One Year Blogiversary!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Today is the one year anniversary of when I began this blog. How time flies! Honestly, I had never even heard of a blog before and then somehow, I came across this adorable family. I think I spent hours reading their story from start to finish. And then I found them and them and I was hooked. It was so wonderful to know that there were so many other families out there going through the exact same things we were experiencing.

So, about a month before our referral I started this blog as a way to share the news and our trip with our long distance friends and family. I never imagined that I would find such a supportive network of Moms and Dads and other adoptive families. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you that has cheered us along on this amazing journey. This blog as been a great outlet for me and it has grown into more than just a way to update our long distance loved ones.

You can click here to read my first post!


  1. I'm so glad that you entered the blogging world and that I got to "meet" you this year. It's been a pleasure getting to know your family through your blog. I, too, never imagined there were so many other adoptive families out there and that this community was so wonderful and supportive. Here's to another year of blogging!

  2. I for one am glad that you started your blog or we never would have met and become friends. Your support of our adoption so far has been wonderful...just reading back through you blog helps so much. I am having a hard day today, not sure why, but I find myself blogging and reading about other families and their journeys, almost to remind myself that Maggie will be here, that this waiting will all be worth it when I hold my daughter in my arms. Thanks again for your support and friendship...say a little prayer that I get out of this "funk."

  3. Happy Blogiversary! And how cute to remember & celebrate it! I am so glad that you did find my blog because I am truly blessed to have you as a friend now (you really do give the best advice!)

    And your blog has come so far- your photos and words are so beautiful (just like you)!

    Thank YOU & Hugs!!!

    Shana :)

  4. Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad you blog just so i can check in anytime on my little neice and nephews. So Thank You!
    Happy New Year!

    Aunt Doonie

  5. Hi Kim,

    Wow, can you believe it's been a year?? I can remember having discussions about starting a blog on the RQ October 2005 forum like it was yesterday.

    Hope your new year is off to a wonderful start.


  6. Happy Blogiversary!
    Wow! One year!
    I have enjoyed reading about your sweet little peanuts! You are such a precious person and I am so thankful we met in blogger land.
    Blessings to you!

  7. I don't remember how or when I happened upon you blog but am happy to have found you. I love reading about your family and I thank you for your email responses to questions I've had in the past.

  8. Happy 1 Year.....time does fly! I've loved readign about your family. Can't wait to see what teh New Year brings! ;)

  9. Happy one year!!!!
    I find you in Shana's blog!!!! and I started blogging because of you and her!!!! You both have my favorites blogs, and Danielle of course

  10. I am another who is so glad to have "met" you in the blogging world Kim! It is so amazing to me all the people that one "meets" the old world, never would have crossed each others paths! Here is to another wonderful year of blogging!

  11. Happy Blogiversary, Kim!

    Blogging is truly an incredible phenomenon. I am glad to have "met" you, too. Thank you for opening your curtains and sharing your life with so many. May you bless and continue to be blessed.

    Happiness always,

  12. Hi, Kim. Happy blogiversary! The first blog I stumbled upon was Waiting for Sophie, and I also read it start to finish. I then was blessed to find your blog from reading Shana’s, and I was immediately addicted. And, as you know, you are the one who inspired me to start my own blog, which I enjoy so much. Thank you for your friendship and for sharing your sweet family with us!

  13. AND, I am so glad that you did. I love reading your BLOG! Thank you.


  14. Wow, a whole year already! Time does fly. I think I found you on baby jelly beans right? So glad you have the blog now! You touched my heart the first time I read about your family and I have been hooked ever since. So glad to have met you, you are a treasured friend! Happy Bloggiversary!

  15. Happy Blogiversary!! I love your blog and love following along! Your blog was one of the one's I just happened to stumble upon one day and after many months of thinking about it, I decided to start my own.

    My blog has also become more than a way to update long distance loved ones. I have "met" so many amazing people and I am blown away every day at just how wonderful and supportive the people I have come in contact with through my blog really are!

    Happy Blogging! :)

  16. You are a great writer and awesome mother, wish we could all get a little bit of your potion for perfection :)

    Kate is soo beautiful and your dress her in the most incredible outfits. Such is that I wantesd to ask you if you could give me a few names of the stores that you buy for her I would love to get clothes for my daughter like you do too.
    Thanks a bunch!

  17. Happy anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog, and looking at the beautiful pictures. I too, started January of last year, and feel like I will always blog, even if no one reads it! What an amazing group of bloggers there are, and we all live very different lives, but have a connection.

    Here's to another great year!

  18. Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad you started blogging - and that I found you through Shana's site! Keep up the incredibly amazing work!

  19. Shana was my inspiration also. Her blog was the first I found and I have been a faithful reader ever since. Congratulations on 1 year of being here with all of us. We all are certainly blessed by your 'home' here in blogland. Thank you for always helping a friend and sharing your family. I am so glad to know you.

  20. happy anniversary I am very close to mine too. I didn't know much about bloggin when I started wither. I ahd no idea what a coment was when I started!:)
    I am so thankful for my blog buddies now.

  21. Happy Blogiversary Kim!
    I remember very well finding your blog and being so excited!
    I felt like we had so much in common....of course waiting for our daughter, having two boys, the shopping, and of course the toile.....I just knew it was meant to be! LOL And the more I read, the more I like you. :)
    Seeing Kate being added to your family has been wonderful and inspiring and helpful and I am so glad to be able to see a small part of that.
    Thanks for a beautiful year of posts! :)

  22. Happy Blogiversary! I can't imagine Blog world without you! I treasure the friendship that would have never come if it weren't for this :D I look forward to many. many more blogiversay's together!

    Ladybug hugs,

  23. Habby 1 year blogiversary! I am so glad that you started your blog. It has been a blessing to so many of us. I am so thankful for our friendship.
    Shana was tge first blog I found too. About 9 months before we traveled for Hannah I found it. Their story, Sophie's video, their precious family helped get me through the wait. I didn't know our family was one of your first blogs. I am so thankful you found us and kept visiting.
    We went to Hilton Head for Nicholas' birthday and I was thinking of how fun it will be to see you all this summer.
    Big Hug to you all!

  24. Thanks for spending this year sharing your story with us!

  25. Happy Blogiversary! Our paths would have crossed anyway;) But so happy that we can check in and that Hannah can see her friend Kate all the time. Blessings for another year of blogging fun - it is evident how you inspire others!


  26. I had never heard of a blog either - until we began our paperchase! Amazing what the internet does to help you along! Shana's was the first blog I found too!!

    happy Blogging!!

  27. Congratulations! You have touched so many people's lives through your blog. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Laura Beth

  28. Happy 1 year to you Kim. I was thrilled to find your blog one year ago, one of the very first I started following. It has been amazing to watch your family "grow". Your posts and pictures are always so heartfelt, and I feel very blessed to call you "friend". I look forward to sharing more "Blogiversaries" with you :)

    Many blessings to you and your family!

  29. Kim, what an amazing journey. I too started blogging last year, BUT after we had been home a year. I don't know how I found you but I'm thankful I did! I just love popping in daily to see what you and your family have been up to. And like you I love reading Deb and Daleea's tales of their precious children. I find it so refreshing to know that we do have someplace we can go when we just need a shoulder to cry on or someone to laugh with us.

    Happy Anniversary my friend!


  30. My sister adopted her little Katie from China in May 2004. Katie is such an important part of my sister and BIL's lives but also in the lives of their extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins). I think that my sister and BIL are waiting for number two little one.

  31. Happy 1 year to your wonderful blog!
    I am so happy to have found you.


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