I have no idea how many blogs there are total on the web, one site I found says it is close to 173 million. Some have made the authors money - cook books, memoirs, or movies, but most are for friends or family to share stories and pictures. Social media sites have dominated this internet market in recent years, and I am as addicted as the rest of the us to facebook, but I still prefer the wordy format of a blog. Google+ seems cool, but only 1 person I know uses it regularly. I haven't had as much to say here in recent months, but after eight years, I am still writing here. I don't have a lot of readers, my grandparents, my sister, my Mom. A few old friends that are like family now. I have thought about ending this blog, but I am not going to. I hope you keep reading. I still have something to say.
Leila's quilt blogs have prize drawings to increase reader participation. I am not drumming up business, but if you are a reader and want a prize, leave a comment. I have jars of sizzling salsa that I will mail out this week. If that doesn't suit your fancy, I will happily send signed copies of my scientific articles - just kidding, no one wants to read those. More than anything, I am grateful for the friendships I have been able to maintain through the chain of blogs and social media sites. I am horrible at writing letters, but like to stay in touch with old friends and family.
(Some pictures of the kids so my sister won't nag me:)
Becca is a happy kid
Kate took this great picture of Leila.
Aleah got baptized this month. She lives up to her middle name - Felice.
The rest of the girls at the baptism
Finally getting around to painting the kid furniture. I had helpers, which was aggravating, but endearing.
The finished kid furniture.