Happy One-Year Anniversary, ChateauKaufman.com!

Can you believe it’s been a year?! I have actually kept a website up and running for a year! 😛

I explained in the first post, made on October 9, 2007, that I have kept up a personal or family website since I was in high school – long before the blogging craze! 😉 Some of them were fairly extensive, some more simple. Some of them were really cool, but all of them fell into at trap at one point or another of not meeting my expectations. Therefore, out of necessity, I joined the blogging world. And no wonder it’s so popular….. it’s SO much easier and less time-consuming than writing code for a “real” website! Sure, it’s maybe not as original as some of my other sites, or those of people I know who really take time to make them “right”. Alas, it’s still running – and updated frequently – 12 months and 2 babies later….. so I’ll consider it a success!

Thank you so much to my loyal readers, of which there are so many more than I ever expected! I am always so amazed at the number of hits the site gets in a day, and – even more pleasing to me – the number of people I run into that say they enjoy following along. I’m quite sure you all are the reason I’ve been motivated to keep it up. I will make one request, and that is this — if you are lurking and I don’t know you’re reading along, drop me a line to say hi! It can be here (via the comments), on facebook, or shoot me an email. I’d really love to hear from you, and see what you’re up to!

Thanks again for a great first YEAR! 🙂


  1. Congratulation Jen!

  2. Well happy anniversary! 😀 You’ve done a great job. 🙂

  3. Happy Blogversary!

    I love reading about your babies. Mine are pushing the teen years. It’s so cool to catch up on double the babies…