Thursday, July 30, 2009

Three Cheers for July 30th

While I try to live my life so that every day is special, today is a very special day for me, for three reasons. And since today is extra special I've decided to take the time to share why with all of you =)

Reason 1: It is Daddy's birthday! About a million or so years ago my father was born. He was raised on a farm in Indiana, and a member of the 4H club. Lucky for me Grandma gave me some old pictures of him growing up, isn't he adorable with his baby cow?:


Fast forward somewhere around 50 years and you have the picture Niecey took of him after snatching my camera (I may have given her permission to play with it) over Christmas:


Happy birthday Daddy, you have always been there for me and are a wonderful father to my siblings and myself as well as Niecey. You are the best daddy a girl could ask for and I love you very much!

Reason 2: It is Niecey's birthday! Six years ago today I had a very very very sore arm from being Middle Sis's leg holder. It was highly traumatic seeing my sister give birth, I NEVER want to view a baby being born again, including my potential future offspring! Even though I am scarred for life over seeing my sister shoving an 8lb 2oz baby out of her nether regions it was all worth it. I was blessed with the most adorable little niece after enduring all that and watching that tiny little baby grow into this little girl has been amazing:


And who doesn't like morning snuggles? Whenever I visit and Niecey wakes up before me she will quietly play by the room I sleep in and check periodically until she sees my eyes open. Often she will try to get me to get up and play with her but usually she'll humor me and give me some morning snuggles before "making" me get out of bed, one of the great perks of visiting the homeland!


Happy birthday Niecey! I hate that I've spent the last 4 years of your life so far away but know that I am doing it in part to be able to give you a better future and even though there are 350 miles between us I am always here for you. Thank you for making me an Auntie, I love you with all of my heart and am so very proud of you!

Reason 3: One year ago today I decided to stop being just an observer of the blogging community but to join it. I started this humble little blog for several reasons but one of the main ones was that I followed so many wonderful people and felt close to them even though they had no idea I even existed for the most part. I wanted to see if perhaps some of these great people would find me amusing and let me join the fun. In that year I have made friends with so many amazing people and am so proud to be a part of such an awesome community. We laugh together, we cry together, and when someone needs help people in the blogging community step up and do what they can to support whomever is down, whether it be with a sweet comment or by donating money/supplies or in my case a fellow blogger opened up his home and let me stay the night when I got stuck in traffic and was going to have to try and find a hotel in a city I had never been to (I have not forgotten you and your wife's kindness and what a great time we all had Kevin, thanks again and I will get around to writing a post about it one of these days!). I think the world would be a much better place if real society followed the example of the bloggers. Thank you all for reading my blog, for the great comments you leave and for befriending a nerdy grad student, I love you guys!

So two birthdays and a blogoversary all in one day, definitely reason to celebrate! What better way to celebrate than with a yummy chocolate cake:

The 6 yellow candles are for Niecey's birthday (yellow is her favorite), the green one is for Daddy and the blue one is for my blog.

21 comments:

WaltzInExile said...

Happy Blogiversary! The blogworld is fun, isn't it?

P.S. Plz send cake. Yummmmmm.

Melisa with one S said...

WOW!
Happy BirthdayBirthdayBlogoversary!

What a great day!

(and a great looking cake. Can I have all of it?)

Kathy said...

I have just discovered blogging a few months ago and found yours only a couple of weeks ago. I have enjoyed learning about your caring personality.
I'd appreciate it if you took a look at mine. It's fun to know other people enjoy your writing as much as you enjoy writing it.
talkaboutachangeoflife.blogspot.com

seashore subjects said...

Happy Day to You! You are a wonderfully kind person who any reader would enjoy knowing!

PS. Yummy! I want some cake!

The Microblogologist said...

Mindee & Melisa: Thank you both and come on over and I'll be happy to share the cake!

Kathy: Thanks, you are sweet, I'll have to return the visit =). Might have to wait a bit because I am way behind on school/work stuff, it'll give me something to look forward to!

