Monday, 18 July 2011

One Year Blogiversary!!!!

I can't believe it, today is exactly one year from my very first BLOG post ever!! I have come a long way in that amount of time. Still loads I have to learn but I am slowly figuring things out. When I started out I first posted 4 goals that I hope to achieved. So let me give a brief recap.

1. Keep in touch with my family and let them know how we are doing --- ACCOMPLISHED, my parents read my blog and now have a great idea what my children are learning and where we are traveling.

2. To learn how to use the computer --- Still working on this but I am getting better. My husband kindly bought me a computer book to help get me started...still haven't read it, sorry Honey, just too boring. Luckily I have met some wonderful people out in Blog land that have been kind enough to help when needed. Huge Shout Out to LYNDA at My Heart's Desire for being my tech support when it comes to blogger:)

3. To document my family's traveling adventures---ACCOMPLISHED and I am going to continue with this as we are still doing lots of traveling.

4. To document our home schooling journey---ACCOMPLISHED and I am going to continue as it is a great way to document our schooling activities.

In addition to those goals I have accomplished a few other things that I never thought I do. In fact I had never heard of them prior to this year:)

Began a blog hop, not just one but two;)
The No Ordinary Blog Hop (with Tracy and Lynda)

The Field Trip Hop (on my own)

I have been asked to do 3 guest post for other people's blogs. How fun!!!!

I have earned a couple of sweet blog awards. So exciting to be recognized!!!!

I met a follower blogger, Tracy and her family, from A Slice of Smith Life, in person while traveling and made a new friend:)

Lots of great things have happen since my first post, so now what? I am sitting here thinking what should be my goals for the next year? I would love to have a goal of becoming a better writer or story teller because I see some great writers out in blog land. But lets be honest here, I am not a professional writer. I write most posts late at night when my kiddos are in bed and I am utterly exhausted. I do my best but I know there are mistakes and errors. I try to catch them but don't always and I am okay with that (most of the time).

So back to goals...should I have any...hmmm.......any suggestions?


  1. HI Anna-Marie!
    Congratulations Anna-Marie on your 1 year anniversary in blog land! I forgot how close our anniversaries were! It was so fun to meet you in person last fall and made blog land a whole lot smaller and it was so fun to meet your family! It's been great to follow your great adventures and see your blog grow in such a short amount of time! Thank you for your friendship and support and I look forward to seeing all that you accomplish in the next year. By the way, maybe one of your goals for this coming year could be to take me on an adventure with you! :) Ha! Ha! LOL
    I clicked a vote for you today! :)

  2. I just love following your adventures; so don't change a thing. Also, when I started blogging;I wasn't computer savy and I didn't read the manual either. I am more of a trail and error kind of learner.
    Blessing to you!
    Living Waters by LeAnn
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  3. Congratulations Anna-Marie on your 1 year blogiversary!!! BTW, you were also drawn as this week's blog of the week over on blog mommas by my SIL Heather. She is up visiting me in Omaha & we thought it would be fun to have her draw the winner. She is also a blogger. Anyway, CONGRATS!!!

  4. Happy blogiversary!! It's wonderful that you've accomplished what you set out to do. Love reading about your adventures!

  5. Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Wow, Anna-Marie! A year! And accomplished all of your goals! I don't know what you have to improve on because you seem like a computer expert to me. And a great writer! I love your blogs. Maybe one of your goals this year would be to come to Canada and then tell everyone about that wonderful adventure! (You see, I'm assuming it would be wonderful . . .) And I also have to tell you that it is inspiring that you can still put two coherent words together at the END of a long and busy day. Big congrats on that one!

  7. Thanks everyone you have been very sweet in your comments. I am still considering a few new goals maybe I will post them soon:)

  8. Congrats on one year! Blog friends are a wonderful blessing.

  9. I found you over at Blog Mommas! It's nice to "meet" you. :)