Friday, October 7, 2011

wait. what?

i knew my blog-aversary was coming up.
i just checked.
it was yesterday.

how insane is that for me?
i'll tell you how insane it is.

i thought my mom and dad would read this.
and i thought i would print it into a book every year
and have my precious memories forever
in black and white
on paper
and i would call it a day.

but this blog has become so much more.
how amazing is it that i have the everyday mundane snipits of my life recorded?
the everyday mundane is life.
and it's beautiful.
and it flies by.
and you forget.
i'm so happy i decided to do this.

i never expected for it to last.

i never expected for people all over the world to read about my life???
i have had almost twenty.five.thousand page views in the past year.
some bloggers get that in a day but man, ya'll make this girl feel famous!
and you guys are from all over the world.

namibia.....jules, i think that's you ; )
south africa.....mary ellen i think? xoxo
south korea
and that's just this week.

i mean seriously,
who are you people?
you're amazing.
thank you.

thank you for stopping by
and encouraging me.
and laughing with at me.
and thank you for sharing your lives with me.

this blog has turned into so much more than i ever expected.
and i urge you to do the same.
you can keep memories alive for your children.
and embarrass them when they're older.
what is better than that?

i never knew what an escape writing would be to me.
and i thank you for coming to visit my little piece of the world on this crazy web.

happy anniversary to me!


  1. And from the UK! (lil old me!) That is exactly why I have started my blog - to preserve memories of my family growing up! Lovely blog. xx

  2. Happy Blogaversary Baby!! Every day, I check to see if there's a new post and I'm so excited when I see one cuz they always make me smile and often, laugh out loud. I'm so proud of you - as a daughter, a Mom, a wife and as a beautiful, talented and smart woman. You shine and I love you for it!! xoxo Mom

  3. You give me smiles everyday that you blog! You are simply an amazing women, with all the pieces that make you YOU! Keep it up..and keep encouraging others to do the same thing. It's got to be the best "Keepsake" ever. One of these days I so hope to meet you and the children...and see your mom and grandpa and and and spend time with your beautiful creative munchkins! :) Huge hugs of support!

  4. I absolutely love your blog!! I can't wait to meet your crazy kids in person (hopefully at the family reunion this summer!). You are a very talented writer!
    PS I am your fan in azerbaijan...the country no one has heard of ;)

  5. That is so awesome. I love Azerbaijan now.

  6. Wow, world-wide!?
    Happy Blog-a-versary!
    I love you and your blog
    ...but mostly you.