Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Blogiversary!!

Four years ago today I wrote my my first post for my new blog.  I didn't know what I was doing then and I have to say, nothing has changed!  Kelly helped me get started while I was at her house and then I came home and did my second post all by myself!  Boy, I was so afraid to push that "publish post" button!!

Four years ago today Hubs was getting ready to leave on a trip to India to teach native pastors and here he is, years later, getting ready to go to India again for his fifth trip.

I started writing a blog because I thought it would be a good way to communicate with him and our kids.
I have come to realize as I look back over the past four years, that blogging is like "scrapbooking" your life.  I have gone back and read some of my old post and would have absolutely forgotten some of the events had I not blogged about it.

The most rewarding thing about blogging is meeting and getting to know many of you who come and read my blog and comment.  I have got the greatest pleasure in meeting some of you "in real life" and a few have become wonderful friends!   Isn't the world of blogging a crazy thing?  I'm just happy I am old enough to understand the "real" from the "unreal" and young enough to even be able to put a blog together!  I'm not exactly a techie!!  Just ask Hubs!  He's my tech support!

Of course, now I think: What did I blog about before my two precious granddaughters came along?

Which brings me to my blog today.  My sister, Linda, who is a middle school teacher, is starting back to school this next week and she had not got a chance all summer to meet her new niece, Hollis.

So we decided we would take a girl's trip over to see the kids.  We spent the night and did a little shopping and drove over to the University of Arkansas campus to look around.  Linda hadn't seen it in a while.  We drove around, talked of the years we spent there in the 60's, how naive we were and how much the campus has changed!  We were going to walk around the campus but the 111 degree weather made us change our minds.   We did go down on the downtown square and tried to remember where the old stores we use to haunt were.  Remember Campbell-Bell's??

We had a fun two days!   I just happen to have a few pictures of our fun with Harper and Hollis!!









I had to add these pictures of Harper watching a praise video, singing and doing the motions to the songs. It was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes!


My prayer is that Harper will always want to praise God for all He has done!


Thanks, Kelly and Scott, for letting us come to visit and get some baby sugar! 


To celebrate my bloggy anniversary, would you who come by and read please leave me a comment and let me know where you are from?  I am so surprised when I look at my site meter and see people from all over the world who stop by and read my little blog!  It humbles me to think you would take your time to read a blog from an older woman from a little town in Arkansas!

I appreciate each of you and pray God's blessings on your life!

291 comments:

Erin said...

LOVE reading all your posts!
Huntsville, AL

Funky Kim said...

Kim here in Salt Lake City! I found you via Kelly's blog during Harper's birth and hospitalization. I stayed with you because I'm a grandma and love reading the grandma point of view!

Anne said...

Hi Judy,

I am from Portland, OR, and found your blog through Kelly's blog. Your home is beautiful, love hearing stories about your church but especially love hearing your perspective on your grand-babies. We are expecting our first grandchild in December and cannot wait!

Mallory said...

I love reading your blog! It's always uplighting to read your posts. You sure have 2 beautiful grandbabies! :) I'm from West Plains, MO...not too far from you!

Lauren & Eddie said...

Happy "Blogiversary!" I began reading Kelly's blog the day Harper was born and have so enjoyed it the past two and a half years! Precious girls!

Allison said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've read your blog for a while now, though I've never commented. But I had to come over and say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about my husband being in Honduras! It really meant a lot to me! And I'm from Tuscaloosa, Alabama...Roll Tide! :)

Kathleen said...

Judy, I love to look at your blog. I enjoy the visit with you. Like you are a neighbor or a friend. I came to you through Kelly's blog. I like to see Kelly's friends and family. It is like I really knew you all. (or Y'all) My husband is a Colonel in the Marine Corps and we move around. I have lived in California and two houses in PA since I started to read your blog. I have plenty of friends but I am sometimes lonely at night. That is when I read your blog and Kelly's blog. It is happy and upbeat and pleasant. Just what I need. Happy Blogiversary!

Emily said...

Faithful reader and follower from Jackson, Tennessee!

Kristen said...

i've been a reader for a while and usually read from my phone so i usually don't comment. i love reading!!!

i'm from alabama!

Jo said...

Happy Blogaversary from Xenia Ohio

Dina said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I enjoy reading your blog and LOVE your house! I am not from a far away land, but from the DFW area in HOT Texas!

Charity said...

Charity from Lafayette Indiana!!

The Gallup Family said...

I love checking your blog on occassion. I'm from South Carolina.

Amanda said...

I have never commented before, but I just wanted to tell you that I love reading your blog!
Birmingham, AL

Casi said...

Love your blog!

Casi from Waco, Texas ;-)

mandie faycosh said...

Love reading your blog!:) Mandie from West Columbia, TX

Auntie D said...

