Thursday, March 20, 2008

100th post: things to celebrate

it is hard to believe that i have had this blog now for 100 posts. that is a lot of posting. ;) we have some serious celebrating to do.

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i was going to compile a list of my top ten posts, but decided in the end to just share my number one favorite . here it is, the best post of the first 100:
http://kamandfam.blogspot.com/2007/11/ostrich.html
it still makes me feel like i need to run to the bathroom.

i started the blog as a journal for our family, something gunnar and our other kids would have later on as a memory of their life. i also started it so my kids would have another way of knowing more about me. i hope they will be able to get a great sense of who i am by the way i write and see things. this blog is for them. it's for jaren as well, who makes me laugh, and whom i love making laugh too.

it has also become a place for me to share my pictures. since i started this blog i have also started a small photography business. it is exciting, and i feel a tremendous sense of achievement to have done this while taking on grad school, tutoring, church responsibilities, and family. i am so thankful to everyone who has believed in me and supported this goal. thank you for being good friends, confidants, honest opinions, and true fans. this post celebrates all of you and the annoucement of http://www.kameejune.com/. my website: an accomplishment i believe in. i look forward to growth, progression, and sharing my photography with you.

here's a teaser from my most recent shoot. can't wait to share more.

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this post also celebrates the addition we are making to our family. hooorrrrraaaaayyyyyy!! it's true. although many of you thought we were going to rear an only child, Gunnar will not be enduring us alone. this post (another one in the top ten of the 100) has been our mantra the past few months, (too much information? sorry.) and now we are currently awaiting the arrival of another little someone to love.

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gunnar is convinced we are having a girl. the other day at church he was playing with another little boy who kept asking him if he had a sister. gunnar answered, "not yet." ;) we asked him the other day what he wanted to name our new baby sister (we assume it is a girl because he does), he said, "big boy." i have heard of worse things than a little girl named big boy. we'll see. i will be pleased with a child who loves shakespeare, theater, nordstrom, travel, and fine dining; i will settle for nothing less. just kidding. i am excited, happy to be over the sick part, and am in love with this baby already.

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thanks to all of you who have visited the blog and left some love; i love the comments section. they are the unexpected surprises of my day. it has also been a great way for me to keep in touch with friends and family. i am so thankful for all of you.

you for sure noticed the face lift. it matches my logo and website. ;) i wanted there to be some cohesiveness between the two. i had intentions of keeping this blog completely family related, but right now i can't keep up with two blogs, two grad school classes, and almost two babies. so this blog with be a perfect blend of our family and my professional endeavors.

i hope you will all stay tuned for our next 100 posts. what surprises could i share for our 200th?
thanks again for joining us in the adventures joys of our life.

22 comments:

Julia said...

Aw, Kam. CONGRATS on so many accounts. A new bundle of joy, a new website, a beautiful facelift to this one, and 100 posts. Wow.

So excited for you!

ktb said...

Name her Birgithe or name him Birgithe. It'll be worth it I promise! Congrats on the new edition. I heart you.

D Baker Photography said...

HOW EXCIiting... That's fab news. So great! So exiting, so KAMEE!

Amanda Tom said...

That is SO EXCITING, all of it! I remember when you first told us you were pregnant with Gunnar, and we were so excited, this is as exciting and I'm just reading it!

--Amanda T

Rebecca said...

NO way! That's so exciting. Business Time worked! Yeah for business socks! I couldn't be happier for you. And I couldn't be happier for me that I get to see you in May. It's a date. Let us know your schedule! Way to go the both of you. Gunnar will be a great big brother. If it's a girl, you can have any pick of my boys, we of course are pretty hard sells...:) So it's a huge compliment. Love the face lift. It's such an asthetically pleasing page, as were all the others! congrats on so much good news!

Kate said...

YAY!!!!! HOORAY!!!! I'm so happy for you. Your blog looks great. Congrats on everything. So much excitement!

Kate said...

ps. my due date with paige was sept. 26... and she came two weeks early. maybe you'll be as lucky... :) I am thrilled for you!!!!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! What exciting news!! In case you are wondering who I am, I am Jaren's cousin Nicole (Clyde's daughter). I came across you blog a few months ago and added it to the (much too long) list of places I visit regularly. I so look forward to your beautiful photography, and only wish you guys lived closer so we could take advantage of your talent. :)

Paige said...

