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Not sure what to do with the blog. I rarely have time to update it anymore. Life is BUSY! With four kids we are always doing things. I take most pictures with my cell phone because I forget to bring my real camera along. I am conflicted because I really enjoy looking back on what [...]
Today marks the 6 year anniversary of 6browns.com. Course back then it was just a tiny branch off of the bbrown.info site. It has grown and matured just as our family has. The first entry reminds me of someone I once knew. I was such a different person back then. My ideas and priorities were [...]
I’ve added two little buttons to the top of the left sidebar to improve your 6browns.com experience. We are always vigilant in making things better for our visitors and hope you find them useful.
I just disabled ads for anyone who leaves (or has left) a comment. Our dear commenters shouldn’t have to see that stuff.
By now, you’ve noticed that the site looks different. If you haven’t, then you’re reading this in an feed reader and should stop by for a visit. The header was done by Sandi using her recently-acquired Photoshop skills. I think it looks great and we can switch out the family photos as new ones are [...]
If you have a blog, make sure that you back it up regularly. I awoke this morning to find FiveBrowns serving up an installation message. “Uh oh,” thought Bill. I checked the database and it was empty. 5 years, 1206 entries, 1569 comments gone. No backups from the automated Dreamhost backup system. “OMG!” thought Bill. [...]
We’ve been talking about books we like recently and I think it might be useful to collect all of those in a central place on the site. We read pretty widely in an ongoing effort to be better parents, spouses, and people. Eventually, I could see us adding capsule summaries or full-on reviews to further [...]
I have updated my blogroll to include changes to peoples domains and to include a new category of Guatemalan adoption blogs. Enjoy! (If I don’t have you listed and you would like to be just send me an email.)
In case anyone is worried, I’ve purchased 6browns.com already.
I’ve finally added the number one feature request of the more-prolific half of this blog team: the picture of the day. It’s based on a Flickr badge and it was fairly simple to do. If you want to see a larger size of the PoD, just click on it and you will be whisked off [...]
As you may have noticed (if you’re not one of our 1 RSS feed subscribers), we’ve changed our look. Every now and then (okay, in our case, never before) you have to update things or else they get stale. I modified the heck out of the Citrus Explosion free WordPress theme under Sandi’s watchful eye. [...]
I’m sure plenty of you are wondering where all the Christmas pictures are. Unfortunately, our lovely iBook G4—Whitey to those who know and love him—had massive internal hemorrhaging (a logic board problem) and had to be sent back to Apple for gutting and refurbishing. We’ve got tons of great pictures to share, but it might [...]
The gallery will be down for a bit. I’m moving to different software.
I’ve just posted nearly one hundred new photos in the last couple of days so I thought I’d point out a few of the notables: Feeding Time: pictures (1,2,3) of Kimberly feeding something Madeline’s Hospital Visit: pictures (1,2,3,4) of Madeline in the hospital during her RSV bout Annie Doing Crazy Things: pictures (1,2,3,4) of Annie [...]
I’ve just finished uploading 480 photographs to the gallery. They represent the first four months of Kimberly and Annie’s lives and they’re fully titled—well, looking back, I see a few I missed. I will try to upload at least a month at a time, but it’s going to be fairly slow going because the titles [...]
I’ve added a contact form to this site so you can send us an email without ever having to know our email address. As a reader, we’d love to give you our email addresses but if we publicly shared them then the spammers would get them. Thus far, our fivebrowns.com email addresses have been remarkably [...]
The sense of age is one of the features that didn’t survive the transition from PregoBlog to FiveBrowns. If you remember, each entry had The Girls’ ages at the time of the entry and the front page of the blog had their current ages displayed. Sandi’s wanted me to whip that up, but I never [...]
I’ve added 44 more pictures to the gallery. I’ve also reorganized the pictures a bit better so that the taxonomy is what we in the industry call scalable. Eventually there could be thousands of photos and I don’t want you to have to wade through oodles of pictures to see what you want to see. [...]
Uh huh, what did I say? Couple of weeks? That’s right, the gallery is fully titled, commented, and keyworded (I know that’s not a word, come up with something better). I didn’t want to start adding all these pictures until I had at least done Madeline’s birth gallery—it would just create a backlog that I [...]
Okay, I’ve got the pictures up and available on the web site. You’ll have to figure out where they are. Just kidding, they’re right here. I haven’t cleaned up the layout (and it’s not very girly at all), but at least they’re up. Enjoy! [UPDATE: Oh, and I'll be titling the pictures and putting descriptions [...]« Previous Entries