Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

She wanted me to take a picture of Elmo.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Project Life: Week 7

"Home-cooked Valentine's Dinner" on Monday
C3 Conference at Fellowship Church in Dallas, TX

There's still snow in Dallas

Name my children!...You could be the one.

No, I am not selling the right to name my children on ebay. (Yes, I read about a lady who did that because her husband left her and she was broke. um, there are other ways, honey!)
I recently read about people finding pics of their kids on other websites (weird & scary stories). This made me think about privacy and how to protect my kids' privacy. I don't want to use their real names on my blog anymore. I've already gone back and replaced their names with their first initial. But that gets annoying to read after a while and it just isn't as fun as a cute nickname would be. Some of the nicknames from blogs I read are: Danicakes, Stinkerbell, and Goosey. I'm not going to steal those names because that's rude but also because those names just wouldn't make sense for my kids. But I mentioned those so you know what I'm talking about by nickname. I don't want their nickname to have anything to do with their real name.
I'm looking  for blogging nicknames for my kids that:
1. somehow imply or indicate that they are a girl or boy
2. describe their appearance or personality
3. sound cute when you say it out loud

Any ideas? I'm thinking I might get some inspiration at least. You could be the one who names my child!! Of course, you don't win a prize or anything. Just recognition on my blog.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The line of privacy

Lately, I read a blog post where a mom found her child's photo on someone else's page (and with a cocaine background!). It's got me thinking about privacy and if I'm protecting my children. I've already posted a copyright statement on my blog, but I realize that not all people respect that. I've also added code so that my photos cannot be right-clicked (and saved or printed). I have to make the extra effort to delete code within each post so that my photos aren't clickable (to enlarge) because then my photos can be right-clicked. If you know how to add a single code to do this, PLEASE tell me. So, I think I've done as much as I can to protect mylsef in that area. The fact that I have pics on facebook has me confused about all my efforts. I need to look at my privacy settings and make some decisions there. I want to share pics with old friends and family, especially those that don't see my kids often. However, I don't want creepy Joe Shmo looking at pics of my kids.
But, my biggest concern right now is the fact that I use my kid's names on my blog. I thought about going back through all my posts and changing their names to initials or a nickname. That would take a long time, so I'm not sure if it's worth the effort. Most blogs I read include their kid's names. But when I came across a few that don't, I wished I had done that all along. However, it's not like I have a huge following and tons of strangers are reading my blog. I decided to sign up for Google Analytics to see what's going on with my blog and maybe that will help me decide if I need to beef up security. I don't want my blog to be impersonal, but I would hate for using their names to end up being a horrible mistake 10 years from now. Lots to think about and learn about.
Sorry for such a boring post. I'm just thinking aloud. If you have any opinions or suggestions, please share them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Project Life Tuesday: Week 6

Playgroup Valentine's Party

*L* & her friends
*L* & *J*
*L*'s Flower
*H* & *L*
*L* & *J* watching the "big kids"
blowing bubbles
Kristin made the cupcakes.
I made the wrappers & brought my new stand.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Have a wonderful day with the people you love!
Hugs & Kisses from our family to yours!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Project Life Tuesday: Week 4

Finally, I got it!

Pajama Day at Rainbow Express!

She saw us folding laundry, so she got out her blankets to fold, too.

*S*'s new snack

This just shows how much he wants to be with his sister.
He always holds on to her.

Monday, February 1, 2010

LOVE...please go read this

Please go read this post from Becky Higgins about love. It's not about romance...just love. It's so good, you need to read it! I know I needed this little reminder about love; it'll make you think.

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