February 4, 2009

Happy Blogiversary K&K!

I can't believe it's been a year since the birth of this blog! This date really snuck up on me, and it wasn't until a few days ago when looking through my archives that I went "Oh crap--I mean, wow! My blogiversary is coming up!"

Allow me to wax philosophical for a few moments, after all, I am in awe of what I've done over the past year here. No, I don't have tons of followers or have posted something incredible every day, but I'm impressed that I have nearly written 400 posts in one year! All while having a baby and taking care of him over the last 10 months.

Here's one of Kid and Katydid's earliest photos together
Not the best look for me, but SoJo is so darned small and cute! Oh, I miss that babyness already. Do you think I was missing my blog that day? Of course not. It wasn't until probably August-September when I became obsessed. Just check out the number of posts in those months!

Now that's nothing compared to a lot of you fellow bloggers with 2 to 10 kids, but for me, this has been one challenging year.

I started out with a generic blogger template and a makeshift banner, did a complete redesign in July (remember my old look)
and yet another redesign in January. I think it's going to be bi-yearly thing. I also hosted some great giveaways and participated in a Tea Party with some of my bloggy pals back in November. {Girls, I hope we'll be doing another one soon...maybe coffee talk}.

This whole blogging thing has been really fun, and I can't say enough how happy I am to have met some really great women from all over the world through this technological tool. I never would have thought a computer would keep me up late at night or be one of the first things I think about in the morning! This coming from someone who would chastise her husband, the computer engineer, for being online too much.

I really wanted to give something away in celebration of this date, but like I wrote, it snuck up on me and I wasn't prepared. Forgive me if it's a little hasty, but I'd love to knit a hat for someone who leaves a comment here letting me know something you like about my blog or something that you'd like to see in the future. Maybe more of something that I already do!

I can say that I really want to do more arts and crafts and more of my own photos. I am saving up for a better camera, so hopefully you'll have some nicer pictures to look at. As for the arts and crafts, it's just been hard keeping up with an early walker around here. I'm in no way complaining, but my lack of good material lately has been a result of a toddling boy who is not napping as much as he used to. And a mama who is too tired at night to stay up really late. The final excuse is that I really am enjoying spending time with him, since he's at the fun age where he laughs and likes me to play with him. I'm trying to savor these moments, since I'm learning that they go by way too quickly.

So if you're interested in that hat, go ahead and leave me a comment. Comments with flattering statements about me or my son, will not be deleted!

Me today, one year (or so later), sans the kid
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  1. Your photo is not that bad...you look tired, but who wouldn't be after having a baby??

    Happy blogaversary!

  2. You are a winner! Come and see what you won and then email me with your mailing address and reference what you won.


  3. You have that "I just had a baby" glow in your smile. Ah I love it.

    Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so so glad I found you. Here's to another great year of blogging, friendships forged, and lots of fun :)

  4. Your hospital photo is lovely and you are glowing! I always wanted to glow! I am so glad you posted the photo. It has ben a delight to get to know you better and to see your baby grow.

    I am amased at all moms who blog with small children. I could not have...maybe late at night, so I probably would have gone without sleep. LOL

    Happy, Happy Blogiversary!! I am ever so glad I met you during the Tea Party. You have been and I hope shall continue to be a fabulous friend and inspiration.

  5. Congrats on the anniversary! woohoo!

  6. Although I'm a new follower...I love your blog! I like it so much I gave you the "Life is Grand" Award - display it proudly! Your son is adorable, by the way and I'd love to see more pictures!

    Congratulations on 1 year!!!

    Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1

  7. Happy Blogiversary!

    I love peeking in on your creative endeavors and watching SoJo grow up... he is so teeny in that picture. I am so glad we've become friends through blogging.

  8. Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for sharing your photos and stories, and your great green and craft tips! Wishing you many more years of blogging =)

  9. Happy blogiversary!! You look wonderful and great and definitely better than when I had Abby!
    Enjoy your blogiversary!

  10. Happy Anniversary!!! You and the baby are beautiful!!

  11. Oh Kathleen. Congratulations because that IS quite an accomplishment, 400 posts in one year. It's added a new element into the whole balancing act of being a mom, wife , artist and writer.
    My, but you've both changed over the year.
    2009 will be the year of walking everywhere. All the time. It's a wonderful age for him to be, dwell in that as long as you can :)

  12. Congratulations! You look great! :)

  13. Well done! I love to check in when I have a free moment. I can hardly believe it's been a year. I think it's the perfect occasion to let you know how inspiring you are. Personally you inspire me to be green and maybe even one day start my own blog. You are a great motivator and mother and I am glad to know you. Happy Anniversary. I look forward to many more years of Katydid and Kid.

  14. Time goes by faster if a you have blog/ or if you have a kid. So, when you have both (if you're like me) you can feel like you are in a time warp.......
    Congrats on both the baby and the blog.....they are both getting bigger very fast!

  15. Happy Anniversary! What a lot you have accomplished in a year!

  16. Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I never would have thought you'd only been out here for just one so far.

  17. Congrats on your blogiversary! I like reading your blog.

  18. Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad I discovered your blog - I can't believe you've only been at it for a year. I just celebrated my first Blogiversary too...it's amazing how it sneaks up on you like that!


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