What an amazing word. And it expresses everything going on in my life these days! First, I officially “launched” the boys this morning for their first full day of school. Josh is in the 9thgrade (is it possible for him to be in high school already?) and Andrew is in the 4th grade. The summer break was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute, but it also feels good to begin a more steady “routine” again. We enjoyed many mornings this summer of sleeping late, and many evenings of staying up way past midnight. Now, things must change rapidly as we gear up for a busy academic and athletic year. The alarm will ring very early as we will get up at 4:30am to take Andrew to the pool by 5:45am for swim team practice!
- Andrew and Joshua in front of Patch High School (Patch Elementary School is located next to the high school.)
Second, the word “launch” means something new for me: I’m launching this new BLOG. Yes, I’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to enter the cyber world of blogging. I have enjoyed reading other people’s blogs – mostly quilt related, but a few from family members and other friends. At first, I wasn’t sure blogging was something that would be worth the time and effort, but then I began to recognize my own habit of checking a few of my favorite blog spots every time I logged onto the Internet just to see what that person “had been up to lately…”
And since more is better (like fabric and chocolate?) I’ve decided to feature two blogs: one relating mostly to quilty-type things, and the second will be more of a travel log I’ve decided to call, “Where in the world is….. Kimberly?” My family and I love to travel, and we enjoy visiting new places at every available opportunity. So I thought it would be fun to share some photos and stories of the interesting and unique places we visit. I hope you will enjoy being an armchair traveler right along with me and you will write to share your own travel experiences with me and the rest of the blog readers!
Last, but certainly not least, the word “launch” applies to one more thing this week. I’m “launching” my new and improved, totally updated website! Be sure to visit at www.kimberlyeinmo.com and check out all the new pages! There are new photos, new products, and new things to see on every page. I have a new FREE pattern to share (My Sawtooth Stars and Flying Geese Quilt) and I’m getting ready to begin a new, FREE MYSTERY QUILT PATTERN in late September. There will also be a gallery for you to share the photos and quilts you have made from my patterns, classes, or workshops. I’d like my website and blogs to be interactive, which means I’d like you to share your stories, quilts and thoughts with me and all the other readers. I hope you will mark the website and my blogs as your new “favorite cyber spots” and visit often. I welcome your input and feedback: I want to hear from you!
So, get ready…..five, four, three, two, …… blast off!