"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Hello everybody!

Chad and I made a big, bold decision when we moved. The decision being that we wouldn't get cable and the internet hooked up again right away after the move. We thought it would be a good idea that during the kid's Christmas break from school that we didn't have cable or the internet, basically forcing them to find other ways of entertaining themselves. And if you can believe it, we liked it, so much so, that we extended it's absense a few weeks longer. The kid's might not completely agree that they liked it, but Chad and I did. It was actually nice not to have the outside "stuff" coming into our home. I did miss the internet, though, mostly because that's how I keep in contact with my family and friends. Our land line also goes through the internet so we just had our cell phones-rather inconvenient, but that's ok. All in all, I think our little experiment was a success. We all learned that we don't have to have the TV or computer to entertain us. We spent more time as a family, doing more worthwhile things. I think we were all reminded, too, how much we love each other and enjoy each other's company. Now the challenge is, to keep doing those things even though we've brought back the computer and TV. I guess time will tell. I am glad to be back blogging, though. I've missed you all and I doubt I'll ever get completely caught up on everyone.


Maine Mom said...

I'm glad you're back! I missed hearing about you and your family!

That is a great experiment. One I'm sure we could all use! I've been cutting back on our computer time as well. (although it is hard when I have joined facebook and I am addicted!) I hope we can all find a balance between tv/computer,video games and family/personal time. It can be done. :-)

Did I mention I'm glad you're back?

The Douglass' said...

I was beginning to wonder.....I'm glad that you guys are doing good....miss you...

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