Monday, November 29, 2010

Free At Last!

I just permanently deleted my Facebook account (it's like going through customs with a bag full of cocaine, by the way) and am so glad I did.
That stinkin website...speaking of cocaine! I found myself on there literally multiple times a day, just checking here and there. And I slowly found myself detesting it every time I got on, but kept getting on.
So I've come to a place where I, like always, have questioned my motives.

Why did I have a Facebook?
Why was I interested in knowing what other people were thinking all day?
Why do I want more comments, and hop on the computer a number of times a day to see what people have said about my most recent picture upload? My most recent status update? Why do I care so greatly what people think?

So then I have to ask myself the same questions for this very blog. Why? Why do I make sure my pictures look a certain way? Why do I want comments on them, etc?

We have got to stop caring so much what people think. We miss out on real life with our kids because when our sweet baby or toddler or teenager does something cool our first thought is "this would make a great blog!" instead of "I'm going to revel in this moment with my family."

So after much deliberation on whether to even keep my blog or not, I've come to this:
(liable to change, I live my life by the Spirit, so ya never know)
That I am keeping this blog for me and for my family.
I don't scrapbook, I am kind of bad at getting pictures printed.
But there are websites that print your blog into book form, and that. is. awesome.
So I'm keeping my blog, I'm keeping pictures of us and our life. 
But I'm no longer writing and keeping record from the perspective of showing YOU ALL what we're up to, what our lives are like, I'm writing it from the perspective that I'm keeping a family "journal", a digital scrapbook, that my kids will read one day and get to see what life was like when they were babies, etc. This blog [book] is to my kids, to us as a family, and that's how I see it from this point on.

So sure, it's probably not going to be that fun for you to read anymore. I will probably never get any comments. You can go ahead and take me off your blog roll if you'd like, seriously. Because it's not about keeping up with the blogging Jones' anymore, it's about documenting my simple, sweet life.  

So with that being said...I love you Kevin, and I love you Ruby. You guys are my life. I thank Yahweh for trusting me to be your wife and your momma.  

8 comments:

annie farrar said...

Good going girl! FREE FROM FACEBOOK! That should be a bumper sticker! HA! I blog for that same reason. I like to think of it as a journal for Easton one day. You do know you can send your blog to a website and they'll print it and bind it and make it into a book right?! I'm thinking of doing that every year so we have it all nice and neat! ANyways, keep writing, whatever your heart desires and I'll keep reading (and commenting)! :) NOT THAT YOU CARE THOUGH! ;) Have a great day!

Brittany said...

I am so proud of you!!! And I for one am excited to continue to flip through your blog "scrapbook" some more! :)

Leslie said...

That exactly why I keep a blog. It's so I have have record for MY family. Not everyone else. Good for you and welcome back to the non Facebook side!!!

James and Elizabeth said...

Love this! I opened my facebook to keep in touch with family (who refuse to email or call), and thats what I do. I opened a blog for the same reason and its been great! I am just like you with the whole not being good at scrapbooking but that is what my blog is for! It's so much fun to read back what happened a year, two years ago! Way to go!

Haley Galloway said...

Agreed 1000% That's pretty much how I've always viewed my blog as well. Mostly for my family and friends and basically just something to have to look back on and show my daughter someday. And that is so cool that there are sights that print your blog off in book form?! I never knew this. I am definitely going to have that done!!

Leslie Shelton said...

Follow those convictions! One request...now I don't know how to reach you when I come to Bentonville. Can you send me your phone number? My email is lasharp@sssnet.com. Thanks, Jessica!

Larsen Family said...

I totally relate. I barely keep up with my blog, but would like to do better. :( I also despise facebook from time to time. It is good and evil rolled up into one. :0

Enjoy your time with Ruby, she is only little once. They grow too fast.

KimKlip71 said...

I love your blog no matter what you put into it. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't know what Zevia, the Moby or what C25K is. I love Zevia, have dropped regular pop (except for certain occasions) and am currently on week 5 of the C25K. I also would love to have a Moby some day when we have another kid. However, I love to see the pictures you are putting up as a scrapbook because I am a HUGE scrapbook person. I love to look at it because I get to see my great niece grow and all that you are doing as well as what you and Kevin are doing. So whatever you decide to do with it, it's great!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Free At Last!

