Party of 5 (hundred!)
Photo by pakitt on Flickr
Wow! What a turn out for the Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom! I can't wait to start making my way through all the links and see what goodies I find out there. :)
First of all, welcome to my little party here at Sugar Ave. I am so glad you stopped by. I am pretty new to this whole blogging thing...I've only been at it about 5 months...and have never really introduced myself.
My name is Stephanie and I'm 35 years old. I've been married for 11.5 years and can honestly say my husband is my very favorite person. We met almost 20 years ago and he was just a crazy teenage boy that I dated for the summer. About 5 years later he came home on leave from the Army and he became a crazy young man that I dated for another summer. About 1 year after that I realized he was the only man that I ever wanted to date again. We have 2 kids, James who's 3 and Ruby who's 9 months. We live near Madison, Wisconsin and just love it here except that all of our family is sooooo far away. Sometimes I really wish that life was "smaller", like it used to be, and that family members didn't spread their wings quite so far. (ourselves included)
I feel very blessed to be able to stay home with my kids. (most of the time!) haha. It's not always easy but I do love it. I also love searching for recipes, baking & cooking, thrift stores & flea markets, going to the bookstore by myself, with a friend or, on the rare occasion when we have a babysitter, my husband. I love being outside, going for drives and shopping. I adore coffee and mornings. My camera is one of my favorite possessions.
I have been posting photos (with silly captions) over on Yahoo for years. I started this blog as an extension of that. I use it to share James & Ruby with our families far away, to make a note of things that make me laugh, and just as a journal. It's also a tiny bit of creativity for me during a time when I don't have time for much else. Sometimes I wish I had some great message or mission but I really don't. I'm just documenting our lives and letting some friends, family, and total strangers peek inside.
It's the online version of one of my guilty pleasures, really. I just love it when we're driving home at night and pass a house with the curtains open. It's so fun to look inside and catch a glimpse of someone else's life for a minute. I think that's one of the reasons why so many people love blogs, they're a socially acceptable way to be nosy. (Along with all the sharing and learning and blogg-y love, that is! :)
So, after all of that, thanks for stopping by! Feel free to nose around a little bit and join the party, if you haven't already.