Addition to Alyssa and Nate’s Family.

New_babyAlyssa sent an email yesterday with the news that she is pregnant with her second baby! Eden will have a new sister or brother in April. Alyssa and Nate broke the news by having Eden “read” several books with “new baby” in the title, including my favorite, the Bernstein Bears. The announcement of the new baby was under tight wrap, but I managed to weasel the news out of Alyssa a couple of days before she told the whole fam…I just KNEW she was pregnant. Telfer and I are very excited to have another neice or nephew in the family. There are a couple of more pictures in the “Eden” photo album.

Well hello.

Welcome to our blog. The grand purpose for having a blog is still a bit murky…but I have grand visions of this blog being my anti-scrapbook. I cannot imagine me scrapbooking…the thought of stickers and little paper beach umbrellas and old “memories” (i.e. scraps of paper posing as memories) all glued together in an expensive book seems beyond me. But I can imagine spending a lot of time and effort on a blog – including photo albums, links to sites I visit and blogs I like to read, updates on how and what Telfer and I are doing…today I even figured out how to link to our Netflix queue (see sidebar).

As a librarian, I have been reading up/teaching classes on new forms of communication. In the last ten months or so I have learned almost too much about blogs and RSS and the exciting and useful things one may do with this technology.

I have thought about starting a library-related blog, but a personal one seems more fun and do-able at the moment. I chose Typepad over other blogging services like blogger or radiouserland because of its features, word-of-mouth praise, and to be honest, the way Six Apart designs its Typepad service and website.

Telfer and I are going to be purchasing a digital camera this weekend…we are still deciding. When we purchase techie stuff, Telfer chooses primarily on the way it looks (i.e. it must be cool) and I choose on price. We are negotiating and hopefully will meet somewhere in the middle.