Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome to the House!

We've found a new home on the web, and hope you'll stop by and visit once in a while! To spice life up a little (who doesn't like spice?), we've all changed our names. Yes, we've become crayons - and not the fancy kind like chartreuse and magenta - just Red, Green, Blue, and Pink. And with a toddler and preschooler, all the crayons in our real house are broken, so why not here in cyberspace?

To start things off (and probably ensure that you never, ever come back here), I'm playing catch-up/Christmas greeting by posting a few highlights from 2009 - aka, the longest blog post you will ever see here:

January 2009: Here we are, one happy family to start off the year. Well, except Pink. She never smiles on command.

Pink did turn 1 in January, and we did manage to get a smile, but probably by holding up candy. Or more likely, bacon, her favorite food.
February 2009: In February, it's still pretty cold where we live, so we brought Blue's trike inside and he learned to ride on his "track". I took the tape off the floor after a while, but not before inviting all his playgroup friends to bring their trikes over!
March 2009: Red and Green celebrated 13 happy years of marriage! Lucky us!
And warmer weather - nothing as good as getting out of the house again!
April 2009: We had a fabulous Easter visit with Red's family. Do I get to make up names for them, too? If so, here is where the real color would come in - these are some of my favorite people in the whole world, and I wish we lived closer.
May 2009: We camped with our church group. Pink was less than thrilled, Blue couldn't get enough of it. Blue talks his dad into wearing these shirts anytime he can.
June 2009: We participated with a youth group from church in re-enacting a pioneer handcart trek. This was an amazing experience that I hope I get a chance to repeat again sometime in the future. The distant future, when I have more time to prepare my body for the intense Texas sun and try to avoid heat exhaustion.
July 2009: After mastering tie-dye (well, not exactly mastering), I decided we could wear matching 4th of July shirts for our trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. I was trying for red, white, and blue, but ended up more aqua and magenta. Nevertheless, the family cooperated nicely, and we got lots of funny looks and dumb comments.

August 2009: We did whatever we could to cool off.
September 2009: Our family vacation for the year was in Hawaii. I can't say enough nice things. It was absolute paradise, and we all enjoyed spending time together and getting away from our regular life!
Blue also started preschool in September, and totally loves going to school like a big kid.October 2009: Blue turned 4, and was thrilled with a visit from his grandparents.

And of course, we ended the month by dressing up and begging the neighbors for candy - a tradition I do not even try to understand.

If you've made it this far, thank you very much! I hope you'll come visit again. And think of us the next time you open a box of crayons and maybe find some of them a little broken.


  1. Congrats on the new blog! I will try to direct my comments to the appropriate color :)

  2. I guess we posters have to play the game too, huh? I hope I'm smart enough. :D

  3. Love the new blog. So are you no longer adding new posts to the old one?

  4. I don't like the year-in-review posts. It feels too much like a near death experience where your life passes before your eyes. Although, we have had a good year so I guess it isn't a bad way to go.

  5. Red said "they call me Red." I just noticed that every time I comment I am going to sound like a Dr. Seuss book. I like that less than green eggs and ham . . . but RED I am.

  6. CUte new blog! Funny all the crayons at our house are broken too. The kids are always asking for a new box of pointy crayons.

    Becky (not Judd, just too lazy to log him out)

  7. Love the new blog...totally understand the broken crayons. I find them everyday!

  8. Just dropping in to say that I know where you are!

  9. Love it! Great job Green...and I wish you lived closer too. We could have broken crayon parties together.

  10. So "Green," are you going to change your "posted by" too? We miss you tons.

  11. So Green have you bought one of the cool new crayon factory things crayola is hawking for the holiday. I just got rid of all of my broken crayons like you told me to when I moved so I can justify buying one--but it looks mighty cool to me :)

  12. I'm here, I'm here. Late as usual. I've changed your address on my end and now your stuck with my comments. Sorry.
    I love your longest post ever, love the new blog including the new names AND I love your Christmas card!
    Again, mine are all late.:)