My second blogoversary

How time flies when you’re having fun!  Last year I had fun creating a summary of some of my favorite posts during my first year of blogging.  Check them out at the link if you are so inclined.  I thought I’d do the same thing this year as well.  So, sit back and enjoy a snapshot of my second year of blogging.

I love the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Last February we paid a visit and I documented it.  There are so many great works of art there it’s hard to choose just one photo so I’m choosing two :)

I write restaurant reviews from time to time and here’s one I especially like, both the restaurant and the post.  It was our first visit to Hell’s Kitchen and we really need to go back again!

I take part in several challenges, so here’s one of my favorites that was fairly popular.  It was a dual challenge post for both the weekly photo challenge and the CBBH challenge.  And the Chihuly ceiling and red velvet cake garnered the most comments so here they are again:

I did some posts from downtown St. Paul.  The skyways of St. Paul.  I like this photo from that post:

When the weather was nicer I took some outdoor photos downtown.  Here is Downtown St. Paul on the outside.  The Peanuts sculptures were quite a hit with readers so here is one of those:

in downtown St. Paul

in downtown St. Paul

This was a fun post to snap photos for, Downtown St. Paul – the old and the new.

And who can forget the mighty storm that was the start of our summer last year? The same storm that knocked out power to 250,000 of us in the twin cities.  I created a post about it to document our fun weekend without power :) The appropriately titled “another interesting weekend in the great white north”.  We got creative and had bacon and eggs, cooked on our Coleman stove on the back step:

When life hands you lemons, you make vodka and tonics to get you through a weekend without power :)

Moving on through the summer I created a short post with the lovely iris from my garden:

Another photo challenge that was fairly popular was the one entitled Pink and this gorgeous pink bloom was part of that post:

I had a lot of fun creating this post on how to make paella and here is the end result, yum!

And then a few more photo challenges that were popular.  Good morning, Unexpected and Family and a couple photos from these.  My daughter’s clever apology:

And one from my family post.  My mother’s family from 1939:

Leidermans 1939I also created a post about my favorite holiday Thanksgiving and one at Christmas time about my silly cat Fritz. Here’s Fritz enjoying Christmas presents:

Fritz loves Christmas

Fritz loves Christmas

One other post I created contained many photos of my cats and it was fun to put together.  And to round out the year I will end with our recent visit to a small art gallery on the University of Minnesota campus that we really enjoyed.  Here’s a sample of the art there:

Once again, thank you to all of my followers.  And to the bloggers that I follow as well where I get a lot of inspiration.  You’re all fabulous! Here’s to another great year of blogging!


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17 responses to “My second blogoversary

  1. Congratulations. Drum roll please. :-)

  2. Love the memory lane walk. I remember many of these. And, when life does hand you lemons (or limes), make vodka tonics. :>) Congrats on two years.

    • Indeed. I’m not surprised that you remember many of these. you’re my biggest commenter :) thanks for your support and for all your wonderful comments.

  3. Happy Blogoversary :)
    Keep going!!!

  4. A great year, Tobyo :) Still got a very soft spot for that Peanuts shot.

  5. Amy

    Thank you so much for the retro,Toby! I’m so glad I found your blog :)

  6. Congratulations on your two year blogoversary! Here’s to many more…

  7. I do apologize for missing this post. It seems I’m always late to online celebrations. Congrats! on your second blog anniversary. May your third blogging year be a fantastic one.

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