Today marks one year since I started Laleblog, and oh, how our lives have changed in the past 365 days.
Really, they have. Just take a look at the archives.
I started this blog primarily to keep friends and family updated on the Texas Lalemans, since I’m too lazy to write individual emails or (gasp!) actual letters to people. I’m sure this is evident to the many of you who are still waiting for last year’s Christmas card from us.
It never fails to amaze me how quickly things change in life, and I’m glad that I started this to help me keep track of where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing.
A whole year of blogging isn’t that big of a deal. A lot of people have been blogging for longer than that. Some, though, never make it past their first post. Making it a habit cough, cough, Sarah, cough, cough is what keeps it going. If you make the time to write, you’ll continue to write. Very profound, I know.
Technology is constantly changing, so who knows what Laleblog might become in another year, let alone another 10 years. I only hope that Rachel (and whatever other children we have) can look back 15 or 20 years from now and reminisce on her childhood. I hope that Laleblog will become a sort of virtual scrap book for her.
I also hope to write more about our life as a family, although from what everyone tells me, our lives will revolve around our children for the next 20 years or so.
I hope that for you, my dear readers, this blog has brought you closer to us emotionally, even if it can’t bring you closer to us physically. I am amazed at how many people want to read about our lives on a daily basis. I’m glad that this technology has made it easy for us to share our joys and sorrows with you.
So here’s to the first year of Laleblog, and hopefully many more to come. Thanks for being a part of it, and by all means, post comments…I read them all, even if I don’t respond directly.
And about those Christmas cards…I’ll post ours here this year, and you can print it out as many times as you want =-)