Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yeah, it was time.

Most of my faithful followers have probably noticed that the 'ol blog got a new look recently. And a new name. Did you notice the new name?

I've had a few ask me about that, so I thought I would give a little background. When I first started this blog back in February of 2008, it was a pretty spur of the moment decision. My friend, Tracy, had a blog that she was showing me around one night while hanging out at her house. We started this one right then and there, so I had very little time to think of a cute blog name or address. I quickly named it The Story of My Life with the best of intentions to rename it later.

You know how that goes, right?

Fast forward 4.5 years to a few weeks ago, and I found myself having a conversation about the name of my blog with a friend. I told her that I've never really liked the name of my blog, but I've also never taken the time to think of anything I like better. She asked me where I got the name, and I replied that it comes from a Bon Jovi song (did you know that I'm a big Bon Jovi fan?) called Story of My Life. Then I sang the chorus of the song for her, which goes like this:

This is the story of my life,
And I write it every day.
I know it isn't black and white,
But it's anything but grey. 
I know, I know I'm not alright,
But I'll be okay cause anything and everything can happen.
It's the story of my life.

Pretend I was singing :-).

So she said, why don't you call your blog Anything But Grey?

Ummm, DUH! Please tell me why I didn't think of that??? See, I told you that I had never taken the time to think about it. So yeah, it was time for a new name and a new look. And I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out!

In other unrelated news, Chris and I went on a date Monday night! I think this is only the second date we've been on since Brenson was born. We just spent so many years as just the two of us that we genuinely like having our children with us. However, it was so nice to have uninterrupted conversation! We didn't do anything too special . . . just went to dinner, did a bit of shopping, and hit up Starbucks. Our 11th wedding anniversary is this month. That just seems crazy to me!

{Monday, before our date}

Yesterday, the kiddos and I went to music class and then on a play date with some of our music class friends. We had a picnic in the park, then played for a bit before heading home for nap time. Brianna had a great time!

She's had a bit of allergy issues the past couple days (just lots of sneezing and bit of a runny nose), but it hasn't slowed her down any. She's such a little sweetie.

I tried to take photos of Brenson at the park, but he was. not. having. it. He's had a rough week or so. He is in the process of cutting his two bottom front teeth. I took the photo below last night, and you can barely see those little teeth poking through. Bless his heart; I know he's in pain.

Remember when I used to do What I'm Loving Wednesday? That was fun. Maybe I need to start that back up :-).


Emily said...

love the new name and look!!! congrats!!!!

linda eller said...

You have a beautiful family. Enjoy your afternoon.