Friday, January 2, 2009

Divide and Conquer

ARRRGGHH! I was just about finished with this nice long post when it disappeared! Well, we'll see if I can duplicate it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family and friends and football. We did. However, at this time of reflection and resolutions, I've been thinking about the direction I want this blog to take. You'll remember that setting it up was my goal for 2008. I'm pretty pleased with myself for choosing a goal that was fun and easy to accomplish!!! I'm trying to challenge myself a little more this year.

Anyway, the purpose of this blog was to communicate thoughts and ideas with my away-from-home kids. If anyone else stumbles across this and is edified (which I hope happens occasionally), that's just a bonus. Because in my "neverbored" life, those thoughts and ideas travel in a lot of directions, I thought it would be a good idea to separate out a couple of them for independent blogs.

So, from now on, any post that contains a recipe will also be posted at "Favorite Family Recipes." As we make our tried-and-true favorites, or even try something new that works, the plan is to take a picture and post it with the recipe.

I've felt that the Book of Mormon posts have been buried between all the daily happening posts, so I'm starting a new blog for them, along with any other "Whispers of the Spirit" I feel like sharing. I'm hoping this will help me do a better job of following President Eyring's counsel. Let me know what you think.
Isn't it great that there are so many exciting choices to choose between? I'm looking forward to seeing what this "mighty and fine" year of 2009 will bring!


Just Jones'n said...

I'm very impressed if you can keep up with all of your new blogs. I realized I haven't updated our blog the entire month of December!!!! I am going to try to fix that this weekend! Hope you had a great New Years!

Beckstrand7 said...

Congratulations on expanding your use of technology for documenting life's valuables! I have a recipe collection page too, and it made it easy for my mom on a mission in Germany to get some of her favorite recipes that she'd left at, huh! Be sure you continue to share with the rest of us your great wisdom, since your other blogs are by invitation only. :) You're ever an inspiration to me!

Becky said...

I set up the other blogs a couple of weeks ago and made them private because they didn't have any entries. Then I forgot I did that! But that's fixed now. I'm not one of those "secret recipes" bakers :)

davijuls said...

Hi! This is Julie White! Hello! Hello! I stumbled upon your blog while browsing through The Golds blog. I have LOVED catching up with your family! When I taught Michelle's primary class she was a CTR7. My Shayla is entering that class this year! I will send you an invite to our blog. I do keep it private for the kids. Dave and I always thought highly of your family! I am glad to be linked up with you again!

Delirious said...

I had the same feeling about my religious posts. I had them sandwiched in between ridiculous posts so that the spirit of them was lessened. Also, they got pushed off the page quickly. That's why I started my religion blog. I've enjoyed your blog this year and I look forward to your recipe blog! :) Happy New Year!