Friday, March 24, 2006

New Blog

Smiling Ashlyn
We had/have a website. I took a class two years ago where I created the website using Dreamweaver and fireworks programs. I thought it was pretty cool, though not super user friendly (to navigate or create.) We have lots of pictures on it, a tour of our house, trips we took with family. It was fun. But definitely too difficult for me to update frequently. At this point, I would need to pull out my two thick books about Dreamweaver and fireworks in order to update any portion of the site. My last update was in August 2004. I remember, because I announced that I had a new nephew. Jacob is now nearly 20 months old. Since the last update, we got pregnant, Allen took command of a company, we traveled to Arkansas twice, had the baby, more people came to visit us, Allen deployed to Iraq, and the baby is 9 months old today. So, I felt that a change was needed in how I kept everyone up to date. If you didn't know about the previously mentioned events, you are now updated. My goal will be to update this site a couple of times a week. I am still figuring out the whole blog thing, but will hopefully be able to do better on this. Since we will not be moving closer to family (more news, we are moving to Germany next fall/winter), I wanted to do better on keeping things up. Plus, this way I don't have to flood your inboxes with pictures. I am not original with writing, so the title is boring. More accurately, it could have been titled, What new thing is Ashlyn doing today? Or, at this point, How much do I miss my husband? So, here goes.

15 comments:

Bob said...

WOW! - this is great! So, how much do you miss your husband and what is Ashlyn doing today...?

Anonymous said...

Do chickens know they have a beak?

Angie said...

I miss Allen more than I can say, though I will be with him in Hawaii in less than 2 weeks!
Ashlyn started clapping her hands yesterday! It was so cute. I was so excited, and she just kept clapping while I did.

Angie said...

What about chickens?

Bob said...

(anonymous brought up chickens - I don't know who anonymous is so I'm reluctant to cross the road for that discussion)

I can imagine you and Ashlyn clapping your hands and having a great time - wish I was there! And I envy you getting to see Allen - I keep thinking about the next time I get to see him and how happy I will be...!

Sharon said...

Love this site! We need to do the same. Enjoy seeing and hearing all about you two! Keep it up...
Love and miss you both!

Emily said...

Thanks for letting me in on this.. I started one too. Ashlyn is beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful baby blanket. I've been jealous of my friend Ashli's just like it. It is ultra soft. Keep posting!

Emily

C and J said...

What a cute picture.

Andrea said...

Angie,
Great to hear from you and to see the updated pictures. Ashlyn has grown so much. She is precious! Thanks for letting me in on the site. I will check it often and keep up with the latest pictures. Have fun in Hawaii!

Andrea

Kay said...

Angie,

Thanks so much. I will enjoy checking in on you occassionally. Kim had one for Gracie -- but it crashed.

I would love to see the original website too. Is it still up and running??

One of these days, the troop has to get together for a float down the Buffalo.

Take care.

Kay

Heather said...

I'm so jealous you get to go to Hawaii! Well, we get to go to N.D. when he gets here in a few days! I bet you're jealous too, aren't ya!!! :) I can't wait to see Ashlyn and hug her, she looks precious, and so BIG!

Angie said...

I'm sure going to North Dakota will be just as nice as going to Hawaii. Hmmm. Well, maybe not, but does it really matter where you are when it's been so long since you've seen them?

Angie said...

The website is www.arctichawg.com
There is a link to it on my profile as well.

Kriste said...

Hey Angie,
I love the pic of Ashlyn and you on the ice slide. How cold was it that day? Well, it doesn't really matter. I'm sure you will warm up in Hawaii. Have fun!

Angie said...

I'm not sure the temp that day. Even though it was down to -3o one morning, it warmed up to at least above 0 every day.