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Ahhhh… it worked!

That’s what Shireen kept saying on gmail chat yesterday. I had no clue what she was talking about. I don’t text very often and I’m not up with the latest acronynms. I had to stop her and explain that I didn’t know what PTL was…. she kindly offered her expertise: Praise The Lord, and also informed me that she didn’t know what it meant until someone else explained it to her. So, I say PTL that the blog move seemed to work fairly flawlessly. I’m hoping y’all are comin’ with me.
Speaking of things technical in nature…. do y’all Facebook? Do you know what I think about Facebook? Besides the fact that you can waste a LOT of time on there. I think they should have a pop up warning everytime you log on. It would look something like this:


I am not off to check facebook statuses… I’m off to bed!

Good night!

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  • becky
    February 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    i’m here!!! you are soooo right about weird dreams about folks you haven’t seen in forever. oh, and i had a history teacher that would write PTL on our papers b/c they were basically all essay. if you got it right, that was what he wrote. sooooo funny cause i still say it!! better go. a little girl wants her mama. i literally crawled in here.

  • Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries
    February 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Congrats! Big job and it looks great! I love the pic up top! Is it istock photo? I’m looking for some right now and can’t find what I want…
    Love the name! Love the look! Way to go!!!

  • Lydia
    February 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Love, Love, Love the new header! Did you design it?

  • Shan
    February 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    You left and i followed!!

  • Anonymous
    February 16, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Crazy question, most likely…but, why did you move to another blog address? Of course your readers will follow you wherever you roam as you are the highlight of many people’s days!

  • Erin
    February 17, 2009 at 4:03 am

    i have followed you here, wouldn’t miss it! love the new header!

  • Frugal Coupon Mom - frugalcouponmom@gmail.com
    February 17, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Darby, I love the background….Can you tell me (or all of us) who did it?

  • Lisa
    February 17, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Love it!

  • erika
    February 17, 2009 at 6:52 am

    love you!

  • Kellie Patton
    February 17, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I’m here! agree totally about the FB dreams – what were your reasons for moving the blog (does it have to do with names???) And how in the heck did you get all your old posts on here?

  • Anonymous
    February 17, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I followed, LOVE your blog!

  • The Southern Lady
    February 17, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Here and happy to be so! I love your new site-especially the shadowy pictograph of your children and dog.

    So cute!

  • Melissa
    February 17, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I followed! Love the new header! Will you share details on it?

  • Laura
    February 17, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Love the new header! I don’t Facebook, but people say I should. I guess I figure that I spend enough time on my blog, so that’s good for now.

  • Tess
    February 17, 2009 at 7:34 am

    LOVE the new header! Congratulations and PTL on the move. Oh, and I totally understand what you mean about the facebook thing, totally happens to me all the time!

  • Melody
    February 17, 2009 at 7:34 am

    I am still reading…I love reading your blog.

  • WendyDQM
    February 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

    I had to totally remove myself from Facebook. It took too much of my time. I could not seem to ignore it… but, that is just me. Life is SO much simpler without it. PTL!

  • the sweet life with olives
    February 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Darby this is SO pretty! Loving the new header more than words can express. In total agreement on the facebook thing. I just started a couple of months ago and I see it could be very dangerous, as if I don’t spend enough time online browsing blogs!:-) Anyway, love the new address, can’t wait to see more.

  • Wright Family
    February 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

    your new site looks fabulous!!!

  • The Harris Family
    February 17, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I’m with ya girl!!! Loving the new header too! I’m inspired, I’ll have to get my ‘designer’ sister in on that to help me! PTL!!!!

  • Susan
    February 17, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Love your comments about FB and the new header! I totally agree as I’m having some crazy dreams. I even had one last week involving a H.S. boyfriend who is a FB friend. I changed history in my dream – this time I broke up with him. It made me feel a lot better! 🙂

  • Tiffany
    February 17, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Love your new look! After being contacted via FB by 2 old flames, I thought about putting a warning on my Profile:”If you are an olf boyfriend, leave me the hell alone!” Ha!

  • mom2three
    February 17, 2009 at 8:27 am

    too funny about facebook! I get lost on that dumb site… and it really does make you think about people that you haven’t seen in years and years… love the “new” blog 🙂

  • Gray Matters
    February 17, 2009 at 8:39 am

    It looks great – I’ve been contemplating a change, too, but don’t quite know what direction to go. I can’t believe I haven’t made the Facebook and dream connection yet, but it’s totally true! Last night I dreamed I couldn’t remember the combination to my locker . . .

  • Kathy
    February 17, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I followed! I love the silhouette as the header. You should check out Sharyn Sowell. She is an artist that creates beautiful silhouettes. I bet you would enjoy her work. Have a great day!

  • Linkis Family Love
    February 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

    most certainly-i am here! how is morgan’s eye?
    YES, FB is neat at firt to reconnect, but wastes SO MUCH time, now. Considering deleting myself so i don’t spend the time on it!

