|My four-year-old niece is visiting us this week. The girls have only ever met her once before and are in cousin heaven!|
Last week, my blog turned ten years old. TEN YEARS OLD. My first post was nothing interesting, but I enjoyed going back and reading my second post ever. When I started this blog I was the 30-year-old mother to two little girls, The Maestro was finishing his last year of his doctorate in orchestral conducting, and I thought I would start a blog because I was too busy to open my journal to write in it.
I'm so glad I did.
I mean, if I never wrote a blog, I wouldn't remember any of the hilarious things my children said when they were little. Seriously, go read about the rants that Bria used to have while in time-out (I kind of miss those--now I just get 14-year-old sullenness). Or deep thoughts from Chloe and wheeling and dealing by a tiny Sophia.
It's been fun to watch my family grow up on my blog in the last ten years--Sophia's entire life has been documented on this blog! To watch our family move from Arizona to Utah to Michigan. To have a record of little epiphanies I've had, how I run my household, lots of photos, and the wonderful traditions we share as a family.
But my blog became much more than a journal. I am thankful every day for the relationships I have made from blogging, for the creative outlet it has been for me, and for saving me from a deep depression while living in Cedar City. I'm thankful for every person who ever reads it--the girl who started a blog on a whim ten years ago would be completely shocked to know just how many of you there are.
So thank you.
In other news--much bigger news than a blogiversary--The Maestro was officially granted tenure on Friday morning.
|Coming home as an associate professor! And a creepy photobomber in the background...|
Chloe couldn't understand why he got tenure since we've only lived here six years. Turns out that she thought tenure was ten-year.
So, obviously that means that my blog is now officially tenured. You'll never be able to get rid of me now!
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