Sunday, March 15, 2009

Better Late Than Never!

I'm usually pretty good about remembering birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. I try to send a card or at least make a phone call so that the person celebrating knows that I am thinking of them. Every year when I get a new calendar to hang in the kitchen, I carefully transfer all the names written each month to the new one so I don't forget. Of course, these days I have them all in my iPhone as well, but I can't seem to let go of my paper calendar!

In recent months, I have been blogging less and and less. Partly a function of being busy with my life, but partly because I find myself with not much to say. Trevor (and my entire family)would laugh out loud at that statement, but I don't always feel as though I have anything worth writing down for posterity. Maybe that's why I completely missed by blogoversary this year. Or maybe it's because I've spent more time reading other blogs and not so much writing on mine, and so March 7 came and went without fanfare. Of course, it might have more to do with the fact that I was in Louisiana visiting family at the time.

I'm excited about reaching this 2 year milestone, because it means that I can have year two published in a book. I already have Volume 1 on my bookshelf, and I can't wait to add Volume 2. I use a service called Blurb and it is the coolest thing ever. It basically "slurps" your blog into the software and then you edit your book page by page. The final product is a book full of pictures and memories that can be read by my children when they are older, which is the whole point of my blog.

I decided to make a short list of some of my favorite posts from the last two years in honor of my belated blogoversary.


So, Happy Blogoversary to me and here's to another year of memories.

13 comments:

Mel said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!! Belated :) Wow thanks for telling me about Blurb, i will have to check it out.

lori said...

I have been meaning to do the blurb thing for a while now..

Happy blogoversary

The Small Scribbler said...

Happy Anniversary. My favorite is Smugness is not a Fruit of the Spirit. Stuart is on a ladder painting the ceiling in the living room while I play on the computer. I don't do ladders; he doesn't clean showers; it all works out in the end.

Kate

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

Happy Anniversary. Your blog is s much fun to read!

Mocha with Linda said...

I love your blog and miss you when it's quiet for too many days!

Happy Blog-iversary! And I'm glad you mentioned the Blurb thing - I was trying to remember what it was called.

Crystal said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! And thanks for telling about the Blurb. I knew there had to be a way to do that!

luvmy4sons said...

Happy Bloggaversary. I didn't know about the blurb thing! That is great!

Jill said...

And I am saying congrats selfishly, cause if not for this blog, I would not know or have met you. Love you my friend.

Lisa writes... said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

Buffi said...

We use blurb too and it's awesome!! We were supposed to do our last years book at Christmas and we just got behind. Here we are now, almost APRIL...and we still haven't gotten it done. Happy Blogging Birthday!!! I think so many of us are in the same boat with blogging! We'll all get back on board and start doing it again!! :) Have a great week!
Blessings,
Buffi

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Belated Happy Blogoversary, Xandra.
What a fabulous idea to put it together in a book! I definitely enjoy reading your blog!

Fondly,
Carrie

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary, Xandra! Getting to know you and meeting each other IRL has been one of my favorite blogging experiences:) I love your blog.

Alana said...

I so hope to do the Blurb book someday...have yet to do it, though!