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One Year!

A year ago today, I wrote my first blog post. I was hesitant to even start a blog as I wasn't sure if I had anything blog worthy to write about. 

I've certainly stayed true to my blog description: "The ramblings and adventures of a SAHM with furry animals"; I've blogged about all kinds of things; holiday adventures, trips we've taken, doggy adventures or anything that's been on my mind. I've blogged about my fosters and of course I've blogged about my passion; Great Danes. I've shared stories about my kids; McKayla, Chris, and my family in general. I've talked a lot about my pets too; Katie, Rio, Guinea Pigs and my cats (although you can tell who the "star of the show" really is ;-) ) I've also used this blog as a diary of sorts with my Fitness Friday and Monthly Measure posts.

I've enjoyed every minute along the way. It's never felt like a chore. Sure, some days I felt guilty b/c I had neglected the blog but I never wanted this to feel like something I had to do, so on those days, I simply wouldn't blog. If I had something to blog about, GREAT! If not, no worries, something would inevitable happen that would be blog worthy.

It's been a pleasure sharing my life with you and I hope that I've entertained you along the way.

Here's to another year of blogging! Hopefully I'll have bigger and better things to blog about. :-)


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