  • Dianne
    February 17, 2009 at 9:18 am

    What can I say that others haven’t? The new look is wonderful and the title just blew me away. Another of your many talents! Yes I am here and looking forward to more time with you.

  • :o) mg
    February 17, 2009 at 9:32 am

    -love your new place
    -had the dreams
    -agree that fb is a time vacuum

  • E @ Oh! Apostrophe
    February 17, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Love your new look! Of course I will follow 🙂

    FB is terrible but I can’t look away!

  • the brown's
    February 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

    amen!!! lots of dreams about RANDOM people!!

    love the new blog? why the move? [since it wasn’t over to typepad? just curious!]

    love the header. it’s precious…

  • Caroline
    February 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    i have totally had random dreams after facebooking late into the night. hilarious. love your new blog header… precious!
    i just put julianna down for a nap with no pacifier.. i am getting rid of it for good. prayers for strength please! 🙂

  • Finley's Mom
    February 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Such a good point about Facebook that I had not realized!!! I have been having the strangest dreams since joining and always about people I have not seen in years. Thanks for enlightening me!

    The new blog looks great!

  • The Howell's
    February 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I love the new header but I can’t get any of your pictures to show up. I wonder why? Anyone else have this problem?

  • Alyson
    February 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    that is totally true about fb! i have become quite the addict! i love your new blog and would follow you anywhere…a little weird since i don’t actually know you, but i adore your blog and your sweet family. i hope you don’t mind that i stole that picture of the fb message to put on my blog…thanks!

  • Alicia
    February 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Love the new header! What font is that?

  • Lindsey
    February 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    and i followed. totally agree about the facebook thing. i waste many a precious minutes on there. so now after blog reading, i’m NOT going to facebook!

  • Aulick Family
    February 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Darby- That is too funny that your mention weird dreams and facebook….. it tends to happen to me a lot! And being that I am pregnant I feel that these dreams are even more strange and I tend to remember every second of them!! Logging on to facebook at 2 am when I can’t sleep does not help either!! Love the new blog!

  • Jennifer
    February 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations on your new address! 🙂 Glad the move went smoothly.

    I love your new header as well – adorable! I’ve been meaning to order a personalized print from saratams on etsy ever since you featured it w/ some of your faves around the holidays. This is a good reminder. There’s a wall in the kids playroom crying out for one of those prints!

    FB is completely addictive and it’s amazing how all of a sudden people you haven’t thought about in years are a regular part of your day. Fun and weird at the same time! 🙂 I also laugh b/c I can’t believe the things I remember out of the blue – phrases and jokes that have been lying dormant in my head have been reawakened. It’s as if I were still in high school!

  • Mandy
    February 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hey…I am here…cute heading! I am scared I will forget the address…but I think you will leave the old one up for a while to get me here? So glad it worked…now, I am curious…why did you move it? Mandy

  • The Fuller's
    February 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    First time commenter, but faithful reader.

    Darby, you are incredibly – creatively clever.

    My family and I moved from B’ham, AL in May of last year and a few months ago landed on your blog via BBTN. To my surprise, it was the post where you were posing in your newly made apron (adorable by the way) and my heart skipped a beat because your kitchen looked just like our B’ham home kitchen (from the photo) right down to the two different cabinet/drawer knows and handles. For a (very) brief moment I thought it was our beloved home.

    Any who, love the header, love your blog.


  • kdurec
    February 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I followed you! 🙂

  • MyLittleHappyPlace
    February 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    The new site looks wonderful! I recognize the artist – Saratams from Etsy? Precious!
    Can’t wait to continue keepin’ up!

  • The Howell's
    February 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    forget my other comment, must have been my other computer acting up! the blog looks great

  • alston
    February 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    i’m with you! your title is great — one of my fave pete seeger songs [assuming that’s where it came from?!]

  • Victoria
    February 17, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    LOL (laugh out loud – he he) at your chatting and facebook! I have also had the bizarre dreams about people after reconnecting on facebook.

    Love your new design.

  • Shireen
    February 18, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Hi! I love the title of this post!! 😉 You’re too cute, girl!

    I like the new blog, but I’m curious why?

    I might try to ring you today just to catch up.

    Both Rhys and I had GREAT dr’s appointments this week, so we’ve been on the go! 🙂 AND I got my hair cut again! Rhys went with me! 🙂 He is doing great as my little partner!

    Okay, I hope to talk today. I did get your IM last night, but you were signed off before I could turn around to the computer! 🙂 Russell just got home, and we were enjoying dinner together before I collapsed on the sofa, Rhys and my head in Russell’s lap! 🙂

    Don’t you just LOVE it!? 🙂

  • henrydefine
    February 18, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I’m a pretty new follower anyway but I’m addicted to your blog! I found yours after Erika’s, which I found via Courtney @ Inside the Loop– I also live in Houston– and I love all the great things you do on here! -Jess