You know what today is? It’s our birthday. One year ago today we put up our first post (it only took us twenty hours or so). Actually, it was barely over a year ago that we learned what a blog was. It might be fun to give this a try, we thought.
We never expected all of you to show up at Mom’s kitchen table. We’re even more surprised you stuck with us for this long. But we’re so glad you did. And today we want to say thank you.
Thank you for being a part of our lives this past year.
Thank you for going on vacation with us and trying out our recipes.
Thank you for rejoicing with Mike and Janelle at the birth of Baby Caly.
Thank you for laughing on Fridays.
Thank you for joining the 5:00 club.
Thank you for cheering Kristin on in the middle of motherhood.
Thank you for considering courtship.
Thank you for writing beautiful and fitting tributes to your moms.
Thank you for praying for Carolyn in busy seasons.
Thank you for following the Savior by dressing modestly.
Thank you for entering our contests.
Thank you for comforting and encouraging Nicole.
Thank you for asking questions.
Thank you for sending us your emails. We’ve read and treasured every one.
Thank you for holding fast to the gospel.
Our prayer for this blog is one we’ve adapted from Philip Doddridge (a Puritan who never would have imagined it being used in this context!)
“However weak and contemptible this blog may seem in the eyes of the children of this world, and however imperfect it really be, may it nevertheless live before thee; and through a divine power, be mighty to produce the rise and progress of the gospel.”
Lord willing, here’s to many more conversations at our kitchen table.
Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle