Dear Family, Friends, and Fellow Blog Readers,
Greetings from the Little Blue Bungalow...the home of The Britten's: Drew, Katie Jean, Fiona and Keegan. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the first edition of our blogging Christmas letter. We hope you enjoy your paper-less version of our holiday cheer and come back often to read about the daily happenings of the Britten's in the Pacific Northwest right here at my blog, Little Blue Bungalow.
Over three years ago I starting reading blogs of other SAHM's (Stay At Home Moms) to help me ease into the transition of staying home with my two faithful companions, Fiona and Keegan. Throughout those years, Drew encouraged me to start my own blog about the daily happenings of our lives and thus began my own blogging experience on April 2008...Little Blue Bungalow (because...we live in a little blue bungalow in Monroe, WA...if you didn't know.)
In a sense, my daily photo capturing and writing in my blog is a year-long "Christmas Letter" with a lot more detail (some more than you care to know I'm sure...but hey you don't HAVE to read it all.) It has been a great blessing to share with you the smiles on my family's faces, produce from the garden, home improvement projects (some not all completed), Fiona's first day of preschool, Thursday Thrifty Tip, our 10th wedding anniversary trip, and so much more through pictures. In addition, no pictures can be complete without a few words from me, Katie Jean, on what Fiona actually "said" or what Keegan "did"...that is except, Wordless Wednesday when I just post a random picture of the family in the most recent activity.
I hope you enjoy "hearing" the stories of our family's crazy, fun life as much as I love telling them in my own personal, witty style. I love being able to share with you our daily life, routines, and new adventures and know you are laughing, gasping, or smiling in front of your own computer when you see my posts. As my readership continues to grow, I marvel at what many of you find interesting....our family. Many of you I've never met (though I'd love to), as I have readers in many countries and US states. However, I want to thank you for your comments and support as I continue to blog, and I hope many of you clicking here for the very first time come back and visit The Little Blue Bungalow.
In closing, I would love to leave you all with a Britten's Best Pictures Link 2008 for your viewing pleasure. (Please click HERE.) Pictures truly say a 1,000 words, but I'm sure I could say more so I'll try to end here. (I know some of you are laughing...but for goodness sakes...I certainly don't want a Minnesota good-bye and all.)
May all your dreams and wishes come true in 2009 and we hope you remember the real reason for the Christmas season.
From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean and the rest of the Britten's