Today is a special day for me for two very important reasons! The first would be this is my two year anniversary of blogging! Hurray! Two years of Amy Scott’s Thoughts and sharing the thoughts that bounce around in my head. This blog has been a great pleasure and joy to me. It’s been an outlet for me to speak my mind and speak up about what’s important to me. It’s also been a place where I can express myself and who I am. I am so grateful for this space. It’s a part of me in a way that is hard to explain. While it’s nothing glamorous and no book deals have come of it, it’s a sacred place. It’s allows me to write and that is how I best process and best convey myself. I love it! I was so scared to start a blog. I didn’t want to put myself out there. I wasn’t sure if I could really do what I wanted on this site. While, I have learned that not all aspect of my life are blog appropriate, there are great deal of things that I can write about without crossing lines. I had contemplated starting an anonymous blog where I might be able to “vent” a bit about life, but I decided that most anonymous things don’t say anonymous forever and truthfully, I don’t need to foster that side of my personality. I have people that are close to me in my life that make better places to vent then publicly on the internet. Seems smart, huh? So I write here about the things that I love and the things that I do, the things that I bake and the things that I read and the people that color my world. It’s been two really good years and I’ve enjoyed how this blog has stretched me. It’s been a good exercise for me and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! 352 posts done and endless more to be created! Happy two years to me!
The next exciting anniversary of the day is today marks four years of being homeowners! I remember the excitement of getting the keys and the crazy rush of moving our stuff and cleaning the house to make it livable. Those where exciting times! This home has been a sanctuary to me and a blessing beyond all belief. Since I tend to be a homebody, I think I bonded with this house in a special way. It’s not huge and it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but that’s okay. It’s been exciting to see how Jeremy and I have added to it over the years and made it our own. We’ve put up cabinets in the laundry room, added extra shelves to closets, we have put up a back-splash in the kitchen, changed many fixtures and recently tore up half the floors and replaced them. All of these projects have been do-it-yourself and have really given us a sense of pride in our ownership. I love this house. When I leave the house, I tell it good-bye and that I’ll be back soon. It’s more than walls, it’s our home. As we start to make room for another family member, I can tell the house will someday be too small. We’ll run out of space eventually, but I don’t want to think about that. Right now, we are content and we are happy right where we are at. Who knows how many more years we have here (maybe even decades), I’m going to enjoy each one as the come because this home is a blessing from the Lord and I am grateful! Happy four year, house! We love you!