Wooo HOOOOOOOOO!! Wow, you have been one busy lady. You'll look back on 2008 and think "Remember when I was totally insane and tried to do ALL that stuff?? I was a raging loonie!!" Congratulations on everything new and exciting in your life. I'm thrilled for you.

Jennifer P. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!--on the baby (soooooooo happy for you!), the business,the new website, the 100th post, the blog facelift, the school--everything. What an amazing time in your life this is. Hang on tight to it and soak up every bit of happiness!!!

Can't wait to hear if it's pink or blue :)! I'd love to have me some pink to pass on all those things you mentioned, but I promise--more blue isn't so bad either!

so, so happy for you!

Jennifer P. said...

OH--and I remember that Ostrich post by the way! I did almost tinkle on myslef! Soooo funny ;)!

Tonya said...

Kam...congrats on all you are doing. I am so happy for your little addition to the family...sure to be a life very blessed to be joining yours...

I love that you are keeping your photography here...it is you...your creativity...and your family has such a big part in it. Your website looks fantastic...

Congrats a hundred times over...

xoxo

Tonya

Natalie said...

Kamee, I am so happy for you guys!!! That is such fun news. You have such a beautiful family. My sister Nicole told me about your site a few months ago and I have been loving it ever since. It is so fun to have blogs to keep up with people. I am Jaren's cousin and we have met a few times but it was years ago. I think your photograpy is beautiful. I really am so happy for you. I wish we weren't on opposite sides of the state.

Natalie

Tammy said...

Congrats Kamee!! I've been checking out your website and I'm so excited for you. I'm secretly hoping it's a girl for you too!! They are kind of dangerous though. If you think you liked nordstrom before WATCH OUT!!! Call me sometime! :)

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

I heard that rumor last night... but I did not believe it... I saw you at church...and you are still sexy as all get out....not even a HINT of a baby in there! How is it that I have 10x's your belly and am 1/2 as far along! NOT FAIR! CONGRATS, Kam! So excited for you!

DeAnne said...

Oh Kam, I'm so happy for you. The fact that you're pregnant and continuing to do all the 5 million things you do, solidifies your status as a rock star! Congratulations!

Olivia said...

BABIES!!! YAY!!! I love the new look of your blog--so great for spring. But I must offer some correction in terms of Gunnar's baby naming. He was suggesting that you name your daughter "Big Boi," after the less flamboyant 1/2 of his favorite hiphop duo OUTKAST. That's right, Nunnie prefers "I Like the Way You Move," to "Hey YA!" and he wants the world to know it. He's just looking out for your future progeny's music taste. What can I say, though, I prefer Andre 3000, on this Gunnar and I must agree to disagree. Lauren, your thoughts? Jaren--still to in to Wu Tang to offer some Outkast opinions?

Celeste said...

Congrats Kamee on all of your success and great news!!! It must be in the water because were expecting Aug 13th.

me said...

WE NEEDED SOME MORE BABIES UP IN HERE!! That is awesome - I am soo excited for you. I am hoping you get a girl so when it is my turn I will get one too. Now as for livees, livers, liv, O-livia's comment I too must disagree with Gunnar - Andre 3000 is my fav of Outkast. In Gunnar's defense I think Big Boi is more attractive and has cool nicknames like "Daddy Fat Sacks". I am sure Gunnar just wants his sis to be cute and have a cool nickname. AND I almost forgot your blog looks awesome!!

~love said...

i am so happy for all of you! =) how exciting....and what a wonderful big brother to have. he's going to LOVE it! =)

and congrats on 100 posts....i've loved peeking in on you! =)

Danielle said...

YEAH!!! A new baby! I am so excited for you!!!! I have been reading "Eat, Pray, Love" this week and have been thinking of you alot. The author's narrative is so much like yours!

shahba-gahba said...

I love those first baby pictures. It just always floors me to see that tiny person hanging out in there! If you have netflix (or not) check out "In the womb" it's done by National Geographic. I think the old one was by Nova? Anyway, new images and put together nicely. We watched it just last week. It said that the hand/thumb preference they have in utero makes all those brain connections and stays with them for life. So cool. Congrats again!