in an attempt to join the rest of the world, i have decided to create my own blog. thus enabling the rest of my extended family to peek into our lives and keep up with us and the kids. a little side benefit being, that one of my friends (thanks theresa!) informed me that you can print out your blog into a book.....and seeing as how i have gotten so lackadaisical with the kids' scrapbooks (poor samuel doesn't even have one!) i thought this would be an ideal way to document the milestones in their lives. since i spend about one-half of my life in front of the computer anyways.