Saturday, July 18, 2009

Say It Forward - Week 26!

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I participated in this 5 Minutes For Mom "Say It Forward - Carnival of Loyal Commenters" one time before, in February when I selected Kim B. as my first "Loyal Commenter".
It is time to recognize more of our "Imagine Alyzabeth An" commenters that have been with us for many years and a few new ones. Since they are on Week 26, I am going to play catch up and name several loyal commenter's.

From 5 Minutes For Mom:
Say it Forward is a weekly carnival where bloggers feature their loyal commenters!

Each blogger will write a post featuring one, two or three of their loyal commenters and then add that link to the carnival Mr. Linky at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Leaving a comment is like walking up to a new friend in the playground and introducing yourself. It is how we make friends in the blogosphere.

As I was researching my most loyal commenter's, I took a trip down memory lane!
We began our blog in September 2005, then DH decided to check out Wordpress which totally hosed our existing blog and then began this one in September 2006 and here we have stayed put (on Blogspot).

We have bloggy friends from 2005:
Johnny at So, It's come down to this....
bbmomof2boys at Baseballs and Ballerinas (Carla)
m. (Marsha) at Yo Muthers blog
Melissa (yes, my sister, in Maine, who jumped in and supported us with excitement and love)
Kim & Joel at Ruby is Coming (now Ruby is Here!) Invitation only blog.

These loyal commenter's appeared in early 2006:
Don & Be at Pregnancy by Adoption - One Couple's Blog of the Adoption Adventure
Fliss and Mike at their Adventures
David, Ariel & Nina at Journey With Kavannah
Michelle, aka Scrappermg, Searching for Sophie

Others we cherish when we see their frequent comments:
Donna and Joe at Waiting for Lauren Elizabeth
Lisa & Tate at Tate R Bug
Tongginator's Momma
Amy Christopher (When Love Takes You In)
Catherine's Chatter at Waiting for Hannah
Vivian M at Life with Kerri
Connie, i-Con, PIPO (VaChina Monologues)
Sea Star, Simply t at Just Add One Chinese Sister
RedMaryJanes at The Seventh Diamond.
Kelly & Allison at Our Hunan Spicy Girls
Kris, at Tell Her This (used to be Mad Race for Macey) one of our local families soon to travel to China for her daughter!
OziMum at Australia to China
Half Gaelic, Half Garlic at The Long Road to China

Newest Bloggy loyal commenter's (2008):
Dita at Dita's Darlings
Cora at Waiting 4 Little Miss What's Her Name

One trip down memory lane was viewing Karen's referral day video (Gwen's Mom) - do you remember her driving in her car and the hysterics? We were crying with her each time we watched it! That was our measuring stick every time we thought of making our video (which ours was boring!! but our special day - just the video was a bit flat, not our emotions!!).

And one blogger who fell off the face of the earth, or we can't find her anymore - do you know where Lea of Oh My #6 went to? (here she is - thank you Linda!). We used to visit each others blog quite alot. Also, missing is "Georgia & Jeff": anyone know them? (we re-found them - thanks, Johnny!)

So you can see it is difficult to choose one to honor and award them the badge of "Say It Forward - Loyal Commenter". There are so many blogs we love and know many of you visit us. By including all these blogs, we are essentially excluding some of our other bloggy friends. We understand the lacking of time, with all our busy families, so do not like excluding some of our favorite blogs. This post is to honor and thank those who do leave comments that help support us and give us advice. We thank you all!

As I stated above, I am selecting all those I would have honored if I had posted one new loyal commenter each week; so all those named above are Loyal Commenter's! Please place your badge on your blog! Start honoring your loyal commenters!

If you are selected as a Loyal Commenter, either by my blog or another blog, please display this Loyal Commenter badge with pride. Also feel free to give the badge to the commenter's that you select each week.



redmaryjanes said...

It has been a pleasure to follow your journey. And you both have always been there for me with kind words and encouragement. Both of our girls are home now, and I look forward to watching AA grow up. It was a long road, but it was definitely made better with you walking it a few steps ahead of me.

Georgia said...

You know...I'm the worst commenter ever now. Between work, baby time, and bed time, I skim my favorite blogs for pictures and really only read the whole thing if something catches me. Even then, I rarely comment. Shame,shame, shame on me!

But you should know I still have you bloglined and I see every picture. I love watching your girl grow.

i don't even post on my own blog much because the adorable one must be with me at all times and typing is hard. Right now she is sitting on my computer desk in her diaper banging on the monitor. She wants to see pictures of babies!

Oh, but while I have you, I see your girl is tiny. If you lived closer I could keep you in clothes for ever. My 2 year old is sporting 3 and 4t's now.

Okay, that should be enough commmenting to last a while. :-) Keep the pictures coming.

bbmomof2boys said...

I love your blog - you inspired me to keep the faith through the wait and still inspire me!! And yes, I cried right along with Karen!! (I miss her!) Your AA is beautiful and grows more beautiful each day. We are so blessed to have our girls in our lives! Oh and 10 months already?? Holy cow - its hard to believe, isn't it?? Little T has been with us for just over a year and it really feels like she has been with us always. I know that's exactly how you feel about AA!


Linda said...

Long time reader, seldom commenter.. My daughter is Donna(waiting for Lauren Elizabeth) now blog is between the pages... I have followed your blog for a long time, and think AA is just beautiful!!
Lea is back at the following
I followed her and just found her again...
Not so computer literate so I hope that helps.... Linda

Michelle said...

I used to be a much better commenter than I am now. I feel like such a slacker :)

I will try to do better. This is such a neat idea. I would love to do this too! I'm off to check it out.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Awww...that is so sweet, but I have been far from loyal these days.....I have fallen off the bloggy wagon and am desperately trying to get back on. I am hoping that is just the busy summer that is limiting my computer time!! Anyway, thanks again.....your blog is one of the very first that I followed and I always look forward to your posts!!

Enjoy your weekend!


a Tonggu Momma said...

Thank you so much! I feel like I am a terrible commenter because I actually read EVERY post, but I only comment sometimes. But you know me... I'm always thinking something. Heh. I love seeing your girl. And I love the way we see you parent her.

Mama Duck said...

I would fall in the "faithful reader, lousy commenter" category. Love seeing those pictures!

Vivian M said...

Aww thanks! lubtr

Dita said...

How thoughtful of you to mention me. I can tell you, though, that a day without your blog is a day without sunshine. You know how I adore your beautiful daughter and the love you two have for one another and your children, grands, family and friends.

You are very special folks and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to get to know you through your blog!

Thank you so much for the honor of being mentioned here amongst your bloggy friends!

Terri said...

Well...I just came across your blog and after seeing this post I thought it appropriate to leave a say hi. ;)
Your daughter is adorable..which I'm sure you already knew. Look forward to following more of your blog.

Stacie said...

Loved the trip down memory lane!