Hi Judy! Love your blog and love reading about you and your family. :) Liberty, MO

Kimberly said...

Hi Judy!! I am from NJ!

Kristen said...

I"m Kristen from Minnesota! Love reading your blogs and hearing about your beautiful family!

The Riedel Family - Confessions of a Marine Wife said...

Hi Judy! I read your blog and actually met you at Neighbor's Mill in Harrison. Congrats on the 4 years of blogging!! :)

Liz Kesterson said...

I am from Kirby, Ar. I found your blog through Kelly's blog and I love it!!!!

Laura Darling said...

Wow, four years is a long time! I'm reading from Philadelphia!

natalie said...

Wendell, North Carolina! Your blog is such a treasure!

Kimberley said...

hi judy! love reading your posts!! and especially when you dig out pictures from the past!!! so so neat!! coming to you from bentonville :)

Thomas and Jamie said...

Reading from Canyon (near Amarillo), Texas!!

Beth said...

I am from Yulee, Florida. Love reading your blog!!

Dana M. said...

Hi! I'm from Columbus, MS and found your blog of course through Kelly's! I enjoy seeing your outdoor pictures - they remind me alot of our area! I love reading about your church and the activities you do - that is where I first learned about AWANA! About a year ago we changed churches and was so excited when I found out that our new church offered AWANA! They probably thought I was crazy when I excitedly told them I had read about AWANA on an blog!! Haha! Happy Blogiversary!

Melissa said...

Hi Judy,

Love your blog. You have the sweetest family and I hope you are enjoying this wonderful (hot) summer. ;) I am from Atlanta, GA and work at In Touch Ministries.

xo,
Melissa

Karen said...

Love reading your posts. I am a grandma also ~ and I have a toddler (god's surprise at age 42!). See, I am able to relate to both you and Kelly. Lol.

~ Karen from Minden, NV (near Lake Tahoe)

Whitney said...

Checking in from Marietta, GA! You are so sweet and remind me so much of my mom. Happy Blogiversary!

Patty said...

Hi Judy! I am blessed to have been reading your blog since you started. I am from East Tennessee. I live near the Smokey Mountains and I love how much you all love your Hogs as much as I love my Vols. :-)

I have enjoyed "visiting" you and I have been blogging for 5 years now and I have met quite a few of my bloggy friends. I, too, enjoy going back and reading over my blogs. It is a great way to scrapbook and I am so glad to be able to look back.

Have a wonderful day!

Renia Flaishans said...

Judy,
I love, love, love reading your blog! I love looking at the pictures you post (especially your yard) it looks so peaceful there! Thanks for sharing your blog with all of us readers :)
Renia from Michigan

Erica said...

You're so sweet! I just love reading your blogs from Columbus, OH!

Cherrie said...

Hi Judy,
One day I realized that almost all the blogs I read are by young mothers..so it was wonderful to find a fellow grandmothers blog to read. I am from Chaska, Minnesota and have four wonderful grandchildren.
I also love when you post a recipe or two!
I enjoy your blog and hope you will continue to "scrapbook" for yourself and us.

Taylor said...

Hi Judy! Taylor from Fayetteville, we met in Tulsa when Harper was in the hospital and then again when Angie came to Bentonville to speak. Love your sweet family and your blog!!! :)

Meredith said...

I love keeping up with your blog!

I loyal reader from Frisco, TX!

Brenda said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here from Baltimore, MD

Fabiola said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

I'm from Brazil!!!!

Sara said...

Love your blog!

Springdale, AR

The Anglin Family said...

Hi Mrs. Judy! I've been reading for a couple of years. I live in Benton, Ar:)

Ashley

Bear Girl said...

Hi Judy, I just adore you and your family. I don't have a blog...being a single girl (and 43) I always thought I would bore people talking about my pets. Anyway, I live in Crown Point, Indiana....called Northwest Indiana, 40 miles from Chicago. Would love to meet you sometime...if you are ever in Indiana or Chicago, let me know. Love and Prayers, Genah

julie & joe said...

From Neosho, Mo (Just south of Joplin)

Carrie said...

I am from Dawsonville, GA, about an hour north of Atlanta. I found your blog through Kelly's and love reading it. It is so crazy how I feel like I know you both but have never met you! You blog is wonderful. Blessings to you.

Heather O'Dell said...

Happy anniversary! I'm from Atlanta, Georgia!

sl said...

I am from KY. I fouhnd you from Kelly's. I do not blog but read blogs. Love your blog.

sofieV said...

I love checking your blog. I'm Sofie from Belgium. :)

Mimi in Texas said...

I love keeping up with you in Plano, TX.

Mimi in TX

Meg said...

i am from waco, texas!! i love reading your blog because i so appreciate your zest for life and Jesus & family!! happy blogoversary!!

