Next Thursday will mark 11 months since my little peanut was born peaceful and still...which means that we are only one month from marking her first birthday. The impending anniversary has stirred up many, many thoughts for me over the last few weeks, some of which I may touch on here over the next few weeks. The year has gone so fast, yet seemed to stand still at the same time, and it just doesn't seem possible that my first born should be almost a year old. I think that we have decided to do a simple dinner with family and a balloon release to 'celebrate'. I have noticed that I am also getting closer to 100 posts...I think that I have 15 or 16 to go at this point. It is possible that I will hit 100 posts around Gracie's birthday, but it is more likely that it will happen closer to the one year anniversary of when I started blogging, which is September 29th.
I have been thinking about whether or not I want to do anything here on Gracie's blog to mark her birthday and/or to mark my 100th post. I am strongly considering giving her blog a makeover, and will likely get in touch with Franchesca to help me with this...so watch for a new look over the next couple of months. I have also decided that I will do a giveaway for her birthday. I was hoping to give away a gift certificate to The Midnight Orange, however her Etsy shop is presently closed. For the time being, I am not going to change my plans, with hopes that her shop will be open again in the very near future. If her shop is not open by August 1st, I will pick an alternate vendor.
To enter Gracie's birthday give-away, leave a comment here on this post. Tell me your baby's name and birthday (I know many of them, but not all of them), and tell me something very special about them...something that you will hold with you forever, something that will never leave your mind and your heart. I will pick and announce a winner (using random.org) some time between August 1st and 8th.
To mark my approach to 100 posts, I think that I will follow some of the other ladies and field some questions from all of those inquiring minds out there. There are not too many things that I will not answer, so ask away. Leave your questions here in the comment section and I will start answering them in the near future.