Friday, October 10, 2008

The downside of blogging...

The only downside of blogging is that sometimes I wake up in the night and think that a blog stalker is about to break in and "get" us. I think, "oh no, I have put way too much out there and now the weirdo has found us". My kids' beds are for sure empty because the weirdo has gotten them!
Well, that happened last night. I woke up because I had a dream that Tim's friend (who I will not name because I am now scared to death of them) killed him on the golf course. As crazy as my dreams usually are, they always seem SO REAL. So in my dream, I was yelling at "Tim's friend" and trying to strangle him. So, I layed in bed with my arms and legs wrapped around Tim (he loves that when he is trying to sleep- I call him a sleep snob when he complains). I just wanted to be as close to him as possible and listen to him breathe. That's when I started thinking I should make my blog private so the boys won't get kidnapped and so Tim won't get killed by his friend on the golf course. I know, I know... that makes absolutely no sense but it made perfect sense to me at 4:00 am.
Now that the sun is coming out and Tim is awake and gone to breakfast with another friend (who was not the killer), I am inching back into reality where the older two boys are in their beds (thank the Lord) and Lake is eating breakfast. I told Tim that if there has ever been a reason to stop golfing, this was it!!! He said, "did he kill me with a nine-iron?" .
So, as much as I want to come and take my blog down in the night, I guess I am not going to do it because what in the world would I do with all the time I waste on the computer- clean my house??? and I love meeting other moms, and I love posting pictures, and I love journaling so I can remember these years that I know I won't. And I don't want to make my blog private because signing in can be annoying and I don't want to exclude anyone.
So... any "weirdos" out there- GO AWAY!!!! and Lord.. please protect our little family...


lots_of_love_four_kids said...

You are up so early! Poor girl with the night terrors! I too have had some of the same concerns about our info. Please don't quit-and go private if you need to.... you need your sleep!
The pics of your sleeping babes and munching Lake- has given me a smile this morning. Thank You- and for your sweet comment!
Are you feeling better?!?
take care friend!

Anonymous said...

I am one of Christina Swiger's(now Emmons)friends. I know you will not remember me but I came to one or two of your Song Of Solomon bible studies while I was still at Covenant. Christina gave me your blog site one day when I ask about you. I understand your fears of being public but I want you to know that God is using your words in my life for encouragement. I have been tremendously blessed in the spirit by your blog; the scripture you include, your walk with Christ, your love as a mother and wife, your talents in photography, your bravery in homeschooling, and your gentle spirit. My husband and I have listened to the music on your blog while we pray. I have told Christina how I hope one day I can have a walk with GOD as closely as you do. This brings tears of hope to my eyes. Thank you!!!!!
If you do go private with your permission I hope I can still be a part of your blog.
Your sister in Christ,
Ginger Voogt

RandB said...

Hi Stephanie! I am one of Kelli Owens' and Emily Cooper's friends from Augusta. I have so enjoyed your blog since Em showed it to me this summer at the beach! (Especially your sharing about your journey through the Word!) Anyway, I had to finally comment after all these months of reading because I COMPLETELY relate to this! Oh, I hate the way that fear makes us crazy during the night! Thank you for not making your blog private. I would have missed out and it has been a joy to read...and occasionally see pictures of our friends that we miss so much! Take good care of them and keep up the fun blogging!!

Heather said...

Oh my Louie, you've just hit the nail on the head! About the weirdo internet stalker fears, I have them too.

I'm Heather, one of Angela Amick's friends from St. Louis. I saw your blog a while ago (through Angela's) and I even told Angela you and your family are waaaay too pretty. So I came back and you guys are STILL so stinking cute and sweet I have to add your blog to my favorites so I have something to aspire to. Are you a professional photographer? You should be, your pictures are awesome.

I have to tell you, your family made me wish for a third boy for a split second. So cute!


Tara said...

I've had the same fears and actually did go private. (I'm familiar with the 4am "what if's" - lol.)

I enjoy your blog and am always amazed at your beautiful photography. I'm not sure I've ever seen 3 little boys with eyes so blue! :) What kind of camera do you use??