Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{ ta-dah! } two letters pertaining to this here blog

Dear "Mama's Boys",

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You have been a good blog, and I will miss you.

I will even keep your URL (although to be strictly honest, that is less out of sentimentality and more out of sheer terror that I will lose the posts if I try to mess with it :).

Farewell, sweet blog! Perhaps we will meet again, in the strange cached copy world of Google.

Until then I am yours truly,



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Dear DC,

Today is your birthday again! I won't embarrass you by publicly announcing your age (cough cough), but I want you to know--as sort of a funny birthday gift--that this new blog is dedicated to you. I thought for a long time about what it should be called. I came up with all kinds of fun ideas revolving around the theme of 4 boys and 1 girl. And those 4 boys and 1 girl are very, very important to me. But I realized that one day, they will be grown up and gone, and I will look across the table and see only you. Along with that I remembered that it was because of you that all of this wonderful, crazy life had begun.


You are the quiet backbone of our family. You have been the constant strength through the years. Some who know you have said you are one of the most Christ-like people they know, and I agree whole-heartedly. (Take this as a huge compliment that you deserve, because I think I know you better than anyone else in the world!) Yet, you often seem to be in the background. You are always providing and helping and sustaining during this time of heavy needs. By necessity my arms are busy and full with our young children, but I want to remember that sometimes those arms need to be around you, too, even now. :)

Thank you for being the most amazingly selfless person I know. You continually put my comfort and needs first. I'm pretty sure I don't deserve you, but I will spend the rest of my life trying to. Happy Birthday, Cute One!

Love, M


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Okay, everyone! Put your hands together and give "The Fiddler's Wife" a warm bloggy welcome! Yay!

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It's not much to look at yet! I'll be tweaking it for awhile. But look for some catch-up posts and some keep-up posts, coming very soon.


Sarah said...[Reply to comment]

so what is the URL for the new blog?

Michelle said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for visiting, Sarah! The URL is the same as before. Way too scary for me to try to change. :)

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Hoorah! Oh, Michelle, I love it! The banner is just awesome. Perfect to unveil on Chris's birthday. Happy Birthday to the bestest big brother!

Anastasia said...[Reply to comment]

Dear sister,

Normally, I would never link directly to a blog post, but this one is important. So, in honor of your revamped (and much missed) blog, my small tribute:


Much love,


Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

Yeah!! I am so happy you are back, and I love the new title.

I am wiping the tears from that beautiful tribute to the fiddler. He is amazing... and so are you.

Can't wait to catch up. I am so happy you are home.

Malauna said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome! A great birthday present for that old fiddler of yours. If he plans to live as long as the Nephite disciples, he's middle aged! :D

Devin and Melinda said...[Reply to comment]

I love the new blog! It fits perfectly with your beautiful family! Happy Birthday Chris!

heroineworshipper said...[Reply to comment]

Should be the pianist's mom.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...[Reply to comment]

Hurray! Love the new header.

Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

I love the new title! It is so appropriate. We just finished visiting with Chris and I agree with everything you said about him. The picture of the boys and Rosemary is adorable. Rosemary acts so grownup like she sees her brothers doing. So cute! I look forward to all the upcoming posts!

snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, Michelle, I just love it! The title is absolutely perfect!

I must disagree with you on something, though. You told Chris that you likely don't deserve him. Let me just say that you absolutely deserve each other. You and Chris are the two most Christ-like people I know, hands down. And all my friends and family get to hear about it! =) I miss you so much and was so excited to see you had a post up. Rosemary is getting so big and as beautiful as ever.

Happy Belated Birthday, Chris!

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

I'm so glad you're back! I've been wondering about you....