Friday, December 4, 2009

100th Post!

Blah Blah Blah, so I lied...this is actually the 101st post to this blog. But, since I was drawing a huge blank last week, I put forth a post that was fast, easy and efficient....

AKA: I Was Lazy!

Anyhoo, here it is...the 100th (101st) post.

When I started this blog, it was because Grandma Tove (who has since passed) wanted constant updates. As she and Grandpa lived in Florida, emails, pictures and phone calls were getting so time consuming. And when you have a small one in the house, time is of the, I started the blog. Pretty much for friends and family to stay in touch and offer a glimpse into the sometimes chaotic home of two dads and a baby. (oh, and two dogs - certainly another post)!

I was so looking forward to sharing our stories, experiences and yes, even advice, to other dads, stay at home parents and well, pretty much anyone who wanted to listen and read. What I ended up with, is a chronicle of our little ones pictures and stories. I download the blog to DVD regularly, so I can show her, and save for her, when she is old enough to read on her own...(boy is she gonna be embarrassed).

Certainly not what I was going for, or expected to occur...I mean, come one, there are PLENTY of cute blogs out there...highlighting cute kids...cute happenings, cute saying etc...etc...etc...and I did NOT want to be one of them....

SURPRISE! It happened anyway....

BUT, I am OK with it.

Personally, not really in the care mode of how people perceive the blog...or our least not anymore. There was a time where I was concerned. Concerned with how we would be accepted, or not, in the public arena. There were moments where I considered closing off the blog to the pubic...making it a password only follow-ship...but somehow, it didn't seem fair to those interested...and taking the time to leave great comments.

Eh, who cares. It is my blog. My kid...and my thoughts...mine. I write as I speak...goofy, sometimes illiterate...but always honest. Direct. Just Me. I was never the best at writing...not in school...not for work...(although I was pretty successful in coming up with marketing materials and ad campagins...)...go figure!
We have made some incredible friends because of this blog...some who drop by once in awhile, others who will be lifelong...all in all, I am pretty happy with the outcome...and yeah yeah yeah, there will be some cool changes coming the new year...perhaps!

Anyway, I hope you do enjoy the blog...the pictures, the's all me. Take it or leave it....

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11 BellaBuddies left comments! Ya know ya wanna!!:

Anonymous said...


you're genuine and it rings true in your blog.

one of the reasons i wrote my book (tales from the trips) is b/c if nothing more, i wanted to give my four kids the gift of a lifetime when they come of age--the detailed account of one of the most exciting chapters in our lives.

things don't matter. people do. i want to make sure they know that. i, too, write (book + my still very-new blog) as a way of documenting to our little guys of how it all went down.

it's a time-consuming process during which i could be attending to a bunch of other things, which brings me full circle--things don't matter. people do.

i have a feeling you and dad #2 feel the same way!

PJ Mullen said...

Anyone that wouldn't accept you or how you choose to blog is stupid. It's great that you've chosen to share who you are and how important being a dad is to you. I'm glad to have found you and look forward to hearing and seeing more stories and adventures. Cheers to the next 100+!

BTW, got the package yesterday, look out for the post next week :)

Mrs.Lemon said...

"take it or leave it?" - I'LL TAKE IT - love ya!

WeaselMomma said...

Congrats on 100! I hope for many many more. I love popping in because I know that I wind up smiling. Your pictures of beautiful Bella, adventurous stories and cute videos always brighten my day.

Teacher Tom said...

I drop by here because you take me back to when my own daughter was little (she's now a teenager). Your love, sense of humor, and capacity for being utterly amazed by her is life affirming.

I'm with PJ -- 100 more please!

Melisa Wells said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love stopping by here too, duh! I really enjoy reading about your lives. Have a great weekend!

Divine Chaos said...

I love your blog :) It's one of the few that I always go to when I have a minute to spare for reading blogs nowadays. I started mine for the same reason .. a way to keep in touch with family and friends, to keep them updated. It surprises (and tickles) me to see that there are people that don't have to like me (like my family and friends) that like to read it!

Hopefully I'll get into the swing of things with school and work and get more organized so I can read and post more regularly .. but, in the meantime, even if I don't comment, I'm still reading! :)

Otter Thomas said...

Congrats on 100! I always enjoy what you have to share. I love your comments on my blog too. Keep blogging however your way.

Keith Wilcox said...

I, for one, am glad you did not close off access to your insights and news events. I don't visit you guys every day, but I do check up at regular intervals :-) Congratulations on your 101st post!

Mike and Mike said...

There was a time when we also thought of going private due to the few whack jobs and mean spirited comments. Then I remembered the delete button...honesty and sincerity are hard to find now days. When it's found, it's refreshing. Keep it up.

Mike A.

SurprisedMom said...

I'm sorry I missed your 100th (101st) post. I love stopping by and reading about your family, your life. It's uplifting, especially seeing Bella grow up. I have two girls, now teens, and seeing Bella takes me back to the day . . . I am so looking forward to many, many more posts.

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