I used to love this blog. I want to love it still but there are only so many hours in a day and that means I need to spend my time living in those hours rather than blogging about it. I feel a tremendous amount of guilt as I really want to chronicle my children's lives for them here. And yet I haven't written in weeks.
The above photo of the ENTIRE Nielson Clan was taken last summer yet it's never made an appearance on the blog yet EVEN THOUGH it represents a major accomplishment! Look at all the people have come from my parents! I haven't updated photos of the kids- they're years older than they appear in my side bar.
I haven't written about Bethany's latest win in the Region Reflections Contest. I should post a photo of her sculpture but I think it's on my work machine. Yet another obstacle to blogging- my photos are all over the place on 4 different machines and I can never find the one I want, when I want it.
I haven't talked about Logan's amazing music progression in drums or the band he's started with his friends. Pretty cute to listen to a small herd of 7th Grade boys practicing in the basement. Who knows? Maybe "Party Llama" (the current preferred name) will actually play a real party at some point.
I haven't mentioned how the Spanish Immersion Program has been really great for my daughter's math skills. They learn math with Spanish instructions but are tested on the State testing in English. We recently got her scores and of the 11 areas of math tested, she got a perfect score in 5 of them! Seriously, she scored 100% proficiency! Greg is pretty sure she gets that math brain from him (and he's probably right)!
I AM blogging- just not really for our family. I maintain the Club blog for work and it's been A LOT of work! At this point, most of the projects featured are my own that I do on my own time and at my own expense. I'm hoping to change that because doing DIY tutorials while photographing writing about all of it is a darn lot of work! No wonder there are so many bloggers in that genre' who pour whatever they earn blogging back into new projects! I write the posts on work time but everything else is just extra. I will reassess if that is worth it soon. It takes all the mojo I USED to pour into my family blog.
This "Mom Blog" was started for my kids to chronicle their progress in life and instead it's just sort of squatting on the Internet, rusting. Sigh. I'm not sure when it will change. I may not be writing about every little moment but, rest assured, I am out there living those moments with them! Perhaps that will have to be good enough. A spontaneous evening out is not predicated on good fodder for the blog- it's just a fun evening out with no concern about getting great quality photos to gum it up. It simply is what it is, and that will just have to be enough for now!