You may be wondering why I've decided to start calling my blog "Raising the Herd". The biggest reason is because that is what Shea calls us. Every evening after work we all follow him into the bedroom and we all catch up. The girls run and hug Daddy and Shea and I kiss and we tend to all the requests for "up". Samantha's second word other than the usual (mama, dada, bye-bye, ni ni - her first was done).
He started calling us the herd when he was on the phone talking to his friends and his parents. And sometimes it's like moving a herd to get us all going when we need to leave the house. It fit the family perfectly. This is my life, my family, my journal.
I will probably stick with this theme for a long while. I really like how it turned out. The foreground content stuff might change but the background graphics are here to stay for a while I'm sure.
The family picture was taken last November while Shea's son was in town. The girls were almost 23 months and 9 months and those pictures were H-E-double hockey stick to take neither of the girls cooperated. This is by far the best picture. Here is one that is my computer wallpaper.