State of the Blog Address 2017

When I was a little girl, Christmas was my favorite time of year. I loved the lights, the cookies, the excitement and the memories.

While Christmas still reigns as my absolute favorite, New Year’s comes in at a very close second.

I am one of those people that loves setting goals. I love the whole process; the reflection, the introspection and the goal setting. My husband (who is really the most amazing man in the world) usually gives me a few hours every New Year to think and pray and plan and prepare. As I reflect on the previous year and ponder the New Year, my eyes are often open to how God has been at work in my life and the life of our family.

We were blessed with baby number four in 2016. Stephen has been the most laid back and easy baby, and that is a huge blessing. Having four children age four and under is NOT an easy task. It is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually demanding. Yet, as I always say, it is so worth it. I love these little critters so much.

2016 taught me that although I love writing and blogging, it is no longer something I am able to spend a ton of time on. Life is a non stop speeding train ride from the moment I wake up until the moment my head hits the pillow. Finding time to take a shower is difficult, much less spend an hour or so blogging. So, I am writing this state of the blog address so you all know what I know; posts are going to be a little sporadic this year. At least until things slow down a bit. Considering the fact that our family will be moving this month and then doing some remodeling…it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

However, all is not lost! I will be popping in periodically over the next few months to give you an update on our progress. If you aren’t a fan of logging on to the blog, only to find out that nothing has changed, you might want to sign up to receive updates by email (on the right hand side under the Pinterest widget, where it says, “Sign up for my Newsletter”).

Over the next few months, here are some blog posts you might be seeing around these parts:

  1. How to move with four small children (including a baby)!
  2. Selling a home by owner, is it possible?
  3. How to get rid of all your junk, so moving is easier.
  4. Starting a vegetable garden with toddlers
  5. Remodeling a kitchen…and a bathroom…and a dining room.
  6. How to stay connected in your marriage when remodeling
  7. You are a new chicken owner…now what?
  8. Should we get goats or a milking cow?
  9. How to keep small children safe around a pool
  10. Pregnant again… (just kidding on that one!)

Here is the kicker, before I can write all those posts, I need to figure out how to DO them. Life is going to be pretty crazy in the next few months. I’m not sure what moving is going to look like with four littles. I am not sure how to stay connected to my sweet hubby in the midst of a remodel. I have no idea how to sell our own home, but we are going to try and see.

Stay tuned for updates on what worked, what failed and how this crew is getting along.