My First Entry

Well, I’ve finally decided to start a blog! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quiet some time now and I am finally getting around to doing it. I thought I’d be more likely to keep up a journal if it was on the computer than in a notebook. I can type a lot faster than I can write. I don’t think I’ll tell anybody about this just yet; who knows, I might just stop posting entries in a week or so when the novelty of it wears off. I’ve tried to start journals in the past with NO success. I start them, and then just stop because I’m not sure what the heck it is I’m supposed to be writing about. My life’s really not all that exciting.

But I guess it’s different this time because I’m treating this journal as a gift to my children. So many times I say to myself “Oh, I should write down whatever-cute-thing-he/she-just-did” and then never get around to doing it. Or I’ll think I should write down this important event so they’ll know how I feel about it, but of course never get around to doing that either. I want to remember those things so that I’m able to share everything with the three of them. I want to share the good things, the fun things, the bad things, the learning experiences, and just the “little” things that touch my heart.

So who are the “they” I keep referring to? Tater, Ms. L, and Ms. M….the most important people in mine and hubby’s life! Tater’s our little miracle….after trying for years to have a baby, we finally were blessed with him in 2007. He’s 2-1/2 and let me just say that he’s a handful!! Ms.L & Ms. M are our twins girls that we were blessed with in 2009. They are “easy” babies and are as different as night and day. They all keep us busy. They all keep us guessing. They all keep us frustrated. They all keep us grounded. And they all keep us constantly in love with them.

A quick description of the kids…

Tater is busy! He is 100% boy, very inquisitive, stubborn, and his own little person. His nicknames include Tater, T. Magoo, and E, but most of the time we just call him Tater.

Ms. L is: shy, standoffish, soooo sweet, happy, a mama’s girl, and flirty (you should see her bat her eyes at her daddy!). Her nicknames include Drama (and when she gets really dramatic, we announce she’s going to be do a dramatic reading), Bean, and unfortunately I occasionally (accidentally) call her Lola – the name of one of our dogs.

Ms.M is: outgoing, independent, not at all patient, and giggles and growls a lot. Her nicknames include Onomatopoeia, Mauna, Chung King, and Tortilla.

Don’t ask me where these nicknames come from; that would be a whole other post! Suffice it to say there’s a story behind them all and I’m sure I’ll get around to explaining them at some point.

I’m looking forward to this! I just hope I can keep it up because it’s really for the kids to have and to hopefully someday share with their own children. I’m not a writer and, as I mentioned, my life isn’t really all that exciting, but it’s mine and I love it!

And so it goes…


  1. Bravo for starting a Blog. It is a great way to document all of the wonderful and challenging things that motherhood is and it will be a nice gift to your children and a surprisingly welcome way to relax, escape and reflect. I look forward to reading your posts and following along. Glad I could be an inspiration. :) All the best.
  2. Anonymous says:
    i just sat here and read all of your blogs, its 12:48am, still trying to adjust to the time difference between australia and cali...its the first time i have ever really even read a blog...i really enjoyed reading your writing:) me lots to think about, as our "plans" for starting a family is that its really happening, i think im gonna have to squeeze in one more trip to Europe!!!..and push out "starting a family" until next year.. eeek, getting a little scared. xxoo


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