Crystal said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have been reading your blog for about a year now. Love all your posts :)

Crystal from Paris, TX

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sclangs said...

Love reading your perspective as a grandma!
Holly Springs, NC

Allison said...

I love reading your blog, but I've never commented before! I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio :)

connielynn said...

Hi Judy,
I live in a small town in Central Louisiana and I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now, but this is the first time I've commented. I found your blog through Kelly's blog. I come back and read because I enjoy hearing the love in your blog. Love for God, love for your husband, love for your family and love for your community.
Happy Blogiversay!

elainaann said...

Love your blog! I live in Alexander, AR. Halfway between Little Rock and Benton

Savannah said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm from Kentucky and love reading about you and your sweet family. Thanks for sharing your life!

Miranda said...

I live in Evansville, IN. I love reading about your family. You all seem so nice!

Tara said...

I read your blog in Zeeland, Michigan :)

jenn said...

Your blogivesary is on my birthday!! Happy Days to us! I LoVe reading your blog from Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia!! God Bless!

jacobcassie said...

Reading from Fremont, MI!

Wise Family said...

Rock Hill, SC :) Love reading your blog!

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogiversary! I came to you through Kelly when prayers went out for Harper. How long that has been and the changes! I live in a TINY community that hangs out near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. However, I am a mountain girl at heart and pray God will call my husband to pastor in the mountains again (soon) one day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and life from Grandma's perspective! Jennifer

Nancy G said...

Hello, Judy! I'm Nancy, from Austin, TX, and I enjoy reading about your family so much! Thank you for your posts, which so often inspire me. I hope that one day I'll be the wonderful grandmother to my future grands as you are to your precious grandgirls. May God continue to bless you and yours abundantly!
--Nancy G

Kelli Kegley said...

I'm reading from Lebanon, tn which is about 30 miles east of nashville :) I thoroughly enjoy your blog. Kelly is very blessed to have you as a mom, as I know you are to have her as a daughter!

Tom & Suzie Catchings said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I found your blog thru Kelly when Harper was so sick. I just love your outlook on life, church and most of all family. I hope you keep going for many more years! We live in Plano, Tex and go to many of the places you write about when visiting our area.

Riding in Cars with Boys said...

Love reading your blog, I am in beautiful sunny Seminole, FL. Found you thru your lovely Kelly's blog when I started following her.
Nina

Amy said...

Amy from DeWitt, Iowa. Came across your blog because I follow Kelly. Love keeping up with Harper and Hollis. :)

claynefields said...

Hi! I found your blog through Kelly's. Love your posts! I am from Falkville, AL.

Michele said...

Michele here from Fort Worth, Texas (where I believe you lived when your husband was in Seminary). Love your blog and Kelly's too.

Melissa said...

I just love reading your blog about your sweet family! I am from Zephyrhills, Florida.Happy Blogiversary...isn't it just amazing all the wonderful people you can meet through blogging?!!!

Maddie said...

I started reading Kelly's blog in January of 2009 when she was trusting God to take care of Harper. One month prior I had lost a little boy and her posts helped me keep going. I have read her blog everyday since and feel like she is a dear friend even though we have never met. I obviously wanted to know who raised her so I started reading your blog as well. It's a blessing to know other believers even if it's just through the blog world. Mindy - Minot, ND

Guenivere said...

LOVE your blog, you have to be one of the sweetest Moms and Grandmas I have ever read about. I pray that I can be half the Mom and Grandma that you are to your sweet beautiful family.

Fondly,
Sahuarita, Arizona

Linda said...

Happy Blog-versary!

I found your blog thru your lovely daughter's blog. Really enjoy reading yours (and Kelly's).

Linda from Tampa Florida

Love Being A Nonny said...

North Carolina reader here! Always love your Nonny posts!!!

From one Nonny to another!!!

bridgie said...

Bridget here from North Carolina. I found your blog through Kelly's. I love hearing about your family!

KatieB. said...

I love your blog! I'm from Marietta, Georgia! :)

Jaymie said...

Jaymie here from Fort Campbell KY!!!! Read for a while but never commented! Love your blog! Happy 4 year blogiversary!!!!

ckl616 said...

Hello from Central CA! I began reading Kelly's blog when Harper was born when Amanda Moore (babybangs) posted the prayer request for your newborn granddaughter. From watching Kelly's blog, I then began to read yours as well as your DH's. Enjoy your entire family so much, and I'm looking forward to doing the 52-weeks of Scripture series that your Pastor husband is going to begin. Blessings to all of you, Cheryl

Edie said...

Love your blog! From Carmel, Indiana

Shelly said...

I love reading your posts :) I found you through Kelly's blog. My daughter, Leah, is just a few months older than Harper.

I'm from Tullahoma, TN.

Linda said...

