Friday, June 1, 2012

Help Me Celebrate!!!

Today is the four year anniversary of my blog!!!!    (If I could throw confetti at you, I would!)

When I started my blog on June 1, 2008 I really, really, really did not expect to still be blogging on June 1, 2012!  It was really more of an experiment.  It looked like fun.  I thought maybe my mom would read it, (Which she has!  Thanks for always being my best follower Mom!).  I never would have dreamed how many lives it would connect me to and what a blessing it would be to share just a bit of our lives with all of you.

If you get a chance, go back and look at my very first blog post, here .  Look at those little babies!!!  (The thing that jumps out at me more than anything is, we had no idea who Havilah would be!!!!  Oh, what a wild ride was ahead of us and we had NO idea!!!)  I can hardly remember those days before our vivacious Ella Joy and our darling Esther.  Life was wonderful then, but God has been abundantly gracious to me over these past four years.



Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who stop by and read!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who leave comments, it makes me feel much less lonely around here!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for those of you who take the time to tell me you are reading and that I am appreciated.  Your words are what keep this blog going!

I thought to celebrate this anniversary, I wanted to celebrate you because I know for a fact I wouldn't be doing this any more if it wasn't for all of you!  We are adding some new products to gracenotes.biz (including some yummy all organic summer tea flavors!) so I'm going to giveaway $20 credit to one random participant.  All you have to do~  LEAVE A COMMENT

I'll draw a winner first thing Monday morning so keep watch!

Thanks for being such a blessing to me these past years!  I hope I can be a blessing to you too!

20 comments:

Stephen & Emmy Winters said...

Your blogg has been a great encouragement to our household with all the different aspects of being a wife and mom and even a sister in the Lord. You have helped so many with your honesty and sincere desire to follow God in all you do whether big or small. Emmy

Ryan said...

WooHoo!!! We just got our order yesterday..that was FAST!!! But I can always use more GraceNotes products! Count me IN!

Ryan said...

Ahaha! Didn't realize I was signed in as my husband!!! This is Grace Wheeler :)

Anonymous said...

Hi honey...don't enter me in the contest :) but I just wanted you to know I LOVE following your blog...and I would follow it even if I wasn't your mom!!
Love, Mom

Misty Marr said...

Oh, do enter me!!! I was just browsing. You have some great stuff!

Misty

Theresa said...

I love your blog. It's been fun since you've gotten your new camera and had so many pictures of your cute girlies! :)

Jessica Elisabeth said...

Awww, love the pictures of your beautiful girls! I enjoy reading your blog so much, Grace. Your posts are so fun and encouraging to read!

Gina Chapin said...

So glad you are still writing Grace! Thank you for sharing your life and insights... May God continue to bless and grow you - you are already such a beautiful wife and mom... Love, Gina.

Charlene said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. It helps me to stay up with what is going on with you and your family! Keep it up!

Terri said...

I love reading your blog, Grace! Thanks for being open and honest about your life. I love the photos and updates on the family. You are an encouraging young woman!

Anonymous said...

Grace, I can't believe you've been sharing your heart with us through your blog for 4 years already! (I'm blessed enough to have been able to share in your life even longer than that before the internet was even used!) My how times have changed. I love your genuine honesty and attitude-challenging posts, Grace! Keep letting God work through you. Love you! ~Theresa Arnold

marymo5 said...

I love your blog Grace and you have beautiful daughters :)
Mary @ www.raisinggodlydaughters.blogspot.com

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Congrats and happy blogiversary!! (Sorry, my own made up word.LOL)

I've enjoyed my visit often and your love for your family shines through your posts. :)

Carissa said...

Congratulations! I am a lurker on here but love the encouragement u provide! Carissa Williams

Cheymelah said...

I was just thinking of you Grace I am so glad I found your blog! Your girls are so beautiful! Heather

gladbooks said...

Grace, your insights and encouragement and love for your family and Jesus have been SUCH a blessing to me! Thanks for being honest and true. :)

Raising Saints said...

I love that new picture of the girls .. FABULOUS!

Caleb and Kirsten said...

I have so appreciated your blog--it is a blessing and encouragement! Blessings on your family!!! ~Kirsten

Charlene M. said...

I love reading about your life and your family. You are so encouraging, not only here, but everywhere!

Hannah Moorman said...

I may be too late for the drawing, but I enjoy reading your blog and staying in touch via facebook, etc. I love thinking back to life in high school and youth group and how God has given you your heart's desires along the way. He is very good! :=) I also appreciate your honesty and vulnerability. It is easy to sugar-coat things online, but you tell the honest truth about struggles and starting over - daily turning things over to the Lord. Thank you for your honesty and encouragement! Hugs to you, friend! :=) (Hannah Moorman)