Sunday, April 3, 2016

Eight Years Of Blogging Memories Part 1

  I started my blog in 2007 when we moved from Roseville, California to Boise, Idaho in hopes of providing creative projects for my California customers and my team from far away.  Blogging was a fairly new concept and it took a while for my customers and friends to catch on - but you did! 
In looking back over the past eight years I've been blogging I was deciding what to share.  The comments I get the most when I meet you in person is how much you've enjoyed watching my family grow.
 
 
This was the first photo I showed of them in my very first year of blogging. Stampin' Up! had just come out with the new 3 clip clipboard. Benjamin was 11 and Nicholas was 8 years old in 2007.
 
 
2011
 
 
December 2015 
Benjamin is now about to turn 20 and Nicholas just turned 17.
 
 
The first year we moved here was the first year the boys got to experience snow.  I remember waking them both up on a school day at about 6 am so they could see it...only to find out a few hours later that it was also their first snow day!

 
One of the most popular posts of the boys was this one in their sock monkey hats at Christmas.

 
You've followed along as Benjamin took on cake decorating.
 
 
For a few years I posted a lot of his creations until I was banned from posting when one of his high school teachers discovered my blog and made a comment to him at school.  Even thought it was positive, at that age it was horrifying that a teacher knew what he was doing. *Ü*
 
 
 This was the last cake I was allowed to post.  A wedding cake for our friends Pauline and Rob visiting from Australia.  They had stopped in Las Vegas to get married and we threw them a surprise mini wedding reception when they arrived here!
 

 You've followed along through his growth and my tears as he graduated from high school and headed to his new adventures at UC Berkeley.  Ya, that was a rough summer! 
 
 

 
Then there is Master Nicholas and his plethora of injuries.
  
 
 You've followed his baseball career through three broken noses.
 
 
And his five years of consecutive injuries of some sort all over Mother's Day weekends.  Thank goodness that passed!

 
Mattress surfing and the hole in the wall!

 
His love of great science or math t-shirts.
 
And a few hair do's!
He is now a Jr. in high school, has been injury free for several years and is the most delightful, witty young man a mom could ask for.
 
 
We will relive a few more memories in my next post. 
Don't forget to leave a comment on my 9 Million Blog Hits posting to be entered into the drawing! 
 
For every order of $50 or more through my online store during the month of April, you will receive a handmade paper purse from me!  You know how much I love to make them and I'd love to send you one! 

Shop Stampin' Up! online from the convenience of your own home at my online store.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack and the Weekly Deals! Don't forget to check out the Occasions Catalog too.
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15 comments :

  1. love the memories! I think I remember most of them when you posted. I did wonder why no more cake creations. :) Can't wait to see what you post tomorrow.

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  2. I'm with Debbie -- love the memories, and I wondered about why no more cake creations too! Your sons have been good sports about showing up on your blog and I wish them the best!

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  3. Isn't it crazy how quickly time does fly by......Thanks for sharing with all of us all these fantastic years ♥

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  4. Congrats on 9 million blog hits. After meeting you in person at the Seattle Idaho Inking on the road I can see why you have such amazing sons as you are a very amazing person. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your family and your gifted talent. Hope to keep seeing your blog for many more years to come. JoAnn Porter

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  5. Becky, you were the very first stamping blogger I came across when I entered the stamping community. You provided me with a lot of inspiration and I appreciate it! Your boys are awesome. I have three of my own, ages 28, 26 and 20. My oldest just moved to his own house and it was as emotional as when he went away to college. (He's been living at home the last five years, working on his house in his spare time). Luckily, he's only four houses down from us. Ha ha! Looking forward to more of your blogging memories. :)

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  6. What a fantastic trip down Memory Lane! Thanks to you and your paper crafting talents, I've started my day out with many smiles from ear-to-ear ^_^ You are a very special person indeed and I'm so happy that your blog is always there - filled with clever ideas and projects to spark our creativity! Congrats on 9 million, Becky --- That says a lot about who you are and what you've given from your heart to your faithful blog readers through the years!

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  7. What a great way to celebrate. My goodness...I was kinda choked up and laughing at the same time at this post. Thank you for sharing your family . I visit often, comment rarely, but am always thankful and blessed by your talent. Congratulations on 9 million! What a huge milestone.

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  8. Congratulations Becky on 8 years of blogging. It has been nice to share in your creativity and your family. Thank you for sharing these family photos. It has been special to share these moments. What a lovely family you have. You can be very proud of them. I was wondering about why the cake sharing stopped. I know Mum, not cool to share photos of those. :) To many more years of creating and sharing on your blog. I love visiting here. xx

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  9. Wow!!! What a fantastic accomplishment!! Congratulations!!! I love your blog and have recommended it to many of my friends far and near. You're a very special gal with a very special family.
    Love ya!!!❤️

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  10. It's been fun to see your boys grow up. I especially look forward to the pumpkin baseball pictures every year. :o)

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  12. Your recap is such a fun treat! CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome # of blog hits, and on sharing with the world your talent and your life! You've become like a "real friend" by connecting with us (your fans) like this! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! Live on, enjoy life! xoxo

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  13. Oh my goodness ... I remember reading so many of those blog posts about your boys back when, it's hard to believe how much they have grown over the past 8 years. I am really looking forward to your next few flashbacks and re-living all your blogging accomplishments!

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  14. So fun seeing these pictures! I have loved knowing you and watching the fun antics and misfortune injuries of your boys over the years. Hugs!

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