10th Blogiversary and a Blog Break

Faith made a beautiful snowflake swag for our mantelpiece


Over Thanksgiving break I realized that my blog was having a birthday. It's 10 years old!

So much has changed in our family in the past decade! I began blogging when Kara was a freshman at Purdue, and now she's the contented wife to Collin and Mama to her three (going on four) sweethearts! In 2004 our nine children ranged from 1-19, and seven were still at home full time with the two college students back frequently. Now we still have two college students (three next year), with only four children live at home. Occasionally things even get almost quiet here!

But life is still running full-tilt. Ha ha! - if I had any thought that things would get easier as the children grow, the joke was on me! Every day brings new joys and challenges as the Lord leads us through this phase of parenting.

Each snowflake has a unique, intricate design. This one features polar bears.

So much is going on right now that I'm finding it hard to carve out time to write, even for the columns and reviews for which I have deadlines. For now, I'm going to be taking a break from writing in this space, and hope to make a decision over the next weeks about the future of this blog. 

Until then - may the Lord bless you and your families in this season of remembering His Advent and looking forward to His return! 
3 Responses
  1. Thank you for all the blog posts you have written. There are still many of them that I haven't looked at yet. I just wanted you to know that your blog has been an encouragement and an enjoyment to read. Merry Christmas!!


  2. Grace Says:

    Your blog is an encouragement to me, too, Anne! It has been a great help to me over the years. I do appreciate your need for a break, though, and am thankful for your good example to do first things first. Much love to you!


  3. Lydia Says:

    I just wanted to add my thanks too. Those ten years basically coincided with my first ten years of parenting (and homeschooling) and I have referenced and re-referenced your posts many times. Wishing you a refreshing sabbatical!