Thursday, January 3, 2008

Privacy

I had to go back through my blog and take out any personally identifying pictures today. I tend to view the world in a very optimistic way, always finding the positive. However I am very aware that there is the potential for bad things to happen and that they do happen.

I received a phone call and it could be totally unrelated to my blogging and probably is, but it really freaked me out. It was a creepy guy saying creepy things, acting as if he knew me. Yes, we have caller ID, but I almost always answer the phone even when it says "unavailable". Just habit.

So my husband and I were talking and he asked me to take out any pictures and also not write about where we WILL be going but its ok to write about where we HAVE gone. He also said I could use personal pictures as long as they aren't identifiable. So all the pictures I took in Rhode Island I am trying to crop so that I can post them! Mr.C said he wasn't to keen on me posting them at all since we aren't living there full time and he was worried about someone breaking in. But there is a security system and he hired a property management company to look after it so I convinced him it was ok! I just can't say what town it is in either. So I will post the (edited) pictures soon!

Back to happy thoughts....

We all have been having a wonderful holiday season. Christmas was crazy busy and everything turned out well regarding the meals and parties. The girls have been enjoying time off with dad, who is back to work on Monday...boo.

E's favorite Christmas gift was the American Girl doll. Her bday is coming up and she had been planning a Harry Potter party...but now she changed her mind and will be having an American Girl party. YAY! I'm much more excited about that. Not that I don't like Harry Potter but I couldn't get into the books. E and Mr.C loved them though.

L's favorite gift was everything! She loves playing with her toys and dress up. She is the type of child who will sit and play for quite a while with her dollhouses and things like that. Her bday is also coming up and we are having a pink princess tea party.

Mr.C's favorite gift was a radio control plane from Santa. He told me and the girls a few weeks before Christmas that when he was a kid, he asked Santa for one every year but never got one. So this year Santa remembered and he was pretty excited about it!

We had a lovely, low-key New Years Eve. We had two other families over, who have kids around our girls age. We played board games and had a potluck dinner. We have been doing that the past couple years, we just switch houses. Everyone stayed over here since we have the room. The kids had fun having a sleepover. Then on New Year's Day we had brunch. It was a great, calm, relaxing way to start the new year.

Hope everyone had a great New Year's as well!

12 comments:

Stacy said...

We all can get too comfortable here in the cozy blog world. I really hope that the call you received was just a fluke, but I understand your husbands concern. A few years ago I had a man that called every time my husband left. He would open the garage door and within 5 minutes of his leaving the phone would ring. It was pretty scary. Just be safe and know that we enjoy reading anything that you feel comfortable with sharing.

Mrs.Preppy said...

That is creepy. I received some phone calls like that when I was a kid - it really messes with your mind! Maybe make your blog private?? I hope you don't get any more of those calls.

Impoverished Preppy said...

Yikes - that's scary. I just did the same thig on my blog at DH's request. I love to brag about my girls, but you can never be too careful.

magnolia mama said...

I'm so sorry that happened. How creepy!

I've never posted identifiable pictures - we have a family blog that is password protected so I post family pictures there.

The Mrs. said...

I hope the call was unrelated. That is freaky! Keep blogging! I love your blog!

Tickled Pink Designs said...

We do the same thing New Year's, get together with 2 families. The kids have known each other basically since day one, so it is great to all spend the time together. Now with our new house we have the room too, so the sleep over was fun! I loved getting up and making a big breakfast for everyone!! I'm sure you did too. :) Sorry to hear about the creepy call. I tend to think the best too, but much better to be safe.

Kiki said...

I am sorry to hear about the creepy call. Lately I have worried about revealing too much, where I go, what I do...I hate having to think so much about protecting my privacy! It gets so hard to know how much is too much, your blog is lovely though and I hope you will continue to post.
Glad to hear that you had a lovely, peaceful New Years, spent with friends and family...all the best in 2008.

Penny said...

I just started blogging. That really makes me think twice about putting pictures on and being too open with things going on. Thanks for posting. It's really helped me.

Mrs. LSL said...

That is terrible! I am always super paranoid about that too. I just started adding pictures, maybe I should think twice next time before doing so. Thanks for the heads up!

Mrs.Charm said...

Thanks for the reassurances. I thought we were being paranoid but better safe than sorry. I'm SO watchful with E when she is on the computer...took me forever to let her even go on Webkinz...I have to be as careful with myself!

Kate said...

How Creepy! I've been toying with the idea of going back through my blog & using initals (or similar) rather than my children's names - am I paranoid?!

MMM said...

That is the exact reason I don't post pics of ourselves or use my name. My husband told me at the very beginning of my blog to be extra careful. Hearing this makes me think he was right.