Wow, I can not believe this is the 5th year for The Ultimate Blog Party hosted by the lovely Janice and Susan from 5 Minutes For Mom. I joined in for the first time in 2008 since I was fairly new to blogging when the 2007 party started.
5 Minutes For Mom is one of the first blogs I started reading and I just love the different posts and the wide variety of fun always going on over at 5M4M!
For those of you who don’t know me, I am Amanda I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful little girls! Samantha is 8 and Sarah is 5. Sam is in 2nd grade this year and Sarah is a big Kindergartner!
I started Mommy Mandy wayyyyyyyy back in 2004 when I was trying to conceive our 2nd child. This blog was a place for me to well keep a journal through the whole thing and then my pregnancy updates. While that part of the blog has been moved to be private because of the nature of the posts and personal information I will never forget having the blog and it really helped me journal my frustrations, joys and the Birth of Sarah Bethany.
I did my very first review in 2007 for the most amazing blanket the Slanket! I can’t believe how far my blog has come from 2007 and my kids have grown so much over the years. I am thankful for this blog because it has helped me document every little aspect of their lives. So many amazing memories and I am so glad to have them!
This year I have been trying to figure out where my blog is going. I have basically done everything, and now trying to get into photography. Not to do anything big with it but to jsut take more pictures of my kids and their lives.
Last November we found out we were expecting baby #3 and we were all so excited, the thought of possibly having a little boy running around here was exciting, but that ended as quickly as it began with a miscarriage. November was so hard for me, December got better and so far 2011 has been amazing! We have big plans this year with moving and this fall with both girls being gone at school all day.
Whew, so that is us in a nutshell!