WeaselMomma said...

Wow! Happy Birthday to niecy and your dad and happy blogoversary to you! We want to send a special b-day shout out, but won't be home until the weekend. Enjoy the trifecta!

The Microblogologist said...

Seashore: You snuck in there while I was replying to the others! You are sweet too, I enjoy getting to know you through your blog as well, and of course being Nonna's and WeaselMomma's friend you gotta be good people =) Oh and you are welcome to join Mindee and Melisa in sharing the cake.

WeaselMomma: Niecey will LOVE it whenever it comes, she is a huge fan of all things weasel and paying attention to her ;). And since I was unable to be there for Dad and Niecey's birthday we are totally celebrating them both (probably on different days, Daddy tends to get eclipsed otherwise) when they come visit in a couple weeks.

surprised mom said...

Well, Happy Birthday to your Dad and Nicey! I hope they endjoyed the day.

And Happy Blogversary to you! I knew one blogger before I started and have met one since. I felt like a groupie when I met her.

The blog world can be a very wonderful place. I can't wait to meet the people whom I follow religiously, including you.

Did you save me any cake? I love chocolate cake! Did I ever tell you that?

The Microblogologist said...

Surprised Mom: Thank you, they reported that they did in fact have a good day =). I know the feeling with the groupie thing, talking to some of my "blog celebrities" on twitter and other social media sites has helped me get to know them and them me to the point where we've become actual friends. And I love that you live in the Chitown area so it'll be so much easier to get to meet you!

There is plenty of cake left, come on over I'll be happy to share!

McMommy said...

LOVE YA, MICROBLOGOLOGOGOBLOGOGLIST!!!! You are the best!!! And the pic of you and Niecey is so awesome!! And happy birthday to the Father of the MICROBOLGOGOGLSOGIST!!!

p.s. You know I stink at spelling your name. One of these days, MB, I will get it right...

The Microblogologist said...

McMommy, Love you too, thanks =) Wasn't too much after that pic was taken that the blanket monster ate her (aka she got bored of snuggle time and wanted play time and I wanted to stay in bed longer)! And I have to double check when I type "microblogologist", worse is that I also have to double check "microbiologist" as well and make sure I am writing the right one for whatever it is I'm doing, lol!

4DsfromLHP said...

Happy Blog-o-birthdays to all!

Wonderful post and you are a wonderful person, aunt, daughter and twiend (pronounced "twend",aka twitter friend!)

The Microblogologist said...

Awww, thanks 4D, you are a great twiend too =)!

Bad Momma said...

Heard there was Chocolate cake over here! Yummmmm!

Happy Birthdays & Blogerversary!

The Microblogologist said...

Bad Momma: There is and you are welcome to some! Thanks for the well wishes, we are so gunna party when Daddy and Niecey come visit =)

Krista S said...

A cow, an adorable little girl, and chocolate cake! You were right, this IS an awesome post!! :) Happy belated birthday to your daddy & niecey! And Happy Blogoversary to you! It's bee such a joy getting to know you through your blog and on Twitter! And I'd like to pre-invite you to my Blogoversary party in..oh, 11 more months :)

The Microblogologist said...

Krista, I have enjoyed getting to know you as well and we will party hardy in 11 months!

Scientific Chick said...

Happy Bloggin' Birthday!
Cupcake thoughts going your way...

The Microblogologist said...

Why thank you Scientific Chick, I LOVE cupcakes =)

nonnasnonsense said...

happy late, late, birthday to dad and niecey and happy blogoversary to you! i've been lurking a little lately, maybe i'm starting to get back into the swing of things. i actually posted a blog today *gasp*!

i also wanted to tell you how beautiful your angel weasel post was, too.

The Microblogologist said...

Thanks Nonna, I've missed you! I've been too busy to keep up with my blog reading and commenting as well, can't wait for things to settle down so I can play with my bloggy friends more! The Angel Weasel post means a lot to me, thanks. Hope all is well with you and I'll have to try and sneak some time and read your post soon =)