I have missed everyone! I took some time out to rethink my blog and its direction. I’ve completely redesigned the site for more pop, better readability and better imagery. As always, I’m looking to grow my audience and more photos will make it easier to promote on social media. Definitely check out the new layout as there are some new pages displayed from which I draw inspiration. I am thankful for the blog’s base supporters who have been asking where I’ve been. I’m back in the game and ready for a new season of blogging.
If you recall from last year, one of my posts talked about Dia De Los Muertos. Here is the link:
I was so enthralled with the idea of this holiday, I vowed I would celebrate it the next year. I made good on that promise and here are the highlights!
The main reason I wanted to celebrate this holiday is because it is a way to celebrate the lives of the departed. I also wanted to tell stories to my children about the ancestors they never knew. Here are the photos of my dad and my maternal grandparents:
It was such a wonderful experience bringing these people back to life. I remembered stories I had long forgotten. As these people became more real to my children, I asked them to write notes to them to tell them how they felt. Here is Ava’s note to my dad:
Here is Ryan’s:
There really is no greater joy than to connect your children to those that have come before us. I was also inspired to join Ancestry.com and finally reconnect to those ancestors I knew and even those I did not. Of course I am most fascinated by the Aunt Charlotte I never heard of, because no one discussed her, as she was so different from everyone else. She must have been extraordinary…
I am excited to be back in action and look forward to reconnecting with the blog’s audience and developing relationships with new readers. I hope to do as my tag line states…Provoke thought, inspire growth and pursue peace. Happy reading!