Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Swan Song, Laughing.

Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life 
Electric word life it means forever, and that's a mighty long time, 
but I'm here to tell you there's something else.... **

A new site.  I mean, I'm in the process of building a new blog, a different sort of place all together, and so it's time to put NilsenLife aside for a season.  What a wonderful season it's been here!  We started when Lars was brand new - 3 months old maybe? And now we have the most gorgeous family of growing-so-fast kids, all 3 of them, and as they look forward their mom looks up and says what next?

Me, wondering What Next?

Who knows what next.  But it will be something new, something creative, something that asks me to think, explore, and grow.  Because that's the point of this thing called Life, isn't it?

As a last post, I'm giving you guys a list of things that make me laugh out loud.  Not LOL, not ha! but seriously, genuinely, laugh out loud.  In no particular order:

  • the sun, after days and days of cold grey rain
  • the logic of preschoolers
  • a 10 year old's budding attempts at irony
  • photographs involving angry dwarves
  • terrible puns
  • my husband - daily
  • every single one of my close friends - we can't be tight *unless* you make me laugh
  • Beastie Boys videos

Not even a Top 10 list, but enough to get me through the day.  Laughing out loud is as holy a thing as I know, and I am profoundly grateful to find things to laugh about every single day.

So with that I leave you.  NilsenLife will abide here as long as Blogger will let it, with its gentle posts on babies, and growing, and a parent realizing that so much good awaits.   On to the next. You will always be able to find us, and all of our laughing, here: at The Yellow House.

** total extra credit points if you finished that little riff at the top there, and then dove right in to enthusiastic air guitar.   For those who didn't, it's Prince and, the first cool song I ever memorized:  Let's Go Crazy.   Yes in fact it IS on my running playlist to this very day.


dk said...

Holy laughter, what a fabulous concept, I will be borrowing that.

Big changes, cudos. Making some myself.

The Empress said...

Aw. I'll miss you. I"ve been following you for over 3 years, and your blog was such a place of quiet among the screaming for attention posts. I will miss your writing.

Mike Fierro said...

And if the elevator tries to take you down, go crazy - punch a higher floor!

Can't wait to see what floor you end up on :-)

Neil said...

See you at your new home.

hezro said...

I loved reading your posts here but I'm excited for you that you're on to...well, I was going to say bigger and better things but let's settle for different things - because I think this was plenty big and good! ;)

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Amanda said...

I just found this. I'm sorry to see Nilsen Life end. I loved it so in its heyday. But I'm glad to hear there might be more on the horizon.

I STILL come back here everytime I need to whip out the Guinness cake recipe.

Please let me know about the reincarnation when it happens. I do so love reading about what the Nilsens get up to.

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