Monday, November 01, 2010

1000

I wanted to do something fabulous and spectacular for my 1000 post. Like a giveaway or a video compilation of highlights this blog has covered over the last four years.

Alas, the reality is when I get an idea in my head, something is sure to come along and thwart it. Like scrapbooking tonight. I had pictures out, sketches in my head, kids asleep...or so I thought. Titus decided sleep was not on his agenda. I will never him sugar again. Ever. He only had half of a Reeses PB Cup. My kid ought to be able to hold his chocolate. Yet he was freaking the junk out at 11:30 and his favorite "Beet" is now in the washer thanks to hysterics induced chocolate vomit.

That's what this post will be about, the norm. That's why I started this blog. Looking back over posts, I am so thankful for the memories here. The dailiness, the ups and downs of motherhood. Mostly, though, I'm thankful for the friendships I've made through this blog. My very best, sure to be lifelong friends are a part of my everyday because of this little marvel of modern day. I've lost some friends because of this blog, too. I vent here. I run my mouth here with a boldness I don't have in person. I've actually changed some of my views quite a bit and it's awesome to be able to look back and see.

In the beginning, this blog was my only outlet. We were traveling and I had zero friends. I didn't even have acquaintances. I wanted a connection to the outside world. Not everything I have to say contributes anything useful to the world at large, but it's important to me; the stuff about my family, politics and most importantly, Christianity.

Everybody wants a soapbox, this is mine.

A few pictures to round out my ordinary post:
My Urban Cowboy. He's only urban b/c he refused to wear the boots. Cowboys can wear Crocs.

This kid cracks me up. He takes life so seriously. He's a rockstar, btw. Nobody got it. I heard David Bowie, "The guy on COPS last night," Punk, etc etc.
And my one kid that didn't have a problem with anything about his costume. *sigh* I love an easygoing middle child. Thank you, Sweet Boy.How blessed am I?!?
If everybody who stops by on this momentous blogosphere occasion would leave me a comment, I would appreciate it. Just a, "Hey, I still read," or something like that, it would make my day.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Chrissy, I look forward to reading your blogs. Thanks for posting them.

Kerrie Sanders said...

Hey Chrissy, I look forward to reading your blogs. Thanks for posting them.

Aron said...

I LOVE your blog and I'm so glad you started it! Your boys are adorable and you are absolutely Hilarious. I look forward to many, many more posts!

Jillcookie said...

Hey, I read.

Good to see that your Sean is home. My Shawn in mobilizing through Ft McCoy, WI right now and leaves for the sandy spot in a couple weeks. You made it through the deployment, so can I. right?

Brown English Muffin said...

wow 1000 posts!!! I'm still in shock that you lost friends over your blog to me you seem like the most easy going person ever!!!

Corey said...

I'm so thankful for your blog and the modern world, the fact that you took time out of your day to post a little nice comment on my lame post about my 'one word' 4 years ago, and the great friendship that has come out of it!
Here's to 1,000 more blogs posts!! ;-p

Dr. L said...

I for one, LOVE your blog. It makes me laugh and smile and THINK, which is all good. Here's to 1000 more posts about LIFE.

I love you.

Melissa said...

I still read....
i wish i could keep up with my blog as much as you. just can't find the motivation...

rachel said...

i love your blog! i always smile at the humor you have on the rough mom days, it helps me find the humor with my own girls! =D

stephanie said...

i'm still a reader! love keeping up with your story here on your blog... and those handsome boys of yours!

Stacy said...

Hey i still read i love your stories of life.

Sylvia said...

Hi Chrissy, I love your posts and getting to see my grand nephews grow up through your very creative picture taking. I love the creativity you show in your observations and your comments on the pictures you post of your kids. I'm truly envious of your talents! I feel closer to you, Sean, and the boys by getting to peek in on your busy lives. You have a great sense of humor and it will serve you well as your testosterone fueled house ages. (i.e. the boys get older) I've never left a comment before because I don't feel I have anything interesting to add. BUT I've laughed and cried and have always left feeling better for having read your blogs. Thank you for letting me share in your life and for taking me back to when my kids were young. Love to you all!

Kimberly White said...

I'm still here reading and enjoying your blog! Wow 1000 posts! Joel was a fireman too =)

nicole said...

even though it sometimes takes me days to comment...i am still reading too :)

love what this blog has given me...a friend in you!!!

happy 1000!

Jude said...

you have a blog? wow... heehee. Of course I read, and am ever thankful for you :) Give those sweet boys a hug for me, and Sean, that awkward, your wife is one of my best friends hugs. ;)
love you :)

Katie said...

I love reading your blogs! I wish we would have talked more when we were at FCS together...I think we would have been great friends! But, it's never too late to make new friends!

I ended up deleting my blog...sigh. I just can't quite get comfortable with using it as MY outlet. Another reason why I stopped discussing politics on FB. Maybe I'll get the courage one day to start another blog, but in the meantime, please keep yours going - it's awesome! :)