One year ago today I created this blog and did my first post. I thought it would be an occasional thing mostly just used to get pictures to my Mom. Man was I wrong. Blogging has become my therapy, my journal, my friend, my outlet. I think most of you reading this will understand that so I won't go into my feelings too much.
Here's what the kids looked like one year ago:
And here's what they look like today:
Isaiah is now the age Asher was when I first started blogging. Naomi is so much more mature and independent. Asher is more independent and communicative, but still a load of trouble. Richard is at the same job, thank goodness, but has taken up some new interests like JQuery UI. I am also still at the same job (motherhood) but I have taken up some new interests like blogging (obviously), jewelry making, and Etsy-ing.
A year ago I was still in baby-la-la-land. You know, that place where you are for the first 6 months or so of your child's life. Now our entire family can interact and play and work together. In another couple of months Isaiah will be walking and we can really start exploring. I expect this next year will bring major changes: Naomi will start Preschool, Asher will start talking more and more and learning shapes, colors, numbers, letters, etc, Isaiah will walk, talk, feed himself. And who knows? Maybe by next year there will be another family member on the way. So here's to another year! Another year of sharing, ranting, laughing, crying, story telling, and advice seeking. And maybe some stuff about the kids and Richard, too.
On to the celebration! To celebrate this milestone, I'm offering a custom-made piece of jewelry. Just leave me any comment. I'll do a drawing Thursday evening. Whoever wins will be able to dictate to me what they want - size, color, earrings vs bracelet vs necklace, whatever. Family, friend, or random person who stumbled upon this post, you can all enter. Cheers!