Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Iris Took!

Today is my blog's 4th birthday!  1225 posts and 4 years since my blog's launch on January 5th, 2007 and SO MUCH has happened.  The biggest thing is that I met the love of my life and we are getting married in the fall of this year. I could not feel more loved and truly blessed that I have found someone to share my life and that person loves me for who I truly AM.  Incredible.

Through the course of this blog's life I have also been through several jobs and residences, friends have come and gone, I have traveled to new places, lost some weight, been to 23 weddings, had a lot of fun, and of course, enjoyed writing this blog for myself and all of you!

When people find out about my blog their reactions are always so interesting to me. Some of them have no concept of what a blog is, some think blogging is weird or techie or nerdy, others are interested and come check it out (I love these people) and others say, "I had no idea you had a blog!"  This one excites me because I feel as if someone just found a brand new facet of my life when then learn about this blog and blogging in general for that matter.  It really is an enormous part of my life - when something wonderful or terrible happens one of my first thoughts is, "I have to blog about this!"  I am so connected to this blog - it really is a live journal, a place to share my life and pour out my heart to those that love me, those that know me, those that I have not ever even met, however we have truly become friends (and some people do not understand that, but I value you so much...and you know who you are).

Thank you to everyone that engages in this blog.  It thrills me more than you know when people tell me that they don't necessarily comment but they DO read.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you ever wanted to comment but didn't know what to say, today's your day!  Please comment on my blog's birthday - about anything.  Just say hi or tell me when your birthday is!  You may comment anonymously, but it's good to know who's out there.

Thank you again!

Love always,
Iris Took


Nadja said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!

Yours is one of the very first blogs I ever started reading :)so it's quite special to me.

I always look forward to your awkward stories SO much.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Iris Took blog! YAY!

B. said...

Happy birthblogday!

the word verification is: dograppe

call the SVU there has been a dog rape

Ellius said...

Happy Birthday to your blog, my how it's grown!

(Okay, I'm really sorry for how lame my baby-birthday joke was. It's the best I can do this morning. I'll come up with something better, I promise.)

Amber said...

Haaaapy Birthday (said in my best Frosty the Snowman voice).

I love your blog. And I'm so glad I've gotten to know you through it. Here's to 4 more years! Cheers!

Amber said...

P.S. I'd like to add that because of you, I look at license plates differently. ;-)

Written Permission said...

Yay! Happy birthday, blog!

Love your blog, and I'm pretty sure we were separated at birth sometimes. :)

liggypug said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I've enjoyed keeping up with you every day. Gives me something to look forward to. Love ya!

Brad said...

Een! I love your blog. I read it all the time, and I am so glad that you are so happy and loving life right now. I can't think of anyone that deserves it more than you!

Cuz B-rad

Ky • said...

YAY! I am so glad that you have this blog for a multitude of reasons.

1.) I think you're great.
2.) Reading your thoughts fills the "I-miss-you-void." (Well, mostly. I still miss you.)
3.) I adore your personality and think you're who-larious.


Happy Birthday, Iris Took.

(I almost signed this, "Regards, Kylee." I think I'm doing too much work multitasking.)

Ky • said...

P.S. I echo Brad's sentiments about you being happy. You totally deserve it.

Iris Took said...

YAY! Thank you to everyone! I love you all back!

@ B - insanely hilarious. Still laughing.

wrestling kitties said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your blog!!

I love your blog and think you are such a great person! I am also so glad I met you through this blog.

Can't wait to read ALL the exciting things you blog about this year!!

(You Rock my friend!)

Anonymous said...

happy bday iris! i know how much you love birthdays :)

i heart your blog and read it every am at work. it always makes me smile and often nearly makes me spray coffee out of my nose.

~merp, aka tigerlily sandydowns (my hobbit name :) )

Erika Jean said...

Happy bloggie birthday!!!!!!!!

and omg. 23 weddings!?

B. said...

I love when I get weird word verifications, usually there is nobody to tell though and I knew you would enjoy it. It was like a little BirthBlogDay present!

Oh I also like how you clarified on my blog that actual dograppe was not funny

Nanitee said...

Happy blog birthday Een! I'm so happy for you and thanks for letting us read parts of your amazing life!

Trophy Life said...

a very happy 4th birthday! that's a lot of stuff going on for those 4 years! congrats on finding true love and 23 weddings in 4 years is INSANE!!!

HSL said...

Happy Birthay Iris Took. I may hate hobbits, but I love your blog and I love you even more!!! HSL

Anonymous said...

Happy Bday, blog!

ba ba ba ba eggplant!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Iris!!!