Day 14 of 30 Days of Thanks- The Internet

I’m thankful for the internet.  Not just for daily tasks (but we do rely on it for everything- I mean, when’s the last time anyone used a phone book?), but for Facebook and Twitter and blogs.  I’m on Facebook every day.  It’s how I keep in touch with so many friends and family.  It’s how I’ve reconnected with long lost friends.  And through Twitter and my blog I’ve met some of the greatest people!  I can’t imagine not being able to check in on my peeps’ lives now that I’m so used to it.  I’m also thankful for the internet for shopping!  I rarely shop at a brick and mortar store anymore for clothes, gifts, etc..  Love online shopping.  I love mail anyway so to get goodies in the mail is even better!

Big Adoption Update

CSP & I have been doing a lot of thinking and we’ve come to a decision.  It pains me to say this but we won’t be posting any pictures of our kids on Facebook.  We have some friends who’ve gone the same route we are traveling to adopt their kids and they’ve had to remove all the pics and info of their kids from all social media.  Some of the bio family hunted them down post adoption.  We don’t want to end up in a similar situation.  So we’ve decided to not publish their little faces or names on the interwebs.  This is hard for me as I use the internet and social media to keep in touch with so many friends and family.  But this is the right choice to protect our kids.  Instead of using social media to update friends and family on our kidlets’ adventures we will be relying on good old fashioned email.  Please send me your email even if you think I don’t have it if you’d like to be included in email updates.