Wednesday, August 18, 2010

3 Year Blogiversary Celebration! {and giveaway!}

Today is my 3 year Blogiversary!!  It seems like it's been much longer since I started blogging, but I checked.  Nope.  Just 3 years. In fact, here is our family picture from my very first blog post.

Look at how little and cute they all were!!

 Here is my 2 year blogiversary, and here is my first blogiversary.

So here is a quick recap of this year of blogging. It's been an eventful year, somewhat focused on Kimble (for good reason). 

If you are ever unsure, here are the Signs of Pregnancy.  And to make it more interesting, What happens all those times you wake up in the middle of the night, due to pregnancy?
My first Explanation of Heart Defects.
Then, our Discovery of cleft lip.

The happy day when Kimble was born!
After heart surgery.  The worst night of our life.

We had FABULOUS staff at The Children's Hospital!
After five weeks in the hospital, Kimble goes home!

No fluffy soft towels to dry off with?  Try This.  Or, ask Georgie for one, and then...wait 24 hours.
My most favorite picture of Kimble with his cleft lip.

Recovering from his Cleft Lip Surgery.
Recovering from The Glenn, Kimble's third heart surgery.

Copay Madness and the return to the same Doctor's office, which was the straw that broke the camel's back.

2009 year of pictures in review

Keaton got baptized!

My Recipe Book is done and for sale!

I made a few things, including Tag Monsters, a dollie for Georgie, a hat for Georgie, car seat canopies, The Krinkle, chenile burp cloths, cute bibs, and Kimble's crib set.

Think you did stupid things as a kid?  Well, I did too. 
Creepy creepy chair at church.

Cute pictures to tell The Husband that we miss him during the day!

Heart babies reunion with Adam, with Chance, then with all three!
Organizing a blanket drive for The Children's Hospital.

School journal stories, pictures, and writings, from Kolby, Keaton, and Kamyren.

Wanna know what I do all day?  Here is a play-by-play.

Usually I have many childhood stories sprinkled through the year, that are both humorous and embarrassing.  This year, I didn't write any.  However, they are still good reading, so look at the recaps of the last two blogiversaries, and you'll find the links to many entertaining hours of reading.

It's been a great year.  To celebrate it, I'm giving away two of my corduroy bibs!  If you are interested, just post a nice comment.  If you aren't interested in the bibs (you've gotta know someone who is has a baby, right?), then post a nice comment anyway!  Here are some pictures of a tired Mr. Kimble modeling them for you.  (Side by side, front and back shot)

I'm not too sure these pictures do the bibs justice, but they are super cute.  So leave a comment!  Become a follower!  Stick around for another year.  Here's to blogging!!

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Laura said...

Love your bibs Shaina and congrats on 3 years of blogging!

Renny's little things said...

congrats on your 3 years and you beautiful family. You do such a wonderful job and are a fantastic Mum. I love your blogs and can't wait for the nnext instalment. Take care and love to all
Cheers Geniene (Australia)

runningfan said...

Fantastic bibs! Count me in. We go through a million a day.

So lovely knowing you! Are you coming to playgroup today? (hint, hint)

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog. You are an honest Mom with great thoughts and encouraging words!! :) Even in the hardest moments of your life.

I would love to win your bibs. They are super cute and I have the perfect baby in mind (hint hint) ;)

Reynolds Family said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog thanks to Heidi! You are a fabulous mom and so crafty at that! I have loved reading about your darling family especially that sweet baby of yours :)

Alissa Maxwell said...

Thanks for letting us strangers share in your amazing journey. Those bibs are awesome!

Lindsey said...

My heart is so happy to hear of how well your family is doing, especially Mr. Kimble :)

I'd love a bib, we are talking about our second baby now and could always use more.

thank you for all that you share,

Bek Bek Bek Bekah said...

Shaina, I look forward to reading your blog every morning. Honestly its the first one I go to every time. I love you and your posts, I love reading about my neices and nephews. I love the crafts that you do and I love how honest you are about your life. I love you. Yay for 3 years, its been some good reading that is for sure.

Shannon said...

Super adorable bibs! And I'm so glad to have gotten to know you and your family through your blog. You have touched my life and I appreciate what I have learned through your experience!

amanda said...

congrats on your 3 years. I love reading about you and your adorable family.

Jeff and Lori said...

Great job on 3 years of blogging! Reading how well you're able to capture life was one of the reasons I began blogging myself. And I do love those bibs. It'd be a great pattern for future ones of my own!

Colleen said...

Happy blogiversary! It's been quite a year, and I'm so happy for all the outcomes, and blessed to have shared the journey with you on the blog and in real life. You know I'd love one of those "easy to make" (ha!) bibs. :).

Julie said...

I love your blog and I love the bibs. Can't wait to keep reading for another 3 years!

Adri said...

Congrats on 3 years! Love the bibs! I'm tempted to put my cute girlie one on Davis, just to try it out. But, I won't. I'll save it for her. :)

DougandSheilah said...

Those bibs are so cute and Peter is getting to the age when we are going to need some. Hope I win them.

Nicole said...

You really have such a great blog! I hope you continue to do it for many more years. :)

I am so excited about your giveaway! You are one talented woman, that is for sure!!

Dan and Katie said...

Oh, ME ME ME ME :) Ruby is just starting to get a little more drooly :) Of course in the cutest possible way. How about if I don't win...I come over with Colleen and we can have a crafty morning sometime!

Ande said...

Yeah, I love reading your blog. The new recipes, seeing the kids grow, hearing all the news. Keep it up!!!

Brenda said...

Congrats on 3 years. You a great writer. I do enjoy your blog and those bibs are adorable. I would love then for my new grandson.

Ali said...

Congrats! I love your blog and your family! The bibs are awesome.

Megan said...

Happy blogaversary! I think I've had mine almost the same amount of time. I just need to catch up on mine asap!

courtney said...

Kim said that you were going to come for Thanksgiving. I am super excited about that! I've wanted to meet Mr. Kimble and now I finally will get too!

Carol said...

Have enjoyed your blog and your adventures as a mom - thank you for sharing them! Happy anniversary, and keep on bloggin'! :)

I'm Always Rite said...

Shaina, like you I am done having babies. :[ But my little sister is just starting with hers and these bibs will looks smashing on a baby girl named Pepper! Come one! You know you want me to have them! ;} Even if I don't win, yours will be one of the few blogs I continue to follow! ;} Thanks for sharing your amazing life! ;]

Jennifer said...

Congrats on 3 years! Thank you for sharing your life with us! You have a great blog, an adorable family and some sweet sewing talent! Love the bibs!

Team Sax said...

Wow, 3 years! I am sad that I haven't gotten to read it for all those years, but glad I was turned onto it by my sister Jen. Kimble is a cutie and I love reading and seeing where Tommy and Karl are in their stages too. Expect some blankets soon.

Valerie said...

How the heck did I miss your giveaway? I checked your blog all the time. Oh well, maybe next time.
You inspire me so much Shaina! I was looking forward to moving next to you so you could help me be a blogger like you. But I guess phonecalls will have to do. I miss you. Come visit me in the south! boo hoo!!