Tuesday, December 11, 2012

3 Years of Blogging

Today marks my three year blogiversary.  It's been so rewarding - all the friends I have met along the way.  More than anything, I'm happy to be preserving memories of small daily moments for my boys, before they are forgotten.  Even now, I sometimes see an old post pop up on my blog from the early days when the twins were babies - those blurry, soggy, tired days during the very long winter, and I realize there is so much I have already forgotten. 

As is my tradition on my blogiversary, I want to do a giveaway to celebrate my followers.  Because there have been so many days your comments have built me up and kept me going; have warmed my heart and made me smile.  Over 20,000 comments in fact - over 20,000 smiles.  Readers and commenters, YOU ARE AWESOME!!! 

The only rule of this giveaway is that you must be a follower, and you must leave a comment to enter.  That's it.  I'll ship anywhere.  Because I love my followers in other countries too!  Up for grabs is this adorable set of 4 Nutcracker ornaments from JC Penney.  Put them on your tree know I am thankful for your friendship!  Giveaway ends December 14th at noon (I want to make sure I have time to ship it out so you can get it in time for Christmas), and winner must respond by email within 48 hours to be eligible.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org. 

Note that I didn't put "giveaway" in my blog title, and I won't be advertising this one on outside websites, because I want my regular, loyal readers and commenters to have the best chance to win this one!  Good luck!

Thanks to all who entered this giveaway and commented on this post!  The giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Renae from Simple Sequins. Congrats Renae!

49 comments:

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Congratulations on three years-wow! You're creating a fantastic record for your boys!

My Journey With Candida said...

What a cute set of Nutcrackers... Blogging does have its rewards and I consider you one of my blogging rewards!! Count me in!

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulayions, Lisa. I'm amazed that someone with small children would start a blog just before Christmas. :)) But hey! It has worked well for you.

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa Happy Blogversary WOW three years I have missed so much. I will have to go back and check some of those cute little baby faces out. Congratulations Lisa.No need to enter me I am just grateful for having you on the other end HUGS Keep going!!! B.

anonymous said...

Pick me pick me! Those nutcrackers are adorable!!!!!! Congrats on 3 years of blogging. Yours is my favorite blog and the only one that I read every day. I am sad on weekends when you don't post anything. You are a great writer and excellent photographer. You should be a newspaper columnist.

Rose said...

Congrats on your three years! I just finished one month, I feel like I have a long way to go and sometimes I feel like my blog is going no where with still only two followers. But when I see blogs like yours I realize that I just have to be patient.

Thank you so much for sharing your stories!

Rose
threeandahalfbears.blogspot.com

Kerri said...

Congrats on the 3 years!! Woo too!
Love those little nutcrackers :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
Three years, wow!

I'm with MJWC on this; yours is one of my favourite blogs and I'm so happy I found it.

(And, yup, the nutcrackers are adorable!)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

A lovely gift, and congratulations on your bloggy versary day! It's a lot of work but quite rewarding...

Please don't toss my name into the giveaway hat... I have so much already. :-)

Congratulations, Lisa!!!!


La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Pick me! Been following, but not commenting lately. I love blogging too! Congrats on 3 years.

Melissa Pezza said...

Happy three years Lisa! You are an amazing blogger! Heres to another 3! And I love those nutcrackers!

www.the-mommyhood-chronicles.com

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats on three years ! I have loved your blog for that long I think!

Heather said...

Yay for 3 years of blogging! My Emma has been asking for a nutcracker since she saw the Nutcracker ballet, thanks for the chance to win!

Maple Lane said...

Congrats Lisa. Your children are very fortunate to have your blog/photos/memories for a lifetime.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Happy blogiversary! Three years of dedicated writing is awesome. I'm so glad I found your blog. Yours is at the top of my list to read everyday. I love it!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Three years already? Congratulations!!!! Those are just adorable, by the way!

Chatty Crone said...

Whether I win or not - I have enjoyed seeing all the boys grow up and 'meeting' you. Still reading the book!
sandie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yay for 3 years! you are so right about preserving those memories of your boys...that is a treasure
ps. Nice giveaway

Patrice said...

Congratulations! Please enter me- I've been a follower for a while:)

Arti said...

