Sunday, April 01, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

So I just realized that this week marks my 1st year anniversary writing this blog. I'm pretty proud of myself that I've stuck to it. I'm not nearly as dedicated to it as I would like to be, but I do my best. Not to mention the fact that I still have the big events from Christmas until now to post about (and I still plan to because we've got some great pics and videos to share).

Blogging takes up a lot more time than I thought it would. It's not so difficult to just throw out a few words every couple of days, but those words carry consequences. I need to be mindful of who might be reading them. I need to remember to be respectful of the readers (does my minister read this? old employers? old teachers? the kids' teachers?). I also need to be respectful to my boys. There have been some crazy things that have happened in my household that would make for a very entertaining story, but will my boys hate me for sharing it?

This week the boys are all off for Spring Break. Jonathan is off for the week. Owen and Will still have therapy going on in the afternoons, but there is no school in the mornings. This means a bit more time for me not having to drive all over the city, which means maybe some more time to blog. I want to try to do some reminiscing this week and maybe figure out how to pull out my favourite blogs of the past year so that they can be highlighted on the side panel of this page.

If we have any regular readers out there (or new readers).. could you do me a favour? If you remember any particular posts that really stuck out in your mind over the past year, could you drop me a comment to tell me which ones? I have decided that in honour of our 1st Year, I'm going to mail out prizes to the first 5 people who comment on the blog. Even if you can't think of a favourite post, drop us a comment to let us know you're out there! If through your comment, I don't have a way to contact you, please also drop me an email at so that I can get your mailing info for your prize.

Thanks for your support this year!


Carol and Brian said...

Dear Stacey,How can I express how much your Blog has meant to us over the last year?We check it every day looking for the latest bit of news or picture.Even when it makes us cry we are happy to hear your latest thought or see the kids smiling faces.It was wonderful to get a picture from Jake when I was in New Zealand last year! The Christmas videos of Jake and the twins were delightful.Even when we are not visiting we feel part of their lives.Please know that your time consuming hard work is really appreciated.Love Carol (Granny)

stephf76 said...

my favourite post was boom chicka boom....

prize please....

ericsmommy said...

Hi Stacy

I emailed you about my favorite blog but just want to say l love all your blogs cause them make me feel not alone in the crazy autism world.

Love Monique

Pam said...

Hi Stacy (and the Haley boys!)

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you writing this blog. I miss the BTLC boys SO much, and am so happy to have this place to check in on how they are doing. I loved Jake and Will singing along to the TV, while Owen ATE! Wow...

Thanks for taking the time. Give Owen and Will big hugs for me!


Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,

My name is Zoe. I am a friend of Jon's from Trent :) I've been following your blog for ages, but I'm afraid I never comment - though I always mean to. I really applaud all you two do for your boys. They are beautiful children - and it seems as though you are all really thriving in Alberta.

All the best!

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