Friday, January 13, 2012

Welcome to the new Six Thirty-Seven!

The ol' blog has been around for just over six years now, so I thought it might be time for a bright, sunny facelift.

I remember being nervous to start this blog journey, worried that it would become the sole documentation of our lives. Firstly, six years later that couldn't be further from the truth because as we all know, children practically call on us to record, photograph, collect and jot down.

Second, even if that were now the case, I'm thinking it wouldn't be such a bad thing. Here is everything. More than just a glimpse into our lives since these two came along. Here we have funny and frustrating, sad and silly, small, big, pretty, ugly, and awesome. It's all here.

I'm so glad I did it.

I'm so glad I have proof in words and photos of all the crazy loveliness that has ensued with our two. Like of Fisher's recent obsession with ipad Battleship, and how Alla will sometimes succumb to his catchy excitement, particularly when, on a warm January evening, she has fallen on the snowless driveway, skinned her knee, and needs her brother's snuggles.

Today I'm celebrating thirty-five years, and I like this place. I would love to go back to moments in the past, too many to list, but here is a good place to hang out, and I feel super lucky to have a collection of words and photos together from the last six years, with a wide open space for more of that to come.

7 comments:

Katherine Willis Pershey said...

Happy Birthday! The new blog design is just lovely.

Megan said...

Happy Birthday and I'm glad you started the blog too! It looks great.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, J.J.! I've so enjoyed the last six years of getting to know you : )

Amy said...

J.J., this looks beautiful! You are so inspiring and I e always loved your blog... not just because I love you and your kiddos, but because you have such a beautiful way of sharing it with us!

Happy Birthday! I hope you have the wonderful day that you deserve!

Denise M. Gardner said...

This is the best blog design I've seen on Blogspot ever. How DO you do it? Happy birthday, J.J.! :)

Tasha said...

J.J. The new blog is beautiful!! I love it. I know it's been a while since I've commented but I've never left. I check it out EVERY Tuesday.

Jennifer said...

The new blog design is fantastic!