It just seems like the other day I started this blog. I never would have imagined in a thousand years, that I would now have so many new and wonderful friends. Y'all Rock!!! I can remember when I was excited about getting one or two comments, and those were from family. Now sometimes I might get THIRTY, and I have SEVENTY people following me!!!! I really can't believe it, I mean I really am amazed that y'all keep coming back!
Today my blog turns 1 year old!!!! Yep January 9, 2008 is the day I started this thing. Ya know if I am not mistaken today is one of my best friends from my childhood's birthday, so Sonja if you are reading this Happy Birthday!
Let me give you a little background to how this all got started.......
~~~Scooby Doo Dream Sequence~~~
I was at the grocery store a little over a year ago, it was probably about October. As I was grocery shopping, I was on the phone with my sister Lisa. Here is our conversation (or at least something close to it):
Lisa: You need to go to this website
Me: Really what is it (Looking at the date on the milk)
Lisa: Its called The Pioneer Woman, she writes about her life on a ranch with her Husband Marlboro Man
Me: (stops dead in my tracks in front of the cheese, puts hand on hips and say) What? you want me to go to some website about a pioneer woman??? What does she want me to do grind my own wheat or something?!?!?!? (Lisa has her own wheat grinder or at least she used to)
(In my head I am picturing an older lady and her husband who smokes Marlboro's of course and live on their ranch, and for some reason my sister is fascinated by this.)
Lisa: No!!!! You wont have to grind your own wheat! Just go to the website, your gonna like it.
So at work a couple of days later I go to the website www.thepioneerwoman.com
and I am hooked. Apparently like a gazillion other people in the world! I can get no work done, I am laughing so hard and loud at work that people are coming to check on me, so I make them go to the website and then they are laughing, and so on and so forth. After a couple of months of reading her website, I started clicking on these interesting things called comments. I started going to the peoples sites who left them. That is when I realized that, "Hey, I can do this I think. Lets give it a shot."
And a blog was born......
Not a very good one, but it was a blog. I didn't even know what to write about, but I trudged on.
"Well this is my first post, and I don't have any idea what I'm doing. Apparently I am supposed to write down my thoughts, my ideas, my dreams. Lets see how long I last at doing that.
A little about me. I am a busy mom of three wonderful kids, sorry children (they are not goats (: ), who keep me extremely busy. On top of that I work full time. Thank goodness for my husband without him, I would be crazier than I already am.
So any way that's all , because I don't have anything else to say write now."
Boy that was some great stuff!!! (Can you hear the sarcasm?) I mean since that time I have called my kids, kids a billion times. Am I a hypocrite or what?!?!
and this is the one comment I had like two months later, right after I met my BBFF Jennifer.
HEY, I'm out here! I had to read your first ever post (do you do that, read the first one on a person's site so you can see how styles have changed etc? or is this another weird Jennifer thing - wait, don't answer that). I'm totally done stalking you now, and I think I may go clean....I don't know, SOMETHING. Jennifer
I do have to admit I am really really surprised I lasted as long as I have, but oh am I so glad I have. The experience this has brought me, the friendships are just unbelievably awesome!!!
God has used this blog world in some pretty amazing ways, and y'all I can't wait to see what happens this next year!
Now I am going to do something I have not done in all of my long one year blogging career. I am going to have a give away. This give away is a little different though, because I don't know what I am going to give away.
The only thing I am for sure of is this. Whatever I give away, will fit in this box:
Its about the size of a shoe box, and yes I know its a Christmas box. You can always use the box next year. Seriously though I don't have any idea what I am going to put in it yet. It will come to me though. Also I will try my very hardest to get the gift out in a reasonable time frame. I am a horrible procrastinator, so hopefully it wont be next Christmas when you get this box, and whatever mystery prize comes with it.
So entering is simple just leave me a comment telling me how wonderful I am. Hahahaha Just kidding!!!
Just leave a comment, I don't care what you say. Well I do care about what you say, y'all mean alot to me, I just don't want you cussing or being potty mouthed. Not that, that has ever happened before. Oh just go leave a comment! :)
Anywho, Happy Blog Birthday, Blogiversary to me!!!!!!!!