Hello. It’s me.

The first post.

It’s always the hardest. Like the first mile of a run. The first jump into a cold pool. The first time you pig out in front of someone who is becoming your significant other. JK, that last one wasn’t hard for me at all. I just went for it, pasta sauce and dessert and all. He ended up marrying me, so it worked out.

But – back to firsts. It’s hard to know what to write for the very first post of a brand new blog, because I have tons to talk about! I actually started blogging almost exactly 12 years ago – July 2005 – before “blog” was a well-known word, before I joined MySpace or Facebook, a full 5 years before Instagram even existed. 😱 Back then, I used a live journal to chronicle my pre-married, pre-baby adventures. I only kept up with it for a couple years before abandoning it for social media. Later I started a personal blog and a photography blog (I really like blogs!), but I wanted to have everything in one place – so this baby was born. I use an app, Bloglovin, to follow all of my favorite blogs, and the WordPress app to write new posts easily from my phone. It’s so much easier and more convenient now than it was 12 years ago!

Thank you for visiting! The internet is an endless array of information, and the fact that you’re taking a minute of your time to spend it with me makes me very grateful! I’m going to keep this short and sweet so I can start writing about all the (other) things.

To kick things off, I want to know about you! 

  • Tell me – if you run, do you think the first mile is the hardest?? Or is it the last mile for you? Or all the miles?!
  • Did you feel self-conscious eating in front of a new romantic interest in the beginning (I made a rule, no eye contact when taking bites, only when chewing… haha!)?
  • I can already tell I’m going to have a hard time writing on this blog without using emojis. Do you write out “haha” instead of using the laughing emoji (or do you do both)??
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  • Reply
    Kelly Burnison
    July 24, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Okay, I feel like I write out “haha” AND use emojis. Well, in my texts anyways. I just love you, Lisa! I am not a soccer mom yet, but I fully anticipate asking you tons of questions when I get to that season.

    Oh, and I definitely wrote out my baby names. Duh!

    Definitely not a runner, but started an at-home fitness regimen that works far better for me than the gym! I’ve always WISHED I could be a runner. So, who knows?! Maybe you’ll inspire me to start! Xoxo

  • Reply
    August 3, 2017 at 12:19 am

    –I soooo don’t run, but when I exercise the first part of any kind of exercise, for me, is hard!
    –Um….romantic interest…in my dreams.
    –I write out haha more than use emojis, but I would like to use emojis more. Maybe I should take the time to look at them all so I know what is available.

    I’ve always wanted to blog, but I KNOW I wouldn’t keep up with it. Someday, maybe…

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