Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To Everything There is a Season

We have had soooooo much fun blogging these past few months! It has been especially enjoyable for us to use the blog as a means to keep in touch with all of you.

Having a blog has also served as a tool to encourage our creative endeavors and has also helped us document all of life’s special moments and God’s work in our lives.

Thanks so much to you all for caring to read our family’s highlights. And a special thanks to our commenters! Your interaction has been the BEST part for us!

From all of us at the Bowes Family farm we sincerely thank you again, and send a bloggy farewell for now!

P.S. If in the future, we are inspired to blog again, let us know if you’d like us to notify you of any blog address changes!


Anonymous said...

It sure has been fun to read your blog and enjoy the pictures.

I know it takes alot of effort to post frequently and realize the summer will be a busier time for you, but want you to know how much I have enjoyed your postings!!!

It has been wonderful to share the goings-on in your lives and the cute pictures. Hopefully you will decide to do it again sometime in the future!!!

Much, much love, Meemom

The Bowes Family said...

Thank you, Meemom, so much, for leaving us a comment on every post! It was so fun for us! We are so grateful for all your love and encouragement.

We love you so much!

Lydia, Kyle, Caroline, Valerie, Victoria, Timothy, Joseph, and Daddy and Mommy too!

Anonymous said...

please do keep us posted! :)

The Bowes Family said...

Dear Annonymous,

Thank you so much for your comment! We will be delighted to keep you posted if we blog again in the future and have any change of blog address! Perhaps if you see this, you could drop us another line with your contact info. Thanks so much!

Robyn, for the Bowes Family

Donna said...

Of course I want any future blog addresses! This has been delightful. I'm so sad you are giving it up! It's been a great way for me to get to know the kids again and find out all about the Bowes farm and family life. I hope you won't be gone from the WWW for long. Be sure to stop by my blog from time to time and leave me a comment.

Take care, Boweses, and God bless you!

Love, Donna

The Bowes Family said...

Dear Donna,

Hello dear friend! We sure loved your visits to our blog. We have so enjoyed being in better touch with you. Thanks so much for all your sweet comments. We will definitely keep you posted on any future Bowes' blog!

We will enjoy visiting you over at your blog!

With lots of love,

Robyn, for the Bowes Family

Grammie and Papa said...

Dearest Robyn and all,,we will miss the blog but fully understand how it has been a real "LABOR" OF LOVE. Definitely keep us posted if you ever do this again.
Will we still have access to the archive of postings or is there a way to download any of this very precious material?
Love, Mom and Dad A.K.A. Grammie and Papa

The Bowes Family said...

Dear Mom and Dad ~ A.K.A. Grammie and Papa:)

Thanks for your sweet comments! I am not really sure how the blogs work over time. I am assuming as long as it is not deleted, it should always be available. I have actually been printing out pages for our safekeeping, but wouldn't recommend that:) It's a lot of ink and paper! I have been wanting to do some research about how to better archive it.

Hope you're having a great week!

Lots of love,


Donna said...

Robyn, check out blurb.com. You can upload your entire blog (photos and all) and have it printed into a book. It's not too expensive either! Hmmm... perhaps Christmas gifts for all your family. :)


The Bowes Family said...

Hi Donna! Thank you soooooooo much for the information about blurb.com. Sounds like just what I've been looking for, and I had never heard of it. I sure appreciate your help! I'll definitely check it out!

Lots of love,


Kelley said...

Hi Robyn and my wonderful nieces and nephews,

I'm sad to hear that you have put this on hold for awhile but I understand why.

I have so enjoyed checking your blog, seeing the pictures and reading all of your creative thoughts.

You all have inspired me immensely!

I hope you will return to it asap!
Aunt Kelley

The Bowes Family said...

To Our Wonderful Aunt Kelley!

WE felt inspired by your sweet comments! We're so glad you enjoyed the blog so much. Thank you for your support and encouragement! We'll be sure to let you know if we blog again!

We love you!

Lydia, Kyle, Caroline, Valerie, Victoria, Timothy and Joseph

Mrs. Eagle said...

Dear friends,
I will miss reading your posts (and participating in some of the poetry writing). I had such a great time in your blog and was always encouraged in Christ by your faith and praises unto Him!!
It was so nice to be in touch. God bless you in all you do this summer!
Lots of love,
Mrs. Eagle
P.S. Yes! I want your future blog address if God leads you to do anohter one!

Gabe said...

What?! You're stopping?! You can't... well, I guess you can. But I'll look forward to when you start up again!

The Bowes Family said...

Hi Kim and Gabriel!

We are so grateful for all your fun and encouraging comments here. It always brightened our day to "visit" with ya'll here on the blog. We will definitely keep you posted should we pick it back up again!

We sure enjoy your blogs, and will continue to visit you there. It is really fun to be in touch again!
Looks like you're having a fun summer.

With lots of love,

Robyn, for all of us

P.S. We sure enjoyed your poetry, Kim! Keep it up!

Kathy said...

Robyn, Believe or not we do view your blog from time to time. It's great! I don't know how you keep up with it all. You either love computers or you have too much time on your hands. I'm thinking we need to buy a farm. Maybe this would free me up a litle more but how I wonder? We have an indoor farm of cats, a neighbors dog, a guinea pig and a ferret. We raise hedgehogs too. If I could find time to blog it all it would be exciting but I can't seem to mangage that too. One of these days we would love to get together with your family. Maybe we could park our trailor on your land and make a visit in the future. Love, Kathy Tousignant

The Bowes Family said...

Hi Kathy! It was great to receive your note! I always enjoy keeping in touch with you all!

We would love to get together with your family sometime. We have lots of room here, so come on over anytime!

In answer to your ponderings about how I have time to blog, me thinks it's definitely not a love of computers or too much time on my hands:) I started it as a means to encourage the kids in their writings and other creative endeavors and also a way to keep in touch with friends and our AZ family. I also liked the idea of documenting all of life's special moments. It was a challenge to find time and keep it going, but the kids really enjoyed it, so we kept it going for awhile.

I think family life is busy no matter what type of living situation the Lord has for each of us. Farm life definitely has its own set of additional chores, but the kids enjoy it!

Well, back to school for now!

Thanks so much for the note! Lots of love,

Robyn, for all of us

Lainee said...

I certainly hope you start back up!