Whole lot of change going on

Many of you that have been following this site since its inception in late July/early August know of the many incarnations of DoddemaGen.  Ease of use, ability to customize, benefit to the user and more are considered before any changes are made.  Nothing is done by halves around here!

I’ve added a few more plugins that maybe you haven’t noticed (some were just updates) but one I think important enough to mention is the “Notification” plugin.  Now, you have the option to automatically receive an email when a new post or comment is posted.  To do so, login and go to your profile.  At the bottom left, you will see a drop-down box with the options.  Save and you’re ready to go.

I’ve added the pages widget again but still debating if I need this with everything in the navbar.  Do you have an opinion?  Of course you do!  What’s your take on this site?  Use the poll, comment or contact me and I’ll get back to you!

Christmas with the Doddema’s

Explore Strange New Worlds-Day One–We left for my parents on December 23rd. We figured with the possibility of us moving in a few months that we would spend a little extra time with family. The trip normally takes around 2 1/2 hours, depending on bathroom breaks, fights, etc.. Regardless of the season, it’s a beautiful drive through the mountains. We finally arrived in Trout Creek, Montana at the Trout Creek Motel where my parents had graciously lodged us for the next couple of night. The outside had been totally redone, giving it a rustic, outdoorsy look. Although the inside was pretty standard for a motel, what really made it appealing was that the manager had made my family a plate of home-made goodies–from cookies, fudge, etc. There was something with chocolate and coconut and that’s all I seem to be able to remember for a few moments. Along with the goodies was a Christmas card. Now that’s cool!

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After holiday labors

Whew!  It came fast and left even faster.  Before I knew it, the whole season had passed me by.  I’m still trying to get posts written, pictures uploaded with titles and descriptions, etc.  I did add a poll that really should say it all.

I’m hoping that Kavan and Sarah will take advantage of this forum to keep everybody updated.  I think I mentioned it enough during their short visit today!  :)  OK, maybe I shouldn’t do my own advertising!  Anyways, be patient and more will be posted in the next couple days.

Over the river and though the woods…

…to Grandmother’s house we go.  That’s right, for the next few days, the Doddema family will be staying at my parent’s house in Trout Creek, MT.  It’s only about 2 1/2 hours away, but I haven’t been there in about a year since it’s been hard for me to ride in a vehicle for any length of time.  My parents are making it somewhat easier by getting my family a motel room so I can relax when needed.

I’ll try to keep things updated while I’m gone.  I’ll be taking loads of pictures so be prepared for when I return.

Let it Snow!

This is a special time of year, where our hearts are filling with merriment. One way of expressing that joy is to link on this site and create your personalized snowflake. SnowDays donates a certain amount of money to the Salvation Army for every snowflake made. So far there’s over 3 million snowflakes made and they’ve donated $4000.00 to this cause. You can even print out the snowflake you’ve made. It’s incredible to see all the unique snowflakes made. I love this site because it gives my family an opportunity to spread some cheer and help warm the hearts of those who need it as well.

~Merry Christmas