Sunday, October 18, 2009

My First Post

My first blog post. I'm entering new territory because I've been someone who's visited blogs, but never tried to write my own. I love the ones I visit though, and the wonderful people I've met through those blogs. I'm not a writer, so I've wondered what I'd think of to write. You've all inspired me though, and I'm going to try. I'll make mistakes, and it's a little scary, but I'm going venture into the world of blogging. I'll probably be posting about family, homeschooling, recipes, faith and crafts. That's my life in a nutshell.

I'm married to a wonderful man. He works hard and loves his family. He worked two jobs for much of our marriage, just so I could be home with our kids. He hasn't had to do that for several years, but he did it willingly for many years and I'm thankful for it.

Our kids range in age from 9 to 21. Our two older sons are seniors in college and live on campus, but they're only about a 45 minute drive away, so they come home almost every weekend (laundry and home cooking are important, I guess). I'm homeschooling the other 4, two in high school and two in grade school. It keeps us busy.

We went on a field trip last week with our homeschool group and we visited the local firehouse, so I'll share a photo of the twins there.

Shooting the fire hose...

New hats and a nice fireman...

I hope this post works, but I know I'll be learning this for awhile, so any tips would be appreciated.


Libby said...

Yeah - your first post! Glad you've decided to join in the fun *s*

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. You will really enjoy your blog and all of the amazing other women you will meet. I am having a wonderful time with mine. I will stop by again soon. Hugs, Connie

BailiwickDesigns said...

Good for you! With the adventures of six kids I'm sure you'll never lack anything to write about! ::Jill

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Congratulations, Marcia! I'm so glad you decided to start blogging. I sure do appreciate and love your visits to my blog! Thank you so much!

You have a beautiful family! I bet it's always an adventure at your house with 6 children.....and don't you just feel so blessed to be home and homeschool your kids?

Great job on your first post! It's great!

Have a great week!

eva.domincova said...

Congratulations to your blog and admiration for you, because you take care of 6 chidren, it is unbelievable, that you find time for writing. I had 4 children, now they are all married and have their own children - 6 pieces. Excuse please my english. I will look at your blog soon again to see what is new. Greetings from Czech republic.

katie said...

congratulations on your first.
You have a lovely family.
Praises to be God for homeschooling Christian parents. You give us older people hope in our youth.

Peggy said...

Congratulations on your new blog!
I consider myself a new blogger...I've been blogging less than a year and sometimes get busy and forget to post. I do find that posting and visiting other blogs is kind of like therepy for me...I just feel better when I do it.
I found your blog through Aunt Ruthie!
Look forward to folloeing you.

The Cottage Girl said...

Thank you for visiting my post. Maybe someday you will find yourself a visitor to Williamsburg, Virginia. I too am from the west coast (originally from Seattle) so I enjoy the best of both worlds. Have a very nice day!

Becky K. said...

It is so nice to "meet" you. I am impressed by your blog. It is obvious you have learned a lot in your travels through blogland.

Your family looks like a fun bunch.

I'll add you to my sidebar at Hospitality Lane.
Thanks for putting our Homeschool Blog here on yours.

Becky K.

bj said...

Hi...I'm bj...and happy to meet you. Thanks for coming by today.
I know you will just love blogging...I sure do.
Good good luck...

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Welcome to blogging! :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your extremely thoughtful comments! I truly appreciate it! :) I wish you the best with your blog! You have a beautiful family! :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Welcome to blogging! I think you'll find it lots of fun and good creative outlet.

You have a beautiful family and your husband sounds like a great guy! We homeschooled from 2nd through 6th grade and those were such fun years!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a lovely weekend!


Terri said...

Wow!!! You have lots of friends!!!!

Love you & your family!!!

Marcia said...

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!