Happy Belated 1st Blog Birthday to me.....

3.04.2007

and 36Th birthday! Wow, it's amazing how fast a year can go by. I had such a wonderful birthday morning, starting out with this...

Birthday Flowers

Followed by this...

Birthday Note

and then the giving of these...


Cards

Does it get any better than that?

Well, maybe a picture like this...

Little Thief

The rest of the day was not as warm and fuzzy but I did get a lovely little nap and watched a great old movie, You Can't Take It With You. My poor dear of a husband is so very sick and tried his best but I think he over did it and wiped himself out by midday.

Last year I started this blog to chronicle a year in my life and that of my family. It has been such a wonderful experience for me. I take so many more pictures of the little moments in our day. I can look back and see how much the girls have changed and I only have to click on the archives to see how much we do in the course of a year. If I had posted all the entries I wrote in my mind and never published I would probably triple my entries. When I began the blog I was at a point where I felt like a "hamster on a wheel" I still feel that way on occasion but I think this blog has made me focus on the important parts of being a parent. I worry less about the housework (sorry Dan) and spend more time creating and playing with the kids.

I was reading my first few posts and realized I had been very little crafting at the onset. Sewing, knitting and other crafting have become daily or weekly occurrences instead of monthly or yearly. I have moved into my loft and am in the process of setting up a work space. I have sold some of my goodies and given many more as gifts. Even with working evenings I have found time to create and I am more relaxed for it.

I have found many more women who blog and through those connections I have found how universal the experience of being a mother to young children is. We may all choose to parent in different ways, but, the trials and joys are really the same. Somehow the experiences of women around the world has made my own more joyful as I feel amazingly less isolated.

More than anything else I have been able to share with all of you that come and visit. Often, when I see one of my friends they will comment on one of the links or posts. It always takes me by surprise. I forget that so many of you take time out of your lives to share in a bit of ours, for that I thank you. Your comments, whether online or in person, are always appreciated. I hope you have enjoyed this past year with us. I am so excited to see what the next year holds.

I had hoped to have some blog birthday gifts for all of you, but, my days have been filled with trips to the doctor, filling prescriptions and chasing cooped up children around the house.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Holy smokes, you've been a busy blogger in the past few days! Happy birthday, Mary, and happy blogiversary, too!

Sara said...

Happy birthday, Mary. Congrats on an entire year of blogging too. That's some sticktuitiveness!

Steve @ Brotherhood of the Bean said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!! I love coming to see your site, its a breath of fresh air. Keep up the good work, I really like the new design!

taimarie said...

De-lurking to say happy birthday. I really enjoy your blog!

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