I have spent the bulk of my 'free time' this month working on a project, and therefore have posted little here on my blog. I wasn't actually absent from the blogging scene and was working very closely with blogger during this time. I did something that I have been planning to do for years and that was to create a book out of my blog that I could print and use as a family scrapbook/journal. I received a coupon for B.lurb.com in early February that offered 20% off my book order during this month. It was then that I decided to start creating my book and I hoped to finish it before the February 28th deadline. I spent many hours editing posts, deleting posts, adding posts, adding pictures, editing text, adding text, and trying to figure out how to outsmart the layouts in BookSmart. I originally planned to only create a book for 2008, the first year that I started blogging. However, I finished that book and still had thirty pages more to fill before reaching the page limit for that price range. I charged full ahead with 2009 and ended up adding more than a hundred pages to the book. The final product contains most of our blog posts from the years 2008 and 2009 and is exactly 200 pages long. I am so excited! It should arrive in the mail in the next few weeks.
I apologize to my mother who I know checks my blog on a daily basis. I imagine February was a disappointing month for you on my blog. I intend to be caught up on my blog soon. I have SO many fun things to post about and so many beautiful pictures of Abigail to add. Thanks for your patience with me.