Hi Judy...Happy 4 year blog Anniversary! I remember when I first got a comment from you...it was my Birthday and both you and Kelly left me comments wishing me a Happy Birthday! Thank you...because that made my day.

I love following both of your blogs. I love your hearts of love for the Lord...and for others. I love Harper and Hollis and I look forward to each post about them.

I love blogging too...and I am certainly not a "tech~ie" either. But I have learned a lot over the years that I have been blogging.

Yes, it is so much fun to make new blog friends...it is kinda like having a "Pen Pal" from the olden days. Ha!

I am here in Kansas. We live in the Wichita area...and we have called it home for 33 years.

Have a day filled with God's Blessings!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

CourtneyC said...

I love reading your posts but have a hard time commenting with a toddler. I get to read then move on to the next blog. Your posts are always so sweet.

I am from Woodstock,GA

Linda said...

Oh, and Judy I forgot to say that I am glad you got to spend some time with your sister Linda. I am Linda and my sister's name was Judy! She went home to be with the Lord 2 years ago.

Anyway, my sister Judy and my husband's cousin Linda introduced us. His cousin Linda also has a sister named Judy.

I guess those were popular names back then huh? (smile)

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Immeasurably More Mama said...

You are such an encouragement to me, Mrs. Judy! I am blessed to know you through blogging. :)

A Mom said...

Hi Judy,
I am an older women as well.... :-) Live in Duluth, Georgia - grew up in Nebraska and spent many years in the Chicago area. Have 2 boys - oldest 29, married, and lives in Hamburg Germany where he is an expat for 3 years (1 1/2 to go). Youngest (24) lives in Des Moines IA. I so enjoy reading your blog through Kelly. Love your grandparent stories. Maybe someday I can write about that same subject! :-) Happy bloggy anniversary!!!

Jo Elyn said...

Judy,
My name is Jo Elyn Landers, and I am from Amarillo, TX. I love reading your and Kelly's blogs. I am an empty nest mother and reading your blogs has helped with the loneliness and made me smile many times. Keep on blogging.
I am an Educational Secretary at FBC here in Amarillo. I started this job in Jan. after retiring from teacing 2nd grade for 28 years. I love it and it is the church that I grew up in.

Jo Elyn Landers

Nancy said...

Love your posts & pictures always!

Nancy from Alabaster, AL!

Shelli said...

I found your blog through Kelly's blog and have been reading for about a year. I love your beautiful posts about your church and family. Happy Blogiversary from California!!! :)

Clare said...

Hi Judy, Happy Blogiversary wishes from sunny Surrey, England (",)

Take care, Clare

Tiffinnei said...

Love reading from Atlanta Georgia!!!! Found you through your daughter's blog and found her through a friends blog!! Ha!!!!

The Brown's said...

I'm from Pascagoula, MS. Love your blog. Found you through Kelly's blog which I also love reading.

Lauren Chick said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog!
I am from Wheeler, Texas but I currently live in Brandon, Mississippi.

Jenna said...

It's me - your JennaBabe from GA!

I will DEFINITELY celebrate this day with you because I am sooooo happy you started this blog and that I have gotten a chance to have your sweet self in my life! I love you! Happy Blogiversary!!!

Erin said...

You have such a special family... the world needs more nonnys like you!
Fort Knox, KY

Lindsay said...

I am from Cedar Hill, Tennessee - a very small country town north of Nashville. Love your blog!

T Sharee said...

Love your blog!
Tiffany from Tennessee

Linda said...

Judy,
I LOVE to follow your blog! I just love you,your hubs and Kelly and family!
Linda
(from Texas)

twoplusfourequalssix said...

I found your blog through Kelly's when Harper was first born. I love reading all your posts!

I used to live in Port Orchard, WA but recently moved to San Diego. Hubby is in the Navy!

Happy 4 years!

The Garners said...

You know I love reading your blog, and you know where to find me, but just for the record...greetings from Little Rock, AR. :) Have a great day! How fun to see where other readers are from!

Holly said...

Holly here in Ringgold, GA. I found you via Kelly's blog.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Judy ~ I so enjoy reading your blog. Love your home, love your dogs, and love your family. I'm from Sacramento, California. And I'm older than you. Actually, I'm older than about any body!

Mama's Girl said...

I love reading your blog!
Jackson, Tennessee

LittleGirlsX3 said...

I love reading your posts...and love seeing pictures of 'home'! I live in Springdale but grew up in Mtn. Home.

Kel-Bell said...

Love your blog! I currently live in NYC, but am always a California girl- originally from the Bay Area. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Mama's Girl said...

