500 Posts

Well it looks like this is my 500th post.
And for this week I’ve got some fun things planned.
Two giveaways.
I was going to have one done for tomorrow but Regan was finally home after being gone a bit and well it was good to just spend time with him and the kiddos.
instead I was going to do a look back.
Are ya pumped?

My very first post here was written on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. That’s a long time ago eh???

I like blogging for a few reasons.
1. I like documenting what is happening in our lives. Like the funny things my kids say or do. (like this and this) or my photography (like my first wedding I did here)

2. I like the contact with other people. On those days when I haven’t really talked to another adult (we’ve had a few the past two weeks) it’s an outlet to PEOPLE. (hello out there!!! I’m waving, you just can’t see it)

3. I like the contact with friends that I don’t get to see but still miss (like the majority of my list down the side. And meeting new friends (like Kristin)

4. And I think it’s fun to get some feedback on things. Like recipes or photos or whatever.

Some of my very favorite posts I’ve done. For different reasons:
Grief is like a Wave
Our Getting together
3X Photography

So tomorrow I’ll be showing you a tutorial on something to make that I am giving away. Two hints about it.
1. It is blue and ruffly.
2. It’s big enough to fit me.
To get a chance to win it you have to be a follower or blog about it or comment on tommorrow’s post.

So tell me how long you’ve been reading my blog, if you don’t mind, AND if you have a post (or type of post) that you really enjoy.

Happy 500!
And to end it off two of my favorite pictures from this wedding I just posted in my photo blog.

  • March 22, 2010 - 7:02 am

    Alysha - happy 500th post!! i love the 3x photography post. i think i might have to do that (mainly for the last one having to do with what you equipment you want… little hint to jimmy hahahhaha)

  • March 22, 2010 - 7:43 am

    scrapwordsmom - Happy 500th post! Cool! I found your blog sometime last fall (I think). It was after I saw Julie and Julia and your post was how you were going to bake your way through Martha Stewart!

    You have a link on my sidebar of my Blog. I enjoy visiting here:)


  • March 22, 2010 - 8:51 am

    The Full Nelson - happy 500th! I have been reading your blog for a year or two.

  • March 22, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Jennifer Juniper - Happy 500! Try to link up at my place tonight to get more hits for your giveaway!
    I love the light spots in this photo, it’s so dreamy 🙂

  • March 22, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Laura O'Hearon - Rhondaaaaaa. I think I have been reading your blog since 2006 when we first really got to know each other. I think I met you once when you were in Cole Habour when Alden was a little guy, you taught Michelle Vanessa and I sunday school when I was visiting Kathy once. That feelsl ike ages ago though. I’m pretty sure I got hooked on your blog sometime after the summer I spent at your house though and have stayed a fan ever since. I loveeeeeeee your posts about your baking and your posts with lots of pictures of your kids. Lucy stories are pretty dang cute too!

  • March 22, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Susie - Rhonda I have been reading since the beginning of blogging. Maybe you were the first blog I looked at. I do get a kick out of the funny things your kids say and do and of course sneaking a peek at all your pics

  • March 22, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Crystal - Congrats to you!! That’s a lot of writing but so very worth it, I think. Isn’t it fun to go back and read some of the very first stuff?!

    I think I started reading you after first meeting on the Scraptivity board. Of course I liked the fact that you were in NS (where our daughter was), then on the DT with Heather and so when you moved to Calgary, I was even more delighted that you and Heather develop an in-person friendship. I love your cooking / baking posts, the beautiful photos you capture, your sewing projects and of course your cute kids! Oh, and I like the fact that your Mom is a teacher and your DH is doctor. Lots of connections to my life :))

    Please keep writing and sharing all that’s going on in your life. Happy Spring!

  • March 22, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    Marie - I think I know what it will be, and I have to win it! Then I can match Aimee!

    Love your blog, and your reasons for blogging. Happy 500!

  • March 22, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    DeeMomof6 - Hey girl! Happy 500! I think I only even entered the blog world about a year or so myself so probably about that time is when I found yours. Yours was one of my first follows actually. Hmmm my favorite post??…. Not sure I really have one, I enjoy the posts about the kids and the baking and the crafts, oh and the photography as that is what I am starting into now that I am done with having kids and they are getting to be more independent.. and the new spiritual sundays rock.. Oh I know which one I liked best was your one on the princess party you had and how that gave me some great ideas for my first ever girl party after 5 boys.

  • March 22, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Lora - Congrats on your 500th post! Your blog is one of my favourites, I have been following it for just about two years now. I enjoying here about how your little family is growing. We miss living next door to you. I appreciate the craft ideas and the recipes. You have a gift with the camera and I enjoy seeing the fruit of it.

  • March 22, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Abby - Wow! You’re a bloggin’ machine! I like blogging for all the same reasons. Congrats on the big 5-0-0!!

  • March 23, 2010 - 12:35 am

    Tisha - 500! You amaze me! I was stoked when I got to 100! I pretty much like all of your posts, but I’m pretty pumped to see one of the great giveaway you won recently! 😉

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Kristin - WOW! 500 posts! Thats a lot of blogging! Im glad I found your blog!

  • March 24, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Amy - Here’s to 500+ more fantastic posts!