Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrating 1500!

It's been almost 5 years and 1500 posts on this little blog of mine!  I never really thought about where I was heading when I started.  All I knew was that I loved reading the blogs my daughters wrote and the thought of sharing pictures and daily writing with them prompted me to jump in with both feet.  It's always fun to go back and read entries from long ago - and to contemplate what might be ahead.

Will I still be blogging 5 years from now??
How many posts will that make?
Is it time to get these years printed into real books?
Where will my writing go from here?
What would my readers like me to write about?
How can I be mindful of sharing what God puts into my heart?

I want to share a giveaway in honour of reaching this milestone so leave me a comment by noon on Saturday (Feb. 26th).  I'll pick a winner and mail off a package with some quilting fat quarters, a set of handmade cards, a favourite book of mine, some scrapbooking supplies and a bit of chocolate.

I have met the most wonderful friends along the way.  Scattered around the globe, some young, some older, some hilariously funny, some serious, some inspiring, some challenging and all making my life richer.  Thank you for sharing this journey with me!  I appreciate your visits and your comments so much.


  1. so glad you started blogging, crystal! you are such a sweet encourager. :)

    ps--i bought anne's book today based on your recommendation. can't wait to get it!

    oh! got my hubs some snowshoes for his b-day. i figured we might as well start somewhere. we only need 4 more pairs. haha!

  2. What a great milestone! I have always really enjoyed reading your blog and hope that in 5 years from now you will still be blogging! :o)

    Thanks for the inspiring posts and for your comments, words of encouragement and prayers!

  3. The blogging journey has been a good one, and I'm glad we "met".

  4. Yeah! And I have to say that I have been along for the entire ride!! HUGS

  5. Congratulations Crystal! I am so happy that our blogs brought us together for a face to face visit! That alone has been the biggest blessing to me in this blog adventure. Much love to you, dear friend! XO

  6. Anonymous7:13 PM

    I love checking out your blog everyday, Crystal!!! Very inspiring :)


  7. 1500 posts - so awesome! good for you!

  8. I'm pretty sure you've passed me on the number of posts. I'm so glad you started doing this. It makes me feel so much more connected to you, no matter where we are. Thanks for sharing the little and big of your life and adventures.

  9. Anonymous6:12 PM

    1500 Posts - Congrats Crystal. I truly enjoy reading your posts. You always have a way to cheer me and make me giggle.. I love that.
    You are a fantastic Mom and Grandma to those adorable little ones.

    Keep up the great blog, and I hope to meet you one day. It would be so nice to sit down and chat over a cup of tea with you...

    Whitehorse, Yukon

  10. I must have been off with the fairies did I nearly miss this momentous occasion?????? Congratulations, my friend - I am so glad we met.

    There has not been a great deal of reading going on round here in recent days. I need to make up for that this weekend.