Sunday, December 30, 2007

My Year in Review

Here is a cute idea I got from Sandra at Diary of a SAHM, who got it from Kelli. Here's what they are doing.
"With the New Year right around the corner, this is the perfect time for a peek through the past year of blogging. I would love for you to join in with me!Post the first sentence of your first blog post of each month. You can also add a favorite picture from each month. "
I only started my blog in May, so I don't have a full year, but here goes!
"Alright people - I have been told many times that I have to start a blog, so I'm giving it a try."
This is a picture of our back yard, with the spring flowers blooming.
"Well, it is official. I am getting old." (this is in regard to my youngest graduating)
Here are Andy and Bob goofing off instead of standing nicely for pictures.
"Recently I saw a blog where the writer had a feature called "Everyday Wonderful".

This is a picture of a hummingbird moth I snapped in our backyard.
"It's Thursday and that means it's time for a crock-pot recipe."
This is one of our wedding pictures that I posted on our 26th anniversary
"Sunday night Laura and Aaron asked us to come over and enjoy their new fire pit with them."

In September we were able to travel to South Carolina to see Andy graduate from basic training. This is a picture I posted of him when we were there.
"One last post about vacation. Hope you aren't all sick of this!"
This is a picture of our flowering hydrangea tree, changing colors in the fall.
"Most of you know that Andy has been interested in planes and the Army from the time he was very young."
This is a picture I took when I stayed at a cottage in Traverse city with friends. This was the road that led to the cottage.


"Red sky in morning, Sailor take warning.
Red sky at night, Sailors delight!
If that old saying is true, we are in trouble."

Here is the picture I just posted of all my kids in front of the Christmas tree.


It's been fun looking back at all my posts. When I looked back over this period of time, I was reminded again how the lord has blessed me and guided me throughout my life and in this past year. I also realized while doing this, that this will be my 200th post. I have had such fun with this and met so many new friends. I wish you all God's blessings for the next year!

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Perri said...

I did that last year - now I think I'll go do it for this year.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great post Mari! Thanks for the encouragement with my blog too!

Laura said...

That's a fun idea! I might have to give it a try too. I liked reading yours!

Diane said...

Thank you, Mari, for being such an awesome prayer partner this past year! I have really felt your prayers and they have lifted me up when I needed them. I have enjoyed getting to know you better through your blog this year too and you're probably my inspiration for getting me started with one too! Have a great 2008!

Praise and Coffee said...

What a wonderful year, exciting to think of what God has in store for 2008!


Melissa said...

That's cool! It's kind of funny because I had this "great idea" the other day to make a post called "the year in review" and post "milestones" from this past year. So it's a little different than yours, but the same basic idea. I'm going back to bed now, but I'll have it up sometime this afternoon/evening :)

Cheri said...

congrats on 200 posts! So glad you finally listened to me about starting a blog!

Dena said...

What a great year - I can't wait to see how the next one turns out!
Happy New Year!

sharon brobst said...

Great idea! I think I'll do it too!
Hey it looks like we started blogging about the same time!

I have so enjoyed getting to know you...and look forward to more...

Anonymous said...

200th post! Wow---Congratulations.

That was fun to read. I cannot believe you've only been blogging since May.

Bonnie said...

Oh ... that's fun. I might have to do that too !

LeslieW. said...

I love that! I think I started reading your blog around September or October, ao I enjoyed seeing some of your "old stuff"! Happy New Year to you!!!

Cherdecor said...

What a great idea! I loved looking back over your year. I wish I could post my year too but I am just too tired! zzzzzz!

Oh, hope you don't mind, but I copied your wedding picture to keep in my blogger friend files. What a lovely bride and groom! I would like to see more of those pictures.

Anonymous said...

Mari,you look just like Cheri in your wedding pic. I had to click on it to see it up close, to make sure it was Very nice post.See-ya soon,Patty