"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Can't Stop Blogging After All These Years

 Five years ago I began blogging while waiting for our youngest grandchild to be born. We have 8 grandchildren , the youngest and oldest of the eight are our only grandsons and both share July birthdays. I can't believe our youngest grandson is going to be 5 and our oldest is going to be 14 ! ( our daughter's 4 children are shown here on our day trip to Alder Lake last week )
 Youngest grandchild, Little 'J'. His birthday always marks my blog birthday.
 Oldest grandchild, "Bugs", he and I share a chicken blog.
 Blogging has been such a rich experience for me over the last 5 years. I have made friends through blogging, learned many new & wonderful things, shared joys and sorrows with sister-bloggers, prayed for them, been prayed for too. As I watched these four grandchildren play in the lake I  realized just how quickly life changes . Little boys and girls grow up fast ! I am thankful I began this blogging adventure because putting my thoughts into words along with pictures of my day-to-day life has given me some perspective and an even greater appreciation for this life I have, right here, right now, in the good, and the not-so-good.( But mostly good ) I publish my blog every year , believe me, I am so glad I do because I have forgotten a lot !
Blogging is a joy for me for so many reasons, but when my grandchildren open my blog books ( they often do ) and get excited about one of my previous posts, when I read a post and remember "Oh yeah, that duck WAS funny !" or " Wasn't that tea-party fun?", then I am reminded how quickly life flies by and thankful for this opportunity to record snippets of my life here on Cedar Pond through blogging. I know I can't stop blogging after all these years. Thank-you for reading my blog !

*In celebration of 5 years of blogging I will be having a give-away this month. I will be giving away a flock of 3 Wee Little Sheep .If you're interested in possibly winning the flock simply leave a comment and I'll enter your name.There will be a drawing for the winner July 31st.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Kathy. It's been such a joy getting to know you and your family over the last five years. These are beautiful photos of the grands enjoying the lake. There have been joys and sorrows during the past five years, but what a blessing to be able to share with our sisters in Christ. Thank you for your blog friendship.

LindaSue said...

and I'm grateful for your friendship - we met through our blogs. Yours goes on (with great pictures and stories) and mine has closed - I'm holding onto the wisdom of Solomon - to everything there is a season and my season of blogging has ended. Delighted yours goes on! Can it be your youngest gchild is already 5? your family is a testimony to the power of prayer!!!

Karen said...

I know your grandchildren will treasure your blog books always, Kathy. Your grandkids are really growing up! I would love to be entered for the sheep drawing.

Unknown said...

I agree with you Kathy...it is wonderful to look back and see the memories we blog about. I enjoy seeing what you are always up to...have a great weekend!!

Pondside said...

Where does the time go? I enjoy your blog for the views of your garden, for the stories of your grandchildren and animals and for your view on life. One of these years I'm going to make it down to the fair and show up with 'I'm Pondside!' and we'll have a good visit.
The idea of a blog book is such a good one. How do you do it?

Candy Duell said...

Kathy, your Grandchildren have grown up so fast. Thanks for sharing, and as usual loved your blog.
I would love to be put in the drawing for your wee sheep. Thanks for offering.

Dolores said...

And here I am watching your grandchildren grow up through your blog; who would have thought we could do something like this 10 years ago.....

I don't know how I found your blog several years ago, but I'm sure glad I did! I always love reading your words of wisdom and looking at the pictures of your beautiful part of the USA, your grandchildren and animals.

I have 2 blog books and I'm so thankful for them. They're a wonderful way for me to look back and see what was happening at certain times.

I've felt your prayers and friendship over the years.....thank you!!


Connie said...

Kathy, I have enjoyed watching your grandchildren grow through your eyes on your blog over the last few years. What a treasure that you have recorded this family history of them and for them. I am thankful for your friendship too! :)

joanne said...

I agree with everything you've said...deciding to blog has been one of the best things I've ever done for myself. Congratulations and may you keep the blogging spirit for many years to come.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

There has been many a day that I have thought I should just stop blogging. When circumstances got real bad, I did stop for a season. But, like you, I can't put it to sleep just yet. I re-read some of the older posts and they no longer bring back painful memories...I guess time does help to heal.
I would love a flock of your wee little sheep...throw my name into the hat!

Ang Specht said...

Even though I'm new to your blog, I enjoy it very much. Your grandchildren look so happy! :) I'm glad we met.

Deanna said...

Hi Kathy! I love blogging. It's been 4 and a half years for me. It's fun to go back in the archives and read old post! Nice to have found you in blogland.

Your Grand children are so precious and yes they do grow up so fast.

Sweet blessings to you and hope your Summer goes well,

Deanna said...

YES! I would love to win/receive your little lambs!!!
I'd like to be considered in the drawing.

d from homehavenministry

Debbie said...

I'm thankful that you've been faithful. I've come to rely on you in spite of my own sporadic offerings. I've enjoyed our conversations, and sharing of faith, andkids and grandkids and pets...Please continue!

Sharon said...

I would love to have my name thrown in the hat for your giveaway.

Your blog is beautiful and I have enjoyed reading your posts this afternoon.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, don't you love having your blog printed? Mine has brought me such pleasure.