Will and Carrie

Our Family’s Space in Cyberspace

5 Ways to Let Blogging Ruin a Happy Marriage September 17, 2007

Filed under: Other Blogs — Will @ 7:32 pm

[Humor intended]

1. Don’t let your wife blog. Men, if you’re into blogging, you can definitely ruin your marriage by hogging the blogosphere and the computer. For one, your wife will start to get jealous of the computer. For another, you might start to forget what your wife looks like. Thankfully for us, this one’s never really been a problem. Carrie and I blog together happily. But don’t let your blog hogging ruin your marriage!

2. Only blog about theological things. Theology is good, important and even fun! But we men are pretty shallow. We could discuss the ins and outs of hermeneutical theories all day long. Our wives, on the other hand, are much more complex and well rounded. They discuss so much more than theology. Topics such as our children, shopping, clothing, cooking and things of that nature make them much more interesting people than we are. So if we only blog about theology our marriages will suffer. This is why Carrie and I started a family blog. She keeps me well rounded.

3. Blog more than you talk. If you expect your main communication with your wife to be by having her comment on your blog, then your marriage will definitely have issues. Talking is much better than blogging, particularly in your marriage. Thankfully, I don’t have enough interesting stuff to blog about to keep me blogging too much.

4. Move your family’s blog to one that doesn’t have good picture support. Okay, now we get to the part where I screwed up. I enjoy WordPress so much that I thought my wife should enjoy it too. So I moved our family blog to WordPress without realizing that with all its perks, WordPress doesn’t handle pictures as well as Blogger. Particularly considering the fact that Blogger allows virtually limitless uploads as well as three different sizes and placements of pictures, I really messed this one up.

5. Refuse to admit your blogging mistakes. All right, now I’m really in for it. I thought for sure that WordPress was infinitely better than Blogger in every way. When Carrie was wise enough to point out the error of my way, I should have responded, “You’re right dear. I’ll move our blog back right now.” Of course, the typical male response dominated with, “What are you talking about? You just don’t know how to do it!” Yeah. That one will cost you about price of a dozen roses and a sappy romantic card.

The good news: Even if you’ve made some of these mistakes, it’s not too late to save your marriage. A dozen roses and a sappy romantic card later, Carrie and I are moving our family blog back to Blogger! As it turns out, she was right and I was wrong. Now that you’ve gotten over that shock, you can find us back at http://willandcarrie.blogspot.com. My theological blog will still remain at http://anwoth.wordpress.com.

I hope this post will save many a marriage. As my 9th grade English teacher always told me: “Learn from the mistakes of others–you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself!”


Fun times with Grandpa and Nana! September 14, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Will @ 12:50 pm

Will’s parents were able to come see us last week. We had a very relaxing and fun time. Daniel loves them both and misses them greatly. He learned to say both of their names which just thrilled them to death! Daniel was able to take them to his favorite park and show them around. I am not sure who had more fun!

William and I are both thankful for our godly parents who raised us in loving Christian homes. Both sets of parents exemplify servant hearts and love for the Lord. Now that we have a son, I know what time and love it takes to be consistently demonstrating Christ love to Daniel. I don’t know about you, but a godly heritage is something to cherish and praise the Lord for daily.

Here are some pictures from the park.



Important! Please Read September 4, 2007

Filed under: Other Blogs,Theology — Will @ 3:55 pm

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Who Taught Him This? September 2, 2007

Filed under: Daniel,Funny,Pictures — Will @ 2:32 pm

walking A few weeks ago, we noticed that Daniel has started to walk in a very distinct way. We are not sure where he picked it up from, but it does remind us of Carrie’s dad.

He looks so independent and grown up. Our little boy is turning into a little man!



A Quick Word on Categories August 29, 2007

Filed under: Other Blogs — Will @ 2:50 pm

This might answer a question for some of you. If you click on one of the categories under the sidebar link, “Things We Blog About,” it will take you to all of our posts in that category. However, if you click on a category under a post heading, labeled something like, “Posted in ________,” then it will take you to other posts on other WordPress blogs filed under the same category. Does that make sense?

In short, if you want to see our posts about Daniel, click on “Daniel” under the heading, “Things We Blog About.” If you want to see what other WordPress bloggers are blogging about under the category “Daniel,” click on “Daniel” where you see, “Posted in Daniel.”


We’ve Moved August 26, 2007

Filed under: Other Blogs — Will @ 7:57 am

This is our new home on the web. We really like WordPress, so now our family’s online place is here. Please change your bookmarks and links, because we won’t be posting any more at the Blogger site. If you want to see some of the features that we like about WordPress, check them out here.


Thanks! August 23, 2007

Filed under: Family — Will @ 7:34 pm

Thanks, everyone, for all the great ideas. We will definitely take them into consideration. We won’t release our final decision for a while, but we certainly appreciate your input!

Here are some pictures from Nanna’s visit last week:


One big problem… August 20, 2007

Filed under: Family — Will @ 4:48 pm

We have solved one problem and now have another. We purchased a new vacuum cleaner! We decided to go ahead and invest in a Dyson. They are amazing. We couldn’t believe we had been living with so much dirt and gross stuff in the carpet. If you want an in home demonstration just let Will know.

Our new problem is coming up with a girls name. We have a few names that we like but nothing is set in stone. So we thought that we would ask our friends and family what they think would be a good girls name. Oh yeah, don’t forget our last name is Lee. There are just some names that don’t sound good with Lee as the last name (ex. Hope Lee). Thanks for helping us out! We look forward to reading all the fun girl names.


Important News! August 8, 2007

Filed under: Family,Pictures — Will @ 2:00 am

In case you haven’t noticed, our blog template has changed. It’s not blue any more. Can you guess why? That’s right, we’re having a baby girl! Of course, this blog is now the only pink thing in our lives (except for the one blanket we bought today in celebration). Yes, Daniel will now have a baby sister and our lives will get that much more exciting (interpret as “fun, challenging, scary, etc.”)


Enjoying the summer days! August 1, 2007

Filed under: Daniel,Family,Pictures — Will @ 10:13 pm

Here are some random photos of Daniel enjoying his summer. Enjoy!