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me wolf

I’m raising a glass and toasting because:
tomorrow marks 5 years since I started writing Unruly Things.  FIVE YEARS!!!

when I look back, I think of how much I’ve grown with you:
I met the man of my dreams.
I moved across the country.
I made lots of really great friends.
I got creative.
I got engaged.
I got married.
I had a baby.
and all along, I shared it with you.

when I first decided to start this blog, I don’t think I ever would have imagined that I’d be blogging for as long as I have.  I never imagined that I’d be putting together daily posts for such a dedicated audience and I surely never imagined that I’d be sharing so much about my life to you – my friends, family and people I don’t even know.  blogging is pretty surreal if you think about it.  I’m so humbled at what Unruly Things has become – sometimes I pinch myself to make sure it’s real.

so thank you for reading.  thank you for continuing to help Unruly Things grow into what it’s become.  I’ve got lots of new things in store, some reworking of the format plus a brand new design.  cheers to 5 years!!!

{photo of me and Wolf from the pumpkin patch last weekend by dlb. my shirt is from Snoozer Loser – it’s so fantastic!}

and a special thanks to you my love.  you were the inspiration behind Unruly Things and without you, it wouldn’t be what it is today.  hearts.


18 Responses to “right this second…”

  1. julia said:

    happy five years alyson! i can’t believe you started blogging just a few months before me- i know, five years is a crazy long time! congrats and can’t wait to see whatever it is you’ve got in store for us next. xox

  2. Search for J Street said:

    Wow congrats!

    PS: I love everything about this photo. Like the way the it is split in thirds between the brown pumpkin patch, the green sunflowers, and the grey sky. And especially the way the clouds look–so tempestuous!

  3. Kelsey said:

    Aw, cheers! So cool to have all those big life changes documented here. What an adventure!

  4. Nome Alone said:

    So neat! This is one of my daily reads, congrats on 5 years! That is a long time! Thanks for sharing! -n

  5. Brittany said:

    5 years, wow! congratulations! i’m so glad i stumbled onto your blog when i did, it has been a daily source of inspiration and great ideas. i’ll keep reading as long as you keep blogging; which i hope is a good long while!

  6. Shiela said:

    Wow! It’s been 5 fruitful years of blogging. Congratulations! Upon sharing the happenings in your life, you also inspire your readers.

    More Power!!!

  7. {gemmifer} said:

    Belated Happy Fifth Blogiversary wishes to you! Congratulations, and here’s to many more wonderful years to come!

  8. nicole b. said:

    I’ve followed you since your wedding-planning days. Thanks for continuing to inspire me! And congrats on all of the success, love and joy in your life – especially the little one. He’s pretty awesome. xo.

  9. casey said:

    congrats on 5 years! looking forward to whats new!

  10. Meagan said:

    This is so beautiful, Alyson! Just like your blog (and your family).

  11. Sherisa D said:

    5 years? I’ve been reading for a very long time, then. It’s pretty crazy how the time just sneaks up on you and you don’t even realize. Natural progression is wonderful. Happy 5 year anniversary. Here’s to many many more.

  12. amy said:

    i’ve only just started following your blog, but already i’m excited for what the next 5 years look like for you. :)

  13. joanna goddard said:

    i LOVE your blog and i’m so happy to have followed you from the beginning and all along. what a sweet post.