Monday, April 19, 2010

365, oh my!

As hard as it is for me to believe, today marks our one year blogiversary! With only a handful of followers, I began blogging so that family and friends could keep up with all the changes in our growing family. Since my bloggy beginnings were humble at best, it is surprising to me just how much our blog has grown over the past year.

As much as I love my new job as a stay-at-home mom, I do miss the social interaction that I had when I worked. Though GG tickles me to no end with her cuteness, coos, babbles, and giggles, she's not the best conversationalist. We can watch a show or two together, but I can't get her opinion on last night's reality tv or listen as she fills me in on all the latest gossip. She is great at tugging my hair, but she can't tell me that it looks good styled a certain way. And while she can pat my knee and flash a smile that would melt any heart, she isn't able to reassure me that things will get better after a particularly rough morning. There are times that I am so desperate to talk to someone that doesn't require a bib when they eat, that I've stalked our mail carrier just to have a quick chat while I'm grabbing the mail. Not to mention my sudden transformation into the Chatty Cathy Momma when I go shopping. My mouth goes ninety miles to nothing from the time my items hit the checkout conveyor until I'm walking out with receipt, buggy, and baby in tow, giving cashiers much more than they bargained for when they asked me the generic, "How are you?"

My blogging hobby has grown from simply chronicling our family adventures into a way for me to connect with others. And as silly as it may sound, I still get excited when I gain a new follower or when my email pops up with a new reader comment.

With our first blogiversary falling on a Monday, it seemed only fitting that the Mommy and Me picture be one from last April. Even though Gillian Grace's debut was still a few months away, she was still very much a part of our lives.


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Mommy and Me, the early days (April 2009)


Just like your parents told you about the sun, don't look directly at this picture, it will hurt your eyes! I'm au natural---no makeup, hat to hide my messy hair, and still wearing the clothes from our early morning walk. Gosh, am I a fashion statement or what?!


Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn


Happy Blogiversary to me, and thank you for sharing in our lives!


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23 comments:

Francis said...

Happy Blogniversary! I too get excited with new followers and comments.

alicia said...

Congrats! what an accomplishment. That is exactly how I felt when I completed my project 365 Dec 31st last year.

Becoming a parent is a definite ride, one that changes your life forever. But nothing more rewarding.

I can totally empathize with the blog ride too. I started a couple years ago just documenting for family and it has evolved. I don't have the following you have, but have just joined SITS and the networking world. It's nuts!

I am thankful though when I find blogs such as yours, people I can relate to and enjoy your words, even if it is from afar.

SassySillySpunky said...

Happy 1 year!!! It is so nice to be able connect with others who understand all that comes with being a mommy!

Katie said...

OOH! Happy anniversary!

I'm the same way about talking the ear off of some poor defenseless Walmart clerk when they ask how my day is going, and I've been a SAHM for 16 years! Keep wondering when I'm gonna keep my mouth shut... (and so are they, I bet)! :-)

I'maNolaGirl said...

Congrats!!! Mine is tomorrow! Isn't it amazing how blogging connects you to people.

Thanks for sharing story!

Amy said...

Congrats on your one year.. What a cute Mommy moment...

Have a great day..

Brandy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad I get to share in your life through your blog!

I love seeing and reading about everything GG is doing, since she and Jack are the same age.

Happy Monday!

Natalie said...

Wow! Congratulations! I just celebrated my "1 month" and I was excited about that :)
Looking forward to reading more!

Annie said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
Keep it up... :)

Krystyn said...

Happy 1 year! It's exciting, isn't it?

And, how fun that you did a picture with GG still in the tum...so cute.

Joni said...

Congrats on one year! So glad you decided to blog. I have enjoyed all the photos of your adorable daughter. Even in the short time I have been reading.

Alysha (Supermom) said...

Happy Blogniversary! I am so glad I found your blog and I look forward to getting to know you more and more. Having a blog is definitely a thing all stay at home moms should have. The followers are awesome and the comments can make our day. Happy Monday!

xo
Alysha (Supermom)

bbcd mama said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Nikki said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Happy Bloggiversary!!!
I'm the same way about getting excited about a new follower and I absolutely love when people leave me comments. It's a slight obsession.
I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll come back and visit me!!!
Happy Monday!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Happy Blogiversary! You definitely deserve an award for that!

Just a heads up, I'm tagging you in a post tomorrow. :)

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy 1 year! So glad we're blog friends!

vixbeth said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower from Monday Madness, I came over from Adventures of a Betty Crocker Wanna-Be. Take care and have a great Monday.

KJJ Houston said...

Happy 365! Blogging is so fun! I love it :) Have a great week! xo - JessLeigh

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad I recently found your blog!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I had to laugh when I read this - I think every SAHM can relate to the need for adult conversation! :) Congrats on one year of blogging!

MBM said...

Wow! Happy Blogiversary! Many more to come! xox MBM

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Happy Blogiversary girl!!!! So glad that I found you because I have been loving your blog!!!! :)

Beautiful picture! :)

The Ross Family said...

Happy Anniversary!

I had to laugh about your checkout comment at the grocery store. I do that ALL the time now in public. lol