Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It All Evens Out

Today, my blog turns four years old....


I still remember writing my very first post like it was yesterday...I wish I had taken a screen shot of what my very first layout looked like, but I remember creating it with a "build-a-blog-kit" before moving over to blogspot later in '07. I just dove right into Google, looking for anyone else who had blogs about trying to have a baby...and I was so lucky to come across LJ, Farah, Mel and others in my early days.

I find it super-special that timing worked out pretty well, due to the fact that O-man's birthday falls only days before this blog's birthday. We celebrated the big TWO this past Friday...



So lots of even numbers around these parts...and I'm happy to say that things are evening out with the health of my 2-year-old and my 32-year-old. I really appreciate the get-well wishes and thoughts as we navigated through all of that. I'm thankful that both my hospital visit 2 years ago and this most recent one all turned out OK, but I'd rather not have to plan on being anywhere near a hospital during the last week of January from here on out. Hoping the universe is listening...

Since I'm all about happy-shiny-good things today, I do want to also mention again how grateful I am to all of my blog/twitter friends who honestly kept me sane the past few weeks. Looking back at my FB page and the notes people left during Omans hospital stay, I am more convinced than ever that the friendships I have made through blogging are incredibly strong and genuine. 

Thank you LJ, Alison, Jamie and Rottenstinker for rallying the troops for our support system...and all the time and effort you all put into making sure we were taken care of. My Braces Bunch girls--I love you. No doubt about it, you all are my sisters. And of course, I am incredibly thankful for my family and all that they did for us.

So I'm handing you each a piece of virtual cake--thank you, thank you for reading along, whether you've been here four years or four days. I am grateful for this space and look forward to blogging until I'm 94.... :)


P.S. Another celebration? I have an article in the current edition of Babiekins Magazine :) 

25 comments:

  1. Can you imagine how sassy we'll be when we're blogging in our 90s?? So glad things are on the up and up with your boys! <3 you!

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  2. Oh, I am so looking forward to seeing those Grandchildren posts!!

    I am so glad everyone is on the mend and things are looking up!

    Happy 4th Blogoversary!

    Love ya!

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  3. Yum, that's good cake.

    Happy happy milestones to you, RJ and Oman. I'm so happy travelled the same path to find you, too!

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  4. Happy Blogaversary! Time has just flown by, hasn't it?

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  5. Happy blogoversary! Elizabeth had chocolate cupcakes for breakfast in your honor.

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  6. Happy 4th blogversary. I'm so glad everything worked out with Oman and your hubby.

    You are such an inspiration to everyone!!

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  7. Happy Happy Joy Joy! SO much to celebrate. O'man, the day you were born was like a huge victory to us all. Its been a privilege to watch you grow. I have to also say to your other child, your blog, that the comfort and GENUINE compassion that I have gleaned from its many posts has been invaluable to my life. Im so incredibly thankful that your family is enjoying better health and I pray that it continues. NO MORE SICKIES! Love you, JJ!

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  8. MWAH - 'twas nothing you wouldn't have done!

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  9. Happy Anniversary, JJ! And a big Happy 2nd Birthday to the Oman!

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  10. How exciting!! Blogoversary, birthday, article in Babiekins. I'm lifting my glass to you!!

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  11. Wow! So much to celebrate! Congratulations!

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  12. Happy blogoversary -- I cannot wait to still be reading you when you're old and wrinkled.

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  13. Happy 4th blogoversary! So much celebrating going on!!!

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  14. I am officially banning the Jeans household from being in a hospital in January or February of any year this following this one. ;)

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  15. Happy Blogoversary! Here's to the last 4 years and the next 90 :)

    Love ya chicken licken!

    xxx

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  16. Glad all the chitlins are feeling better!

    Happy 4th to you and happy 2nd to O!

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  17. Happy Birthday, O-Man and Happy Mommy Anniversary & Blogoversary, JJ.

    Love the article!

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  18. I'm thinking you got all the crappy crap baddy bad out of the way early in 2011 so that you can have a fantastic rest of the year!

    Happy Blogoversary!

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  19. Happy 2nd Birthday Oman! Happy Blogoversary to you too! You add so much to our lives with all your love and support you give--thank you ;-)

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  20. Happy, happy 4! You've come a long way baby! :)

    xoxo

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  21. Happy birthday to O, happy Blogovesary to you! I am so glad to be part of these celebrations. You are special!
    Cheers!

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  22. Well 2 and 4 look GOOD on u honey!!!
    I am always just glad to have u in my space and knowing u r there. Is a GOOD part of life. I'll take that cake..it is February after all ;)
    Xoxo

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