Though I haven't actually posted anything in a while, my blog and I have been spending a lot of time together. Since I'm not into scrapbooking, journaling, or any other means of documenting our family life, I publish my blog each year in the form of a book. The first year my mom did it for me as an incredible Christmas gift. She painstakingly arranged it, had it printed, and then bound by a real publisher. It's beautiful. Since then, I've done it myself using Blurb. The result is less professional than that first book, but considerably easier. It works and looks a lot like Shutterfly or other photobook sites, with the added advantage of "slurping" the text, photos, and even comments from blogs almost automatically. They don't offer a lot of pretty backgrounds or papers, but I think the plain black and white format I used highlights the content well. It's also relatively inexpensive compared to other sites. My latest photo-heavy creation was $70 with shipping for 130 pages. The FedEx guy delivered it yesterday and I'm thrilled to have my little "journal" sitting on my table top - not just my laptop. So now you know where I've been. Don't you think you need one too?!