It has been one year since I first started this blog. I initially started it to share with my friends and family what we had been up to. The secondary reason was to spur on some journaling for scrapbooks....stories that I might not have written down were it not for blogging. Over the past year my kids books have grown with funny stories that I would not have used. I love that I do this...some months I don't post as much and I lose some of those stories...but the important stuff goes on. The one thing I have not done is write much about me. I have not unleashed my inner self to the world. My crazy, weird, wonderful self. In January I did post my keyword for the year and I am happy to report that I have been striving hard for balance in this crazy, chaotic existance. I have said no to so many things that I would like to help with, but everytime I almost said yes I remember my rocks looking out over the water.....BALANCE. I am thankful that I have this journal to visit, to record, to write in. So here is to another year, more posts about kids and family and maybe some about me.