Yes, it has been eight years since my very first Forever Home post in February of 2007. We had just moved into our little house in the country. Levi had just turned five. Luke was two. Leif was six months old.
Have we really come that far?
Some of you have been around for close to eight years. Many of you were here almost five years ago when I announced my pregnancy, and you have watched Lola grow up these past four years.
I say that sincerely.
I started this blog as a journal of our lives and our homeschooling, but it has become much more than that to me. It is community, and friendships, and encouragement. It is a place to share my writing and my photography as I grow and learn. It is a place for me to share my story.
Thank you for being my witness.
Nothing says Mt. Hope Chronicles celebration like an Amazon gift certificate giveaway, no?
So let’s do that, shall we? I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Comment on this blog post for one entry, and visit the Mt. Hope Chronicles Facebook page for a second entry. Click on the Rafflecopter below to confirm your entries. The giveaway ends at midnight on February 23rd.
Giveaway is now closed!
While we’re waiting a week to find out the giveaway winner, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. I started my blog in 2007 with the basic Blogger header and just the title of my blog. [It’s a good thing blogging itself was a novel thing at the time, because the header was boring.]
By 2008, I’d gotten so tech savvy (ha!) that I was able to add the personalized header at the beginning of this post.
My photography took off that year and in 2009 I created this header:
It was time for something fresh in the spring of 2010:
Lola appeared in the header in November of 2010:
Spring 2011 (a favorite!):
Fall 2012 (another favorite!):