Let me back up. For the past year or so, I've had this paranoid fear that Blogger would just ::poof:: disappear one day, and take along with it my beloved little blog. And then, I'd be so, so sad. Not like I think it's some glorious work of art or something, because let's face it, it's a mommy blog. But it's MY mommy blog, and it's chock-full of sweet little memories. It's how I remembered when I started each baby on solids and what they ate, who slept through the night at eight weeks vs. who tortured us for months and months with multiple wakings. It still makes me cry to go back and reread my babies' birth stories. And the pictures! All these fun little pictures I've put up over the years that aren't really photo album worthy, but aren't images I ever want to forget, either. So all those things considered, I knew my blog would be VERY sad to lose. So worrying about my blog ::poof:: disappearing was added to the list of 276 things I worry about when I'm trying to go to sleep at night, which keeps me from sleeping at night, which causes me to lose brain cells and write long, rambling, grammatically questionable posts about things like this that make people go 'OMG GET TO THE FREAKING POINT ALREADY!'
I knew I could make my blog into a book, and that was the plan. Problem was, I thought making my blog into a book would be a huge, huge pain in the you-know-what. So I procrastinated. And occasionally backed up my blog following some directions I found online, but truth be told, I didn't really get what I was doing when I did it and probably did it incorrectly. And then, my college friend Kelsey told me about the blog book she was making using Blurb (and later posted this on her blog) ... and that was just the motivation I needed to finish this project. Because if she could do it with a brand new baby, I was out of excuses. So I got to work and though a bit time consuming because I was nitpicky and wanted to do some editing/upload some better quality pics/etc., the results? OMG, totally worth it. Without further ado....
yall you guys.
So that's my blog book #1! I decided to go from Anderson's birth (aka, the beginning of time as far as this blog is concerned) to Vivian's birth for the first book. Blog book #2 will pick up on Vivian's day of birth and go through her first birthday - I've nearly got that one done as well, but obviously need to wait until her first birthday actually happens to complete it. And after that, I think I'll do one book for each year until my kids get big enough to understand what a blog is and make me shut this puppy down because how embarrassing for kids to have your dorky MOM write about you on the INTERNET!
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Just a little excited. If you couldn't tell. Thank you, Blurb!
Stay tuned. I've got lots to blog about this week. Including but not limited to:
-Vivian's first birthday photo session: sneak peeks and how I almost DIED with excitement when I saw them
-my new Zumba skirt and why it's awesome
-how I've become one of those 'writes letters to the editor' types
-first birthday party planning, crafting, cupcake lusting
-how there's maybe something wrong with me because I'm not that sick of winter and don't even miss the sunshine, like, ever