Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's the point?

What's the point in this blog? Well, for starters, we have oodles and oodles of out of town family and friends and instead of me bombarding email accounts with new pictures and updates, I figured a blog would be a good way to share our happenings. If someone wants to know what's going on down here, they can check the blog on their own time. Secondly, I am a bad mom and *gasp* am not keeping a baby book for Elise. "Oh the horror!!!!!!" I'm actually using this blog as a type of baby book for her. There are programs that turn blogs into books and I plan on doing that and having them printed at the end of each year. I like to think Elise will enjoy looking back at this someday. I like my monthly "letters" to her, but I have decided they are waaaaay dorky sounding. Those of you that know me well know I don't talk like that. But something about that little girl makes me melt and I get all nerdy sounding. I do promise to work on that for next month. Finally, it's a type of journal for me. Not every blog post has to do with little Miss E. Matt and I do have a life ya know. No seriously, we do! And I think that I'll enjoy looking back on these posts when I'm chillin' on the patio, sipping a glass of wine in 20 years.


Lesley said...

I am doing our blog for the same reasons. I didn't know you could have the blog turned into a book. I need to find out how. I would love that!

BTW, I LOVE your letters to Elise. She is going to cherish them when she gets older. I am totally copying the letter thing on Gavin's first birthday. Hope you don't mind :)

Jeremy and Mindy said...

I have a blog of the same reason. It started as a private journal of me, then when I became pregnant I wanted to document the journey and have since LOVED blogging.

I also plan to print my blog book each year. I'm going to print the pregnancy one separate then each year. I think it's a great idea!

D. Ramblings said...

I think the blog as a baby book + a way to keep up with all family is a great idea! I also love your monthly letters. I definitely plan to steal this idea whenever I have a kid. I would LOVE to read letters like that about how I was as a baby!

dawnzer said...

ooooo.... please share the website for the blog printing!!! I have never thought of doing that, and I do not have a baby book for Sarah either (we are so horrible). =P