Why am I blogging?
I have always been a journaler. I got my first diary in elementary school and haven't stopped since, (except for several blurry years in college. ;-)) Writing always helps me to work things out; venting in type helps me to realize things really aren't that bad. I am also a Nostalgia Queen, and being a mother of two, I want to remember *everything*. I kept a journal on a private site for over 7 years, but for whatever reason, I felt as if I was being weaned away into this new season. The #1 reason is that I still want a place where I can save all my thoughts & stories and share them with our friends & fam, 99% of whom live nowhere near us. I saved all of my old private journals, but there's no concise way to save all of your FB statuses, you know?
What does CastleBlake mean?
JB & I named our wedding website CastleBlake in 2001, alluding to us going to be the Blakes and this being our "castle" - our domain. We've used CastleBlake ever since to allude to our family. :-)
Who else makes up the CastleBlake clan?
*JB - husband, daddy, corporate revolutionary, football coach
*Will - born 2004, plays tough, super sensitive heart, math whiz
*Annelise - (a.k.a. "Sissy" & every derivation of "Princess Pumpkin Peach") born 2006, gymnast & cheerleader
*Bonnie Blue - born 2002, beagle, sleeps all day & in our bed at night
Isle of Palms, SC - October 2009