OMG! Yummy’s 1st Birthday! No presents please – just come by for a visit!

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In early January, I received an annual summary email from WordPress.com and the Blog-Health-o-Meter™ for my site said “WOW” – you had a great year.

Wow

Well, I would agree with that, but not because the traffic numbers for my site say so, but because of the real and wonderful experiences I had in the blogging community. I met readers from all over the world who shared stories of food and family. And what can I say about my fellow bloggers? I feel so at home in this community and have been so warmly welcomed. I am in constant awe of the ideas and talent that abound on so many food blogs. And how can I thank The SITS GIRLS enough for telling me to start using Twitter! I’ve met so many people, learned so much, and can always find something entertaining to read.

In a perfect world, I would continue writing a pithy, funny post about my top ten favorite things about my readers and fellow bloggers but as luck would have it, my blog birthday is not the only important thing going on in my life right now. In a few days, my daughter will turn thirteen, and a few days after that she will become a Bat Mitzvah. For those who are not familiar, in the Jewish religion this is a turning point in a young person’s life where they learn to lead a service, chant from the Torah (imagine reading English with no vowels and having to remember to sing at the same time), and take on the responsibilities of being a young Jewish adult, including giving back to the community through “Tikkun Olam” – repairing the world. My daughter has been studying Judaism and Hebrew for over 5 years to prepare for this day. We have friends and relatives flying in from all over the country and it won’t come as a surprise to you, that the 3 days of celebration include just a wee bit of food.

So if you have found me scarce for the last couple of weeks, it’s because I am drowning in details to prepare for 4 hosted meals, two of which will feed well over a hundred people. And if my Grandma and my friend’s mother Hermine could see the dessert table on Saturday that will be filled with hundreds of baked items from so many of my friends and family, they would be very very happy and proud.

I promise there will be pictures of the food and stories to tell after the event along with lots of yummy posts to share to make my second year of blogging as fun for my readers as my first year has been for me.

Thanks for your comments, visits, and amazing community support!

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20 Responses to OMG! Yummy’s 1st Birthday! No presents please – just come by for a visit!

  1. sandy corman February 10, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    What a beautifully written first birthday acknowledgement forOMG.
    M & D

  2. emvandee February 10, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Happy Blog Birthday! I just had my second one, and doesn’t the time seem to pass more quickly online? And Happy Birthday to your daughter – good luck with the meals. It all sounds wonderful.

  3. Scraps February 10, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Congratulations on your blog-a-versary! And best wishes to your daughter at her Bat Mitzvah (and you for prepping for it!).

  4. sarene February 10, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Wow! It’s been a year already? Happy b’day to OMG! Yummy. What a fun ride its been for all your fans. Looking to all the great posts of year 2.

  5. Suzanne Wittman February 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Congrats on your Blog-birthday! Found you from SITS! :)

  6. Kim February 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Happy Blog Birthday! Thanks for the link to the Alaskan food blogger–you’d think that with such a small population up here, we bloggers would all know each other!

    Sounds like your daughter’s special day is going to be wonderful!! Try not to stress out too much, Mom ; )

  7. Cheryl Connors February 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday OMGYummy! Congrats on a year of successful blogging and we look forward to the next years scrumptious delectable posts from you. You definitely deserve the WOW factor! Your blog is amazing! Cheers and Bon Appetit!

  8. Brenda February 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Beth! Congratulations on a fabulous year! You are an inspiration. I’ve been thinking about and talking about a blog for such a long time and you just stepped up and did it! And on top of that, you made it look easy! Kudos to you, my dear!

  9. Diane February 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Go for it!!! We are proud of you and of your daughter’s accomplishments! Can’t wait to see the pictures of all the OMG Yummy food!

  10. rsmacaalay February 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Well congratulations, you deserve it! And Happy Birthday

  11. thebrokenganache February 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Congrats on your 1st year. I hope you have many more :)

  12. Jun Belen February 14, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    WOW! Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? Congratulations on your first birthday! Such a fine accomplishment. But what accomplishment could be be finer than raising your children as loving young adults. Mazel tov! Hope everyone had a fabulous time in the festivities.

  13. Lamb February 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Happy 1st bloggy birthday! I found you when searching through BlogHer Food posts (I’m dying to go but am also a complete scaredy cat!) and have been loving your blog ever since :)

  14. Kimberly February 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Yeah for 1 year! Woot woot!

    Visiting from SITS!

  15. Shell March 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Congrats on one year!

  16. Julie m. March 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Happy happy first birthday my friend! You’ve come a long way and your blog is truly beautiful! I’m so glad to have gotten to know you better and I look forward to visiting for years to come. :)

  17. Sharon March 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Congrats on your 1 year! I’ll be reading you more often.

  18. bookjunkie March 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Happy Blog birthday…your blog is ruining my diet….your food photos are making me have major cravings right now..it’s a pity I can’t cook.

    • omgyummy March 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

      Of course you can cook – just have to practice and start simple. But having said that, you live in Singapore so who the heck needs to cook when you have access to all that amazing cuisine each and every day. From a food perspective, can I spell JEALOUS with letters any larger??? Glad to make your acquaintance!

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