Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy (Belated) First Birthday...Blog!

Ok well...here is one for you! Awhile back, I checked my blog posts to see when this little old blog would be turning one. So I went to my post list. And I looked at the date of my very first post. August 31. Ok, great...Fast forward until today. I decided to take some time and write a draft so when that date rolled around, I would be all set. I went back again to double check the date...and it looks like this...8/3/12. Do you see it? Does that say August 3rd!!!! Yep...that would be me...unable to see/read a date correctly and thus missing the first birthday of my own blog! Sigh...this getting old stuff is for the birds I tell you...

Anyway...I will now continue with the sweet birthday post I have stored inside my head. First, I can't believe it has been a year. And secondly, I am so glad I jumped in and started this journey into the wonderful world of Blogger. It was not really planned. I loved to read blogs, but never thought about starting one. My kids suggested I try...and before I knew it, I was hitting "Publish" and Afternoon Coffee & Evening Tea was born. I am so very grateful to all of you for welcoming me with open arms...for helping me with every little question...for even bothering to visit my little space in the first place. I cannot thank you enough for your friendship.  I have learned so much about so many things here. I felt welcome from the very beginning. And I just want you all to know how very grateful I am. I am just a mom, living her simple life with a family she loves...but am oh so blessed to have such wonderful friends to share it with.

And so...because this is a birthday...ok, a belated one...We need to celebrate. We need to celebrate YOU...my Blogger friends. I have a special gift for one of you. Wanna see? Ok...


Happy Birthday!
I love this sweet little gift set...Here is what is inside...
 
 
Yummy smelling body wash and yummy tasting lip gloss from Philosophy
 
 
If you would like to receive this little birthday gift in your mailbox, just leave a comment and my assistants, aka my kids, will hold a very scientific and professional drawing. Ok...actually they will print your name on a piece of paper and put them all in a bowl and pick one out. We will choose a random winner on Wednesday, August 14, and I will post the winner's name on my weekend post the next day. So there you have it...my humble attempt at a birthday post for my blog. Again...thanks so much for visiting. I am so glad you did! 

17 comments:

  1. This makes TWO fun posts I read today...in a row! Happy "bloggy" birthday to a wonderful blog friend. I'm so glad you started this journey, and that we have been getting to know one another :) Yes! Hello! I'll definitely want to be put in for a chance to win. (Would it help if I say I NEVER win anything on these things, ever! LOL)

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  2. Happy Birthday to your wonderful blog! Your blog is one of my favorites. I love the way you share your family with everyone and share beautiful pictures of them too! You're definitely one of the people I would love to meet in person one day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Friend!

    I'd also love to be in the drawing. You can never go wrong smelling like a birthday cake :)

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  3. So glad we meet through blogging! Happy blogiversary!

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  4. Yay! Happy belated Blogiversary dear Billie Jo!! What an honor to be friends in Blogville and read from you. So glad that you joined in the blogging fun and fast became a good friend.
    Enjoy the celebrating and be sure to have some cake this weekend!

    {hugs} from MN!

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  5. Yay! Happy Anniversary. I'm not even sure how I found you, but you are one of the greatest gifts of the blogging world, for sure. You're a great support of the blogs you read and I love visiting here and peeking into your world. So glad to call you "friend."

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  6. I'm so glad you started blogging!!! Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea is one of my absolute favorites...and if I can read nothing else in blogland, I always make sure to visit yours. Hugs to you my country loving...wrap-around porch...Americana friend!

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  7. Such a cute post! I am also glad you started blogging. Love reading what you have to say. Pleases enter my name in your drawing and I will keep my fingers crossed. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  8. Woohoo! Happy anniversary! Your blog is a lovely place to be :)

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  9. Happy Bloggy Birthday! I am SO happy you decided to start blogging a year ago, and even happier that somehow our bloggy paths crossed and we became friends. Here's to many more posts and many more bloggy birthdays!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your blog....one of my favorites!! I can not believe that we have only known one another for a year.
    I was the same way when I started my blog. Once I hit publish I was so nervous and not sure what I had just done.

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  11. Yay for one year of blogging! I love reading about all the fun your family has, as it makes me so excited for my future family! :)

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  12. Happy Anniversary. So glad you have joined this bloggy land and that you found me and I found you.

    Celebrate!!

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  13. Yay! That's kind of how I started, I was helping Christine and all of a sudden I had a blog!! I was hooked.

    I'm glad you are part of our little world!
    You are a blessing to all.

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  14. Happy #1! So glad you hit "publish" a year (or more) ago!

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  15. I always love popping over here! (and I only really read a few blogs - which I wish I was better at), but I am so glad you started blogging, too! Thanks for being one of my few followers and commenting! You're spectacular!

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  16. I'm a little late to this...as I have been seriously slacking in my blogging efforts over the past few months. But.. Happy blog birthday! I always enjoy reading about your family and am continuously inspired by your organization and all the yummy treats you bake :)

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  17. Happy birthday to your blog! And thank YOU for sharing your beautiful life filled with love. It is so uplifting to me (and so many others, I'm sure!) So so SO happy that we have been able to "meet" and in such a beautiful way share our faith and love and support in this little blogging world :)

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Billie Jo