July 24, 2009

Blog Hop '09 - Gonna have some Fun!

There are quite a number of us who were unable to jump on the bandwagon of BlogHer for one reason or another...but just because we're not there partying like Rock Stars doesn't mean we have to miss out! The brilliant minds of Pensieve and Musings of a Housewife have joined together to set up Blog Hop '09 so we can party in our jammies and meet cool new bloggy friends from the comfort of our own homes. Won't you join us?

Welcome fellow Blog Hoppers! Make yourselves comfy and stick around for a bit. If you're using Internet Explorer you might have trouble viewing my blog or trying to leave a comment... please consider switching over to Firefox or something else other than IE so you can really enjoy your visit! :)

So a little about me...I was born at a very early age...wait, that's probably going to take way too long...how about the short version:

I was blessed with a Miracle Baby and chose to leave Corporate America to take on the challenge of being a Stay At Home Mom...little did I know how much work that could entail, but I wouldn't change it for the world, nor could I ask for a better child to have made those changes for. Well, OK, some days I could...but I wouldn't! If you have some extra time on your hands, you can read about the Road to My Miracle Baby in the left sidebar.

I have a unique sense of humor, and am eternally optimistic (my dad said my optimism would get me in trouble some day...I'm still waiting...) which balances out my pessimistic husband. He keeps me grounded, and I keep him believing in dreams.

You'll usually find me referring to my hubby as 'Hovering Hubby', and my daughter as 'Princess Nagger'. Just to clarify, the nicknames fit perfectly. ;) Hovering Hubby is a Program Director for 5 different programs at a Career Institute - so when he's not at work he's working from home, which gives me some leeway on my blogging time. ;) Princess Nagger will be entering 1st grade this year - the time has flown by way too fast so far! She keeps me on my toes - and tends to be too smart for our own good sometimes... ;)

As for me, I have a myriad of interests ranging from a creative crafty side to the enjoyment of reading a good book or watching some of my favorite shows, to getting creative out in my garden growing unique plants and trees - whose fruit will eventually be turned into wine or jam. I love to entertain and flex my cooking skills with creativity in that arena as well. Luckily our friends are great guinea pigs for new recipes I like to attempt at will... :)

Here's a picture of our family - it's actually from a few years ago, I just realized we've been lax on getting new ones taken, so that will be going on the 'to do' list for this year!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere - feel free to follow me (the Follow Me widget is at the bottom of the page...I had to move it until Blogger resolves their issues with IE or I move over to a self-hosted blog). Be sure to leave me a comment if you join the other Sassy Followers so I can stop on over and stalk follow you back! :)

Oh, and while you're here...would you pretty please stop by this post (Top 10 Reasons...) and leave a comment there, too? I would be forever in your debt... :)

21 Random Sassy Comments:

Justine said...

Awww... I love the family picture. I don't think I've ever seen HH, and he's a definite cutie!

Now please, slow down on the posting. I can't keep up with you!!!

Justine :o )

Hit 40 said...

Great summary for us!! I might hop over to the Blog Hop. Very fun idea. And... they made a great button for it. Nice.

Mango Girl said...

I am here from Hit40; I can't wait to visit your store...I love homemade, too!

I like the blog hop idea as well...

I'm off....

darsden said...

I like your lil caption to the left.. I too had trouble till I switced to firefox, all problems solved. All the parts to my blog came back too. YOU have a beautiful family and congrats on your blessings of that lil girl.

blueviolet said...

Your family is just the cutest! I'm so glad you hopped into the hop too!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

They grow so fast, don't they? I can't believe I have a 2 year old. Where did my baby go??

It's nice to meet you! I'm going to go read about your miracle baby now. I love baby stories!

have a great day!

kyooty said...

what a very nice picture, can't wait to see the updated one this year, when are you going to get it taken? hmm? :)

HisFireFly said...

I just hopped in and I'm happy to meet you, Hovering Hubby and Princess Nagger!

Be blessed and be a blessing.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Happy Bloghop! It sounds like fun. I enjoyed learning a bit more about you :)

Ann @couponsdealsandmore.com said...

Stopping by from the Blog Hop. Nice to "meet" you. :-)

Casey said...

Wow, that is an old picture, look at how young PN is! And weren't we ALL born at a really young age? ;)

Staci said...

What a beautiful family you have! I love the nicknames they've earned too!

UPrinting said...

You should definitely take more family pictures, you all look great! It's also a great way to document how your Princess has grown up so much. At least you'll have memories of how she looked throughout the past years. Thanks!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Love your family photo! So beautiful! Blog hopping and pleased to meet you!
Love Collette xxx

I am Harriet said...

You're like everywhere...
I quoted you in my post btw....

NYC next year?

Stopping by via the blog hop to say hello.
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/07/blog-hopping-theres-lot-to-do-this.html

Stephanie Stearns Dulli said...

Stopping by to say hello! I've been reading but I don;t think I've ever commented..hmmm. Shame on me! I love the family picture, your hair is GORGEOUS!

Yaya said...

Aw! That family pic is adorable!

thebeadgirl said...

hopping along...so nice to meet you!

my glass is always 1/2 empty...so i could use a friend like you!

:)

Medora said...

Yes, staying at home is a lot of work, and everyone always acts like it isn't, maybe to assuage some guilt over not doing it themselves. I wish I could do it - very rewarding, and the most important job in the world!

Eve said...

I'm stopping over from the Blog Hop. I love your blog; it is absolutely Fab!
Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog.
XOXO
~Eve

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

What a great blog design, and a beautiful family! Thanks for letting us hop by and get to know you a bit. :)