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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Bloggoversary to me!


May 28 marks 2 years of blogging for me! In that time I've done 614 posts. Who would have thought I would have so much to say? Who would have thought people would stick around and read it?
I've so enjoyed meeting wonderful people from all over the world. There are many of you that I consider to be friends although we have never met in person! You are a source of encouragement, laughter, wisdom, and growth. You have laughed with me, cried with me and prayed with and for me.
To celebrate this I'm having a giveaway. I'm going to give a gift certificate for $20 to either Target, Barnes and Noble or Best Buy to the winner. To sign up, just let me know in the comment which store you would like and make sure there is a way for me to get in touch with you. You don't need to have a blog to win. Just make an anonymous comment and leave your name and e-mail address. I will draw a winner on Monday, June 1 and will post it by Tuesday.


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42 comments:

Anita said...

Hi Mari, I was reading Linda's blog tonight and saw you post about your 2nd year blogoversary!! YAY for you! I'll be celebrating one year next month. I'm constantly amazed at the diversity and warmth and friendships I've discovered in blogging.
If I am your winner, I'd choose Barnes and Noble, because reading is one of my favorite pastimes.
Congrats on your milestone, and I'm going to look around some.

Pat said...

Happy blogaversary for sure! I feel like I should be giving YOU a gift certificate for all the enjoyment you've provided, not to mention your encouragement, prayers and sometimes just laughter.
I'll take a Target certificate and a hunk of rhubarb....if I win!

Deb said...

Congrats Mari!! Wow that's a lot of posts 614!! OMG!! I have enjoyed them all. Thank you to you and Nancy for getting me started into wonderful Blog land:) when I win, I would like a Target certificate please, Thank you, and keep on Blogging:) God Bless.
Deb

Melissa said...

2 Years! Congratulations!
I thought you had been blogging for such a long time...but really you've only been at it for about 6 months more than me, however you have twice the amount of posts I do ;)
I would love to win a Target gift card! :)

Heather said...

Congratulations on 2 years! Wow! I would love to win a Barnes and Noble gift card :)

Dena said...

OH HAPPY DAY!!!

linda said...

Congrats Mari on your 2 year blogoversary! And with over 600 posts...Wow!

I couldn't agree with you more on the blessings we receive daily from the blog world. I'm constantly amazed at the encouragement and support which is so freely given.

Thank you for the great giveaway...you know which store is my favorite!

Sandra said...

Oh Congratulations Mari, I can't believe it's been 2 years, time has flown by. :)

You know I just started a new series of books from the library that I really want to buy for myself, so I would take the Barnes and Noble certificate :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Susan said...

Congrats on your 2nd year Blogoversary. You are one of the most consistant poster and commentors around. Great job.

I'd like to have my name in the hate for a Barners & Noble gift card.
Susan

The Birds Nest said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Two years...wow!! Just think how blogging has changed your life in these two short years. Please sign me up for a $20 Tarjay card, please!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Congratulations Mari! I feel blessed that your bloggy paths have crossed. I enjoy catching up, reading about your fmaily, your ideas, your delicious recipes. I am blessed through your bloggy friendship. Thanks!

Oh, if I were to win, I'd chose Target.

Congrats! Happy Anniversary! I celebrate mine in just a few weeks!

Demara said...

I feel odd saying it Best Buy because I feel I don't comment enough to deserve this! You are so faithful. So encouraging to me. HOw or why would should I be drawn for this?!?!

Thank-you Mari for being there!

Crown of Beauty said...

Happy Anniversary. Two years and over 600 posts! Wow, that's a feat, Mari.

May God continue to motivate you and use you to bless your readers' lives!

I will surely come back for more. I'm so glad I dropped by today. What a kind spirit I sense in your blog and in your heart.

Hootin' Anni said...

Well now....happy, HAPPY two years Mari!!! That's awesome. Y'know, come to think of it, I must go out on my edit/posts to see just what day I began. LOL...I never paid attention.

But, seriously, that's a good mark in your life...we all, all of us, enjoy your blog and your posts. Keep it up.

Cherdecor said...

Happy Anniversary! I bet Cheri and Terri are laughing at your comment "Who would have thought I would have so much to say?" I bet when you girls get together, there is no loss for words on anyone's part. I love you girls and so wish I could meet all three of you.

If I win, I would like a gift certificate to Target.

Hope you have a lot of people commenting today. That makes it fun!

Cheri said...

Congratulations- I made it for almost 3 years but I think you're going to outlast me!
You know I love Target!

Perri said...

Mari, time sure flies! I've enjoyed reading your blog for some time now and looking forward to many more years "together."

If I'm the lucky winner, Target knows me well :)

Nate and Brenda said...

Happy 2 years!! congrats!!

I do not seem to win much much but if I did I would be dreaming of "target" :)

Lorie said...

Congrats on 2 years!!! You do have a great blog and I love reading your posts. Here is to many more years!!!

Not that I win anything.. I tell my kids I couldn't win my way out of a wet paper bag but my favorite store is Target!!

Bonnie said...

Happy Bloggoversary !! (my spellchecker doesn't like that word!) 2 years eh ?! Time sure flies ! I wonder how long I've been blogging ? I should check ...

