Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Blogiversary to ME!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear BLOGGY! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!

Can you believe I've been blogging for 1 year?? I can't! But in other ways it seems like I've been doing this my whole life. I love the idea that I'm chronicling my families' life. I love to scrapbook, but I just can't seem to find time to do this anymore...maybe someday. But at least now that I'm blogging I can write down these stories so that I won't forget. I love looking back and reading what my kiddos were up to, and rereading my "Thankful Thursdays" posts are a great way to remember my blessings even on the tough days. (Gotta get back to doing those TT posts!!)
Through my blog I've 'met' some wonderful women. I've read that I'm not alone when my kiddos misbehave. I'm not alone in my blessings, either. God has blessed so many of us with so many's so fun to read about others' blessings, and to cheer them when they have tough days. This blog has also made a great way to connect with long lost family and friends. My parents get nervous and call to check on me if I haven't posted in a few days. My sister-in-law in North Dakota even checks once-in-a-while. I have an awesome cousin, Loni, who has begun her own blog about her family. I hadn't seen or spoken to Loni much in the past few years (no problems, just life kept getting in the way!)...but now I check out what she is doing at least a few times a week, and I know she reads my blogs and leaves me little notes. I have aunts and uncles all over the state that read my blog...though they don't leave nearly enough comments!! :o) Come back soon...I have many blog posts swirling around in my are some teasers!
  • My middle name is NOT Grace.
  • Children are starting to take ownership of their chores! This is AWESOME!
  • Blastball, T-Ball, and Softball oh, my!
  • Bethany turns 4!! (May 14)
  • Making up with my treadmill
  • Hubby and My 12th Anniversary
  • Narnia, Prince Caspian (comes to theaters on May 16...we are SO EXCITED! Can't wait to see it and tell you all how WONDERFUL it is!)
That's all the teasers I can think of for now...Bethany has to get ready for school...she's celebrating her birthday there today with pink cup cakes. I'll try to take a picture of her with Abbie's pink camera..(why not my own camera? You'll find out in the post to come about my middle name).


Rebecca said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary Andie!

I haven't been commenting lately on anyone's blog for lack of time, but that hasn't mean I haven't quickly checked and skimmed each and every post. Just letting you know, though silently, I have enjoyed them! I'm so glad to have met you this year and am looking forward to watching your babies grow up even more! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy bloggy B-Day, Andie! I am so glad that you blog becasue it's so easy and fun to keep up with your family's activities, etc. Sometimes I even find out about something happening over here!! Loni prints out all her blogs from each month and puts them together to save that way. Just in case something would happen to their computer. But, you don't get the comments that way, and those would be nice to save, too. I suppose there's a way to print those, too. Anyway, Just keep on bloggin' girl, and I'll keep on reading.
PS: I just took lunch to Loni and I'm worried that she's getting sick now. I'm going back after work to see if she can get a little rest.
Love ya, Sweetie! Aunt Patty

Kate said...

Congrats on your blogoversary Andie! It looks like you've had a great year, and lots of fun coming up!

Unashamed said...

A year!?! No. Way. Well Happy blogoversary! It doesn't seem that long - I'm sure that I "met" you not long after you started blogging and it sure doesn't seem like a year has gone by. Lots of fun, isn't it!

I'm in the same boat as Rebecca, I've been reading to stay caught up but not commenting much. But. You and your family and your dad are often in my prayers. Just wanted you to know that. Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!