Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blogs I Visit

I recently attempted to categorize the blogs I read. One of those categories is "Personal/Family." Molly's blog is one blog I check daily, and she fails to disappoint. I really like the way her posts link a life application to Christian teaching. I also enjoy the personal snapshots that show her loves of family and friends, travel, and her dogs.
There are several others I read regularly, in this same category, that you can link to from my page.
I also have a category called simply "Montana." I appreciate Ed's journalistic take on local and state news; it's timely, and provides some interesting discussion. Another blog has amazing Montana pictures.
And a third category I call "Nature/Birding." Julie Z's blog has it all - birding pictures & identification, paintings, birding events, rock music and the famous suet recipe for Zick Dough. I discovered Mary from Julie Z's blog comments, and followed the weather forecast for the Charlotte, North Carolina, prior to our Peacemaker Conference held there in September 2007.
Finally, I have a category called "Ministry/Christian Faith." I found several that cover medical trauma; the most inspiring is Ian and the Murphy family. The blog I've read for the longest time in this category is Carolyn M. She's also timely, encouraging, and provides great links to other blogs and good books.

Starting over again

Recently, I was able to research blogging for our Emerging Technology Committee at work. As I was reading through the variety of blogs out there, I was inspired to try the process again for myself - mostly as a journal to share ideas, stories, pictures of interest to friends and families. It may morph into more later, but I want to keep it simple.

Welcome to my world! Here are some recent photos taken around Christmas:

I love this picture, and am so thankful my oldest sister suggested it. It shows 10 of the total 15 grandchildren, 1 grandson's spouse, and two out of the total three great-grandchildren seated with my parents.

My daughter and grandson - front and back pictures showing one of his Christmas sleepers.