{8 Years}

Blogging / Me



Happy Friday!  I am so glad that Friday is finally here.  What a long week! 

So this month is my 8th Anniversary.  Anniversary of what, you might ask?  Well, this little blog of mine turned 8 years old just about a week ago.  Crazy! 

Eight years ago, I didn't know anything about blogging (I still don't), but I decided to start documenting what was going on in my life.  I was an avid scrapbooker at the time, and my son was getting ready to start high school.  I felt like I wanted another way to document everything.  My very first post can be found HERE.  Totally cracks me up!  My blog has taken many twists and turns over the years, focusing mostly on scrapbooking and my kids, moving to crafting a bit, taking an almost two year break (very sporadic posts), and ending up back to where it is now.  Pretty much where it began.  Just me and my thoughts and my life.  Still documenting things, both big and small, exciting (to me) and non-eventful (to you), happy and sad. 

It's been fun to look back on some of the posts and remember a specific time in my life.  I'm so glad I decided to start a blog 8 years ago.  Even if I am the only one still reading it!

Some favorite posts:

A Scrapbook Layout (Madi looks so young!)

5 Random Things

My Cutie Patootie Niece Erin (This girl is now a sophomore in high school!)

Congrats Madi!

Happy 2007

Twinkle Toes Tyson

The End of a Chapter

Some Mad Dog Love

First Day of School

Tyson's College Choice

Sweet Cheyenne Boo

Softball Football and Chloe

Master Bathroom Reveal

The End of an Era

DIY Chalkboard

Steak & Arugula Sandwich

Weightloss and GPP

Universty of Redlands Graduation

My Favorite Things Party

Christmas 2012

 My Dad

Valentines Day Cookie Exchange

Blend Retreat 2013

Pretty crazy to go back and look at some of the posts!  So much has happened in the last 8 years!  So much that I didn't even blog about! 

All in all, I'm really glad I started this blog!  It's nice to be able to look back on the years! And it is always nice to connect with others via the internet!  Thanks for coming along on this ride with me!


And now, I have a couple of questions for you:

Do you blog?  If so, for how long?

Do you like reading blogs?  What are some of your favorites?

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to hear from you!  Leave me a comment!



{Utah Blogger Potluck}

Blogging / Me

A week ago, last Saturday, my new friend Janetha from Meals and Moves hosted a Blogger Potluck at Liberty Park in Salt Lake.  It was so much fun and so nice to meet so many bloggers (and their husbands, pups, and kids) in person!


Here is Janetha getting us all started with introductions, etc.  Everyone brought a dish to share and I can't even begin to tell you how much good stuff we had!  Oh my!  Delish! 


The Simply Bar generously gave Janetha a supply of bars for us to sample too!


See the yumminess that was on my plate! 

We were able to sit back chat and get to know everyone better!  So much fun!

Potluck Collage

Here is a list of the bloggers in attendance:

Laura from Laura Lives Life

Tiffani from Miles in Murray

Janae from Hungry Runner Girl

Ash fromAsh & Diz

Jessie from Jessie Ann James

Kerryne from My Fitness Journey

Annette from Enjoy Your Healthy Life

Kim from The Family Practice

Candice from Body of a Mother

Katie from Future Mommy Blogger

Emily from Just Give Me Cake

Neil from GPP Fitness

Coley from RunninLate

Jo from The Amateur

Alicia & Whiney from fitmixer

If you have a chance, please stop by these FABULOUS blogs and say hello!

A HUGE thanks to Janetha for putting this together!  It was sooo much fun and I CANNOT wait until the next get together!

Question for you:

Have you gone to a meet up or get together for local bloggers?  What did you think?