I just permanently deleted my Facebook account (it's like going through customs with a bag full of cocaine, by the way) and am so glad I did.
That stinkin website...speaking of cocaine! I found myself on there literally multiple times a day, just checking here and there. And I slowly found myself detesting it every time I got on, but kept getting on.
So I've come to a place where I, like always, have questioned my motives.

Why did I have a Facebook?
Why was I interested in knowing what other people were thinking all day?
Why do I want more comments, and hop on the computer a number of times a day to see what people have said about my most recent picture upload? My most recent status update? Why do I care so greatly what people think?

So then I have to ask myself the same questions for this very blog. Why? Why do I make sure my pictures look a certain way? Why do I want comments on them, etc?

We have got to stop caring so much what people think. We miss out on real life with our kids because when our sweet baby or toddler or teenager does something cool our first thought is "this would make a great blog!" instead of "I'm going to revel in this moment with my family."

So after much deliberation on whether to even keep my blog or not, I've come to this:
(liable to change, I live my life by the Spirit, so ya never know)
That I am keeping this blog for me and for my family.
I don't scrapbook, I am kind of bad at getting pictures printed.
But there are websites that print your blog into book form, and that. is. awesome.
So I'm keeping my blog, I'm keeping pictures of us and our life. 
But I'm no longer writing and keeping record from the perspective of showing YOU ALL what we're up to, what our lives are like, I'm writing it from the perspective that I'm keeping a family "journal", a digital scrapbook, that my kids will read one day and get to see what life was like when they were babies, etc. This blog [book] is to my kids, to us as a family, and that's how I see it from this point on.

So sure, it's probably not going to be that fun for you to read anymore. I will probably never get any comments. You can go ahead and take me off your blog roll if you'd like, seriously. Because it's not about keeping up with the blogging Jones' anymore, it's about documenting my simple, sweet life.  

So with that being said...I love you Kevin, and I love you Ruby. You guys are my life. I thank Yahweh for trusting me to be your wife and your momma.  

8 comments:

annie farrar said...

Good going girl! FREE FROM FACEBOOK! That should be a bumper sticker! HA! I blog for that same reason. I like to think of it as a journal for Easton one day. You do know you can send your blog to a website and they'll print it and bind it and make it into a book right?! I'm thinking of doing that every year so we have it all nice and neat! ANyways, keep writing, whatever your heart desires and I'll keep reading (and commenting)! :) NOT THAT YOU CARE THOUGH! ;) Have a great day!

Brittany said...

I am so proud of you!!! And I for one am excited to continue to flip through your blog "scrapbook" some more! :)

Leslie said...

That exactly why I keep a blog. It's so I have have record for MY family. Not everyone else. Good for you and welcome back to the non Facebook side!!!

James and Elizabeth said...

Love this! I opened my facebook to keep in touch with family (who refuse to email or call), and thats what I do. I opened a blog for the same reason and its been great! I am just like you with the whole not being good at scrapbooking but that is what my blog is for! It's so much fun to read back what happened a year, two years ago! Way to go!

Haley Galloway said...

Agreed 1000% That's pretty much how I've always viewed my blog as well. Mostly for my family and friends and basically just something to have to look back on and show my daughter someday. And that is so cool that there are sights that print your blog off in book form?! I never knew this. I am definitely going to have that done!!

Leslie Shelton said...

Follow those convictions! One request...now I don't know how to reach you when I come to Bentonville. Can you send me your phone number? My email is lasharp@sssnet.com. Thanks, Jessica!

Larsen Family said...

I totally relate. I barely keep up with my blog, but would like to do better. :( I also despise facebook from time to time. It is good and evil rolled up into one. :0

Enjoy your time with Ruby, she is only little once. They grow too fast.

KimKlip71 said...

I love your blog no matter what you put into it. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't know what Zevia, the Moby or what C25K is. I love Zevia, have dropped regular pop (except for certain occasions) and am currently on week 5 of the C25K. I also would love to have a Moby some day when we have another kid. However, I love to see the pictures you are putting up as a scrapbook because I am a HUGE scrapbook person. I love to look at it because I get to see my great niece grow and all that you are doing as well as what you and Kevin are doing. So whatever you decide to do with it, it's great!