Monday, March 14, 2011


Four years ago today, I was the proud mother of two teeny boys and a brand new blog. As stick-to-it-iveness is not one of the qualities I'm known for, this may be a personal record for my pursuit of a non-required activity.

So here's a tip of the hat from Nels of four years ago to you, my friends who check in and make this so much fun to do.


ShackelMom said...

I love reading your blog, I am a lurker... I come out to say, It's been a fun four years, I hope you keep it up!

Gypmar said...

Thanks, Luanne! I know I enjoy following the adventures of your extended family via the wonderful world of blogs as well :)

Hillary said...

I'm sad to say that mine and many of my friends' blogs did not last as long. I was wishing I still kept mine up though (and had thought to take pictures last night) so you could come vicariously to my dinner party:

-4 dozen oysters (I'm almost a pro shucker now)
-potatoes boiled in chicken broth with creme fraiche and salmon roe
-eggs and creme fraiche topped with chantrelles
-fava beans and peas with mint and lemon zest
-lentils with vinaigrette and lardons
-kale salad with a cashew lemon herb dressing
-fennel, blood orange, date, and pistachio salad.
-coffee gratinee layered with whipped cream
-chamomile tea

I visit you almost every day on your blog, and even though it's a sorry excuse for not calling, it really does help me feel closer to you and Shaun and the boys. I hope it goes on and on.

Gypmar said...

Hillary, I'm drooling. I miss your blog posts (and your cooking) and I still hopefully check in from time to time.

And you know one of the primary drivers of this blog is my dread of talking on the phone, so no shame there ;)

Annie Nannie said...

I'm visiting with mom and sharing your blog. She's loving the pic and your stories. I am, too! Thank you for this window into your world. It makes the distance much closer.

We're so grateful for you!