My New Happy: Blogaversary Number Five

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blogaversary Number Five

Five years ago, in April of 2014, I hit publish for the first time on this blog.  


I mentioned last week that my initial inspiration came from the final episode of "Ugly Betty", where Betty started a blog.  I couldn't remember when that show aired, so I looked it up.  April of 2010.  Sheesh.  It took me four years to get up the courage to start.  Totally sounds like me, but still.

I had things I wanted to say.  The empty nest was looming, I was getting older, and an online journal seemed like fun.  I remember talking about it at length with the boys, because I wanted to make sure they wouldn't mind, being teenagers and all.  I shouldn't have worried, since I'm not sure they've actually read a single post.

In the end, "Two Teens And Their Mama" was born.  I agonized over that name, which rather quickly had to be changed as those teens kept growing.  The empty nest arrived sooner than I'd hoped, and I was so grateful to have this space to share and vent and complain and cry. 

Conner was 19 when I started blogging.  Today he has a successful career, the loveliest girlfriend, and he just bought his first home.


Thomas was only 16 in 2014, and even then I couldn't fathom how I could possibly send him off to college without losing my mind.  But in a few weeks, he'll have completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology, and be heading to Vet School in the fall.


Time marches on, and hopefully, so will this blog.  Thank you to everyone who has commiserated with me, cheered me on, and lifted me up when I needed it most.  I'm hoping there will be another five years, no more name changes, and maybe some grandchildren? That should tell me if the boys are reading or not - I'll wait for the phone calls.

Thank you, friends!

In honor of my blogaversary, I'm giving away a beautiful, handmade necklace from Katia Designs.  Catherine's pieces are so lovely and versatile, and I can't wait to share with one of you!  Leave a comment below, and I'll draw a winner next week.

Necklace will be similar, but not exact.

26 comments:

  1. Wow! So many wonderful milestones, and two beautiful sons. I'm looking forward to seeing Thomas on The Animal Planet one day soon! Congrats and more congrats! Hugs....RO

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  2. Oh my - your son! I didn't buy a house until my 30s. How awesome. I think that's one of the best parts of blogging - being like family. I have early blogging friends who remind me that Des was a baby when they "met" me through this!

    Happy happy!

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  3. Time does march on, doesn't it. And you have 2 wonderful men that you guys raised so fabulously as part of your life.
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  4. Happy blogaversary! That necklace is so beautiful!

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  5. I'll have my first teen next month, Nathan will be turning 13!I had to chuckle when you said you don't think your sons have read a single post. Ha!! Yup! That's how my kids are! I love hearing how your sons are doing... wow, a home and vet school!!! So fun! I can tell you are def. a proud mom!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you! I loved the teen years - yes, it's challenging, but so fun!

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  6. They sure do grow up fast. What a blessing to have two wonderful (Good) boys.......:) Lots of exciting times ahead for all of you.
    Good job Mama!!!!

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  7. Congrats on your anniversary! Who knew there was a blogging sensation on the next street over? Glad to finally get the chance to follow you

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    1. Ha ha - not sure about the sensation part. But it's lots of fun!

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  8. Goodness, happy blogiversary! I love that we met all those years ago. Now to keep the posts coming!!!

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    1. One of the best parts of blogging - becoming friends with you!!

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  9. Congrats on five years! Time goes so fast. Cheers to five more years.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  10. Congratulations! How wonderful to be able to share in the joys and sorrows of life with this great community!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  11. Hello Lana, Wow! Congrats on five years of blogging. I remember when we first met and started out blogging! Five years seems to have gone by so fast. It's such an accomplishment to be blogging that long and I wish you many more years of success with it.
    Hugs, Julie

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  12. Happy Blogversary! Congrats on 5 years! You were one of the first bloggers I connected with when I started blogging in 2014 and time has really flown by! That necklace is so pretty! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. I remember you as one of my very first blogger friends! I can't believe it's been five years.

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  13. I can't imagine not having a Lana in my life- so glad you started blogging!

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