~Ginger said...

So glad you started blogging and we reconnected after all these years. I have been blessed by your faith and blessed by meeting your sisters! Maybe at some point I will feel like blogging again, but for now I'm just your faithful reader :)

Oh, B&N is one of my favorite places on earth!

Renee said...

Congratulations! I am so glad to have met you through the bloggy world. I can't believe it's been two years!

I'm definitely interested in the Barnes and Nobles gift certificate. Thanks for hosting such a great give-away!

Dani said...

Congrats!

Brooke said...

happy bloggiversary!! :)

and i've given you an award on my blog.

if i win, i'd like a target gift card. :)

septembermom said...

Congrats on 2 years! That's wonderful:) I'm so glad that I found your blog! I love coming by to visit. Thanks for holding such a great give-a-away. I would love the Barnes and Noble gift card. I love to shop for books:) Happy Blogiversary!

Terri said...

Wow - can't believe you've been doing this for 2 years. I really don't know how you find the time - but I know you've always got a lot to say.
You know Target is my favorite store!

Cathy from IL said...

Happy blogaversary Mari! Even though, we've never met, I do feel as if I know you. Isn't it weird how that works? YOU are the one that is an inspiration to ME. You usually put a smile on my face, or sometimes a tear in my eye, or sometimes a look of disappointment when I check and you haven't posted one day, but I'll always come back as long as you're blogging to see and hear what sweet Mari is up to. Thanks for being a great part of my day. Mwah!!
Oh, and I LOVE me some Tar-jay!!

Kim said...

WAY impressed by the sheer number of posts you've done in two years! Keep it going girl :-)

I feel the same way about all the wonderful people from around the world. My bloggy friends have been a life line this past year as we moved overseas and my whole life changed. I could always count on my blog peeps for a constant in my life, and with posts that have made me laugh, cry and just flat enjoy being part of this great online community.

Barnes & Nobles would be my choice, should I win. I SOOOOOO miss access to a library or good bookstore!

rita said...

I follow all your comments on SIL's blog (above) and today was the recipient of the award you passed on! In an indirect way, you made my day!
I don't think I have followed your blog, however, so I just took some minutes to browse. Here are the commonalities I noticed:
--gave birth to two, have added more
--grandmother
--nearly two years blogging
But nowhere near your number of posts!!! Congratulations on both!
--daily-photo project
Not even close to the quality of your photos!

I did read about your answer to prayers--healing of vocal chords. Praise God!

Sorry about Cleo. (My granddog's name is Cleo)

Thanks again. Blessings!

rita said...

As for your celebratory giveaway, I have not been a faithful follower, so do not deserve anything, but would be thrilled with any of the above.

Growin' with it! said...

are you cool or what?!!! target all the way baby!

congrats on the milestone.

TJ said...

I have to agree that we have all enjoyed your blog. That's nice that you are giving away a prize. Wal-Mart would work for me. Every town has a WM.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Happy Bloggoversary, Mary! Now I know how to spell it when I have my first next month. I would like to have B&N, since there are always books on my wish list, and I have a recipe book for homemade ice cream on my list I really want to get right now.

Kendrah said...

That is a lot of posts for sure! and you always seem to find a way to make them so very interesting and you keep me coming back for more. Keep writing, so I can keep reading.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Happy Blogoversary Mari! Your blog is the one I always have to go to, not matter what. Even on a bloggy break!!!

Diane said...

Wow!!! Congratulations Mari! You always have something interesting to say or at the very least awesome pics to share with us! Thanks so much for that and for getting me started with my blog too! Thank you for being such a wonderful sister in Christ and for being an amazing prayer warrior! I love you!

(in the event that I win, I LOVE Target)! ;)

Nancy said...

WoW ! Only two years it seems longer but then you are a very faithful blogger... & got me started so thanks a bunch.. We do get to meet some great people..Deb thinks she's going to win but I beg to differ so when you pick me I prefer Target...

Jennifer said...

Target, Target, Target...

Oh yea, Happy Blogaversary!

Smiles!

Short Stop said...

I've been wondering what to say here for the last few days. And, I guess - more than anything - I just want to tell you how much it means to me that you are so faithful to read every single one of my posts and that you leave such thoughtful and meaningful comments. You are such a blessing to so many with your encouragement - and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that.

BUT, this celebration is about YOUR blog - and I am SO glad that we became friends and I am so glad that you share your life this way. I love never knowing what I might find here - LOVE it that you share such a variety of things - recipes, pictures, family stories. Your blog is SO much fun. Thank you for sharing it!

As you know, Target is my favorite store! :)

And, lastly -

I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PattiVZ said...

Two years? I am impressed! Keep up the good work - you are always so refreshing to read.

Lois Lane II said...

WOW! Kudos on the two years!

Um...Target!

Lynn said...

That's what I get for getting so behind on my blog reading...

Sorry I missed your giveaway, but I wanted to wish you a happy blogoversary anyway! I echo Sarah's comment. Thank you for being such a faithful reader and commenter as well as a faithful poster on your own blog. I'm really glad we "met."

Are you really going to meet Sarah IRL?!?