I also completed my 3 years this year on November 21st! I can understand what a special feeling it is. I am new at your space so I will give the giveaway a miss.
Many Many Congrats on completing 3 glorious years and hoping you enthrall us for many more years Lisa :)

TexWisGirl said...

hooray for 3 years!!!

don't enter me in the giveaway - i'd rather they go to someone who really decorates for the season!

SweetMarie said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging! It is so rewarding! We all enjoy your blog and I know what you mean by forgetting. :)
My son collects nutcrackers. :) We would love to win them.
Happy Tuesday!

Sally said...

Congratulations, Lisa!

I haven't known you three years, but feel as though I have. I'm always interested in what's going on with you and the family. Here's to at least 3 more!

Cheers!

xoxo

GardenofDaisies said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!! I'd love to enter the giveaway for these cute little nutcracker ornaments. I have a couple of the big ones that I display around the house. This was one of my favorite fairy tales when I was a kid. I remember my dad reading it to me and my sisters ( I still have the Hoffman book he read from.)

Mere said...

Congrats on three years!

Andrea B. said...

Congrats, girl! YAHOO for many more years of bloggy-goodness. :)

renae said...

Congrats Lisa!, on your blogaversary! (hahaha, i typed that word in and i got the red squiggles and it suggested i was trying to spell 'loganberry' hahahaha)

Congrats and more congrats. i want to blog forever and then somedays thinking a year of blogging is so daunting. one day at a time, right?

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente iniciativa....
Cumprimentos

Valerie said...

Happy blogiversary Lisa! Three years is a great accomplishment, and I can easily see why you've gotten 20,000 comments! I love your blog, but more than that-you've become a good friend to me. You have made me smile on more than one occasion, my friend! Here's wishing you many, many more smiles:)

Jennifer R said...

Hey Lisa! Congratulations on three years!! You don't have to enter me in the drawing (we are family after all!) I just wanted to show my support! Keep up the fantastic work!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Congratulations on 3 years, Lisa! I bet it is so neat to go back in time and look at older posts when your boys were teeny tiny :) I really enjoy your blog and I'm so glad I found it!

Ginny said...

Congratulations!!! I wonder how long I have been following you? It has not been the whole five years, but I wish it was, I missed so much in the first years. And I love your description of them! I still believe we will meet sometime! What a wonderful giveaway!!! I don't have any nutcrakers, so am keeping my fingers crossed!

Are We There Yet! said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I have been blogging a long time but it has been about 3 years also on My Journey With Candida

Ellie said...

Congratulations on your three year blogaversary. Goodness three years is a long time to do something isn't it. It's also a great record of your boys growing up.
The nutcrackers look great - what a great prize for someone. :)

Carolyn Y said...

Congratulations on 3 Years! Fabulous. I'm glad I found your blog, I can't remember how, but I did and I'm glad!

Cute giveaway.

alissa apel said...

That's great! That's about how long I've been going to. I love the prize!

Lin said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! That is quite the feat when your kids are young--I don't know how you do it!!

I think I'm a relatively new pally here, but I have to say that I have really enjoyed "getting to know" you and your family. :) It's always fun coming here each day!

Here's to many more years of blogging!

Michelle said...

Congrats to you!

Leanne said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I know I was one of your first followers even though I don't blog. :) You have come a long way!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Blogversary!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! So many people have dropped out of blogging. Glad you are still posting

Barbara said...

Three years! CongratS!! That is a huge achievement. Your boys are going to love looking back at these memories for sure. I love those nutcrackers. They are adorable!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy 3 years to you, Lisa!

Mila said...

Congratulations and more years to come! I thought I was following you for quite a while now, but it seems it was not the case, so I pushed the button on this occasion. I should organize a giveaway as well, I need to find a proper occasion..

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I'm so happy to have meet you and your family. You have a wonderful following...way to go!
I think blogging is so wonderful and especially for a woman with young children. For them to go back and have this to look at will be so special to them. The nutcrackers are so cute. Thank you for having a giveaway. I do follow you :)

A Quiet Corner said...

I adore nutcrackers and these look precious!...:)JP

Susan Evans said...

Congratulations on your third bloggoversary! :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Doesn't it go by so fast? I've so enjoyed our blogging friendship Lisa. You have a wonderful family and it's obvious you love being a mom to your three boys. xo

1955nurse said...

WOW - Happy 3rd Blogiversary!!! I just love the name of your blog ;) Thanks for the chance, my Grandkids love the Nutcrackers!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Happy Holidays to you & yours from Arkansas!!!