Friday, February 19, 2010

A birthday and a blogiversary

Today is my blogiversary and my birthday. I have been blogging for exactly a year, which I started on my 30th birthday.

1 year of blogging
31 years of life
200 posts
So many new friends

I have blogged about my kids and the crazy things they say (or the embarrassing things that I do).

I've talked a lot about growing up, my sisters, and written several posts for "Life By Mom's Rules: A Survival Guide".

We moved and we painted. And painted and painted and painted...

There were a few scary moments with family, some turning out well and others not and one of those moments I'll even call a miracle even though I'm not really religious.

I confessed 30 secrets, a project inspired by spudballoo.

I dreamed about going to Blog Camp in Denmark but was unable to go so Julie suggested a camp here timed to match up with Blog Camp 2.0 there (a Blog Camp Reno). Some great people (Ali/McGillicutty, rxBambi, AnOpenHeart and Zena the "non-blogger") came to Reno to meet up in September and I'm still quite thrilled for the experience.

I got all crafty this year and there are a few example here, here , here and here.

I bought my first big girl camera and started a flickr 365 project (today is day 50). I'm working on my mini project of the ABCs right now. And this year when I go on the next Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk I'll be prepared to play with the big kids (I hope).

So far my number one most popular post (based on hits) is the PVC pipe fort here and it still gets several hits a day from Google. And the most commented on posts are always the wordzzles.

So it's been quite a year. I have a lot of thoughts rattling around in my head recently about where I'm at in my life right now but I think that will need a whole post of it's own so I'll save that for now. Right this minute I'm going looking for a recipe for Pistachio cupcakes that I used a while back. Yummy Birthday to me!


  1. Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day. I love reading your blog and I'm still mad at Bambi and Zena for stopping by your house without me this Christmas.

  2. Ahhh, I wish I'd know ahead of time.....Happy Birthday, to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sara, Happy Birthday to yooooooooooooooooooooo! Mwah!

    Love to you, Sister

  3. Happy Happy Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy Joy

    hope it's a wonderful one

    I'm glad to get to know you

  4. Happy Birthday, Sara! I have enjoyed all of your posts over the last year :) I hope you have a beautiful day filled with lots of love and sunshine.


  5. Happy Birthday, Sara! I have felt that we are kindred spirits. Not only are we sharing the ABC project this month, but we also share a birthday. Shhhh! Mine is the day after "Z," which I thought was a cool way to end it.

    I am so pleased to have "met" you this year and look forward to sharing stories and pictures this year.

    As one of my son's would say (who always has a different way of seeing things): Best wishes for another trip around the sun!

  6. Oh my sweet Sara, Happy Birthday to you.. I didn't know it was a week after mine, cos mine takes over my whole life for about three weeks!!!
    I am so glad you're in my life and am eternally grateful for the experience last Sept. Have the best day ever... sending you big fat hugs!!!!!!

  7. happy anniversary! Wow, quite a year you're so glad to have a record of it. Your photos have really improved (does that sound really patronising?!!), it's so good to be able to look back at the progress.

    Here's to the next year..! xx

  8. Happy Birthday and Happy Blogoversary! I'm so happy I got to meet you and I've learned a lot. Can't wait to see you again soon.



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