Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Why I changed my blogs name...

Just a short post to kick things off. I've changed the name of my blog. A few reasons. Reason number one is that my husbands position as an outside salesrep has really changed our family. Nothing is the same and it is truly a decision that has defined a lot of things in our life. It's hard, and I still hate it. I hate not having a "normal" everyday family experience, I hate sleeping alone, I hate being 100% responsible for the home, dogs, kid, etc. for 5-6 days out of the week. But I do it. And as much as I dislike it (okay..hate it), it's OUR normal. And at the end of the day my bills are paid, we have a place to live, we have food to eat, and my daughter is perfectly healthy. You can't ask for much more.

So because of it's significant impact on our family, I thought it would be appropriate to have it essentially be the theme of my blog.

Another reason why it needed to be changed is because mathematically, Evie Makes 3 just doesn't work anymore. On January 9, 2012, we found out that we are adding two feet to our family. Most of you already know, but for those that don't, I'm pregnant again. Due September 18. We just found out…

It's a BOY!

Needless to say, Matt is floating on cloud 9 at the idea of having a little boy to play legos and trains with and I'm fighting with the idea of having to teach a little boy to pee in a potty when I can't even get a little girl to do it. But we are so excited and I'm so grateful that I will have one of each. We've really been blessed.

So while I've changed my banner to reflect the blogs new name, I haven't changed it within the blogger system. I'll leave it this way for the next few posts until the new name becomes more familiar and then I'll change it over completely. And as soon as Matt get's my computer up and running from it's unfortunate run-in with a toddler and a cup of coffee, I'll start posting photos again. Not as many as before, but I'll do what I can and what I have time for.

Lots of great things are coming up, so stay tuned!

A New Look, A Whole New Blog

A little over a year ago when I started this blog, I had to best of intentions to turn it into something that my daughter could look back on and see all the fun adventures we had as a family. It was also a way for me to utilize my two favorite hobbies of writing and photography and be productive. While I loved blogging and took a lot of pride in each and every post I made and each and every photograph I inserted, it became a burden rather than something I enjoyed doing.

If I skipped a few days of posting I would get a phone call, email, or text message asking when I'd be posting again and if I happened to post something that someone didn't agree with or was offended by, I'd have to hear about that as well. So eventually, the pressure became to great to entertain other people and I gave up. And essentially, I gave up on what I started out to do in the first place.

Well, after giving it some thought, I've decided to go at it again. But I'm taking a different approach. My approach. What's best for me because this is my blog. This is a way for me to remember the details of my life with my family and if I can inspire or entertain others along the way, then that's wonderful, if not, that's okay too. I want my children to be able to look back on the photos and writings and know exactly who we were as a family, good and bad. And most of all, I want them to see how much I adored and loved them. I will post when I can and if I don't, it's probably because life got too hard for a bit. It does that often. If you are offended or unhappy with my blog, I beg that you just don't read it. I'm not in the business to offend anyone, but I'm also not in the business to lie about the way I feel or how my life really is.

So, with that said… welcome to the The Wife of the Traveling Salesman.

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