Hey 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:
AND SOME FOODS WE’VE LOVED SHARED WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS:
THERE’S SOME FUN BLOG MEMORIES OF GOOD TIMES WITH THE FAM:
THERE’S A FEW POSTS ON WORTHWHILE BOOKS:
AND POSTS THAT ARE ABOUT HEARTFELT MATTERS OF FAITH:
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.