Saturday, April 16, 2011

Accept the challenge of something new...

Wow! I can't believe it but I've entered the world of blogging! I've enjoyed reading friends' blogs and keeping up with their lives, children, etc. and always thought I'd start a blog when I had kids someday. However, I realized that I can start writing now and share the journey that Ben and I are on. It's truly amazing all that God has and continues to do in our lives! We met in Dallas, a few months later he accepted a position in Austin, and we moved here. We were married in Heber Springs, AR in November of 2009. We have loved living in Austin and meeting so many incredible friends through church, work, etc.! After two years, God has called us closer to family and He opened the door for Ben's new job in Little Rock. We are so excited for this new adventure in Arkansas but it's sad to leave the city where we began our married life. We have friends spread out over many states so my hope is that this blog will be a place where we can share stories, experiences, and the ups and downs that life brings!

I named the blog "Oh, The Places We'll Go!" because I LOVE Dr. Seuss. How could I not being a teacher!?!? The book Oh, The Places You'll Go is one of my favorites. Along with Are you My Mother? which I gave to one of my dearest friends at her baby shower today. :) I can't find the underline link so that's why I bolded the titles (forgive me I'm new at this).

  • Some of my favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss include: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

  • "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

  • "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

  • "We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."

  • "You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that...Life's a Great Balancing Act."

Please follow my blog out of pity or such, I'll try not to bore you...well at least not too much! Laura