|September 4, 2006|
2. First blog post...March 8, 2007. I was inspired to start blogging by posting my "top reads" lists, which I create every year as part of our Christmas letter. For the first three years I wrote about books, parenting, travel, politics, culture, feminism, etc. Then I decided to branch off the books. In 2010 I started a separate book blog, Marie's Book Garden, but I still write monthly summaries of what I'm reading on this main blog, Every Day Is a Miracle. Blogging has been a wonderful creative outlet for me, a way to express my thoughts about life, and even sometimes a great way to vent about difficult events in my life.
|Rockefeller Center, 2007|
|Mike's mum with all her grandchildren|
(minus Nicholas, who had crawled off)
|With our dear friends Sue and Gareth from Japan|
5. Mike becoming a U.S. citizen: After 18 years of living in the U.S., he finally decided to take the plunge in 2008. He's way more politically informed and educated than I am (and I'm more informed than most Americans), and it was so sad that he couldn't vote. He was no longer able to vote in the United Kingdom since he'd been living abroad for so long (that's how they do things). He'd been living vicariously through my ballots for years, and it was very exciting for him to be able to vote in both the presidential primary and the general election, especially such an exciting one! And of course, seeing President Barack Obama be elected as president of the U.S. was an amazing memory!! Here's a list I wrote for my sons on election day 2008, explaining why I voted for him--and did again by mail last week. It's fascinating to look back on that post now, four years later.
|Family leaving Holden, 2011|
|My parents' 50th celebration, July 2011|
|Kieran in the Hullabaloo|
|Our last trip to Hawaii, 2008|
|After signing his agent contract|
Thanks to Stasha at http://www.northwestmommy.com/ for organizing Monday Listicles. Check out some other great lists!