I love reading your blog. I enjoy reading about this season of your life, of being a mother to grown children, a grandmother, a minister's wife! I think your church must be very blessed to have a ministers wife such as you! I found you via Kelly's blog during Harper's birth. I also had a baby that was in ICU for 7 1/2 weeks. He is now almost 15! I also have a 9 year old daughter. Thanks for sharing your life and love of Jesus with us in blog-world!
Jackson, Tennessee

Shauna said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Found you through Kelly's blog. You have the sweetest family! ~Shauna from Benton, La

Sugar said...

Hi Mrs. Judy,
I found you the day during Harper's birth and stayed with you and Kelly b/c I feel that both of you are a positive influence in my life. I am very grateful to both of you for all that I have learned about motherhood, Jesus, and love in reading your blogs. You both have made a huge impact on my life.
Sugar from Mandeville LA but soon moving back HOME to Fayetteville AR

Sonja said...

Another first-commented here. I also found your blog through Kelly's blog and I enjoy reading about your life in the country and the pictures of . Greetings from Vienna, Austria.

Melissa said...

Checking in from southeast Alabama. Found your blog through Kelly's. Love your pictures and posts!

Gail said...

Gail from Annapolis, Maryland. Happy 4th Blogiversary! I also enjoy reading your "grandma point of view."

Melissa said...

wow...look at all the comments in such a short time!

i a here via Kelly...a friend asked for prayers back when Harper was born...and i've stuck around watching her (and her mommy and daddy) grow.

i'm here from NC...i don't blog, i just read them!

Kelley said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog so much!

Sandy said...

I love to see the outfits your girls wear! I did the very same for my kids----so fun! Even better is the way you are parenting them, they are so blessed, and they will recognize and appreciate that one day!

Sandy said...

Oooops, forgot yo say that I am from Austin, Texas!

Sandy said...

Happy Blogiversary from Sandy in Carrollton, TX. Love your blog!

Candis Berge said...

Hi from the small town of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Love to read your blog; we are in the same stage of life so I can identify with quite a bit of what you write. You and hubs are welcomed to come visit the land of 10,000 lakes any time! We can praise the Lord together out on the lake and listen to the loons as well!

Darlene said...

I'm Darlene and live outside of Washington, D.C. in beautiful Virginia. I also started reading Kelly's blog when Harper was in the hospital. Like many others, I prayed for Harper. As a grandmother too, I always enjoy reading about yours!

Ashburn, Virginia

Sandra said...

Oahu, Hawaii

Ellen said...

Hello,
I have been reading your blog for several years now. I am a Pastor's wife from Charleston, SC, and also a grandmother. I love reading about your life there and also hearing about your husband's trips to Nicaragua. Our church has ministered there the last few years. I look forward to continue following your life through yours blogpost. God bless.

Pam said...

I was a volunteer at Saint Francis Childrens Hospital and met you when Harper was there. I live outside of Sapulpa, Ok. I've never commented about how I so enjoy your blog as I don't have a goggle account but will try to set one up now. I'm a grammy of 4 and totally understand grandchildren love.

Amanda said...

I found your blog through Kelly's. Your posts are always so sweet. I live in Prescott, AR...I think we're all ready for much cooler weather!!

Angela said...

I love reading your blog and seeing how involved you are in your children and grandchildren's lives. Our parents are not very involved with our kids, and you certainly set an example I want to follow when my children have kids (even if it's 10+ years until then)!!

God bless you!

From Atlanta

Faith said...

Happy Blogiversary, Mrs. Judy!! Your family has had such an amazing impact on this blogging world and I am blessed to "know" you =)

Gina said...

Hi Judy,
I live in Rockford, IL just west of Chicago. I have lived several places in the Midwest, Richmond VA (my fave) and the Phoenix area, all due to my husband's job. My daughter - who has our first grandchild 7 mo Madison read Kelly's blog and when Harper was born, I started reading and found yours. I love both blogs and all the girls, Kelly included are so precious!
Take care,
Gina

Rathi said...

Rathi from houston.. I read your blog thru kelly's. I started reading her blog before Harper was born.. My hubby and I also went thru infertility, IVF and also a NICU stay, but now we have a healthy almost one and a half year old girl!! Love your pictures of sweet Harper!

Lisa said...

Love reading your blog!

Lisa
El Dorado, AR

LeAnn said...

Kaysville, UTAH... I read Kelly's, yours and Laurie's! You ladies are wonderful and keep my spirits up!

LeAnn said...

Kaysville, UTAH... I read Kelly's, yours and Laurie's! You ladies are wonderful and keep my spirits up!

Diane Beasley said...

I live in Amelia, Virginia. I am a retired second grade teacher. I have two daughters who are not married yet. I love to witness being a grandmother thru your eyes. I found you via Kelly's blog before Harper was born. You have a wonderful, Christian daughter. When Harper was so sick I would tell my friends about her and I felt like she was part of my family. Bless you all, Diane

DARA said...

