The Milestones, They Are A Plenty!!

Today’s post marks THREE (!) milestones for me.

Yesterday was the first time Tim and I hosted Thanksgiving at our house. It was a small, delicious and quite lovely celebration of the day. There were eight adults and our two boys. My BIL made the turkey so I didn’t have to worry about that part (thank you Brian!) and his girlfriend Darlene brought some especialy yummy rolls from the Czech bakery (hello, the Czech girl here LOVES that!) so I didn’t have to stress over making the ones I was going to attempt from scratch. Total. Blessing. Darlene, you rock.

Here is the table before we chowed down. (maybe only the third or fourth time we used our wedding china…)

I’m not sure if you can tell but there’s something a tad amiss in this photo. See…the space that is traditionally a formal dining room in our house is currently being used as a play room complete with full on train table and tons of other stuff that I need to clean out before Christmas. And our eat-in area in the kitchen is a little small for a table for 8 so… we added the leaf to the table moved it into the living room and ate in there. It worked perfectly.

And the Cowboys won so my husband would say it was a pefect day all together. And well, I pretty much have to agree.

I wish we could spend it with both our families and maybe someday we can have everyone over. Not sure my living room is big enough though…

Oh, and I think I said something about THREE milestones, right?

Well…somehow the stars aligned in the blogosphere and TODAY marks both my 2 year Blogaversary (is there an official spelling for this term?) AND my 400th post! Is that crazy or what?

And if you want to take a walk down memory lane you can see my first post HERE and my post from last’s year’s First blogaversary HERE.

I am especially thankful for all the friends I have made through blogging. It really is an amazing community and I had NO idea how wonderful and fulfilling it could be when I first started. I can remember telling Tim that I thought I’d start a blog to keep people updated on The B Man and our life. I was sitting in our driveway with my old laptop, watching The B Man playing while Little G was just forming in my belly. And all I can say now is “who knew?”

There’s some exciting stuff (giveaway) going on in this neck o’ the woods this week so “stay tuned” and so very much thanks to all of you who read, follow me, comment here and help make this blog worth writing.

(Me and my favorite little mouse!)



  1. Aw, your table looks fantasic! So festive :-)

    Happy Blogaversary!!!! I for one am so glad you started one :-)

  2. I love that picture of the two of you. Very precious.. Glad your day turned out good. It was our first hosting also… Lot of work huh?

    Happy Bogaversay too, how fun, wow two years. So glad I found you through my 100th…

  3. Congratulations on the three awesome things that you have going on today!!

    The table looks fabulous and so glad you had such a great time.

    Happy Blog-anniversary!! So glad that you started one and we got to meet!!

    And 400 posts!! WOW!! I am impressed!

    Have a great day, and thanks for taking us all along on the ride!

  4. Congrats on your Blogaversary!! Wow, I’ve only been doing this for about 7 months and two years sounds so exhausting to me. Cute pic!!

    Oh and I love your table too! Looks so inviting!

  5. Happy Blogaversary! I truly enjoy the adventures of your precious family–both in person and on your blog. You really have a flair for writing–and for living! Much love.

  6. What a pretty table! I am happy the Cowboys one but the game sure did get boring fast–thank God for the Jonas Brothers ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And happy Blogaversary!

  7. Your table looked FABULOUS! GREAT job!

  8. Nice looking table! You did well! And love the pic of you and your little man. Happy 400th and happy blogversary!

  9. Hey ! I just saw your huge cupcake that you did for the birthday party. I bought a mold for my son’s bday but can’t seem to get the top and the bottom to lay even on each other. Any tips?

  10. Sorry, my blog didnt get typed in right. it is! Pleae Help!

  11. 2 years and 400 posts?
    There must be some award for that!
    COngratulations Girl!
    I am honored to have met you through this bloggy world.
    My day wouldn’t be the same without stopping by here.

    Sounds like your Thanksgiving Day went perfectly.
    It looked beautiful.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Sleep in. Read. Take a nap. Shop.
    Oh yeah…you are a mommy…that might not happen, but I will cross my fingers for you that it will!

  12. Wow! You really did have a lot to celebrate! Your table looks beautiful!

    Glad you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  13. Look at you!! Martha better watch out. :o) Happy Blog-anniversary. Glad you guys had a great thanksgiving.

  14. Congratulations on all 3 milestones.

    2 years of blogging and 400 posts, wow, YOU ROCK!

  15. Many congratulations on your milestones!!!


  16. Happy Blog Anniversary to you, and your table looks wonderful!


  17. Happy Turkey day! The table looks perfect! (We’ve used our China once)!

    Happy blogoversary and 400th post! That is sooo exciting.

  18. Cheers on all your wonderful milestones!!! Your table looked wonderful, you looked beautiful, and as always…your blog is so much fun!


  19. Looks & sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your table looked beautiful.
    Congrats on your 2-year blogaversary as well!

    P.S. That is SUCH a cute photo of you and your little guy :-)

  20. Congrats on all three milestones!

    Your table looks lovely and festive :)

  21. So cute! Your table looks awesome.

  22. I’m very impressed with your culinary talents. VERY impressed. I did Christmas for the immediate fam via Luby’s – and that’s how I’ll do it if I ever feel like a sucker again. Congrats on hitting the 2 year point. Crazy isn’t it?

  23. Your table looks gorgeous! I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Blogoversary – that is crazy about the 2 year 400th post – you couldn’t have planned that! I’m glad to know you and so glad to have found you in this big world! You are so darling! Take care – Kellan

  24. Looks beautiful, hope you had a wonderful day. Happy Blogiversary!

  25. Such a pretty table! We do it the the Mexican way- paper plates. We have way too many people over and not enough REAL plates for Turkey Day!

    Congrats on the blogaversary!

  26. Two years – woohoo! I’m so glad you and I both discovered the wonderful world of blogging – we never would have met without it!!

    Your table looks fan-freakin-tastic, m’dear!

  27. Cutie! Table looks fancy, nice going, and Happy Bogaversary too you! Make sure you get me in on one of those giveaways ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Gorgeous photo of you two! I love it! The table looks fabulous too, I’m so glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving :-)

  29. I love the pic of you and the B-man! Your table looked awesome too!! It’s fun to have a houseful of family…nothing better!