Monday, January 13, 2014

Whoa, I Wrote a Book

Okay, not really. 

I didn't write a book. I wrote this blog, post by post, and my mother-in-law had it made into a book for my Christmas present.

Santa needs to hire her as a present chooser for those children who don't know what they want for Christmas. I could not believe it when I realized what it was!

I cannot recommend printing your blog enough. The thought never crossed my mind, but now I am smitten. I know I can click through my blog any time if I want a surf the yester-net, but it is so neat to have a tangible book. It makes this blog feel real. I have enjoyed leafing through it these past couple of weeks. 

It has also given me a much needed blog-esteem boost in a time of doubts. I'm always nervous to publish any posts, and a lot of times, I wonder if people will be able to interpret the grammar-less run on sentences that marathon out of my head and through my typing fingers. Ha. But as I've rediscovered posts that I've forgotten about, it has been so fun to furrow my brow over a sentence to think about the memory behind it. I'm reminded that this blog is the narrative of our family from my silly perspective, and I love it that way. If I stressed over subjunctive adverbs while documenting a sneaky toddler, not a single post would ever be finished. Ever.

My book is just over 330 pages long. When I think about how the blog posts I find the time to write are just a small glimpse into our life and yet they took up 330 pages in a large book, I'm struck with happiness. Our life is so full!

She used Blog2Print on SharedBook. Head on over there.

(This post is not sponsored in any way ... I just love it so much, I wanted to share!).


  1. That is AWESOME!! Just from what you've written about her, I think you have a phenomenal mother-in-law. And now this!

  2. Oh my gosh!!! That is soo amazing and awesome!!!! :) Best present idea ever!!

  3. This is so neat! I've been thinking about printing at least the monthly updates I do for Sophie, since it's not like I write in her baby book.

  4. Oh my goodness. That is the best gift idea, EVER. You have an awesome MIL!! My grandfather used to send a family Christmas letter every year, from the time my dad was little up through when my grandfather passed away when I was in high school. One year for Christmas, my dad copied all the letters and made books for me and my siblings. I still have it and I love reading through it. Your kids will love this someday too!

  5. Hi! Late to respond to this but just now catching up on things. I just wanted to say I love reading your blog. I think I came over from Grace's blog a while back (if you're tallying). There are so many blogs out there, and there is no rhyme or reason for my reading yours as I have no children and no husband (yet...yet.) but I really enjoy your blog. It's organically funny and light and natural and real and the pictures are pretty and your kids are adorable. Like I said, no rhyme or reason. But keep writing! It's lovely.

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for reading! I am happy to have you here :) And I would read blogs before all of that happened to me, too ;) What can I say, blogs are wonderful! Thanks for your high praise!