Thursday, July 29, 2010

Introduce Yourself!!!

When I started this blog it was (and still is) mostly for me.  I am a very expressive person (as those of you who know me see lived out) and blogging is a huge outlet for me.  But even more importantly, it has been a way to record what has been going on in Monkey's life and in our adoption journey so we can some day look back on it with our kids!  As you know, adoption has been a roller coaster of emotions.  But recording all our "milestones" and seeing how God has carried us through the rough patches will be so amazing to reflect on down the road.

The other reason I started this blog is because I have family all over the place.  Currently we have a brother living in Germany and we live about two hours from even our parents and siblings!  This is a way to keep family updated on what's going on in our lives and the silly day-to-day stuff....not to mention updating our aunts and uncles who we don't see very often.

That being said, this blog is also for YOU!  If you are reading this right now, hopefully its because you care for our family, or you find some enjoyment out of being here.  Thank you for stopping by!  It brings me immense joy to see how many hits our blog has had and all the sweet comments I get!

So... I just got my weekly traffic report for this blog: 


Total ........................ 3,258

Average per Day ................. 27

Average Visit Length .......... 1:37

This Week ...................... 186

So I'm curious here...I get about 27 hits a day, but I'm lucky if I get 3-5 comments.  Who are all my readers out there?!?  I know which immediate family members do and do not read my blog (which again, is okay because this is mostly for me) so these numbers just astound me!  Especially since I don't even know HALF of my readers!  (If you ever wonder why it surprises me when you mention something to me in person about my blog, that's why, lol!)  If you don't comment, email, or talk to me in person about my blog, I have no clue you are out there reading (which again is ok....but curiosity is getting me here)! 

Sooooo, I have a little exercise to get to know my readers and I would be OVERJOYED if you would participate!  It's easy (and you don't even need a blogger account to do it - you can leave a one-time comment as "anonymous", but please leave me your name at the bottom of your comment so I know who you are ;)!  And if you leave me a link to your blog (if you have one) I would love to visit and get to know YOU more!

Just leave a comment answering these three questions about yourself or shoot me an email ( - go ahead, it will make my day! ;)

1. What is your favorite thing to do as "me-time"?
2. What would be your dream vacation spot?
3. If you knew that you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal?
4. (Optional) How did you stumble upon my blog?



Kelly Jo said...

1. pedicure...for sure!!!
2. a secluded tropical beach somewhere just for my family :)
3. steak with bleu chesse crumbles and coconut shrimp
4. i found you on someones blog list

3childrenbyfaith said...

I follow your blog. I love reading adoption blogs. God has placed adoption in the hearts of me, my husband, and kids. We are trying to decide where to adopt from because of our young age.. We are now leaning towards Taiwan and would be able to apply on my husbands next birthday:)So for now we pray, blogs:)

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Good morning darlin!

1. My fave Me-Time thing to do is craftin - DUH. :) AND read some blogs...while drinking coffee and eating chocolate and maybe also chatting on the phone with one of my sisters!

2. My dream vacay spot is a beach. Always a beach. Sun and sand all the way! OK OK, I also want to go and stay in a castle too.

3. My last meal? Does queso cheese and chips sound too corny? :)

4. I didn't stumble on your blog, I purposely clicked right on over and LOVE reading every single post!!! Love you :)

Alison said...

1. Go on a walk or read!
2. Hawaii!
3. It seriously might be Chick-fil-a...I am a big fan! Or Mexican food...hmmm
4. I think you commented on my blog, and then I found yours...and I'm so glad I did! :)

amberallen said...

1. Mani and Pedi! For sure!
2. I would love to visit Germany- Where my Oma was from. .
3. Chicken Marsala - Old Spaghetti Factory-
4. BBC- =)

My blog is - needs some recent posts on it though.

Love reading your blog Megan. It usually brightens me day. Including the music..

Brandon and Kari Mulder said...

1. Shopping - any kind!!
2. Anywhere warm...I am not a good traveler though (don't like airplanes).
3. Pizza & Potatoes...random I know :)
4. I stalk you all the time - you know that!! My fellow adoptive families keep me going too!!!


Angela said...

1 - If I have 10 minutes, play Scrabble online (this happens a lot). If I have a whole day and $ is no option, a day at the spa of course! (this has never happened, but a girl can dream) :)

2 - a secluded tropical beach somewhere... but with a 5-star hotel to cater to my every whim, and Disneyland across the street for the kids

3 - Molten lava cake for the main course, strawberry shortcake as a side, and for dessert, blackberry pie under a mountain of whipped cream

4 - Can't remember, but we're on the same listserve, using the same adoption agency, on the same Wait List... I probably didn't have to stumble too far to find you :)

Becca Harley said...

1. Take a bubble bath (which is on hold because we have a shower, not a tub:)
2. Anywhere with a beach, a breeze, my hubby and kids, and a good book
3. Definitely sushi - and a lot of it!
4. I "found" you when you joined the list serve!:)

nikiJ7 said...

1)Favorite "me time" currently is stalking the list for changes!!
2)Any tropical beach with my sweetie.
3)Prime rib, mashed potatoes and Pecan Pie.
4)I found you on the list serve
-Niki Johnson

Dawn - "Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Me time- blogging
dream vacation- mountains or ocean or both
fried everything!!!