In the Beginning...

Now that I've got my first week of school under my belt, and things are back in fall-swing, I'm going to try to get back to blogging more. One of my motivations will be participating in SITS Back to Blogging Event! (And the washer and dryer I could wins helps a little, too!)

So today the challenge is go back to my first blog post. I should first tell you how this blog came to be. I have been 'journaling' since before this blog came about (first Xanga, then Myspace, a little on Facebook). I've always wanted some sort of avenue to write about my life not only for other people to keep up, but also so that I could have my own archive to remember. But it's always nice to feel like people care and are reading and supporting, experiencing similar things, and relating. That's the most rewarding part, which is why 'Everyday Kings' has stuck for so long.

So, my first post here is really just a continuation of my previous writing. It was posted on 10.28.2008:


It's a little late in the season for my annual 'I love fall' post, but I felt it still note-worthy. And, Autumn has flown by this year, I didn't really get the chance to appreciate it in full! I did get the chance to take the family to Yates Cider Mill for Cider and Donuts (my favorite) but we didn't have time to carve pumpkins yet. My favorite fall/Halloween activity thus far has been the Trunk-or-Treating @ the church:

I volunteered to help out this year. As my luck would have it, I was away or working the three sundays pre-ceding the event, so I didn't really get in touch with anyone to organize (and if you know me, you know I'm a little OCD). It also worked out that Jeremy was out of town in Indiana on a DeeperStill trip, so I had the kids on my own (what was I thinking!?!) I got there a few hours early to help set up and bring the treats I made, and stayed for about 5 hours to help clean up afterward. I was EXHAUSTED but what a fun event!!! I spent a good two hours coming up with and decorating my trunk thinking it was cute, only to find it was mediocre compared to some of the trunks there! I was so impressed with the creativity and effort put in by everyone....what a cute idea!
All in all, it was very fun night. Thank goodness for Holly Knutson helping me pass out candy and watch the kids. I probably wouldn't have been able to do it without her help. I love my little munchkins all dressed up for Halloween. Always puts a smile on my face =]

This post is very me: writing about new things happening with the kids, new cute pictures of them, and family events. Not very witty, not well-written. But it's honest, and it sounds like me.

I love the pictures of my children here, they seem so little! But it does should how new I was to blogging: the formatting is terrible, the writing all bunched together, and no real introduction to me or why I was starting a blog in the first place.

I love reading old posts and reliving the moments - especially the very first! It's been fun revisiting. Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge!

This post is sponsored by SITSStandards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances

1 comment:

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

So funny you wrote that you think your kids look little in those pics because I thought the same thing before I read that!!!


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