* We were finally able to buy ourselves another car- even though it ran really badly in the beginning, my hubby saved the day and it runs really good now.
* I started this blog on February 22nd and that means we are coming up on our 1 year anniversary. Which also means to celebrate this awesome occasion, I have something in the works...so stay tuned for that :)
* My Gracie started losing teeth and turned 6 years old and is becoming an awesome reader.
* Josh and I have celebrated 7 years of marriage, yahoo!
* Eden has turned 2 and she is so smart and cute.
* And my husband got a promotion at work.
This year has been good to us. And I believe this first year has taught me a lot about myself and I feel like I have really grown as a person. Not just emotionally, physically, but spiritually as well.
I've encountered a lot of really awesome people through the blogosphere ( did I spell that right?) and I would like to share my top pick list of food blogs I love to read. Maybe you have heard of some of them and maybe you haven't. But they are great reads and the pictures of the food will make you drool!
My Top 6 Foodie List
She is hilarious! She writes her blogs with a wit and charm I have rarely encountered before. The pictures of her food are AMAZING, and she is re-latable. I don't feel intimidated by the meals she fixes.
This is such an adorable blog with really fun foods. Their writing is so cute and you can feel their passion through their pictures and stories.
This is one of the first food blogs I began to follow and I love everything about it. The pictures are very special and I would love to be able to just get behind the scenes and watch her cook.
This is another foodie blog whose pictures just capture me. I have yet to try any of their recipes yet since I found this blog towards the end of the year, but I intend to this coming new year :)
I love these gals! Josh and I have both fallen in love with several of their recipes and have yet to be disappointed. They are launching their first cookbook this Spring and I know it's on my list of books to buy.
This is the last blog I want to mention. I've tried so many of Tiffany's recipes I can't even tell you and they have all been excellent. Tiffany took on a really fun challenge this past fall where she hosted an "Ingredient Spotlight" every week she hosted a link-up that was for recipes with the ingredient listed for that week. I loved being a part of it and found so many other cute food blogs and recipes. I really hope she does this again next year, because it was so much fun!
I have probably a million other food blogs that I follow, but these ones have been my favorites for the past year and they have inspired me to learn, try, and make new things.
I would just like to take this moment to thank all of my readers! I appreciate all the comments you leave and support and encouragement given. Writing about food and taking the pictures is a form of therapy for me and I get excited every time I have a new post for you. And Thank you to my wonderful and supportive husband, Josh! You are such an encouragement to me and your help with the writing and blogging makes this even more enjoyable for me because we do it together. We've taken our love of cooking to a whole new level this year and I can't wait to see where it goes next year :)