Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy anniversary to me

Happy First Anniversary to Peanuts and Pumpkins!
(Can you tell they are excited about it?!?)

It's a bit hard to believe, but today marks my first anniversary of this blog. It's a bit funny to me that prior to one year ago, I never thought about whether parts of my life were"blog-worthy," and I certainly didn't have the creative outlet that I have found through blogging. A few years ago, I thought the word "blog" itself was a bit strange, and I falsely assumed that the people who had them must be somewhat self-important. I have since embraced term and the other blogs which I frequent have brought me both laughter and friendship throughout this past year.

So, in honor of my anniversary, I would like to thank each and every one of you who visit my blog. Whether you ended up here on accident, you read habitually and never comment, or you are one of my faithful commenters, please leave a comment if you are reading this. According to my Stat Counter, there are more visitors here than there are commenters, which is okay by me. I used to be a "lurker" myself and rarely commented on the blogs I read until I felt comfortable. But now is your chance! Let me know you were here and how you got here (if you remember). Feel free to also comment about anything else you want. Just comment! And if you have a blog, I promise to visit and comment, too. Let's see if you can beat the highest record of comments I have had on any one post: 13. I know you can! I have faith in my readers. :) And if you are a blog novice like I used to be, never fear. I have instructions on how to comment here.

Now let the comments begin! (And the thanks will most certainly follow!)

19 comments:

Kristin said...

Yay! I'm the first to leave you a comment on your road to record breaking! :) I love your blog and I'm so glad I made a friend in you through our blogs! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of the boys Christmas morning! Hope everyone is feeling better. Happy New Year!

Kristen

Lisa said...

You are welcome! I have no idea how I got here so I will tell you what I tell the kids when they ask how they got here: God.

My comment is that I think Baby Girl's gown would fit right in with this PJ picture. I think. Or would it clash horribly. I'll have to double check and compare...

Congrats on one year! So glad you have a blog.

FilmFather said...

Hun,

Congrats on the paper anniversary of your blog. And yes, there are so many aspects of your life, and your love for our family, that are "blog-worthy." I'm glad you've found a creative outlet with what you're doing here...and grateful for the loving words you've put here about me and the boys. I promise, for better or for worse, that we'll always be a fresh source of material to keep this blog going strong.

Love you tons,
Eric

Kathy B. said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Love your blog, love you and your men, too!!
Love,
K.

Kelly Vasami said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year! :) Congratulations on this milestone! :)

It's been great reading all year and I'm looking forward to keeping up with your family in '09 and beyond!

Gemma said...

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie! I havae certainly enjoyed keeping up w. all of you thru your blog. And it doesn't hurt that you are a very talented writer!

Love to all,
Gemma

Kirsten said...

Hello! Gemma suggested I check out your blog and I have to say it is "a small world" as she put it. I am a mother of 2, a high school English teacher, and I love blogging. I am new to this, so I thought I might ask how you put the MckMiracle button and playlist on your sidebar?! I am having trouble!

I look forward to more posts to read from you in the year to come! :)

L a u r a said...

I've only had my blog since March, but it wasn't long after that I found your blog through Lisa's...I found Lisa's through Angela's blog. I think I even read through your brother's memorial blog before I found your personal blog. As you know, that inspired me to create a memorial blog for my brother.

Best wishes!

Lisa said...

Would it be legal for me to comment twice? You know, just tryin' to help a girl out...

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

Hola! I found your blog through mom bloggers club, welcome! :)

That's the cutest peanut and the cutest pumpkin I have ever seen!

Chaela said...

Isn't this blogging thing fun? Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Chaela said...

Okay, I hope this isn't considered cheating, but I noticed that my previous comment only brings it up to 12, and your post mentions 13 as being the highest number. So I'm commenting again. :D

Chaela said...

And again ...

Chaela said...

And one more time. There. Happy Tuesday!! :D

Melody said...

I just popped over for the first time from MckMama. Thought I'd help you get you comment count up : ) Cute kiddos!!

Amy Jo said...

HI! I'm totally late in wishing you Happy Anniversary. (gosh, I hope I spelled that right. I try to avoid tying that word without a spell checker. And I definitly don't want to type congrad or is it "congraTulations"? to an English teacher.)

I probably found you through GA Lisa many months ago and I love all of your supportive comments on being a mother and enjoying the little moments of life.

Amber said...

Hi, I saw your blog through My Charming Kids and I thought that I would send a little comment your way!! Super cute blog and I'm super jealous of your header! Nice job.

colourdujour said...

ok just found you on mckmama. and just read about your anniversary. Happy happy. you hit the nail on the head for me too, about how much fun blogging is. and how much I love comments and wish all the regular lukers would also comment. I enjoy seeing the pics of your boys with the Christmas stuff.