Wednesday, July 29, 2015
You guys, last week marked my 8th year blogging! Keeping up with this blog and documenting our days has been something that I've consistently enjoyed over these 8 years. When I look back over the blog, I'm astounded by how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. This blog has changed a lot simply because my children have gotten older. I've changed too.
I don't read that many blogs anymore and I wonder if others are the same? I know that several of the blogs I did follow, who became friends, have quit blogging. So many of the blogs started to look the same and I easily fell into the idea that everything needed to be "blog worthy" or "pinable," but our life isn't like that and I don't want my family to feel that it needs to be constantly put together and photo ready or that they have to craft an image that isn't authentic. As much as I love beautiful things, pictures and moments I don't want to feel like we are creating them for the blog instead of living them in the here and now.
And while there was a time early on in this blog that I got swept up in who was reading, following, commenting, etc. I definitely have settled into the main purpose of the blog, which is documenting our days as a family. I can't help but believe that a 40 year old Grace or Harris will enjoy reading about how their Mom worried and obsessed about bikinis, manners, room decor and favorite things!
Of course, a big bonus to this blog are the people I've "met" and the virtual friendships I've made. So if you are still around after all these years, thank you!
I love the photos of the boys lemonade stand. I'm sure from a professional bloggers point of view it's totally uninstagramble, unpinnable and not blog worthy, but it's real and I love it. I restrained from making suggestions and let the boys make their stand completely on their own and how they wanted. I particularly love how they changed the price when they weren't getting enough customers.