Monday, June 16, 2008

One Year!

I have been blogging for one year! In the last 365 days I've blogged about vacations, bragged about my kids and probably shared way more information than needed. There have been movie reviews, recipes and embarrassing stories. These 365 days, I have felt the guilt of reading other's blogs and not commenting, I have commented on some blogs just so they would maybe click over check mine out and I have talked a few more friends in to joining the blogging world.



I love blogs! Alan thinks I just like to say blog - because it is a fun word to say. I love that Shari Dew told women at BYU women's conference to start a blog and share your beliefs! I found out at girl's camp last month that some dear ladies read my blog and never comment. I found out that I really want people to comment! It makes me so happy to open my e-mail and have comments to read. In the last few weeks one of the young women from the ward Alan and I used to live in found my blog. She is no longer a teenager but a married woman with three kids!



I have come to know women in my ward and stake even better through their blogs. Yesterday in the halls of church I ran into one of these lovely ladies and her beautiful daughter and it just made me so happy that I have been keeping 'in touch' with them by reading their blog. I have one hundred blogs on my google reader. That is high as I will let it get. If I want to add another one I have to delete one. Sometimes I don't even know how they ended up on my reader.



So, in honor of this one year anniversary - I am having a give away. It is not a famous craft like Nicoles - I didn't have time to make anything. And I can't compete with her craftiness. I thought about sending one of my slaves (kids) to your house to work for you as a prize - but they nixed that. I was sitting here at my desk trying to figure out what to offer when I noticed the two empty Sonic Rt. 44 cups here and realized that one of my favorite blogging activities is enjoying a beverage while sharing my secrets. So that is my give away - a Sonic gift card.


Leave me a comment and on Wednesday morning, I will put all of your names in a hat and one of my kids will pick a name out. I will announce the winner and get the card off in the mail that same day! If in your comments you want to tell me how much you have enjoyed this blog over the last year - that would be great too. Or, you can just tell me what your favorite thing to order at Sonic is. Even if you have never commented before (you know who you are!) do it - you know you want a slushie and some tots!

11 comments:

Heather said...

Yea, I am the first to comment! I have enjoyed your blog, I joined in a little late but try to visit often! I love getting comments too.
I love me a good ice cold Dr. P!! Happy hour is a wonderful time of day! :)

Pam said...

Happy One Year! I love this blog giveaway phenom that is happening. I do love me some Sonic Cherry Limeade but really every drink I've had there is good. I think it's all about the ice really - yum Sonic ice.
I love your blog and you know it so don't ever stop :)

Victoria said...

Happy blogiversary! Yay! I made up a word! I hope i get picked, for one can never eat to many tots or slushies- ya right!

One Sassy Mama said...

I love me some Route 44 DC with lemon or lime...I have such memories of you and me and Sonic and our boyfriend Rodrigo...good times. SO PICK ME!!

PS you know I love your blog extra lots and mucho grande and bunches and bunches.
PSS How's that for some kissing up?

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Scott & Kristen said...

Jolene, I have been reading awhile but never commented. I was in your ward for a few years and we sadly moved away. Love your blog though and agree with you it is a great way to stay connected! =)
Kristen Rogers

Nate, Randi, Hudson & Lucy said...

I am horrible at commenting too! Usually my kids are screaming at my feet so I only have time to blog stalk and not comment. By the way you looked FABULOUS on Sunday!

Diane said...

Don't remember how I got to you but you are on my reader because we live in the same state. I'm a lurker who enjoys your blog and agree with you that blogs are great. They can connect ~ no matter our age or stage!

Erika said...

What a great way to get us voyeurs to comment. I'm in Gimme some TOTS! Hold the trans fat please :0). Happy Blog-a-versary! I personally have not partaken of the blogging world, just for my hubby's fam. So maybe someday.

Yur long lost ward memeber, you know, The other ward! ;0)

Renae Alexander said...

Well, you're the reason I have a blog so pat yourself on the back. Nothing like a little peer pressure and down right bullying to get people blogging! haha :) Actually, I read Twilight because of you also. I think I owe you a sonic gift card!!

tatum said...

Jolene! I love reading your blog you have such a good sense of humor. I feel weird though because even though you're in my ward I've really never ever talked to you. What a cute idea to do a giveaway. I could go for 10 Route 44's in this 113 degree weather!