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Thursday, February 18, 2010

photostory friday: anniversaries and blogaversaries

i'm sure that's not a real word, and even if it was - i'm sure i spelt it wrong

so i missed my blogaversary

2 years ago on feb 9 i started this blog.

and never looked back
blogging has changed my life

for the better

in so many ways

it's inclusive, sharing, caring and well, just awesome.

since february 9 2008 i have flown to the other side of the world

TWICE

and met 15 blog friends

FIFTEEN

..and so today's PSF is a tribute to my 15 wonderful [once virtual] and now ACTUAL friends


josh and amanda
amanda's wanted to spend her 30th birthday in new york and issued an open invitation
who could resist?

my madonna concert buddy paula - at princeton
the fall leaves were amazing



baby mumma kelcey - she's having TWINS!!!

these two are originally kiwis, but now reside in oz - so they flew almost as far as i did!
so after my fabulous 8 days flying solo in new york, i flew to KC for a girls' weekend
like i said, girls' weekend
(kristi getting to know donna a little better...)

that's debbie during the yankie swap


the very refined kristi - my FIRST EVER blog friend


zit popper queen kendra
(she's a fiskateer you know)



and here's the whole gang
sherryn, donna, lynette, melinda, debbie, candice, pam and kristi


then last year i flew to london to meet auntiegwen
she didn't listen to her mam's advice and the wind changed

and the lovely sass from the even lovelier whitstable


next trip - CANADA!
(sometime...but a girl can wish, right?)

in other news:

on tuesday i celebrated ONE YEAR at my job
my first [paid] job since re-entering the workforce after 20 years at home

...and today i resigned

...but that's ok
i've been thinking about it for a while

onto better and brighter things

a holiday in oz to see my lovely tara for one

more time to exercise (scratch that) - more time to blog!!! for two





PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

28 comments:

mandyb said...

glad it is now over and you can relax about it all....looking forward to catching up on sat for some fun times....may the S-U-N shine for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheEclecticElement said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!!! Your post is just fabulous-Seriously, that's such a GREAT way to celebrate :)
With your friends!!

cat said...

Congratulations! And what a big decision.

auntiegwen said...

Now I am NEVER going to find a man if you keep using that picture of me !!!!!

Thanks for last night's email I'm on it.

So you've resigned ? well, that must have been the right decision for you xx love love xx

Denise said...

Congrats!
Stopping by from SITS!
Please stop by!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

Working Mum said...

That was a bit of a bombshell at the end. Resigned, hey? Well, I'm looking forward to seeing what your next adventure entail.

btw You made me look at my blogoversary and it was 14 Feb 2008, so we started our blogs at the same time. And you and Sass were my first commentors! My how time flies!

Jaina said...

Happy bloggaversary!

CC said...

happy bloggiversary. And hope you can make it to Canada before the Olympics are over! ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

Your girls weekend looked SERIOUSLY fun : ) I hope everything goes well for you after your resignation! Good luck!

Sierra said...

What an amazing way you've incorporated blogging into your life!

Emily said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm meeting my first blog friend this weekend and am really excited about it!

Cecily R said...

Wowza! I think I've met about that many blog pals over the last two years but I didn't get to jetset all over the world to do it. Jealous am I...again! Here's to many more years for you!!!

Chris said...

Happy Blogaversary (however you spell it)!

Blogging has been an amazing adventure for me too -- thought I've only "met" a few of the bloggers out there, I feel like I've made some real friends -- including you Sue. If I ever make it to New Zealand, I'll look you up :)

I've really enjoyed seeing the land down under through your eyes and words (even if I don't know what they mean :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Congrats on you a-versies!
So cool that you have gotten to meet in person so many of your blogging buds!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Wow! That is really neat!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary all around! I think that is so neat that you have met some many people blogging. You will have to come to San Diego sometime!

KK said...

Wow, that's big news tucked away at the end! First of all, happy blogaversary! Love your blog and glad its here. Second, I hope resigning is a great thing and you enjoy!

Lolli said...

Happy blogaversary! Your get-together looks like so much fun!!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Happy bloggaversary! That is wonderful you have met so many wonderful ladies! Looks like you guys have so much fun!

Have a great weekend,
Debbie

Shirliana said...

Wow Sue! Lots of neat things and a bombshell to boot! :)

I wish you well my friend - something tells me I wouldn't need to though - you'll do just fine! :)

Speaking of blogging... Mine was hacked, so I've had to start all over... Luckily I've been able to retain most of it. Find me at my new spot, okay?

Oh! I'm happy for you! S.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Canada can't wait to meet you!

Congratulations on two years! yay!

Janine said...

belated happy blogaversary. Whoo hoo at planning a trip to visit with Tara. Love those photos some of them made me giggle. Sounds like you made a good decision for you, in regards to work. I predict bigger and better things coming your way Sue.

Louise said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and your blogaversary! What a wonderful couple of years you've had with your blogger friends! Greetings from Italy via SITS.

theUngourmet said...

Happy belated bloggaversary or however you spell it! Here's to another great year! :)

Sass E-mum said...

Whoa! Resigned? End of an era for them. They are going to miss you and your big cheques. I always said, they should have let you keep the champagne.

Canada's going to be fab. You'll meet Mel, you lucky girl.

scrapwordsmom said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! Isn't blogging FUN? So cool that you have met so many people!!

I found you on SITS. Glad I stopped by:) I hope you'll click on my profile name and visit me sometime!

angie said...

Do you have to start looking for a new job right away?

I can't believe how many bloggers you've met socially. How fuN!

gigi said...

Awe... I loved this! Congratulations!