The great Pacific Northwest! Specifically, Kingston, Washington. The little city by the sea. I'm a ferry ride from civilization.

the Phillips said...

Happy Blogiversary from West Africa!! I'm an IMB missionary serving in Niger!

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Cassie12 said...

Love reading your blogs....came to you from Kelly's blog.....I live in Redwood City, California...a long ways from Arkansas!!!
Hugs
Susan
PS....I am an older woman too!!! I have two grandchildren....Luke who is 6 and Sofia who is 4.

Karen said...

I blogged hopped over from Kelly's awhile go..I am reading from Walden, NY (about 20 minutes from West Point). Happy posting!

Lisa said...

I love reading your blog because yours and Kelly's relationship reminds me so much of me and my mom's. I started reading Kelly's blog right after Harper was born and she soon linked to your blog and I was hooked! I am from Christiansburg, VA.

Amy said...

First time to comment...been reading since Harper was in the hospital. Love your blog! I'm in Austin, Tx!

Rachel said...

Hi! I am originally from Connecticut where I still feel most at home but currently living in Myrtle Beach SC

Jessica O'Keefe said...

I so enjoy your blog and reading about your ministry, family, home, and dogs! You are a wonderful encouragement. I'm from northeastern Pennsylvania and I found your blog through your daughter's.

Randee said...

Hi Nonny, It's just little "ole" Me , Randee. I just wanted to come by and say "Happy Blogversary!" to ya. I love you and Papa Steve with all of my heart. You 2 are really sweet to me and my family. God Bless you. Love, Randee

Angie said...

Angie in Athens,AL

Ashley N said...

Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog!
Ashley, El Dorado, AR

Kellie said...

I found you through Kelly's blog too and read you from Anderson, SC! Happy Blogiversary!

Amanda said...

I love your blog. You have the sweetest family and always make me smile, all the way up here in Central New York. I found your blog through Kelly's. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

I love your blog, you have the sweetest family. You always make me smile, all the way up here in Central New York! Thanks for sharing and always being so positive about life.

Jennifer said...

Found you from Kelly's blog
Cumming, GA

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm from Virginia!

Nicole said...

Nicole here in Waynesville NC! I found your blog through Kelly's and I love reading about all your beautiful children and grandchildren! My mama became a grandmother a year ago on Saturday (our first) and she says it's the best job ever! I'm sure you feel the same way!

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

I found you via Kelly's blog. I enjoy reading your blog too! I'm from Canal Fulton, Ohio but it shows up as Massillon as that is the closest bigger city. :)

Michile said...

Love reading your blog. I started reading your blog from Kelly's blog. Enjoy reading about your grandchildren, family and your church. I am from Jacksonville, FL
Have a Blessed Day.

Michile said...

Love reading your blog. I am from Jacksonville, FL. Have a Blessed Day!!

Jen said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet family. I enjoy reading your blog and Kelly's...it's my unwind after my own little one is asleep.
Jennifer, Atlanta, GA

Jen said...

I am from Poway, CA. I always come here from Kelly's. I love reading your blog and can only wish that my mom was around to be a grandparent to my boys like you are to your granddaughers. My mom died unexpectedly 2 years ago and I hate that my boys will grow up without her. I am definitely inspired by you.

trish said...

I love to read your blog...especially if you blog on the same topic as Kelly - it's fun to see it from a different perspective! I started reading Kelly's blog when Harper was born and I saw a 'button' to Pray for Harper - which I did. I have a 12 year old, 11 year old and a 2.5 year old - born 1/13/2009 :) To be honest, sometimes, I am discouraged - it's funny to read Kelly worrying about Harper talking - she needs hearing aids, my son isn't talking nearly as much as she is :( I keep thinking I need to start a blog - but, much like the tables full of scrapbook supplies that I don't use right not, as far as I got was a blog title! Oh well, one day. By the way, I am from Ohio - live outisde of Akron in Norton. Keep praying for me :)

Jenn said...

Happy 4 Year Blogiversary!

I've always loved reading your posts! Your love of the Lord just shows through in your positive and sweet attitude you have with everything! You're such an encouragement. :)

I'm from central KY!

ArdensMommy said...

Massachusetts!

Tish said...

Judy, I love reading your blog as well as Kelly's. What precious granddaughters you have! My husband of 51 years and I live in Chesterfield VA and have been members of a small Southern Baptist church here for 38 years.I have tried some of your recipes as well and they were delicious. I have two grandsons....there's nothing like grandchildren!

JazzerMomma said...

I, too, found you via Kelly. You have such a sweet, Godly family! Thanks for sharing your beautiful spirit with us.

Susan
Indianapolis, IN

Carol said...

