosophical fill everyday. I have really enjoyed reading their blogs and seeing pictures of them and their kids.

To stay connected with my siblings and family is a good enough reason to blog. I think another big reason may be just to chronical my children with pictures and or videos largely for personal use. I may in fact try and make this private if possible so only selected invitees can view my blog if they care to. Not long ago, I read several letters that my mom and dad had written to my Grandparents while they were volunteering for the LDS church that talked about my siblings and me when we were young. It was fun to read about their descriptions of us at such a young age and how their characterization would be largely the same if they were to write about us now. Maybe, I should just be better about writing in a journal.

Today, my daughter was drawing a picture at church with a black pen and a blank white piece of paper. When she was done, I asked her if it was a labyrinth, and she said "no dad, it's a spider web". (It really looked like a spider web) I was thinking Madison is so grown up and insightful. I wondered if she had started coloring with the web as the end goal or if she just drew and then decided what it was afterwards. I was hoping that it was the latter and not the former. I thought that I wish I could live my life without thinking about the end goal so much and just live my life and then sit back and reflect. A minute after Madison told me it was a Spider Web, she looked up at me and said "It's a girl Spider-web Dad". I laughed out loud. She later got up with all of Primary and sang (stuck her finger in her mouth) some Mother songs in front of the congregation. She looked beautiful.

Mitchell is fast approaching his first birthday. We can't take him anywhere without turning heads and getting multiple comments from people about how cute he is. He has a permagrin on his face and now has four teeth. (two up top and two on bottom). He is very sturdy and can stand on his own and can take a few steps on his own, but has chosen to crawl over walk thus far. I do think that his walking is only a few weeks out.

Wow, for not being so energized about blogging this is sure a long post. I am still not committed.


Gustogirl said...

Yeah!! Welcome to the world of blogging. I was just thinking about you earlier today and how I need to call you to see how you are doing. Hope all is well. We'll talk soon!

Julie Ann said...

girl spiderweb...Madison cracks me up. give her a big hug from her aunt julie...