July 22, 2010

Well, here we go!

A few months ago, amid one of the crazy busy weeks that I chronicle my life by, I had a thought: "I'm never going to NOT be busy - Ever Again."

Whoa. It stopped me in my tracks - I think I was moving one load of laundry down the stairs and ticking off the next three moves I would make on my to-do list. It was this huge moment where I finally realized that no matter how much I may chagrin when talking with a friend and realizing my next 'free' weekend is in two months, or how loudly I may grumble about our credit card bills when we're booking yet another flight - this is my life and I love it and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I semi-recenlty became a Mom to our beautiful daughter, Maggie. It has been an amazing time of growth for us, and we have learned so many things in the short time we've had her! She has made me feel so much more relevant - I am here now for this totally and completely selfless reason - I am here for her. I feel alive and excited and so darned grown up!

I'm not the only one who is growing - our little Maggie is already 8 months old! She changes in so many ways every single week. And so, the blog! My sister was the first to suggest this to me - before Maggie was even born. I balked. I thought, who would want to read it? I now know who would want to read it: ME!

Part of the multi-facited revelation that this is my busy, crazy, and wonderful life was that I am not talented in memory keeping. I take the pictures - I even send them electronically to family on a pretty regular basis. But the beautiful photo album that my sister started for me sits on the shelf and collects dust. The photos that I printed to put in the album get lost in boxes here and there, and I just don't seem to get any better at this. I want to have the memories that we're making perserved so that we can sit together and remember 'those days'. I want Maggie and any future kernels of the Korn family to be able to hear the stories we're writing now and have them as memories forever.

So here we go - stories to be told, photos to be shared, growing to be done. Let's see where this new adventure takes us!


  1. Shell! I am so excited to read this...it will allow me to have a glimpse at your life now. I think this is FAN.TAS.TIC! And to answer your question..I WOULD WANT TO READ THIS! Love you! ~Super Irmie~ LOL...

  2. Maggie is going to appreciate this blog so much as will you and Rob - what a great way to share and preserve memories! Can't wait to read more!

  3. Good for you, Michelle - I love it! And so will Maggie. ; )

    Michelle & Hudson