Saturday, August 8, 2009

This Blog Is One Year Old...

...and here are the fireworks to celebrate!


Also, to celebrate, I am taking a vacation. ;-)


Actually, I am only taking the break out of necessity; I truly do love blogging. For me, blogging has two ingredients: time and photos. Photos I have in abundance right now for the same reason I don't have the time: the last two weeks have been the busiest in the year (I hardly had time to set up the above photo). Today I have the honor of being a bridesmaid in a dear friend's wedding, and I have been quite busy making my dress for that. My eyes have really been opened about how much work a wedding is - it's fun though! All things considered, I decided not to post (in normal length) this week.

A few reflections on this past year of blogging seem to be in order. First and foremost it was a learning experience... in many ways. I even learned some new things about myself (not always fun :-). Back when I started this blog, it was "one big experiment" that I thought would be fun. It has been more than fun actually; it's stimulating and something I really, truly look forward to doing every two weeks. (You know, I think I would do this even if nobody looked at it. But since you do, I don't have to think twice. ;-) An interesting fact that most of you probably don't know is that when I started I wasn't necessarily planning to make this primarily a photo blog. Every single post, excluding my opening introduction, has been a photo post. :) And I take a lot more photos than I ever did before.

God is good!
~Carmen~

6 comments:

~Rebecca~ said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!!! :)

I LOVE reading your blog! I look forward to all the photo posts... and I completely agree, God IS good!

Are we going to see a pic of that dress you made???

~Rebecca

Carmen M. said...

Your comments are an encouragement, Rebecca. Thanks for reading.

You know, I think all the photos of me on our camera turned out blurry. Hopefully, I will be able to get some eventually.

bookflutterby said...

I love popping by your blog! I MUST tell you I LOVE that skirt in the photo!! It looks soooo comfy and airy (which is a must in summer)...did you make it or buy it?
Hope you have a spectacular day! :D
Courtney

Carmen M. said...

Hi, Courtney! The skirt is exactly as you described it - comfy and airy. Actually, I neither made it or bought it. One of my friends passed it on to me, but it was store-bought originally. Hope your day is just as spectacular! :)

Karen said...

Love the photo of you on your vacation! :-) Looks like it should be a great one, wonderful books to read, a cool drink, and an occasional dip in the pool...hope you enjoy yourself, you have definately earned it!

Carmen M. said...

If I were actually going on vacation, Karen, I would definitely invite you to join me. You probably need one worse than I do. :-)