Well, believe it or not, it's been one full year that I have blogging here at a Latte' with Ott, A. What I thought would be a weekly posting of whatever Ott, E and I were up to; has turned into an outlet for recipe sharing, gardening tips, picture showcasing, tenderloin eating, fashion obsession, travel enthusiast, party planning, decorating, Iron Chef Challenges, farm life living, canning, and even some random give-a-ways. Whew.... makes me tired just thinking about it all. But I probably wouldn't have lasted as long as I have or tried some of the things I have this past year without some awesome bloggy friends!!!
Yesterday I was able to get together with some of these friends/bloggers and celebrate our 1 year Blog birthdays together at our Bloggy Brunch Birthday Party. They are a great group of gals and if you don't already follow them, I hope you will stop by and check them out!!!
In this picture on the left you see Heather from 3 kids and lots of Pigs. She is the creator of the Real Farmwives of America and Friends and can raise 3 kids, help her family farm and still get dinner on the table. In the middle is Jeanette from Fencerow to Fencerow, the wine drinking diva herself. And on the right is Mindy from Mindyanapolis 500 who is just getting started in the blogsphere but we are all expecting big things from her.
What's a birthday party without food. (I brought the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.)
Pictured in pink is our mentor, coach, cheerleader and all around technical support guru Cris from Goodeness Gracious. And in blue is Lana from Walking the off Beaten Path. Lana leaves the best comments, so if she follows your blog, you are sure to get lots of opinions, support, encouragement and laughs out of her. And then in the lower left part of this picture is Ginny from Gin and Juicy Juice. She has the coolest blog title ever and always has an entertaining read on her blog.Buyer Beware. She is the Hunk of Meat Monday cookin' Momma, and is always cooking up something savory. And pictured on the left is Megan from Gal in the Middle. She has the most random blog in the bunch and makes me laugh every time I stop by for a read.
Alarm Clock Wars. She makes getting out of bed every morning look hard, but being a veterinarian look easy. And as someone mentioned yesterday, she makes Farm Machinery look and sound Sexy. (Don't believe me?!?! Check out her blog.) And in the lower right corner of this picture you will see Big D from Who is the Grown Up? She is raising teenage daughters and blogging about all the craziness that brings to life.
2 Maids a Milking. She bakes up the prettiest cakes around. (You've got to check out her coach purse cake.)
Being a little camera shy was from Jen from Mess Hall to Bistro who you all know as my canning week partner in crime. And Leotien from Four Leaf Clover Tales who is another really funny blogger. Anytime you need a laugh just stop by and she is sure to put a smile on your face.
Besides food and presents and games at this bloggy birthday party there were also awards. Each blogger voted on their favorite blog in 5 different catergories and I am honored to say that I recieved one of those awards. The INspiration Station Award, which was awarded to the blogger who inspires, is creative, organized, passionate, encouraging.
I am very humbled to think that these other bloggers find my blog inspiring. I daily tune in to read what each of them writes and have enjoyed the friendships I have developed with them in the past year. They have inspired me to keep on blogging so each of them I say a heartfelt Thank You!!!