Monday, August 20, 2012

5 Year Blogiversary!! (Giveaway!)

This weekend was my 5th blogiversary!  Yay!!  Here are my past blogiversary posts:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4

Here's what happened this year of blogging our adventures:

School started in August and Miss Kennedy (Still wanting to be called Georgie) finally had her first homework!  I found a farmer's market where people loved my headbands.

September had Kennedy deciding that a new look was in her future...and we were all so happy that Kolby chose to get baptized.  Kennedy also lost her first tooth, which just opened the flood gates for   another lost tooth, and then teeth falling out all over the place.

In October we ventured down to New Mexico to join cousins at the balloon festival (in which I got the recipe for these amazing pumpkin pancakes, which I can not stop making) and we all enjoyed the first snowfall of the year.  Continuing on with our halloween tradition, we had another spooky feast!

In November, Just after his 2nd Birthday, and after I reminisced about what an amazing 2 years it has been, Mr. Kimble got his first big boy haircut! We also had Year 2 of the Blanket Drive!!

The month of December was a busy one for us, because we did our daily deeds of service to bring Christ back into Christmas.  I also posted my favorite meatball recipe ever.  Christmas Eve Picture, to add to our yearly picture tradition.

I began a series of posts that were full of Kimble-related happenings.  Here is what he was up to in January, then in February, March, and May, when he turned 2.5!

I made public my goals for 2012.

In February, Kimble had some episodes of blue lips that were happening more frequent.  We had one of his cardiac appointments explain why, and also give us a preview of his next expected surgery.  Then, we had our final appointment, in June, before we begin our pre-op appointments in the fall.

I donated blood in honor of Mr. Kimble.

In March I had a lovely weekend visiting my family!

Kamy turrned 12 and became a young lady. Kennedy simply begged me to get her hair cut short!

Spring Break is sponsored by the best picture ever, of Kimble getting caught with flour.

Keaton loves to write us little notes and letters, and it began with his note of being the worst kid ever.  Then, he decided to live in a tree.

With all my worrying about Kimble, sometimes I forget that he is the love of other people as well.

In April we built planter boxes, planted seeds, started the garden, and watched it grow! Plus, we built two gates.

Kimble had some owies to show for his growing exuberance.

We all had fun at Easter hunting eggs.

I started compliling my facebook statuses into monthly accounts.  January, February, March, April, May, June, and July.

May brought us beautiful weather, so Kennedy learned how to ride her bike without training wheels and graduates from Kindergarten.

Here's a glimpse at the Italian Digression.

I hate that I was so grumpy on Mother's Day.

Last day of school for the year.

I got to see Wicked! and took The Husband with me.  I also love this picture of us.

To kick start our summer, we hiked Cheyenne State Park, had Girls Camp, reminised about when I was 12 years old at Girls Camp, and sold wands.

We had another heart baby reunion, and this time we went camping!

The Waldo Canyon Fire threatened us all; We went swimming at Pirate's Cove,

We began a week-long adventure of miracles, with our Make A Wish Trip.  Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

School starts again and with that, Keaton begins his new career as Garbage Boy.  Plus, we finally show our true colors, being raised as farm kids, and add some hens to our family!

To thank you for sticking around, and reading my blog (even though the comment sections are pretty sparse, I know people still read!), I have a lovely headband to give away.  Simply leave a comment.  Say something nice.  I'll randomly pick a winner in a few days.  Toodles.

(a rolled flower headband, made with lace and satin, in black and gray)
(If you don't win the giveaway, and still want a headband, I will make you a custom order, through Krinkle Kut.  This headband would normally sell for 12 dollars.)


Jennifer Magreevy said...

Congrats on five years! I've been following you since right before Kimble's birthday, and count some of your recipes as my family's favorites. Keep 'em coming!! :-)

Ryan + Angie said...

I read every post thru google reader but I'm too lazy to click over and comment. Happy 5th!

Mindy said...

Yay on 5 years! Love the headband!

Jen Sue Wild said...

YAY for 5 years of blogging.

Dana said...

Congrats on 5 years!!!

Awaiting Ada said...

Happy 5 years, that's awesome! I love your blog, especially your recipes, I haven't tried one I didn't love! Our favorites are the sausage penne and the peanut butter fudge. I love your stuff so much I bought your little cookbook too! Thanks for sharing; here's to five more!

linda said...

Happy 5 year blogging anniversary.. Your blog is one of my favorites that I read, I love all the recipes that you post and love reading about your family..

I'm Always Rite said...

5 Years!!!??? Crazy! Keep it up Shaina! ;D

Melissa G. said...

I'm so glad I found your blog when I did. It seems like those things you compiled from the last year just happened! Keep up the blogging - I love it!

Ande said...

Happy 5 Years!!!! I have enjoyed reading the entire time my friend!! You are one awesome lady!!! Miss you!!

Lydia Davis said...

Wow! I love to see how crafts and talents progress. I've always loved your headbands, but this seems to be on a new level even. Very lovely!

Jeff and Lori said...

What a good time to start blogging again! I'm not sure why I stopped over the summer, but the chill in the air has made me crave it once more it seems. I just caught up on your Make-a-Wish trip and the adventures of Garbage Boy, so fun! Keep up the great blogging work. Your stories make me laugh and your anecdotes about Kimble never fail to make me a little misty. You inspire me to do a better job recording the sweet somethings that happen from day to day. You're fabulous!

heleen said...

congratulations. I love to read your blog because of the way you raise your children . It's always nice to read about them. It's also nice to learn about other countries habits and customs. Thanks.
heleen from the Netherlands

courtney said...

I was going through my drawers and found some more wipies wrappers that I need to send you and then I thought that I would like some hair bands because the girls need something cute in their hair when they put it up. I hope I win but if not, I think I want to get some.

Donna said...

Love your blog! I have been reading it for about 2 years now. Love reading about your family. I haven't tried any recipes but those pumpkin pancakes sounds yummy! Congrats on Five years! Oh and I love love love your headbands! If I don't win I'll have to order one. :)

sweet stuff and tiny said...

Congratulations on 5 years! I started reading your blog when you were pregnant with Kimble, and its the first one I read every single day. I too love your recipes, I think my families fav is the Shepherd Pie. Thanks for sharing with us.

Colleen said...

Hooray for 5 years blogging! What an amazing 5 years it has been. Love you Nunnellys!

missreneer said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! I love your honesty and how candid you are. It is so refreshing. :)
Thanks for the beautiful yearly review and for the wonderful giveaway

fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Bek Bek Bek Bekah said...

5 years has gone by fast! I love reading your blog. I am not one to leave comments, however, it is how I keep informed on your family. I love you and I love that you share your tallents and yourself and your family with us. Miss you lots!

Mags said...

I love your headbands! You are a great writer and thoroughly entertaining to read.