Thursday, April 15, 2010

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THE DAYS I'LL REMEMBER!

Two years ago today, my evening had come to a close and I decided that a blog sounded like something I wanted to do. I sat down to start my new blog with no clue where it would go, no clue if I'd keep up with it, no idea I'd have over 150 followers at some point. I didn't even know what I would name a blog. I remember thinking that I wanted to remember Carter being little, I wanted to remember the little things, the simple things, the laughter. So from that came, The Days I'll Remember. Here I am today, two years later and I'm a bit amazed that I found something that I keep up with longer then a few weeks. Thank you for being a part of this special day with me!

I've learned over the past two years why I started this blog. It's because of this blog that I am reminded day in and day out of how lucky I am to be living this life. Let me correct that, I'm not lucky I'm blessed. I'm blessed to have two healthy children that smile day in and day out. I have a husband that loves me regardless of my hang ups, and a have a beautiful home and want for nothing. By no means am I bragging, I just realize that my cup is full and my life is exactly what I dreamed it would be as a child. I've also learned that I have a gift for writing. I have people email me all the time telling me how much they enjoy the things I write. I have several ladies that tell me that I'm an inspiration to them. Now that surprises me, because I just don't see that but if that's what they feel then okay. God is using me to speak to other people. He's using my blog to speak directly to me. I've discovered that a lot of times when I sit down to blog that my mind is sometimes blank. I'll have a topic in my head but not sure where to start or where to go. Then it's like it just clicks and I start typing. I type what I truly feel in my heart. Whether that be about my family, my views or my beliefs. Sometimes the stuff around here is corny, sometimes it's pretty deep, sometimes it's touching, sometimes it just doesn't even make sense to me so I'm sure you guys are lost. The neat thing is... we all keep coming back! :)

I've made so many new friends over the past two years with this blog. I've met other moms that are doing the day in day out, stay at home mom thing and blogging is just our source of alone time. I still find it hard to accept those words like, "I love your blog!", "Your blog is awesome!", "I check on your blog all the time!", each is an extremely sweet comment but I am just doing something that I enjoy. It brings a smile to my face to know that other people are enjoying the happenings of our small town, farm living life. I've also pushed, or should I say encouraged a few other moms that I know to start blogs and wow! what a blessing those blogs are to me. I'm still shocked that I met a fellow blogger while walking in a small park in North Carolina. Too neat!

Without a shadow of a doubt I am so glad that I have kept up this little story of our life. I look back on past entries and find myself reliving the moment. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh, and sometimes I just get that warm fuzzy feeling. I hope that you enjoy your time here as much as I do. I often wonder what 168 people find so interesting about me and my family. Is there something you want to know about us? Something you'd like me to blog about, anything?? Give me ideas for new things you'd like to see here in my corner of the world wide web.

From the bottom of my heart I say thank you to all of you that faithfully follow what's going on with us. Thank you for your comments, I love reading what you all have to say! Thank you for being encouragers to me. Your kind words, your similar whacky stories, they all mean a lot to me.

With this being my two year blogaversary (is that a word) I am going to give away a duffle tote bag to one of my followers. Here's what you have to do. You have to be a follower, and you have to leave a comment here on my blog. There are several of you that are lurking in the shadows so this is your opportunity to step forward and let me know you are out there. I will take comments until Saturday evening and draw a winner on Sunday evening for the duffle. It will look this one.
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To become a follower, go to the right of the page and you'll see an area that is labeled followers. Click on that "follow" button and whala! you'll be following. You'll get all the latest updates when I blog. For an extra entry become a new follower on Facebook. There's also a section of that to the right of the page. For a third entry, blog about my giveaway and then leave a comment with your blog link. I look forward to hearing from you all, and look forward to the next year ahead of us.


Chances to enter:
1. Become a follower and leave a comment here letting me know you follow.
2. Become a Facebook fan, leave a comment here letting me know you are a follower on FB.
3. Blog about this giveaway and then come back and leave a comment with the link to your blog post.

Good luck my friends!!!!

13 comments:

Lindsey said...

You know Im a follower...cant believe its been two years! <3

Stacey said...

I LOVE your Blog and I am defiantly a follower!!!!

Stacey

Susan said...

Hey Lady! You know I'm a follower on here and on FB. You have so inspired me to cherish the small things and keep my mind eternity-focused. I hope in 2 years I'm keeping steady with my blog too!

http://mudinheaven.blogspot.com

TheVanzants said...

I'm a follower - here and Facebook. Love keeping up with you and your boys. Always enjoy reading your posts.

Ashley Stone said...

I follow! Happy blogversary!

Sebrina said...

I am a follower and followed you and started my own blog!! face bok fan also!!

Amanda Faye said...

I didnt realize you had A fb...I am DEFINATLY A follower, I have recently started reading your blog and LOVE it. I think we are neighbors I live just north of Jacksonville....I have also wrote A blog entry about your give aways so check it out...XOXO Amanda

www.confessionsofacfwife.blogspot.com

Jamie~ said...

One hundred and sixty eight people can't be wrong about your blog!

I'm so happy to keep up with your blog, even though I don't comment enough.

Happy blogiversary (totally a new word!)! I'm a follower here and on facebook!

Kati Alison said...
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Kati Alison said...

Happy Blogiversary!! You know I love your blog and you are and always have been an inspiration and light to my life!! I am a follower on Facebook as well! LOVE THE HIGGS and "THE DAY'S I'LL REMEMBER"!! GOD BLESS YOU!!

LOVE YA...Kati :)

P.S. I LOVE THE BAG TOO & IF I DON'T WIN IT...I STILL WANT TO BUY ONE!:)

Amanda T said...

Hey There!
I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. I hope you'll come by and follow me too :)

While your there please feel free to check out one of my newest giveaways for a SodaStream Machine. Or you can even read about things I like under my look at life tab.

Anyways,
Take Care; I'll be back to check up periodically.

-Amanda T
http://mylifewithratsandmore.blogspot.com

Sienna said...

Hi friend... I gave you an award on my blog! Have a great day.

Sarah said...

How did I miss this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AH!

And, well, I'm fasting FB right now :( It's HORRIBLE! But, when I get back on I will most def. friend request ya.

Have a beautiful day, and congrats to the winner of that stellar duffle!