This marks the 801st post on my blog!! Wow!!
And to use Karen Russell's idea:
trips to China - Taiwan - Hong Kong, Europe, and Brazil-Argentina
20 - 30 visits daily
regular visits from Poland, England, and Australia (thanks, guys!)
surprising visits from Brazil, India, Indonesia and Hawaii (thanks for finding me!)
Thank-you to Melinda and Heather for encouraging me to start. Originally I did it so that as a family we'd know more about the day to day happenings, thoughts and pictures each of us had. It's still about that but it's definitely grown to be so much more.
I never dreamt back in May of 2006, when I first started, that I would grow to enjoy this so much and develop such an amazing number of friendships with other bloggers. I am constantly amazed at the wisdom, encouragement, inspiration and faith that is shared by these online friends. I have so much to learn from their writing and living.
This online journal has become a great place for me to document life, travel and family events. One of my goals is to someday collect all of my posts into a book. I wish I had something like that from my grandmothers so maybe one day it will be enjoyed by our grandchildren. They'll definitely see enough of themselves in the book :))
Here's my very first post and here's the first picture I posted. And here are the first posts of our granddaughters, Meadow and Helayna! It was amazing to look back!
Thank you to all of you who come by to see what's up. I am so, so grateful for your encouragement and your interest. Sometimes I wonder if I really have anything to share but life is really about the small, seemingly unimportant moments that blend together to make a lifetime, isn't it? Remember I'd love to know you were here so please, please click on 'comments' and leave me a little message! I found a few questions from my blog-iversary that still need to be answered so watch for that later this week.
I hope your week is a reflection of God's love!