I'm getting old. Well, my blog is anyway. 5 years, people. Happy Blogiversary to me! Yep. This week marks five whole years of this wonderful nonsense. Candle_5

All of it's there, but I don't really recommend you go back and read any of those early posts as the literary merit is, well, arguable. And the pictures are blah. And the (at times) surly attitude leaves something to  be desired. But, you know, I wouldn't trade it. I wouldn't trade my "humble beginnings" on Xanga or my somewhat bitter bartender/waitress/college student persona or my random, random rambling.

I have loved this little blog. I have nurtured it and grown it from its original purpose as a landing place for all of my immature rantings and grainy cellphone pictures to a medium that I rely on to share my family - and myself - with all of you.

I've learned to write fewer things like this and more things like this. You've been with me through times like this and even this. And I dare say I've grown. In the last five years I've grown from The Single Gal to a Wife and Mama. And the more I read back through some of my (sometimes painfully embarrassing) old posts, the more I learn about myself, both who I am and who I want to be.

In honor of the occasion, I'm doing some refreshing of the ole blog. You might notice some design changes over the next few weeks. Don't be alarmed. Just doing a little makeover. And don't forget to check out things like the (gajillions of) photo albums along the right hand side over there and the links page for some of my personal favorite blogs.

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to the next 5 years!

4 thoughts on “Tooting My Own Horn

  1. Happy Birthday to your blog! I’ve enjoyed it – can’t say that I read any of the “early years,” but sure they were good. Have a great weekend and hope you are feeling better

  2. Congratulations on your 5 years. That’s impressive. Also, congrats on the knee thing…glad all is okay. My doctor told me a few weeks ago that I needed to stop diagnosing myself. Hmmmm. He’s probably right. Come link your blog to Arkansas Bloggers! We are just a “connecting group” – no obligations. Eventually, we hope to organize everyone by location, so be sure to give us yours. Hope to see you there:) arkansasbloggers.blogspot.com

  3. Happy, happy BLOGIVERSARY!!!

  4. Wow, you’re like one of the grannies of the mommy blogs. (Totally just kidding.) Honestly though, it’s so cool that you’ve been at it for this long – excellent work, and how great to always have this snippit of yourself for you to come back to…plus Colt will love to read it when he is older, and his kids, and his kids’ kids…wait, I’m making you a grannie again, aren’t I?

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