I first started blogging about six years ago. My kids were little and they gave me plenty of stories to share and it was a good way to let family and friends keep up with us.
We debated the best way to cut waffles, took a poll as to whether the edge brownie pieces were best, and found ridiculous time consuming games. (Seriously, boomshine. Click at your own risk though...it's addictive.)
There would be the occasional bouts of silence, words that I wished I could take back, and others that I wish I would remember more often.
I stopped blogging back around April. After months of quiet I realized that I still wanted to blog but I wanted to do it differently and Life Through My Lens was born. I still tell stories about my family and share recipes and I am showing a lot more of my photography. I'm trying to be more deliberate so there are fewer words to regret and more worth remembering.
Since it began in August I have met many new people and welcomed back old friends. I've enjoyed the camaraderie and encouragement that has been shared here and on other blogs.
When I logged in this afternoon I noticed that I've had almost 4000 visits. I know there are blogs who see that much traffic in a week but it seemed like kind of a lot to me.
So I decided to celebrate by hosting my first ever give away. I am going to give a set of four note cards to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you enjoy about the blogging world.
The front of the card is one of my favorite images. I love hydrangeas and the soft white teapot just looks soothing to me.
The top inside of the card is printed with a beautiful benediction from Numbers 6 and the bottom half is blank for your personal message.
Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, December 18th. Winner will have one week to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me an address in order for me to mail the cards.