Between summer visitors, our wedding anniversary, the start of fall planting, more summer visitors, a writing deadline and preparing for the start of school, August has been jam-packed with busy-ness.
This morning I got the kids off to their first day of school. 6am came painfully early, especially since we are still in the midst of summer visitors and last night ended way too late. My son, my middle child, the Rooster that holds my heartstrings, starts kindergarten today. I'll have to think more about that later in the week when I've had a chance to catch my breath.
Today I celebrate that I have been a blogger for three years now.
(Well, I've actually had a cooking blog for almost five years, but I actually didn't know that was a blog until I got this one going. This feels like my first blog.)
We arrived in Texas August 12, 2007. Shortly after that I began this Life in Texas blog as a way to share my new life with everyone I left behind, as well as the multitude of family and friends scattered across the country.
I don't know exactly what day I started, or what entry was my first entry, because I was so cunning with the original entries that I changed the dates to go with the date of the event instead of the date of the post. Awesome, except today when I want to know when I started this adventure. Oops.
At least I am fairly confident one of the entries from August of that year was the first. So I claim the last week of August as my blogiversary, and post a link to the entire August 2007 archive (all six entries of it) as a way to take you back to the beginning. I think it contains some representative content, including the story of our arrival in Texas, our 10th wedding anniversary, and a description of Texas wildlife.
Blogging has helped me flesh out a purpose in my day-to-day life. The passion to share has grown, and now I think it's time for the blog to grow, too. Beginning very (I hope very) soon, Life in Texas will be evolving into something else.
In the meantime, Happy Birthday, Life in Texas. You have been very good for me, and I would not be on the path I am today if it hadn't been for you.
I hope my readers have enjoyed you even a little bit as much as I have.