12 January 2010

Celebration




One year ago, I didn’t even know what a blog was, let alone know that blogoversary is a word. Even though I had always loved to write, I had long since given up writing in a journal; in the misguided wisdom of youth, I’d deemed it too juvenile.

When I became a mother for the first time, though, the itch to write came back with a vengeance. I love taking photos, but photographs could capture only so much. I needed to put words on a page. To help me see beyond the smiles of a new mother and her baby. To help me remember the stories. To help me remember specific details of what made me smile, what made me tear up, what filled me with guilt, what made me want to shout my thanks to the heavens for the wonderful blessing of motherhood. To help me celebrate Josh and Zoë.

Since starting this blog, it’s been a year of almost-daily posts, hundreds of photos, new friends made, horizons broadened. What a wonderful community of friends you all have been.

I have decided to celebrate my blogoversary with a giveaway to say thank you to all of you for your thoughtful, beautiful, and sometimes funny and wry comments and for the wonderful reads your posts have provided, for the smiles and the chuckles, and for the times you made me burst out laughing. Most of all, thank you for allowing me to celebrate Josh and Zoë and for celebrating along with me.

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Giveaway details will be announced tomorrow --only because this would be a really long post otherwise. Please join! I would dearly love to have one of you win this set or something else that you could choose from a really great site!

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27 COMMENTS:

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Woo-Hoo! Happy Blog day!!

Helene said...

Happy blogiversary!!!! It's been a fun year getting to know you!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Happy one year anniversary! Yay! It's been a pleasure reading about you and your family! Here's to another (and another and another) year! :)

Saranne said...

Happy anniversary! I've so enjoyed your blog and pictures of your beautiful family! ox

LPC said...

oh congratulations Mamahood! Really, it's been just great. I started up myself only a month after you so I feel a sort of kinship. To day nothing of relying on you for a daily dose of cute. Who can ever forget Zoe with the basket on her head?:)

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Happy blogversary! I look forward to reading more posts in the upcoming year...keep them coming!

smiles4u said...

I am really thankful that some how, in this big universe, we connected. I am grateful. Congrats on one year of blogging bliss. You have a beautiful journey going on that is surely worth blogging about. Good for you! Thanks for becoming friends with me and sharing it with me. XX Love and hugs, Lori

Jana said...

ACK! I didnt email you the ideas, what a dork I can be!!! I have absolutely loved getting to know you guys!! Congrats on your blogoversary! You are adored!

Yelena R. said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm so glad I got to know you through your blog :) Keep writing and sharing your photos with us!

sunnymama said...

Congratulations on your one year blogoversary! You have a lovely blog. :) The giveaway sounds exciting, so I'll be back tomorrow to find out more. I am also celebrating my approaching blogoversary with a giveaway at my blog if you'd like to call by and enter. ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Girl, no gifts needed...your blog is a ray of sunshine for me. Plus, even if you've had a bad day (which I can't recall a single time you've complained about one), you're still capable of putting a smile on my face. Happy Blogaversary to you!!!!

Joanne Choi said...

Congrats friend...your writing and capture of childhood is wonderful to read...it's been fun watching it happen from your start to now.

I'm itching for a good giveaway win - so I'm back tomorrow...! Congrats again!

*Jess* said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Lindy said...

YAH! Happy Blogiversary!!

I've truly enjoyed not only your kids' stories and pictures but also the pictures of far away places that I'm sure I'll never see in person - for fear there wouldn't be anything there I could eat! :)

jen@odbt said...

Happy Blogaversary! I blog for those same exact reasons. I'm glad we've "met". :)

Robin said...

Yay I want to win..those are gorgeous....Congrats on your blogoversary..!

Nezzy said...

Happy Blogiversary dear one. You have put many smiles upon our faces with your two little precious ones and shown us beautiful places from a different culture. Now about that giveaway.... Woohoo!!! Ya'll know how I love a great giveaway.

Have a spectacular day! :o)

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your one year Blogiversary! This is my first time stopping by. :)

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Happy Blogaversary! I'm looking forward to reading/looking thru year 2!

Herb of Grace said...

Congratulations! Wow. I had no idea it had only been a year. I assumed you'd been blogging forever! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

Wanda said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I was so surprised to discovery a few weeks ago that it had been only one year since you had been blogging.

Yours is a place I visit and always leave with a smile on my face and something to think about.
Thanks for sharing with us all!

xoxo

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..I LOVE THOSE!!!!!!!!

Keyona said...

Happy Bloggy day!

blueviolet said...

Happy Blogoversary! I couldn't be happier that I found your blog. It has never failed to make me smile! :)

Aunt LoLo said...

Happy Blogaversary, my friend!!! *smile*

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