Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1,000 (or so)

I have been keeping an eye on the blog, trying to make sure I captured a particular post, so it could be celebrated. Yeah, I missed it somewhere.

Number 1,000.

That's a lot of posting. That's a lot of Stacy posting. I've contributed here and there, but this blog, largely a journal of our family's life, is all due to Stacy. I wanted to say a huge thank you to her for always making sure there's some record of all the things we are feeling and doing. So much of what she does goes unnoticed, unrecognized, and unrewarded. She is so many things to me, to our family, and to our friends, and I don't want her to spend any time feeling unappreciated.

She started blogging almost 10 years ago, and a lot has happened in that time. Let me share just a little of that:

*Two new houses, and two moves
*A new business
*A puppy
*Loss of several loved ones
*Many "roads less traveled" taken
*Thousands of miles logged on trips across the country, to Florida, New England, and other stops
*Several big cities visited (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and more)
*Hundreds of piano and violin lessons
*3 black belts in the family
*The evolution of several friendships
*A constant exposure to new people and experiences
*Binge-watching so many great TV shows
*So many Harry Potter stories and events
*Endless laughter
*Bittersweet milestones
*Embracing life as it comes
*Exchange students
*Countless house guests
*Dinner parties
*Games, games, and more games
*Home projects (oh, the projects!)
*A new car (yes, only one in 10 years)
*Baseball games
*Blizzards and snowball fights
*Beach trips
*Food. So. Much. Food.
*Fun holidays
*Fantastic birthdays
*Frustrations and venting
*Celebrations and cheering
*Lots of pictures
*Brutal honesty and vulnerability
*Kilts and steampunk outfits
*Long conversations
*Comfortable silences
*Love, love, and more love.

Thank you, Stacy, for all you've documented and shared! You are incredible!

My beautiful Boston girl


Jimmy said...


Boquinha said...

Wow. Thank you for this, Mark. I was keeping my eye on the number of posts, too, and meant to do something for it and of course I lost track/got distracted/did other stuff. :P But this is even better. Thank you so much for this post. It's super sweet and I love that picture of us, too. <3

(And thanks, Jimmy. So sweet.)

LMW said...

Congratulations on 1K posts or so!:) I've certainly enjoyed reading them, including this one.

Boquinha said...

Thank you, LMW. I'm very grateful for you.

The Magic Violinist said...

Congratulations! I always try to keep track and make sure I acknowledge the big numbers, but usually I miss them by a post or two. 1,000 is crazy!

Boquinha said...

Thanks, TMV! :)