Blogging Milestone

While November of this year will mark my 5 year blogging anniversary, today marks a different milestone.

500th blog post!

I’m sure that many bloggers hit that mark much more quickly than I have. I’ve gone through surges of regular, consistent blogging. And I’ve been inconsistent and gone missing for weeks because real life comes first and I can’t always blog about it.

I’ve blogged through the ups and downs of the teen years of our first three darlings. This flew in the face of the millions of mommy blogs out there with young babies and toddlers. I see them now questioning how much they can blog as their kids hit middle and high school. They are getting uncomfortable with blogging. It is a parenting season that can be the hardest.

I’m here to say to hang on – there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we can see it. With our strategic family planning, those teens are now “the twenties” which is reason to celebrate. My parenting goal was to get them to 18 so they could be solely responsible for their own actions.

Then PhilBillPaul and I woke up on April 22nd of this year, only to find we are fully immersed in raising teen #4. Scary Baby at 13 may be more work than the first batch of 3.

The blog material never ends. It’s the time it takes and trying to figure out the balance of real life and some level of privacy.

The good news – I’m still not drinking.

The bad news – I’m still not drinking.

Special thanks to my friend Leigh Anne who encouraged me to start a blog. Thanks to my friends who keep up with me through the blog. Thanks to my new friends who found a kindred spirit through the blog. Thanks to everyone who has ever left a comment because the “google gods” pay attention to that.

We’re having an ice cream celebration here.

Photo by Scary Baby who believes ice cream is a grocery staple.

Disclaimer: We did have 7 college kids here on Thursday night and they made sundaes. Just didn’t want you to think it was all for us. My favorites are in order from the bottom to the top.

This blog has become our online digital family photo album where I can write the stories and upload photos and then print the whole blog as a book to add to our shelf of family scrapbooks.

Capture the stories. Even the bad ones. It’s what makes us family. And some day, sooner than later, I hope you will be able to laugh about the times that make us all stronger.


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    Kerri says:

    Congratulations Sherra…on both of the recent milestones in your life! I’m glad you continue to blog so I can keep track of my oldest friend. I don’t think I will ever hit 500 blog posts, but I am still grateful for all of your help with my little site. Keep up the good work – parenting and blogging. Can’t wait to see what the next 500 posts bring. Lots of laughs, I’m sure!
    Kerri recently posted..Easter Baby

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      Sherra says:

      It’s still nice to know we are each other’s oldest friends. 😉 Speaking of people even older than us…Lisa visited Julie last weekend on the way to a wedding. I don’t think they had ever visited one another. Now Julie is ready for a road trip this summer to visit your state and invited me to join her. Probably won’t be able to pull it off this summer but loved when I got to visit with you how many years ago? Thanks for being a faithful reader!

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    So glad you took my advice 5 years ago and joined me in this fun and crazy adventure of blogging. You have been such a help and support to me on my blogging journey and I am will also be grateful that we did this together!! You are always there for me when I need you – whether it is to help out with some technical issue or question or just to bolster me back up and keep me going when I feel like quitting! Thanks girl. Love ya!

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    Jenn Ross says:

    Congrats…wow that is inspiring!! One of these years I will hit my 100th post!
    I LOVE your make me laugh and realize that my life may be somewhat normal afte all!!

    Keep blogging..I need to know that there is a kindred spirit out there trying to get through this life adventure!

    Sending a big old blogging hug to you!!!
    Jenn Ross recently posted..My T-shirt has a best friend..who knew?

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    Jenn Ross says:

    P.S. I purposely put a typo in the above comment as part of the celebration..NOT..but it is funny!!
    Jenn Ross recently posted..My T-shirt has a best friend..who knew?

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    Melinda F says:

    Congrats on the milestone. Doesn’t surprise me in the least though.

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    Karen says:

    Congrats Sherra! I have enjoyed reading each/every post since we met a few years ago. And I am grateful you encouraged ME to blog! Thank you!
    Karen recently posted..Swimsuits: My Favorite Styles

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    Sherra says:

    Thanks everyone! While it stands as our digital family album, you all reading and commenting makes it way more fun!

    Jenn–I almost typed weigh more fun. Not kidding.



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