Hi Judy,
I live in Tulsa, OK. Your grandbabies are about the same age as mine. Ethan was born 2-25-09 & Emma 3-4-11. Another common thread you & I share is, we're both retired teachers.

Smiles,
Carol

Erin said...

I LOVE your blog!

The LeCroys said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am from Northport, AL and enjoy reading your blog - it's always a bright spot!

Carla said...

Pastor's wife in Columbia, Maryland! Came to your blog from Kelly's Korner. Mother to 4 grown kids; Grandma to 6.
God bless you,
Carla

Rejal said...

An Aggie in Austin, TX

Julie and Richard said...

I enjoy reading your blog!
Julie from Houston, Texas

Looking Forward said...

Happy anniversary from Mineral Wells, Texas. I am a retired Texas educator and found you through Kelly's blog when Harper was born. I am also a new grand mother and enjoy your take on things. Good luck w/ your blog in the next few years, Judy!

Karen said...

I'm from Redington Beach, FL!!!

Beck said...

Happy Anniversary from Southern California :)

Beth said...

Beth from Madison, AL
I started reading your blog after Kelly had Harper and haven't stopped!

FrancisMoore said...

I found your blog through Kelly's, but I don't remember how I found hers. I think it was through someone's prayer request during Harper's birth. I have a seven year old granddaughter, Olivia, and her six months old sister named Harper. We love that name. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I am a retired Language Arts teacher. I love your blog. F.Moore

Hannah and Hunter's mom said...

I am from Nashville, TN. I started reading Kelly's blog when Harper was born. I saw a link from one of her post to your blog. I think it is neat that you blog as well. I started blogging five years ago when my daughter was born so the grandparents, who live 6 hours away, could "see" her daily. I hope your husband has a safe trip. I read his blog so too.

Hannah and Hunter's mom said...

I am from Nashville, TN. I started reading Kelly's blog when Harper was born. You are both so encouraging. I pray your husband has a safe trip.

Sarah said...

I found your blog after being a devoted reader of kelly's blog! I am just so tickled to see and hear in your writing all your grandparent joy! I am reading in Wisconsin.

nancy said...

Hi to Kelly's mom! I just love her and her cute little family so of course I love you too! I am a grandmom (MaeMae) to an 8 yr old girl and a 6 yr old boy! My youngest daughter is expecting a precious baby girl in December! I wrote to Kelly and told her that my daughter was planning to name her baby Harper Brown (both family names) and has never read a blog in her life! It was crazy! She now has decided on Quinn Marie! We love both names! I think there could only ever be 1 real Harper Brown! ha! Anyway, I enjoy reading your blog and you inspire me just like Kelly does! I see where she gets all of her good attributes from! I live in eastern NC (Ayden) about an hr from the coast and 15 min to the home of the ECU Pirates!

K. Tilley said...

Love reading!
Ider Alabama

K. Tilley said...

Love reading your blog!
Ider Alabama

R said...

reading from dallas, tx!

The Petty's said...

Your not older...we (I just had a big 60 birthday yesterday), are just more mature than some. I am from south central Illinois. A very small town of 500, Beecher City, Il. Actually we live 2 miles west in the country. A born again Christian,wife and mother of 3, (grandma to 4, 2 boys, 2 girls) and my youngest son is 18. Life is crazy and wonderful. I enjoy reading Kelly and always look to see if you and "Hubs" have posted. 2 weeks ago in church we sang "Better is 1 day in His courts",(not sure of name of song) and I immediately thought of you. Happy Blogiversary. I will be checking in again.

MarlaJen said...

Hi! I came across your blog through Kelly's which I've been reading since Harper's birth. I don't comment because I'm usually reading from my phone while putting a baby or child to sleep. I really enjoy your blog and your love for our Lord!!

I'm in the high desert of Southern California, and we are homeschooling our 3 daughters, 8, 4, and 1. God Bless You!

GiGi said...

Hey Kelly's Mom Judy!!
I enjoy reading your blog and being a lil part of y'alls life out in Arkansas!! I have recently started blogging too (go check it out at Majors Melodies) I am a grandmother to 6!!! 5 boys and one girl. I have a grandson, 14 (Corben) 2 grands age 8, (Noah and Kyra) and one grandson, age 5; (Alden) and one step grandson age 4, (Landyn) and one more grandson age 2 (Jarrod Lee Jr.)...they are all wonderful blessings in my life and if I have them they sure enough keep me busy! I am from a small rural southern town in Georgia. We are located about 35 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida. We are surrounded by Thomasville, Albany, Bainbridge in Ga. Have you ever heard of Cairo? Well that is my hometown and we are the home of the CHS SYRUPMAKERS!!! Thanks for sharing your life with us. God bless and keep you ....
GiGi from Georgia

Lolli said...

