April 5 is a day that the Ullestad household celebrates two birthdays...
Allison turns 30 and my endeavor into blogging turns 1.
The video I posted a couple of weeks ago tells you all you need to know about my dear wife. She is a beautiful combination of serious and silly; a duality that I grow more fond of every day. And, since most readers get annoyed with bloggers who brag about how awesome their spouses are...a few things about the blog.
If you would have told me a year ago that a goofy little blog that I started would have over 16,000 hits in 22 countries, I would have laughed. My foray into blogging was mainly a selfish attempt to explore some ideas and see what the blogosphere subculture was all about. I've continued because I enjoy the intellectual and philosophical give-and-take with folks...and because it's a more productive way to kill time than playing Tetris.
In case you're new to the godsnowhere / koinonia party, here are a few of my faves from the old site in the past year:
Confirmation Epiphany - a lengthy treatise on confirmation ministry
Be John - a theological exploration
Our Local Network - introduction to the Unholy Half-Dozen
Christmas Songs - a great way to spend time between Christmas Eve services
The Dark Knight Live Blog - most popular post; most fun to write
The Solas - a rant about the three / five solas
Stein Auf - an homage to my favorite band
The Votes Are In - my voting criteria for the '08 Presidential election
Apples - recap of one of my favorite days of the year
Home Improvement - the redecorating of our basement
Godsnowhere? - one of many unsuccessful attempts at explaining the old blog title
Congregational Identity - took the most time to write (the week after Carlson left)
Confirmation Conversation - this one received the most comments
Mexico By The Numbers - a recap of my favorite guest speakers in Mexico City
Now the Feast and Celebration - enjoying the day Chipotle opened in WDM
In all seriousness, a happy 30th birthday to my beautiful wife...the kids and I love you like crazy. You're amazing!