Friday, January 15, 2010

Let's see where this goes!


Julie, 32, married with 2 children. I wasn't sure how to start this blog...so I went with that! So here is the skinny on why I now have a blog and we will see what happens next! It's been 16 months since my world has been turned upside down, and I just recently realized that everything in my life is the way it should be and I feel like (for lack of better words) I'm starting over. Raising my 2nd child that is! I have been told so many times by so many different people in the last few weeks that I should write a book about what my life has been like for the last 16 months, how we coped, and what I learned. My response to just about everyone that says that,"I lived it, who wants to read it". And the response I get back, "Everyone". I have no formal writing experience, and to be honest with you, I'm not much of a reader (or speller...thank you spell check), so writing a book seems way out of my league. I have been told that my writing is funny, from the heart and everyone can relate to the things I say in some aspect of their life. I decided to start with a blog, and see where it goes.

Let's back up a little before the real blogging starts and I'll fill you in us...my family that is. As you already read, I'm Julie, 32, married with 2 children. I was born and raised in the Tri Cities and don't ever see myself leaving. I love it here. I'm married to the most patient man on earth...Zach. He's a firefighter and saves lives everyday for a living (that was for you love)! I am a girly girl, he is a mans man. I love all things pink and girly, he loves camo and guns. We love our own hobbies, but love being together as a family even more. I love "me" time, he works 24 hour shifts...you can see how this works. For us, this is a perfect balance...for us. Moving on! Gracie is 4 years old and do not come any more dramatic and imaginative. She is too funny for words. If you asked her what her name is, she would tell you, "I'm Gracie, I'm 4, and I'm a cheerleader". She just started taking cheer leading classes, therefore...! And then there is Jake. Jacob, Jake, Jakey Pooh, Jakers, Jake Jake...he has many nick names because he has won over so many hearts. Jake is 16 months old, going on 80. He's gone thru more in his life than most of us ever will. Which is why we now have a blog! Jake was given to us with Down Syndrome, which is where I got our blog title. I don't like to think of Jake as having "special needs", I choose to think of our lives as "special with needs". We all have needs, and I think my needs are just as special as Jake's. As are Zach's and Gracie's. Chew on that for a minute!

Eventually (probably not tonight) I am going to outline our last 16 months. Some will be based on what I remember, and some will be actual e mails that I sent out, with reflections of what we went thru. I will add lots of pictures because I am a picture junkie & I think pictures help make the story come to life a little better. I hope you enjoy our blog & please excuse the "construction zone" of my work space as I am new at this blogging stuff and may take some time to figure out how this all works!

4 comments:

Krista Schei said...

I LOVE it! Thanks for listening to all us 'crazies' as we told you that we wanted to read about your life! I cannot wait for more posts... and I will be adding you to my 'list of blogs' on iwannagoapee... blog away, my dear friend of many years. You will find more therapy here than most any other avenue. I know I have.

roweboat said...

Way Cool Julie! your title is heartfelt.

Josette said...

Awesome Julie! This will be great to look back on for you as well. If you dont have it on your site you should add www.sitemeter.com it will tell you how many visitors you have had and you can see what cities and states visitors have come from. Good luck and I cant wait to check back to see whats going on.

NICOLE said...

Hope you don't mind that I sneeked a peek. Love your writing Julie - and your attitude. Sweet words...