I decided to join Nicolette @ Working on a Project for her new linky party. It is such a great idea to step out from behind the camera and get in front. How many of us moms often look through pictures and realize that there are few and far between that have us in them? So here goes…
The rules are simple.
Here is my picture… the whole family together for a change. Definitely don’t have many of these!!!
It’s time again to join Hilary over at Feeling Beachie for some Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun. Each week she posts four blank statements for us to fill in on our own blogs. She is always looking for new statements and if she chooses yours, you’ll be her co-host for the hop. So, come join the fun!
This weeks statements:
I’m so happy to tell you guys that Tere @ Yep,this is my life… wanna trade? was nice enough to include me in her list and award me The Versatile Blogger Award!!! Thank you so much! If you have some time, go say Hello to her!!!
And now, the 15 amazing blogs (in no particular order) I’m handing the award off to:
If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.
~ Author Unknown
The house is quiet, most of the cleaning and straightening is done for now and I have an hour before I have to pick up my two big kiddos. I spent most of the morning trying to figure out what to write today. There is so much swirling in my head right now. I’m learning so many things and I’m trying to set myself a schedule so it doesn’t get too over-whelming. I want to know everything, now. And I know, that’s just not possible or feasible.
I know, some of you who know me probably have no clue why I have this blog and what it’s all about. Up until about 4 months ago, neither did I. I started blogging as a way to make connections, to not always feel so alone and to make myself, if not understood, heard. It’s a way to share things and “meet” some great people. And let me tell you, I have met some fantastic people that otherwise I may never have had the pleasure of knowing. This blogosphere, although daunting at times, is a beautiful community where you can meet like-minded people.
Unknowingly, it has also become something that has changed my outlook and things I want to do in the future. It’s opened doors to new and exciting things for me. I’ve become interested in web-design, learning html and css and I’m enjoying it. Go figure. I’m turning into a geek. 🙂 I’m learning that Facebook, Twitter, Google + and all the other social media sites out there are valuable tools and should be used to their full potential.
I’ve become a blogger. There, I’ve said it. I’m a blogger and proud of it. I love getting on my computer every day and seeing the comments others have left and reading what others out there have to say. I discover something new every day and I feel like I’m growing as a person because of it. I enjoy tweaking my blog design and forever find something that I want to change and add. It’s a learning process and I think, on some level there will always be something new around the corner and that’s exciting.
It amazes me that things could look so different from where I was 4 months ago. I was lucky enough to have dinner with a fellow blogger a few days ago and it is just such a relief to speak to someone who gets it, who understand the why’s and how’s. It is also a big help that hubby is a tech geek himself so he totally understands when I go off on a tangent. He is always available to lend a hand, to give advice and to help me move forward. The kids obviously have a big part in this, as well. They are and most likely will be, the subject of many of my posts. They are what I’m passionate about… being their mommy.
Another side benefit is my new love of photography. I’ve always loved taking pictures and showing off the kids. But now, I look at things differently. I’m reading up on how and why to use certain settings on a camera. I’m paying more attention and I’m loving every minute of it. There are some great photography blogs out there with great informative articles.
It is a time-consuming but oh so enjoyable thing and there are many possibilities out there. For those of you who already follow me… Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for welcoming me to this big community of bloggers for sharing your thoughts with me and for making me smile. For those of you who are new here or who haven’t yet followed me, I’m on Facebook and Twitter !!! I look forward to seeing you there.
Ever since I discovered that my trusty point and shoot camera has a lot more settings than I ever thought, I’ve been busy taking pictures. Everywhere I go, I see a potential shot. And when I can’t stop or don’t have the camera with me I get a little mad. But that’s not what’s on my mind now.
The other day, my girls and I were out walking the dogs, enjoying another beautiful Florida Winter afternoon. The picture on top is one of the shots, I took. Three palm trees. And now, everywhere I turn there seems to be a grouping of three palm trees, sometimes more, sometimes less, but mostly three! There are a lot of palm trees in South Florida, as you can imagine. It’s the nature of the beast!!! 🙂
Anyways, it made me wonder if there is a reason for it or if the landscapers that designed the plots in all the different developments just liked the look of it. I do. I like the way three palm trees look together… either in a straight line, or in a triangle. It really doesn’t matter. Is that strange? Probably. But oh well, sometimes I get a little quirky.
Do you ever ponder about inane things? And what are they? I’d really like to know. 🙂
Happy weekend to all!!!
It’s time for some fun, follow Friday four fill-in fun, that is. Hilary @ Feeling Beachie posts four blank statements each week for us to fill-in on our own blogs. This week, I’m super happy to say, I am her co-host. The last two statements came from me. So, take a break, have another cup of coffee or tea and join us!!! 🙂
This weeks statements:
As promised, here is my post about our day spent at the South Florida Fair. Each year, the weekend after hubby’s birthday, the fair opens and you can usually find us there. This year, we decided to go just as a family. Last year, we ended up going with 6 kids and it gets nerve-wrecking trying to watch over all of them and making sure they return to their parents in one piece!!!
There are so many things to do and see. We usually start in Yesteryear Village, where we look around, maybe tour one or two of the historical buildings and buy our pork-rinds and Kettle-corn! The Kettle-corn is made in a huge old-fashioned open kettle over a fire-pit. It’s fantastic. We also check out the Expo center and all the vendors. But that is usually a quick walk-through… the kids are not that interested in shopping after all.
Then we head over to the different barns and check out all the animals and their ribbons. In the cow barn you can catch a demonstration of how cows are milked, or if you get lucky see a calf being born. We saw two newborn calves again this year… one still had the umbilical cord attached. Not sure I want to see the whole birthing process, though. We love visiting the bunnies, they are too cute. I don’t much enjoy the chicken barn because it just stinks in there. But if you are so inclined you can buy farm fresh eggs. The girls love going to see the horses. I think, they are beautiful animals but to be honest, I’m kind of scared to go near them. They are big and some of them temperamental!!! Our favorite this year were hands-down the goats. They were just so adorable and fun to watch. The girls and I would have loved to take one home but the hubby would not be thrilled with that idea! 🙂
Once we get done “sight-seeing”, it’s off to the midway to enjoy some of the rides. The two older ones can go on some of the more advanced rides now and they are thrill-seekers so they will find the biggest, fastest and loudest rides. The boy made his dad go on one of the big roller-coasters because Middle daughter was a tad too small. I’m glad, it was him and not me. Hubby banged up his knees pretty good on that one. I opted to go on the Ferris wheel at the end of the night. The perfect ending to a wonderful day full of fun, good food, laughter and screams!!!
Can’t wait for next year!!!!
Do you have county fairs or an event you look forward to each year?