It is my blogaversary!!!!  5 years ago today I made my first post which consisted of the following:

So I am going to try this whole blog thing so that I can chronicle my life for you all. Of course that is going to take all of about 2 seconds but I thought with our exciting trip coming up it would be a good way to journal all of our exciting adventures. Let me know what you think!

Following that silly entry came an additional 1556 posts of varying nature—from our travels and life in Australia to a weekly teapot post to Wordless Wednesday offerings to devotions to Chrisism’s and more.  I have touched on a variety of topics including grief, moving, parenthood, marriage, current events and stories about my own foibles.  To say that I have found my voice is an understatement.  I have always loved the written word and reading and writing my thoughts down has always been a part of who I am but having a blog with real live “followers” has made it more real to me.  Thank you for reading and always giving me such positive feedback and comments.

My husband suggested I start a blog.  My son helped me get things organized and got me switched over from Blogger to WordPress a few years ago.  I have learned how to do a lot on my own that I never thought I would have a clue how to do.  I have stretched and for once in my life I have had the discipline to keep going.  This is one of the few things that I have stuck with in my life so I guess it is something that is worthwhile.

So thank you to all of you who have been with me for any part of the journey.  I am so glad you are here with me.  Without you my words would fall into the blogosphere and spin around emptily reaching none.  I am grateful for each of you!!!

Another thing I am grateful for is for Hilary and her Friday Blog Hop!!!  She tirelessly posts statements each week for us to use on our own blogs and this week is no different!!!

This week’s statements:
1. My first car was a _____
2. My___ is so ____
3. I would drop everything to _____
4. I never tell people I once.____

My Answers:

1. My first car was a Reliant K Car—don’t ask.
2. My craft closet  is so organized!
3. I would drop everything to be with a family member or friend who needed me.
4. I never tell people I once …well if I never tell people I certainly am not going to tell it here!!!!  


  1. wow congrats! And I won’t tell your secret either–good thing you didn’t tell me!

  2. Congratulations. You’ve got three years on me. Way to go. You’ve been a great support to me, and I suspect to other bloggers as well. Happy anniversary.

  3. Congratulations, Beth Ann! Five years of blogging are fabulous. I’m so glad we “found” each other in this big wide blogging world because you have become a treasured friend. You possess that depth of compassion and care, honesty and humor, genuineness and joyfulness of spirit which make your writing shine. Your posts uplift, inspire and encourage. You are a blessing to me in so many ways. Thank you for beginning this blogging journey five years ago.

    • Thank you so much, Audrey!! I, too, am so blessed by our friendship and look forward to some days spent together when the weather clears exploring our common interests and sharing perhaps some trips to antique shops?????? Thanks for the affirmation! My heart is so full today!

  4. Happy Blogiversary! Glad you made the decision to try it five years ago otherwise we would not be friends today. Hugs xoxo

  5. Congratulations Beth Ann! Happy 5th Blogaversary!! I enjoy your words and I love your sense of funny! I am happy to have found you and met you.. 🙂

  6. Wow, 5 years that is an amazing achievement. I guess my secret is out because I told.

  7. Happy Anniversary.. and a special one indeed! Thank you for your commitment and ongoing efforts.

  8. Reliant K is not just a car, it’s also a band. In case you wondered!

  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Australia must have been exciting. It’s nice to meet you and I shall return. Cheers!

  10. Nice to meet you and Happy Blogiversary! Australia must have been fascinating.

  11. Congrats on your anniversary BethAnn! WordPress just wouldn’t be the same without you!

  12. Congrats again on your five year blogaversay!!! So awesome. I had a Dodge Aries K car for a while. It had the most comfortable seats but other than that had no saving graces!!! 🙂

  13. Congrats on your blogaversary from me as well! Let me think, I guess I still have a few years to go, especially since I changed websites – LOL

  14. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! Well done to stick with it. Although I am fairly new to your blog posts, I am loving them. Keep it going.

  15. Happy anniversary!
    #4 is a tricky one… and i love how you answered it

  16. Congrats on 5!!

    I’m from Saturday Sharefest!!

    Following you via Bloglovin!

  17. Thanks for your five years that you have bloged. I can keep up with your activities and what you are doing. Of course, being your mother makes me proud.

  18. Congratulations on your five years! Cheers to many more for you Beth!

  19. I need a craft closet. not that it would likely be organized, but still….nice to have.
    I think they are up to something with #4…..they almost got me too.

  20. Congrats… .that’s a long time….I’ve only been around for 4… and I think our first blogs were rather similar… Isn’t it funny how we’ve grown?

  21. Happy Blog Anniversary! A toast to you!

  22. So glad you started blogging–I love to come visit your blog and see things and learn things that otherwise I would never have known. I never heard of that car; my first was a Rambler.–a graduation gift from my aunts. Great job on staying with it and learning along the way!

  23. Congratulations, Beth Ann. Five years is quite a testament to your writing commitment. Bravo!

  24. Wow, five years! Way to go, Beth Ann! I was hoping you’d slip up on #4 and spill the beans! LOL

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