One Thousand Posts

10463722_10103321999558063_6632792410892087368_oHey there friends–  I opened up this blog last week and a little orange box popped up.  I hadn’t seen that before!  And then I figured out that it said this was my 1,oooth post!  I guess I wasn’t keeping track, but I have been pounding away here since August of 2008, back when my mom was my only reader and my few photos were downright awful.

At first I watched all those “rich & famous” blogs scroll by, hoping one day I would do so well!  But over the years I’ve become content to have my own small blog be sort of a personal scarpbook– that I happen to send out to friends who read.   It gives me joy to go back and reread about a weekend in San Francisco with the kids or remember a meal we had in the backyard summers past.

So if you’re reading, along with me,  thank you.  I’m grateful for the company.  You’re encouraging comments  (and I mean you– Sophie, Brenda, Cate, Daisy, Serena, Seana,  Marissa and Poli– and you, Ruth, LeAnn and Brenda…)  are so fortifying.  It means a lot.

And to mark the happy event of 1000 posts, I thought I would list my favorites.  They remind me of happy times and good food.  And I thought you might like them too…

HERE’S SOME FAVES FROM OUR BITS OF TRAVELING FAR & WIDE:

farm-girls-along-the-roadDay in the Chinese Countryside

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We’ll Always Have Paris


img_4018A memorable week with the kids in SF

img_4066A week of good eating in San Francisco

img_2902A rollicking ride through a Bamboo Forest

 

AND SOME FOODS WE’VE LOVED SHARED WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS:

img_9382Best Blueberry Cobbler


img_8460Ginger Soy Chicken Skewers


img_82031-1Roasted Parmesan Aspragus


img_9223Simple Strawberry Cake

img_8136Chopped Kale Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing

img_9301Blackberry Cornbread Muffins

 

THERE’S SOME FUN BLOG MEMORIES OF GOOD TIMES WITH THE FAM:

img_0900Beachy Summer Evening

img_7097Mom’s 80th Happy Birthday with all the fam!

img_2123Up to SF to meet baby Mae!

img_7228Out and About in San Francisco

img_7128A Walk in the Woods
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THERE’S A FEW POSTS ON WORTHWHILE BOOKS:

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My All Time Favorite Books

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Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids
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AND POSTS THAT ARE ABOUT HEARTFELT MATTERS OF FAITH:

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God is Awake

601243_10151393472684807_467856040_nEaster Week

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Loving People, Loving God

Whew!!  That was quite a lot!  If you are by chance still reading along at the end of this long list, thanks!  It’s been nostalgic and made my heart thankful to read back through some sweet times.  God is good.

P.S.  Laurel–thanks for all your blog help on this!!  You’re a genius.

 

31 thoughts on “One Thousand Posts

  1. My dear friend, Your blog has been such a blessing to me. I am so glad you didn’t abandon it! I love every entry.. whether its family, traveling, cooking, baking, matters of faith, your sweet vulnerability.. I love YOU, and everything about you! thanks for always being willing to share.
    And! guess what! i was gone this weekend, and so cooked up some great pulled pork for Mark to enjoy while i was gone.. YUM. And of course, YOUR recipe! thank you again.

  2. Rhonda, I seldom comment, but I am a faithful reader and I truly enjoy going places with you in pictures 🙂 I enjoy your recipes. The pictures alone are mouth watering and I’ve “saved” so many of them for “some day when I cook more often.” I enjoy seeing your family and especially the grand girls.. I enjoy seeing how you grandmother those sweet girls and I get ideas of how to grandmother my 12!! So thank you for your 1,000th post. Keep it up and I’ll keep reading and “someday” I’ll cook lots of good eats!

  3. I’ve always just loved your blog posts…they are soothing and inspiring. Congrats on the milestone! So happy to be along for the ride and cooking up some good stuff along side of you! Here’s to many more posts…

  4. I know I don’t respond often, but I read every post!! And love them all, Rhonda. I learn so much from you as you share your heart, and enjoy so many of your recipes. So glad you decided to continue writing. 🙂

    • Thanks bunches Sheryl. Love your librarian post (big library fan–was just there today)– It can be a big responsibility– I’m thinking of the librarian at my school that directs kids reading… anyway, fun post.

  5. I love reading your sweet blog, Rhonda. I’ve found some new books, tried some great recipes and traveled along with you on so many fun little trips with you and your family. Thanks for the time you spend on it. ❤️ I wish we were next door neighbors!
    Leslie

  6. Hi Rhonda,

    I must be honest, I saw a post from Laurel on Facebook about your 1,000th post and I had to see it to believe it. I am floored by your sheer commitment. A blogger could only hope for the dedication you’ve put in. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

    Aaron Green

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