Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Happy 1000th!

Picture my 10yo made to help me celebrate!
Almost 8 years ago exactly (On December 31, 2004) I started this blog. It wasn't my first blog ... I had actually been blogging over at AOL before then but decided the AOL blogs weren't meeting my needs (which turned out to be good since eventually AOL got rid of their blogs).

It's been a fun ride. I blogged about my crafts. I blogged through my third (and final pregnancy). I blogged about us moving. I've blogged about reading. I've blogged about things our family has done. I've blogged about the worst news I ever got - cancer. I've blogged about moments I'm so proud of. This blog has been quite a ride!

And today? Today I'm blogging my 1000th post.

picture my 13yo made to help me celebrate
1000. This feels like a huge milestone to me. 1000 times I've come here to share - the good, the bad, the ugly, the mundane, the important, the boring, all of it. A lot of me shared with whoever happens to stumble across this little site once and those who have become my friends and come back often to see what's going on.

And I can't imagine it being any other way.

I remember when I first started blogging. People were confused What? What's a blog? Blog. Huh. Never heard of that before. Wait, you have like a journal on-line for anyone to read? Why?

I do it because I love it. I'll keep doing it because I love it.

To help me celebrate my 1000th post, The Preschool Toolbox is offering 5 themes to one winner, chosen from whoever leaves a comment on this post. Very exciting and very generous of them to offer up a prize for you =)

As I close this 1000th post, I'd like to say a great big thank you to you, the reader. I can't lie: every comment warms my heart and makes me smile. I may be biased, but I think I have some of the most fabulous blog readers around.



  1. Looking forward to the next 1000 posts! And if you have good readers, it's because we recognize quality when we see it.

  2. Love the pics your kids made for you to celebrate!

  3. Diane2:02 PM

    I know it is 1000th post but have you figured out how many characters this has been?

  4. Brandie - Congratulations on your 1000th post. I've shared and hopefully, you will have many who find strength and love in what YOU do daily! Our prayers are with you and yours this Christmas!

  5. Jen Turner6:13 PM

    1000! Congrats! I wish I had the drive to start a blog, let alone continue it for that long!

  6. Thanks for sharing it all with your readers! I am very happy for you!!! Happy 1000th!!! Maybe I will blog, maybe...

  7. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Way to go, 1000 posts is a huge milestone!

  8. This is awesome! Congrats and I'm glad I found you on Twitter and now your blog. :)

  9. Congrats on you 1000th blog, may you have a 1000 more (or even more than that)


Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)