June 26, 2008

Makeover Blog Edition

Well, it's time folks. In keeping with all the changes in my life - let's just all agree that this blog has gone without change for way too long. I know we're a little attached to the header...(cough...anyone? Is this thing on?...) but it's time for it to go. Boo hoo. I've set up for a really big change and I hope I won't lose you all in the process? If you come back to visit me in the next couple of weeks and see a completely different look - don't panic - it's still ME!

Probably the biggest change is that both the header and the name will change - but the web address will stay the same. So you can still go to keirajoy07.blogspot.com and find us - that will remain unchanged. And yes, we are still adopting Keira, and we are still waiting for her every day (and missing her so...). But to be fair, now that we also have a son, I felt we should meld the two adoptions and make the blog more "our family" friendly - rather than a tirade of thoughts about waiting for one child - which given all the changes in the last year, is slightly outdated for our life. Now we have Quint and we wait for his little sister.

We're going with something a little more personal to me and some colors that are more customized. I will give you all the skinny on who does the amazing job after it's done and we can all sit back and admire her handiwork. The header will bear a sentimental saying that resides in my heart thanks to my sweet grandpa, and will be passed on to my children.

Bloglines readers - promise you'll visit at least a couple of times to see the blog in all its glory and not just appreciate it from the plainness that is bloglines, yahoo reader, etc? You know who you are! Give a sista some props...

Meanwhile, I'll continue to blog and just forgive the "construction" if you see any at all.

I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it! It's gonna be so special!

Here's to change! (and I've had plenty recently...)


Kim said...

I can't wait...
I know it will be BEAUTIFUL..
Just like you and your wonderful family..
Can't wait to see Keira in the pictures.

Briana's Mom said...

Can't wait to see it!!!!

Kayce said...

Looking forward to the new look!
Thanks for stopping by to say hi...and thank you for your honesty in your writing. It is good to know what lies ahead for those of us waiting.

Stephanie said...

This should be good! :)

frogglet said...

Congrats on the blog makeover, sounds fun and exciting!
Thanks for the kind comment on my blog, if you only knew how much I need that this week. It has been a crazy couple of days and hopefully soon we will be sharing some exciting news.

Hugs, Cora

Emy said...

Ooooh, I can't wait, I love make-overs! I've already done mine a couple of times and I just started in February!

I got goosebumps thinking of Quint's little sister!

Anonymous said...

You are reading my mind. I want a re-vamp too. I look forward to seeing your new work of art, it will pale in comparison to your wonderful words.

Love V

Our baby Zambia said...

I have not read the rest of your blog and caught up on your journey to where you are now however, have read all 5 parts of your trip. I MUST tell you how inspiring you are. My husband and I are waiting on a referral from Zambia. I am comletely addicted to blogs and am scared I will soon be fired from my job as I read excessively each day. I found myself, crying, laughing and loving each part of your story. I am soooooooo grateful to be exposed to your honesty. I have to admit, when I began to read Part One, I did judge you. I was upset and of course (being on the "waiting" side of our adoption)very concerned about the way you were feeling about the Ethiopian culture. By the end of your journey, I felt a sense of reality and excitement to tell my own story. I am inspired to be as honest as possible. You have helped me to set my expectations at a realistic level. I also need to tell you how much I feel your pain and disappointment in what you found there. Would you mind terribly if I posted a link to your blog on mine? I think you have so much valuable information and truth, it needs to be told to as many people as possible.
Your son is ADORABLE. Congratulations.
Much Love,