Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My little scare...

I have received a lot of response to my last post about making my blog private and people wanting to know what happened.

It wasn't something that happened directly to me and I am choosing to not wait until it does...LOL.

About 4 weeks ago there was a man that lives a couple of cities (about 45 min) away from our town that was starting to prank call a lot of the girls in this community, many of which we knew.  One of them happened to be my sister in law, some were my 14 year old nieces friends and this man was doing obscene things on the phone when he was talking to all of these girls.  He said things like, "I'm gonna kill you" to 14 year old girls.  Now that wasn't the scary part...the scary part was that he knew a little too much about all the people he was talking to.  Mind you he called over 1000 women in this community and he knew if they had spouses and when they were at work.  For the young girls that he was calling, he knew what their moms looked like and a lot about them and their moms.  Thankfully he was on the front page of the paper last week after being arrested.  That was all it took for me to realize that I have given too much access to the "crazy" people out there to know about my family.

Having said that, I work from home and have many of my business partners (some of which I know, many of which I don't) on my facebook.  So yesterday I deleted everyone of my girls pictures off of my facebook.  Then I thought about my blog and I really love being a blogger and love having followers and being a follower, but it dawned on me that my whole life was on the Internet. 

I know some might say, "what are the odds"...the thing is, there are odds which means that there are some people that are targeted and God only knows what happens after that.  I would never forgive myself if I lured a predator to my family.  I am such an absolute freak about things like that anyway that I can't imagine how I became so relaxed about the Internet. 

Not to mention I have identical twin girls which is kind of a novelty anyway and I am a little partial but they are just gorgeous and I wouldn't ever want them to be fulfilling someones fantasies because of my inadequacies as a parent in protecting my children.

There...that's about it a lot more than you probably bargained for. 

I love you all and have visited your sites on many occasions.  I love the comments and feedback that you all have given me with my girls and in situations where we didn't know what to do.  I look forward to continuing growing our bloggy friendship for years to come.

If you haven't already, please leave a comment with your email so I can add you to my readers list after my blog goes private.  Friday will be the last day that I will have it open to the public.  I look forward to having many of continue to be followers.

God bless you all and your families!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Making my blog private...

For safety reasons...we are choosing to make our blog private.  Please send me your email address so I can add you to the readers list.  I enjoy having a blog so much but there was a big scare recently close to our town that brought out the protective side of us.  :)
So we love all of you that follow us and would love for you to continue to read our blog...but you will have to send your email address to us so we can invite you.
Thanks so much for your understanding...it's our job as parents to protect our children.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Girls 1st day of 2nd grade...

This should just about sum up why I haven't been able to blog for the past couple of months and the first day the girls go to school...here I find myself.  :)

Working from home is SUCH a blessing however it does have its challenges during the summer break.  We worked through it great and they are ready to go back and I am ready to get some work done during the day again...

The girls started 2nd grade today!!  I can't believe it.  They looked so super cute and I love that they love dressing alike!

They are in separate classes and when I walked them to class this morning (hoping to hang out in each class for a short time), they let the girls sit down and then we (the parents) were shooed out...OMG.
I wasn't ready for the boot in 2nd grade, I still like to be in there and make sure they know where they're sitting and that everything is ok.  Perhaps this is a hint to us moms on when to start to cut at least one of the apron strings. It'll take me a little while to digest that actually I never really will...i just thought that was the right thing to say.

I am so proud of my precious girls and so excited for what 2nd grade has to offer..