This is my 500th post! Which I think is pretty cool. I have never before been able to keep a regular journal, and now thanks to blogging, I have 500 entries over a span of about three years. I would call that a success!
Looking back over the blog, specifically the labels, I realize a few things. Things that aren't a big surprise to me, but things certainly of note nonetheless. I have 24 categories that I have blogged about more than once. Some of these categories don't have many entries, such as politics and nature (which makes sense since I'm not a very political person, or an outdoorsy person) and some of the categories pretty much make up our blog, such as: family, friends, and especially our children Palmer and Brody. I am happy to see that although I am not as good at taking pictures of our second child (a phenomenon all parents can probably attest to) that I do seem to document Brody's milestones just as frequently as I have documented Palmer's. These two little boys are by far, my favorite subjects to blog about. I just adore them! From gazing on these labels I can that we are loved by family and friends. I can see that cooking is a big part of our lives, specifically good cooking. I can see a love for crafts. From the amount of birthday and holidays recorded, I see that we like to celebrate and have fun. I see that a good chunk of our entries are of a spiritual nature, and that is rightly so, because our lives revolve around our religion. All these labels represent good things, things for which I am grateful. Certainly our lives are full and we are truly blessed!
I'd like to thank you readers who've traveled along this journey with us. I've appreciated the kind words, the encouragement and the good advice. You and your comments are one of the biggest reasons I've been able to keep this blog going. So as a thank you, I am offering a giveaway, a homemade treat of your choosing. All you need to do to enter is become a follower of our blog (if you are not already) and leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address and which treat you would like to receive. There are many listed on this blog to choose from, but I am willing to make others not featured, so feel free to request whatever you desire. Keep in mind that if you do not live nearby, you will need to choose a treat that is easily shipped (i.e. cookies, fancy Chex Mix, a dense dessert bar such as brownies or peanut butter cup squares,etc.). I will select a winner at random and will announce the winner here on the blog, as well as contact by e-mail, this coming Friday, July 2.
Thanks again for reading!