1.07.2010

hello!

So the holidays have come and gone, and the new year is here!! What to do now? Where to start? I've been putting off posting, and was really slow about it through the holidays, not because there is a lack of pictures or fun things to cover, but a lack of excitement in sharing. That sounds depressing, but I assure you that's not the direction of this post. :) I'm just at this point where I feel like I don't know who I'm sharing with. You? Are you reading this? Not you mom, I know you read. :)

I started this blog back in 2007 (happy 2 year blogoversary to me!) to keep my family informed of the first grandchild/great-grandchild/nephew on the way. We did not live near any family at the time, and was so excited to share all the details with everyone in a special way. I wrote each post as if I were directing it specifically to my mom or grandma and that made it easy and informal... and true. I literally had 2 people reading about our happenings. Now, 2 years later, I have followers (I love all 24 of you!), friends I've reconnected with, new blog friends across the country, and new blog friends even in my own town! And now my family has even joined in and each have their own corners of the internet along side me. All very exciting, and fuels the blogger in me to keep posting and keep connecting with others.

But I ask myself often, is anybody reading this? After I put Ewan to bed and enjoy the company of my husband before he falls asleep on the couch, I spend the rest of the late night posting pictures of our day, assuming people are interested in reading about it. And then I read about your kids, in-laws, holidays and latest recipes on your blogs! And even crazier still, I do all this and try to remain anonymous. Anonymous?! Crazy I tell you. Just the other night I was chatting with my bf, debating if we should go private or not. Cause then you know exactly who's reading and who you're addressing when describing your latest and greatest. But instead of such a drastic move, I'm going to just try this...

My new goal on here... is to connect with you. We all want to be part of a community on here and connect with others who care about what we post, and understand why we post it. :) Unlike scrapbooking where we perfectly put together a page of smiling, loving family photos of a big event- blogging is more about the imperfections of daily life that other's are able to connect with. I look for those connections with other moms on here. If you're reading this... more likely than not, I read your blog too. And even more likely, I've never stopped to say hi. That's it. I will no longer be an anonymous stalker... er, reader. :) And I hope you will stop to say hello too, and let me know I'm not talking to an empty internet. I also plan on actually writing more instead of just posting pictures, as a way of connecting on a more personal level. But don't hold me to that, I'm not the writer of the family. :)

I'm looking forward to a very exciting new year! First up, Jeff and I both have birthday's to celebrate this month. We are exactly 4 years and 4 days apart in age. Cute, huh? :) Then come February, we're moving! Again. Always exciting, but always such a pain to pack and unpack everything. We then have a roadtrip up the California coast planned for June. And looking ahead towards summer, Ewan will be turning 2 and plans for baby#2 are a go!

Here's looking at a beautiful 2010! And, hello. It's nice to meetcha. :)

19 comments:

Becca said...

:) 2010 is going to be great Katrina! I love you and I love reading your blog and getting to see my nephew on here since we are SO busy and can't always see him physically!
We love all the pictures, Corey always changes his computer background to different pics you post of Ewan :-)
Since are not parents we have to live through you! (hence the Cal Western tshirt) thanks for letting us do that!
see you on Saturday!!! YAY!!!!

Chelle said...

What a coincidence. Mark and I are 4 years and 1 day apart! I was an anonymous reader of yours and some other people blogs, but then decided as a possible resolution to give it a try. I enjoy reading your blog. I plan on expressing the high and lows of motherhood, hopefully it still comes out as a fun journey. Maybe we can run into each other and have our boys play. It has been years since we have seen each other, so maybe we can become friends rather than high school students/acquaintances/band nerds. Happy New Year!

Katrina said...

So sweet Becca! I know you love pics of Ewan, but I didn't know he was your screensaver! What a cute aunt and uncle you guys are. And I may have taken some pics of Ewan in his tshirt, already. :)

And Michelle, totally! Ewan can always use some play buds. And I'm so excited you started a blog! I look forward to following your adorable boys. :)

Sarah.Ellwood said...

Proud to be a public reader! ;) I love all your posts!!! Never fails to brighten my day!

molly june. said...

hello to YOU! you know i'm reading :) love this family!

p.s. cute new header! did i already tell you that? ha.

Mrs. Meyers said...

Happy new year Katrina :o) I can't wait to read about all of your wonderful adventures this year! I love your blog & think this is a fabulous idea! I hope you're doing well and having a great start to the new year. take care! oh, and, happy early birthday to you and jeff :) (i just wanted to be the first to say it :P)

Bryann said...

I totally got you thinking huh? :) Love you!

Alison and her boys said...

i love reading and i love that we got to meet and become friends! but, now that i am far, we will have to continue our friendship via internet so don't go private!!! Oh, I am very excited that you are planning baby #2! Yeah!!

Alison and her boys said...

i love reading and i love that we got to meet and become friends! but, now that i am far, we will have to continue our friendship via internet so don't go private!!! Oh, I am very excited that you are planning baby #2! Yeah!!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Of course I'm reading it...I look forward to all your wonderful photos and stories and just enjoy your beautiful family.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG!
Happy 2 year blog anniversary!

Becca said...

Maybe Ewan is a future pro golfer, or maybe he's a future attorney? :-)

Sarah said...

Hi Katrina-
This sure is the perfect post for me to come out of hiding! {grin}
I don't even remeber how I found your blog but I love reading it!
Your boy is so cute.
Happy New Year. ;)

Blessings, Sarah

Felicia said...

You are my sister! Of course I read your blog! I hope you read mine now that you can tell if its updated or not.. ;)

Erica said...

um if you are coming up the coast then you better be making a pit stop here or letting me know where you are so I can meet up with you......I am definitely one of your stalkers!

Katrina said...

Sarah! So nice to meet YOU! I already left you a little note oooing over your beautiful children. :)

As for the rest of you... too funny! I KNOW you read! Now I feel a little cheap collecting comments from you all this way. But very sweet of you. I, in turn, am YOUR biggest fan and read your blog loyally. But you already know that. :)

So, I guess I should do a last call... speak now or forever hold your peace... going once, going twice... kidding. Just from now on, don't be shy. And I won't either. I look forward to more blog bonding. Muah! :)

heather said...

you know i love seeing what you guys are up to!!!! baby #2!!!!!

kelly. said...

Katrina...I am a public reader as well. And you know you inspire me to be a better blogger :) It's so fun!

What exciting baby planning news! I can't wait to join the club :)

Keep up the great posts! (i understand where you're coming from tho...im still building my blog confidence..hehe.)

Liana said...

Hiiii sister! You know I read your blog once every four months already, sheesh! Just kidding. ;) Kiersten is a big fan of the blog too, just so ya know. Get a twitter to get more attention to my cute nephew. Love You!

Sarah Elwer said...

It was so good to read this and know that I'm not the only one who thinks these things!

I love your blog and can only dream of being as creative as you! :)