Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Days

I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with our boys.  However, what allows me to do so is John's job, which unfortunately requires a fair bit of travel.  He left this morning for a trip to D.C. and he won't be back until December 16th.  I've been dreading this trip since the summer of 2009 when he first found out about it.  We'll be fine, I'm sure, but I sure miss my other half when he's gone.  Include us, and him, in your prayers if you can!

To fill our afternoon after Henry's nap today, we're going to go help Aunt Katie chop down her Christmas tree.  It's cold today, 28 degrees, but with a good amount of bundling we'll be fine.  Henry will love being outside; the kid is obsessed with the outdoors.

Well, gotta run.  Motherhood calls, but I'm sure I'll be writing more this week.  Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Friends Said I Should

I've been an avid blog stalker for several months now.  Is it crazy that I've never met most of the people whose lives I follow?  I guess there's something weirdly fascinating about sneaking a peek into other people's lives.  Similar to how I love driving at dusk this time of year.  Neighbors still have their blinds open, allowing a fraction of a second to see them eating their dinner or watching the news. 

Anyway, I'm Annie.  Wife to John, mom to two small boys, Henry and Philip.  I stay at home and have been needing a creative outlet.  Since writing has always brought me pleasure, I figured a blog would give me a place to empty out my thoughts.  Does anyone keep journals anymore?  Besides, I have a couple of college friends who've mentioned that I should start a blog.  Here it is, girls!

Lastly, blog name.  Honestly, I just sat here for a bit trying to think of something original and nothing happened.  My friends and I used to say "Go Big or Go Home" all the time in college, and one time I added the second half, "Or Go Home Big," and it just kind of stuck.  So, go big or go home in your own life, and stay tuned for who knows what else!