Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Beginning-Again!

Have you ever started something only to abandon it due to getting caught up in something else? Well, I'll be the first to admit I did just that. Over a year ago my friend Rebecca sent me a link to her really great blog ( you can check it out

Rebecca's Blog

Anyway, it inspired me to give blogging a try. Only problem was I was also just getting into digital scrapbooking. Taking up two new hobbies wouldn't have phased me ten years ago, but 3 kids later time is at a premium. So, scrapping on the computer won out and my poor little blog never grew up.

This summer my passion for learning didn't stray too far from the digital realm and I took an online class for digital photography. After all, I had a great DSLR and I knew that I wasn't even using half of the features the thing had. The class was awesome and my poor kids had to help mommy with her homework more times than they would care to remember. I am learning how to take good pictures and learning more and more about how to make them great with Photoshop. Learning all this new photography stuff has had me surfing the web, and stumbling over these fantastic blogs showing great photos and digital scrapbook pages. All of this brings me to this post- the first post on my new blog.

Why am I giving this blog thing a go-AGAIN? Well, pretty soon we will have a new baby in the family. After three little ones I know that my time in front of the computer will be severely limited. While I LOVE my digital scrapbooking, I must admit I am slow at it. It takes me a while to make a layout that I love. I know I will still scrapbook pages here and there but while the baby is little I think a blog will be perfect. After all, the whole reason I scrapbook is to help document our family at any given moment in time. Another reason to blog- our family has a lot going on and I take pictures of it all! A blog will be a nice way to share my pictures and write a little something about what we are doing. I hope to create a book out of the blog eventually- a "scrapblog" I guess.

So, here we go- a brand new blog! Stay tuned to see how crazy our life gets in a few weeks when we go from a family of five to a family of six!


Jeannette said...

Welcome to Blog Land Jenn, your blog looks great. I love the name.

Anke said...

Jenn, you did a wonderful job, your header is gorgeous and your slideshow is very cool! It can become quite an addiction too, just trying to keep up with it! Have a ball!

jessicah26 said...


Im so glad you sent me your link! Becky and I still have a pic of H in our classroom! I can't believe how big they all are, and how gorgeous Liza is. Congratulations on number 4, I can't wait to see more pics. Tell everyone hello from Miss Jessica!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...


I am excited that you are blogging! Your blog design and photos are gorgeous. Can I hire you?!

I have added you to Bloglines so I can see when you post and stay in touch.

The kids have gotten SO big! I can't believe it.

Hope all continues to go well with the remainder of the pregnancy.

I miss you and our CTT retreats.