Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Year in Review

My one year blogging anniversary has come and gone. Tonight, since the boys went to bed early, I sat down and perused my archives, remembering what I had written and what had happened over the past year. It was a good exercise, one that helps me to be thankful for all of the good things God has done in my life and the ways I have grown over the past year.

For those of you who haven't been around the whole year, here are some highlights of the past year:

-the origin of a blog name

-my current cause

-my favorite meditations on parenting

-our worst (or best) parenting moment

-my favorite pastime

-the time I chose to take up a controversial topic

-my sweet, strong-willed Hobbes

-Calvin and his -isms...there are just so many

-a favorite Grandma recipe

-on being an Anglican family, Advent, Lent, and other holy days

And if you want some deep reading to get more acquainted with my history, you can read any of these posts.

The best part of this blogging thing has definitely been the folks I have met over the past year. Even if you don't want to go back and read any of my posts, please do check out the posts of these lovely ladies, who are just three among many:

Kate at A Telling Place, who is a fellow Appalachian living in Scotland

Kerry, a fellow Anglican and local foodie, who blogs many places, including at A Ten O'Clock Scholar

And Tipper, whose posts about Appalachian life and music at Blind Pig and the Acorn never fail to make me homesick


Kate said...

Happy Anniversary (a bit late)!! And thanks for pointing people in my direction. More important, however, thank you for being such a great blogger friend. It's been such a pleasure to get to know you over the past months and an honour to be privy to your thoughts.

Missy said...

I LOVE these sorts of posts-- always great to read those I may have missed-- I've been scarce around the blogosphere lately.

I thought of you Thursday night-- saw Nanci Griffith Thursday evening at the Newberry Opera House--- it was lovely.

Nora Bee said...

Happy Anniversary! I always know I'm in for a good read when I come over for s visit. Mine came and went recently too. I like how you commemorated yours.

TwoSquareMeals said...

I'm thankful for finding you in the blogosphere, too. I am thankful that you are sharing your journey.

Nanci in concert...I wish I had been there! I think she is coming to Raleigh soon.

Nora Bee,
Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you're back to blogging!

tipper said...

A belated Happy Aniversary to you!!! Thank you for the kind shout out-and I can't think of a nicer compliment than I remind you of home. So sweet it makes me weepy.

Kerry said...

Oh, my - this has been in my "starred" items for almost a month now. I wanted to respond the day I saw it, but, well it's been a difficult month for me. :)

I'm so glad I found your blog! Thanks for your link - I count you among my "friend" bloggers, too!