Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Blog!

Today, this dear little blog of mine is a year old!  It's so exciting...I feel like I should have cake or something!  I created this little space to share my faith and my family.  I have always wanted it to be encouraging and uplifting.  There is so much to bring folks down in today's world, so I thought if I could touch people and make them smile...then that would be a good day.  God has so richly blessed me in the past year.  If I sat and typed out all of my blessings and thanks, this post would never be finished.  Life can be trying.  It's not always easy, and it's not perfect, but it's so good.  And we couldn't get through any of it without the Lord.  My cups runneth over.

Writing and sharing this blog is my mommy time, my outlet...I've said before that it's almost therapeutic.  I have some pretty amazing friends who read along and share with me, and I just want to say thank you.  Here are a few of my favorites from the past year:

 This was maybe my second post ever.  I introduced my zoo crew :)

 Because we all need hope and time to rest

My tribute to summertime through Ecclesiastes :)

This was just a fun post...and I'm sharing two from July, but it makes up for the first few months when I didn't post anything ;)

This was a hard post to write.  I reflected on a terrible wreck I had with my this day, I know we were saved by God.  Not a day goes by that I don't think about it and how differently things could have turned out...

I had to include this.  I should print it off for her ♥
I still can't believe how big she's getting.

A few reflections (and maybe a few tears) as I sent my first baby girl off to kindergarten

This was another fun post...I shared my teal hair ;)

This was one of my most favorite posts (ok, I have lots of favorites)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

This was just too funny not to share.  
Isn't it great how we can laugh at ourselves after the fact ;)

A fun fall weekend roasting s'mores and riding through the mountains

A tribute to my partner, my best friend, my favorite guy :)

We spend Thanksgiving at the beach each year, and it is the best.  It feels like our second home.

I had to include one more post from the beach :)

Tis the season...

"But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more."
~ Psalm 71:14

What a blessed, beautiful, and crazy year! 
Thanks again for reading along, and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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  1. What a great year!! Loving all the pictures too!! Found you from the review hop! Hope 2013 finds you well! You can find me here:

  2. Happy New Year! Love the beach shot the best, probably because I'm a beach bum at heart.

  3. Since I just found you recently, it was fun to see your favorite posts. I'm going to have to sit down and read them all when I have more time. Have a great new year! (And happy birthday to Chaos & Coffee!!!)

  4. As a new follower, I am excited to check all of your fav. posts out! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your blog! It's a beautiful space you have here~

  5. Love it! I didn't realize that it had been a year since you started your Blog but we enjoy it so much! I wish Facebook would let me "share" it ... there were so many of my friends that enjoyed reading it! Keep up the good work! It's so inspirational and just a "Good" read! :-)
    Love you!

  6. Happy Birthday to your blog! Hope you had a wonderful new year!

  7. Happy Birthday to your blog. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week

  8. Happy birthday, Amanda! I'm linking up from Mindy's and always excited to meet somebody new and adorable :) Make the most of your days with those girls and that cute hubby of yours.
    New year blessings to your sweet family!
    Susan in VA

  9. Awww, what a wonderful anniversary post. congrats on your first year! looks like you've made the most of it!

  10. Congratulations on a year of blogging! That's awesome. :) Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  11. Happy Birthday to your bloggy blog! I'm glad I found it!

  12. Congratulations on your year of writing! I'm glad I've been able to share a bit of your life!