Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The First...(let's hope it's not the last...)

Well, here it is.  The first post.  What exactly does one write on their first post?  The task is somewhat daunting!  I guess I should answer the question my husband has asked me several times - WHY are you starting a blog?  Well...I don't really know!  I know, I'm busy (so don't expect daily posts!) - and I probably have more important things to do.  I've gotten hooked on blogs lately, as a family in our church has recently adopted a sweet-as-can-be boy from Eastern Europe...and her blog just inspired me to do something...anything!  I know, what do I have going on in my life that is anywhere NEAR as exciting as adopting a child?  Well....nothing...right now.  But I hope to use this blog to do a few things:
1. Brighten your day!  If anything, I hope you can laugh with me (or...at me?)
2. Share what's going on in my life.  Somedays, this may be ultra boring. Other days, maybe not so boring.
3. Raise awareness and advocate for orphans.  Afterall, I was once an 'orphan' - but am so blessed to be adopted into a special family!  And maybe someday, we will be lucky enough to adopt an orphan into our family...? Only God knows :)
4. Get to know YOU.  Yes, YOU!  Please, leave comments with your thoughts...I'd love to know what you think (...I think....). 

So, there it is.  The first.  I guess it wasn't so bad.  Jump aboard...follow along...

One thing I know for sure: If this blog ends up to be a flop, I will blame Rachel..she said it was a good idea.  Kidding...love ya, Rachel.


  1. I'm so excited for you. It's great and I will anxiously await your every word! Love you.

  2. I'm not sure what I'm doing but I'll give it a try. I don't have a blog but will gladly comment on yours! I think it is a brave move doing something out of your comfort zone. Us old folks do it every now and then. I'll watch for your coming posts.Like the looks of what you have done so far. It's cool getting to know us Finleys better!! This way we get to know our directors better too! Looking forward to more!!

  3. I'm so proud to be the first follower!! Can't wait to read what you write and get to know you better. I think you will love blogging!

  4. Cute background! I love it! Can't wait for more posts! By the way, I happy to annouce that I beat my mom at following you! :) And she's not happy!

  5. Love it, Ashley! So proud of you. I'm sure you'll have much more interesting things to say than I ever did/do. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better too. This blogging thing leaves one feeling a bit vulnerable though. You just never know who's reading...like when Pat got home and had 20 some people say they have been reading our blog! Yikes! I had no idea. :-) But it's fun. I know you'll enjoy it.

    Great blog list too! :-) There is just something about Adeye's blog (No Greater Joy Mom) that I just can't stay away.

    And Sarah only beat me as a follower by about one minute! LOL Looking forward to reading!

  6. I love the blog! And the background is cute too. I'm sure it won't be a flop so you won't have to blame me! :)

  7. Good Morning Sweety! This is way cool and I wish you great success with it. You're so busy that we don't seem to get to talk much so it will be nice see your entries and keep on top of what's all happening in your life. I love you sooo very much and I am so proud to be able to call you MY daughter.

    Love, Mom

  8. I'm an orphan now myself (Dad died in 1988 and Mother died in 2002). Will you adopt me please? I come with riches untold...I'm married to God!
    Love you to the moon and back, BJ

  9. You are so wise beyond your years! Thanks for lifting my spirits..sure needed it today!

    All my love, Mom


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