BE SURE TO ENTER THE DRAWING IN THE POST BELOW.
i am having so much fun celebrating my one year anniversary of blogging!
i am keeping the contest open until Friday (for my weekly readers)
so be sure to go enter if you haven't already...i am missing ALOT of you.
you know who you are.
i don't know what made me decide to try a blog
but i am SO GLAD i did.
this is therapy for me....why??
i don't know exactly.
it feels good to keep track of the small everyday things.
it feels great to have a record of thoughts, feelings, events of an entire year.
it feels creative to have something i want to say each time i sit down.
this blog has changed how i see things...through my lens.
i think about photography a lot more than i did a year ago.
the blogs that got me hooked were ali edwards because i desire to scrap like her. karen russell because i learn so much from her about photography.
(and she has a beautiful line of scrapbook supplies that i adore) tara whitney because her photography made me change how i looked through my camera.
and now here i am...
with hundreds of new blog friends of my own
and a huge list of blogs i read every day or at least every week.
i skimmed through the whole blog last night.
i pulled some of my favorite random pictures from this year of blooging.
don't forget to leave a comment in the post below.
have a fabulous day!
one year of blogging today.
i am so glad YOU are here.
i want to have a give-away...
but i didn't prepare a prize in time to take a picture.
you can trust me it will be good.
you will be so happy to receive it.
(whatever it turns out to be)
Leave me a comment to be entered.
this means all of you 200+ people who stop by everyday
but don't leave comments.
today is the day.
i want this to be a record setting day for comments on "whatever"
you don't have to say anything witty or profound or mushy...
just a "hello" is good enough.
prove to me that you are here and i will be so happy.
If we reach 25 comments i would be thrilled.
if we reach 50 commetns i will give away 2 prizes.
if we get crazy and reach over 100 comments...i would pass out.
i will draw 4 prizes if there are over 100.
so...now don't embarrass me people.
family and close friends can still win...it will be a random drawing.
i promise not to cheat.
leave a comment...it's so very simple.
typepad doesn't send you junk email...
and you don't have to have a blog to comment.
make my anniversary one to remember!
this is the other game we play
that lets mommy have some time on the computer
while still playing with annie.
first she closes the swinging door...
(sidenote: this is our Three's Company door.
you know how jack always ran into someone else
with a big platter of food and it smashed in his face?)
anyway...this is how i know we about to play.
knock knock knock.
"come in!!!" i say to the door.
"Oh hello annie! what are you doing here?" i ask.
to which i always get the quick reply...
"i not annie. i the mama."
"Oh...hello mama. who is with you today?" i ask.
""this is my baby....maya. she was in my tummy. want to hold her?"
"Of course i do" i answer.
"she need a bottle. feed her her bottle."
"OKay...i think she's tired. she must need a nap in her bed" i tell her.
(this is the part where i get the computer time)
"yeah...she ti-yerd. she need a nap.
i betta be doe-in' now.
half a dood day!"
annie leaves to put maya for a nap.
then 3 minutes later she reappears to do it all again.
i just love a little one's imagination.
every 3 minutes.
i took the morning off.
i got a sitter for annie...left craig sick in bed...
and got to barnes & noble as fast as possible.
do you know how quiet it is there at 10 AM on a weekday?
luxury to me.
i slowly looked through these books.
sipping my coffee
and soaking in the beauty.
my mind was overflowing with so many ideas.
for the house...for crafts...for the garden. this book was my favorite.
on the cover is a fire pole in the house
and a slide alongside the stairs. how fun!
ms. kristin and lorel...you'd love it.
i wrote down 2 sheets of notes in my idea book.
the rest of my day was a breeze...
since i 'd had a taste of freedom.
a quadruple recipe of pumpkin muffins
i arranged flowers.
name that movie....
"it's a 12 lemon centerpiece gary.
i can't make a 12 lemon centerpiece with 3 lemons."
look how cute the gerbera daisies are all cozy in their hairnets.
i brought color back to the kitchen
trying to fight those winter blues.
scott remains healthy.
last man standing.
not that craig is anything like this...
but it is funny.