Friday, March 2, 2007


Welcome to my humble home on the web. It's not fantastic by any means, but it's a little piece of me.
I hope people can make it to the party with all of the winter storms we have been having. It reminds me a lot of my younger brother's birthdays growing up. His birthday is January 7th and no matter when my mom planned his party, there was always a snowfall. Thus, we had an abundance of cancellations, an unhappy sibling because he didn't get presents and more cake for ourselves! (Usually the party just got pushed back a week, but we know cake doesn't last THAT long). Anyhow, seeing that this is a virtual party, I hope the traffic wasn't too bad. So come in and grab a diet coke. There's some colored tiny marshmellows and plenty of goldfish crackers.
I haven't been blogging long. It's been something that I've wanted to set up for a while but just never quite got around to it. My initial purpose of setting up a blog was so that I could update our families about our daily lives and post a few pictures here and there. As you can see, I haven't done very well on the posting pictures part. I mainly just journal my random thoughts and funnies that the kids say.
As for myself, we just recently moved in the last three months to northeast Wisconsin. I'm a Chicago girl at heart and this has been quite a switch for me. I'm not used to small towns! I've been married to my husband, Rich, for almost 11 years and we've been together for almost 16. He's a flavor chemist - did you ever know there were such people in this world? Yes, he is responsible for giving a lot of the food that you eat taste.
Our oldest child is Ian. He just turned 8. He's quite an interesting little guy. He's almost too smart for his own good. He is currently in second grade and his interests include Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo DS lite and Pokemon (noticing a trend here?). He also loves to read and play board games. He definitely marches to the beat of his own drummer and has not a care in the world (except when he gets the aforementioned Nintendo systems taken away). He's a very sweet and loving boy and he makes me laugh on a daily basis.
Kyra is my little princess at just 17 months old. She was definitely an answer to what we thought was an unanswered prayer. It's funny how people plan and God just laughs. Kyra is a firecracker with curly hair and an attitude to boot. She's at that stage where she feels entitled to have everything she can get her little hands on. If you take it away, you will get a full-fledged meltdown. Nevertheless, she is also a constant source of joy for me.
So, tell me a little about yourself. Sit back and relax - I'd love to get to know you! Stop by and visit anytime!

14 comments:

MS said...

Thanks for partying with us all. Nice place you have here. I'm off to visit others but feel free to stop by anytime.

I'm sure I'll be back to yours.

Corinne said...

Stopping in from the blog party...it's great to meet you. Gotta love a girl who has Gymboree on her "favorites" list. I have 8 and 5 year old girls and they look a million times more fashionable than me on any given day. Stop by my place if you get the chance!

Erin Wiebe said...

Hi, nice to meet you! I can totally relate with the firecracker daughter. I have an 18 1/2 month old, red-haired, independent miss. She's in the "not ever obedient, not even once" stage. Oh, well, they are sweet. Be back later...

EBBsMum said...

I'm party hopping today! Stopped in to say hey on your blog! I didn't realize what your DH does, that is fascinating!!!

Enjoy your party, hope lots of folks stop by!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

So glad you've joined the Party. Nice to "meet you!"

Have fun party-hopping! You are cordially invited to hop on over to my blog-party when you have a moment! I'd love to reciprocate the warm welcome.

Diane

Angie said...

Hi ya Becca! Glad to pop into your party! (And, despite your suggestion to grind the goldfish crackers into the carpet - I promise to be careful!)

Hey...I didn't know what your DH did. Pretty cool!

Gina said...

Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog party! My little girl has three older brothers and really knows how to hold her own, and get under her brother's skin! Glad I stopped by.

BTW, you're invited to my party at Portrait of a Writer...Interrupted! Hope to see you there!

Jenn said...

Hi Becca! Hope the weather isn't too bad up there. I used to travel to downtown Chicago for work and I truly miss visiting. Thanks for stopping by earlier, it was nice to "meet" you! You have a cute blog!

jeanette said...

Hi there,
I'm just stopping by to join the party. I am a mummy from Melbourne Australia. I have two children (Rebekah and Noah) and I am married to Mark. I love chocolate and ice cream and the fact that I get to stay at home with my kiddos all day. I would love to have you come by my party too. I promise it will be fun! :)
Great site!
Jeanette :) Echoes of Eden

Aimee said...

Just stopping by from blog party central - I am having a blast getting to see new sites! Thanks for the great "tour" and Happy Partying!

lauren said...

My hubby is from SW WI. My family went to camp in Dunbar once a LONG time ago.

Saw your name on the blog part list, and had to stop by to say hi because you share the same first name as my sis.

Jenmomof4 said...

Hi, I was just stopping by!!

Heidi said...

Hi. Welcome to the party. Before I was a SAHM, I was a chemist, and my husband is a chemist too. Flavor chemistry actually sounds like a lot of fun to me! lol!

Looks like a lovely blog to me. Actually, I used to use this layout.

Have fun, come visit me if you can!

Brandie said...

Hello! It's so nice to meet you =)