Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fun Blogging Fridays

It has been a busy month here at the Hale House. I got this new program for digital scrap booking that I LOVE (yes, I haven't forgotten about you Aunt Gigi...I'm mailing you the CD tomorrow). Since getting this new program, I've been working on a book non-stop for my Wood Family Reunion scheduled for May 3rd down in GA. It takes two weeks for the book to be printed, so I've been working under a deadline and it was all I could do to get the book ready and sent in on time. I'm going to have everyone at the Reunion put their name into a hat and at the end of the day, I'm going to draw a name and that member of the family will get to take the book home. Anyone else that wishes to have one will have to purchase their copy. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, my hope is to do a similar book for each branch of my family...I think it is a great way to work on genealogy...I'm a very visual person and I love how the family came alive for me as I looked at each picture. The book went all the way back to my great-great grandmother, Granny Wood, it covered a lot of folk...my hope is that the family will better understand what I was trying to do when they see the book and that I can update or make additional books to fill in with any pictures people think should be apart of the Wood history.

After finishing the book, it got me re excited about working on my personal scrapbooks that I've let go by the wayside. I've realized that I have many loves, and I don't have time for them all in the same day...so I've decided to set aside time for each one...Friday will be my official Blogging day...you/I will always count on a new post and some sort of update/funny story about what's going on around here. Obviously, if I just can't wait until Friday, I may surprise us with additional posts, but we can all count on Fun Blogging Fridays.

Here are a few highlights from April:



*Ben's brother, Dave and his wife, Shelby came to visit us a couple of weekends ago...it was so great to see them...we have the best time when we're together.



*Seth turned 8 months old on the 23rd...he can crawl, eat some table foods, and has such a wonderful personality.



*Maxton is talking all the time and putting together small sentences...he is such a sweet boy, he makes me laugh all the time.

*Ben has started to really get serious with his bike riding again...the weather is finally nice and time is drawing close for his 100 mile ride on June 7th in Milwaukee.

*As for me, I'm proud of my first digital scrapbook, I hope it's the first of many...I love it!

*Can I just say that I'm excited that my Thursday night shows are finally back on track this month...I really enjoyed watching them both last night with Ben and our bowl of Whirly Pop Popcorn!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I understand needing to compartmentalize a little. I am way too out of control about my blogging. I should take it down a couple of notches to fit other things in. I would love to get back to my scrapbooking, as well.

But, I love your updates and I am very glad when you have a new post. And that book that you did sounds fabulous. I will have to find out how you did it. Maybe Gigi will tell me about it.

Christon Says.... said...

i love to scrapbook i just cant ever find the time! im sure i could make time~ welcome back!

gigi said...

Glad you got the book finished and I'm glad you are back, but really, once a week bloggin??? That's not really enough for the person who got us all started and now hooked! At least 2 or 3 times a week you could post a picture of a page or two from the book you are working on.

I didn't think you forgot me, I just knew you've been busy. I'm patiently waiting. Love yall.

Aramie Randall said...

I confess- I am the only person in my group of friends (with the exception of Leah maybe) who doesn't scrapbook. It's not that I don't want to, I think I don't know where to start so I just don't start! Not a good excuse, but it's the only one I have!
Your boys are so cute. I bet your parents are in heaven.
How is Alley, and what is she up to?

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