Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me...

I can't believe I almost let this day pass by without a word about the significance of it. One year ago today I posted my first blog post. It was something totally goofy about the moon. It meant absolutely nothing to anyone, including me.

It held significance because it started me on a journey that I never intended to be on. It all started because I wanted to be able to share vacation photos with Jenna's friends family when we took her to Walt Disney World last March. So in trying to prepare for that event I stared a blog. It has taken me so much farther than just posting a trip report.

What have I learned this year as I became a blogger...
  • I have friends that started out as mere acquaintances.
  • Other people are as Disney Crazy as me.
  • That when a particular friend of mine mentions me on her blog my readership skyrockets.
  • I now know who "The Pioneer Woman" is and have friends who have been to her ranch.
  • Blogging was a great record of the past year's events
  • It has given me an outlet for my cynicism and my idealism.
  • When my life took a new road this year the blog gave me a place to share the journey.
  • It has introduced me to a new vocabulary about social networking.
  • It gives me one more outlet to brag about my daughter.
  • I have learned to carry my camera with me, cause you never know...
  • Hidden Mickeys are everywhere.
  • I love the blogger community, thanks letting me part of it.

Here's to a great upcoming year. I hope that as my life takes twists and turns you'll be here with me. I imagine that this year will bring a whole new set of circumstances as this new job matures into a greater ministry opportunity than I ever imagined. Keep me and the Reaching Our City, Inc. organization in your prayers. Grace and Peace to you and yours.


  1. Speaking of Disney-you reminded me I wanted to ask you a question. My good friends are going to DisneyWorld at the end of May. They have never been before and need advice-where to stay, what to do, deals, etc. Could you help by pointing them in the right direction?

  2. Julie--

    Thanks for reading. I always direct first timers to www.allears.net as the first resource for making decisions about a trip to WDW. This site is great for getting a feel for the land so to speak. We have stayed on-site and off and have enjoyed both. Sometimes it depends if you are driving or flying and the age of the children. No matter what choices they make--research is the most important element to enjoying a Disney vacation. Disney is the easiest vacation to research on the internet. If they have some specific questions, let me know.

  3. Congratulations! Blogging can really be very rewarding, huh?

  4. Congrats Lori, I hope this is the year that we meet! Sometime I'll be at Stephanie's and you'll have time to stop by. Oh, did you give Tyler a call and get your stuff? He came by the store buy you were closed!