Thursday, May 30, 2013

5 Year Blogoversary, a Giveaway and Throw-back Thursday Link-Up!

Today, "The Story of Us" turns 5 years old! Yay! I love having this blog. It means so much to me.

Thank you to all my readers! You guys are so awesome! As a special thank you, I'm giving away a $15 Starbucks gift card! Its not much but its a little something to show my appreciation!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

In honor of my 5 year blogoversary, I also thought I would share 5 reasons why I love blogging. (These aren't in any kind of order.)

1.) I love blogging as a way of writing down and recording everything that is going on in our lives. Its kind of like a digital scrapbook of sorts. Its something I can look back on if I need to remember a date or an event that happened.

2.) I love all the friends I've made and continue to make in this blogging community. You all are the best!

3.) I love learning from so many other bloggers. Learning about parenting, photography, decorating, fashion and so much more. 

4.) I love the creativity that comes with blogging. It is definitely a creative outlet for me. I love the challenge of coming up with new post ideas, sharing my crafts/photography and coming up with new blog designs.

5.) I love reading all of your blogs. I get so much inspiration from reading blogs!

And since its Throw-back Thursday, I thought I'd stick with the "five year" theme and post a few pictures from my own fifth birthday!
The Story of Us
My parents gave me a Cinderella themed birthday party at our house. (I still love Cinderella to this day!) ☺ Our close friends and family came to help celebrate. My parents also got me my first real bike that year, training wheels and all. ☺