Just enjoy reading about your blessed life and how much we both adore our beautiful grandchildren. I am not blogging anymore but post my pictures on facebook. Could not keep up both so chose FB to stay in tough with old friends. Hope you have had a relaxing summer. From one of your War Eagle blog readers. :)!!! Julie

Melissa Stover said...

wow you've gotten a lot of comments! you know where I'm from. so glad I've gotten to see you a couple of times in real life. next time you are headed to Monticello let me know and stop for another visit!

Linda said...

I love reading your blog....it is one I can relate to in so many ways. We are probably about the same age, I have grown children and 2 grandsons about the ages of your precious granddaughters. I live in Colleyville, TX....it is in the metroplex. Keep writing....and one day I may have to start a blog, too.

Odie Boggs said...

Happy Blogivesary!

Enjoy your updates.

Odie Boggs
Waynesville, Ohio

www.boggsblogs.com

Rikki said...

Reading from beautiful(and hot) Conway, Arkansas. :-)

Somethings Gotta Give said...

This Tennessee girl is blessed you began a blog four (4) years ago. Your post are always uplifting and encouraging, and I have been a follower for a couple of years.

I from Knoxville, Tennessee and look forward to some exciting SEC football this fall. :-) Have a blessed weekend.

Robin said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now, and I love it. I started reading Kelly's blog the day Harper was born and started reading yours shortly thereafter. I love how much you love your family and how much you love your church family. And I love the way I can see the excitement jump off the screen when you talk about someone being saved. Your blog is so encouraging to me. I recently started blogging myself and I remembered how you talked about the "sweet girl" who did your blog design. I thought if you were happy with how easy she was to work with, then I'd give her a try. She currently is working on making my blog all nice and pretty, and you are right. She's a sweetheart.

I live in Cookeville, TN.

suzie said...

Love reading about your grand babies. Mine are around the same ages. Santa Barbara, California

suzie said...

Love reading about your grand babies. Mine are around the same ages.

Betty G said...

Hello! I was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Moved around some from Oklahoma to Texas and back to Okla. This year we have moved near Memphis, TN to be near grandkids. I love being here! I found you thru Kelley's blog and check on you frequently. I have looked at your hubby's blog, too. Two of our favorite places to visit are Branson and Eureka Springs, not far from where you are.

We are up to 14 grandkids and had our first great grandbaby in April 2011. I'm thankful that you and I are young enough to enjoy our blessed grandkids. Seems when we were little, our grandparents were OLD. Not us! Keep lovin' on those grandbabies. Every moment is precious! Betty in TN

J said...

Living in San Francisco, but originally from North Carolina. I absolutely love your blog!

The Kettes said...

I enjoy your blog. You are uplifting. I am from Cleveland, Ohio and I found your blog from Kelly's blog. Happy Blogiversary!

Toni :O) said...

Toni here from Farmington Hills, MI and I came over from Kelly's blog of course! Love the spirit your blog has and the hope and dream of becoming a grandparent is beautiful through you.

Kim said...

I found you on Kelly's blog and I love ready both your and her blogs. I live in upstate New York, right near Albany, the States Capital. I love hearing your stories and seeing what living in the south is like. I have lived in New York all 30 years of my life, I love seeing and learning about different parts of the USA. God Bless!

Georgene said...

Greetings from the central Florida area ! I am 51 and your blog is such an uplifting account of love and support for your hubby and children. Keep pressin' on !!

Marianne said...

From Lubbock, TX. Have been reading your blog since calls went out for prayer for the very sick Baby Harper. I don't blog myself but I love reading others' blogs and yours and Kelly's are two of my favorites. Your love for people and Jesus shines throughout your writings. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, your ministry, your lovely family with us strangers.

Christy Q said...

Happy blog anniversary! I found your blog through Kelly's and have been a follower ever since. I'm from the Hudson Valley in New York and love to read about life in Arkansas since it's so different than here!

Marleah said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. You have a wonderful way of saying things and your love for Jesus always shines through.

Indianapolis, IN

Jenn Prather said...

I am from Starkville, MS and I started reading from over at Kellys!! I am so close to my grandmother so I LOVE reading about your love for your grandbabies!! My sister in law, Stella Prather, previously worked for AR Bapt News and is now at the AR Baptist Children Homes and she speaks so highly of your husband and yourself, I feel like I should know you!!! Happy Anniversary HA!!!

Jenni said...

happy blogiversary! i stopped by your blog from kelly's--- your daughter is such a blessing and i enjoy reading about her life and thoughts (and yours too). what a sweet family you have.! blessings from indianapolis, IN! xo

Heather said...

I too love you blog! I am from Mayfield, KY.

Gina said...

You have a wonderful blog and I just adore your family!
Gina
Frisco, Texas

Mariela said...

Hi Judy! Happy Blogiversary!

xoxo,
Mariela from NYC