Almost 3 years ago to the day (only one day off!) I started this blog. I was hoping it would be a good way to keep a journal of our family and that is has been. Three years ago we only had three boys. I can't even imagine our life without Kobe now (how much does Kobe look like Harri!!?)
Who would've thought that 1000 posts later I would still be going strong (and be known as the 'blogerrazzi'!) and have so much happen in those three years.
I am so glad now that I started it as there are so many things that I would've forgotten if I didn't record it. Things like Harri's blanket that he used drag around everywhere, or Aaron's awesome post about the day Kobe was born, or the day that Hawthorn won the AFL grandfinal and Aaron cried like a baby, or when I won my first competition ever, and won a new camera for a photo I took of one of the biggest heroes in my life, or Noah's many trips to hospital, or our fun family holidays away, and also close to home, or saying goodbye to someone who has forever influenced my life, and who will continue to influence my boys life with their examples, or trips to the snow where we hardly found any snow but still had lots of fun, or when Noah mysteriously broke his leg, or when Aaron and I had our first ever night away on our own in ten years and had the best night ever. The list could go on and on and on. So many things that I may not have remembered unless I recorded it on my blog.
Thank you Toni for convincing me to start it! When I first started it I didn't think I would have anything interesting to blog about, or that anyone else would really want to read it. I wondered how much a stay at home Mum to three kids (at the time) could write, that was interesting enough for others to read. Now I am just glad that I did it and have so many posts to look back on and remember the things we have done.
I wonder what the next 1000 posts will be about!? It's so hard to imagine how life is going to turn out and sometimes I hate thinking about it. Will Noah still be with us after another 1000 posts, will we be living in our new house still and love it? What will Jalen be like now that he is in High School (how scary is that!!!?), will I still love taking photos? (okay - I'm sure the answer to that is a big YES!), will Kobe love school just as much as his older brothers do? Will I be working again and what kind of work will I be doing!? So many questions, so many things to wonder about. I guess you will just have to stay tuned for the next 1000 posts :)
I hope that in some way all the time I waste on here may have helped another family who has a child with a disability, or made someone smile when they were feeling down (I know the crazy things my boys do always make me smile when I'm having a bad day), or just influenced your life in some way (hopefully in a good way!).
For my 1000th post I would LOVE to see who actually reads my blog. I wanted to do one of those awesome giveaways that all those crafty blogs do but I'm not crafty like my clever cousin or other friends who make lots of cute things. The only thing I could think to give away that everyone loves is chocolate :) If you are not in Australia this giveaway is even better than a crafty prize as we have really yummy chocolate here that I'm willing to send overseas :)
So to be in the running for some chocolate leave a comment and tell me where you are from etc and on my birthday (middle of next week) I will randomly draw a winner. I can't imagine that it would be interesting to anyone else except for family and friends but am glad that people are out there reading it. Even if I don't know you I would LOVE for you to comment and say hi. I've always been interested in who actually reads my blog. That includes all my friends who always read it and never comment....yes I'm talking to you :)