Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How fun it is to be typing on a fresh new sheet of paper, on a fresh new blog, on a beautiful blustery day! God is so good to me, and every single day poses as a bright new adventure. I desire to launch instantly into a post about what our family has been up to, but I must refrain. First, I shall briefly summarize what this blog shall be about. Although, of course, like everything else I do, it is subject to change.

My goal for this blog, is that it become a sort of online journal; a place where I can arrange and save our family history through photos, my thoughts, and our experiences on and off "Thanksgiving Valley Farm." Up until now, my writing has stayed safely tucked away in journals and private letters (which  at times has been a good thing) and our photos have stayed locked up in intriguing, yet archaic, photo albums. This is all very well, but I want to share our "happenings" and God's grace with our friends and family. I also desire to combine photos and text somewhere aside from a scrapbook. Thus, this blog.

Being a daughter of Chad Johnson, I tend to have "3 points" come to mind whenever I am explaining something. I can't think of one reason without two others evolving. That being said, reason #2, for blogging, is that I love doing new things . You know, experimenting, trying stuff out, learning a new skill (yes, this does mean that I don't always keep up with everything I start). If I fail, I get to go try out something else...win, win.

Lastly, I am writing this blog for my own enjoyment. That's a big reason. I am passionate about writing (not necessarily grammar) and I process best when I am writing or speaking. One can only imagine the trials of thinking out loud, and I have discovered that writing is a much safer and effective way to sort my thoughts. Of course, most of my thoughts will not be processed here. Anyways, please bear with my long winded ramblings as I re-live some awesome memories.

Okay. So, most people come up with an excuse for starting a blog--aside from the fact that "I want to." I have found our six week family vacation to be just such a reason. It starts in two weeks. Honestly, I don't expect you to be interested in every detail I shall post on here, but if you do ever happen to wonder what the Johnson's are doing, you will know where to find out.

Well, I should probably finish this post so I can start another one. This is such a blast! I look forward to writing on here whenever I feel inspiration (writing without inspiration is like pulling teeth). However, this means I will not be a regular blogger. Expect my posts to rain like cats and dogs for a time before drying up like the drought king Ahab caused. That's how I work best.

Before I go, here's a family picture. I am 18 years old and Kordelia, the baby, is almost one year.
A family hike at Cannon Beach