It’s my Party!!!

Hi and welcome SITSa’s!!!

I’m so happy to have you here! A big shout out and thank you to Tiffany and Heather – the two masterminds behind the beauty that is SITS (The Secret is in the Sauce for those of you not in the know). It is a great place to meet many, many great and wonderful bloggers. Thanks to SITS I have made many friends in the past 14 months (back when I joined there were only about 180 members and now look at it!!).

If this is your first time stopping by, well then please sit back and relax, because that’s the way we try to be are here.I’ve been trying to bake cookies and should have a batch coming out of the oven in a few minutes!

Please don’t mind Noah – he’s my 16 month old ball of terror energy and he keeps me on my toes all day long. I actually started blogging thanks to him. I wanted to find a way to keep my family updated and quite frankly I also needed something to keep me awake during those many middle of the night nursing sessions. From there it has evolved and now here we are… the blog is no longer solely about Noah, but he still plays a major role in it!

Noah eating oatmeal

(He just had to feed himself his oatmeal – I think he got more on his face than in his mouth! Oh and yes… I am totally reusing this picture from my last post… oh well.)

We will be welcoming our second child April 2nd (though I’m guessing it will be more like late March – am really not hoping for an April Fools baby!!). I’m sure she will have us wrapped around her little fingers as quickly as her brother did!! I’m a little nervous about having 2 kids 20 months apart, but I’m sure we will find a way to survive!!

I’m a SAHM and if trying to keep the house clean (I’m failing miserably!), and taking care of Noah and his soon to be little sister won’t be keeping me busy enough, I’ve started going back to school again this fall in hopes of completing a degree in Early Childhood Education by the time the two little rug rats go to school. This was my first semester back to school in 9 years and my first semester back to school in the US in 13 years (I got my Industrial Business degree in Germany)!! Needless to say I was more than a little nervous, which my husband thought was both funny and cute.

Ahhh, my husband… without him I would not be doing all of this. He has stood beside me, pushed me to go beyond my boundaries, and has helped me to open my eyes to new things. He busts his butt daily so that I can stay at home with Noah. He is the love of my life and I thank the internet for helping me find him!!

I’ve picked out a few posts from the past…

I had a date… – my first lunch date with my husband post-baby

Playing God – the hardest decision any pet owner ever has to make

My Speech – my first speech this past semester

Thanks for stopping by… feel free to look around and check things out. I have a giveaway over there on the side for a great educational kids toy that ends tomorrow, so that might be worth looking at too!!

I can’t wait to get to know all of you and check out your blogs too!!

224 thoughts on “It’s my Party!!!”

  1. Happy SITS Day! Your baby boy looks ADORABLE! My son’s just turned 23 months, and I am so (not) looking forward to his “terrible two” years. Haha!
    .-= San´s last blog ..I Love This! =-.

  2. Aw, your baby is too cute. Love the oatmeal shot. My kiddos are almost exactly 2 years apart and the adjustment wasn’t too bad. Are you taking the summer off from school to adjust?

    Oh and Happy SITS day!

  3. How fun! Congrats on your Sits day!

    First of all, I didn’t know you were pregnant again. Congratulations!!! YAY!!! And, it’s a she-baby? Whoo hooo! We like those around here!

    Second, I didn’t know you met your hubby on the internet…me too! Cool!

    Enjoy your day!

  4. Hey sweets! Congrats on your SITS day… you totally deserve it!

    Of course, Noah is the cutest ever!
    .-= Stefany´s last blog ..WW: It’s been a year =-.

  5. Hey lady! Congrats on FB at SITS! I am very new to SITS, that’s how I discovered your very sweet blog…and btw, Noah is umm…SOO CUTE! Makes me want one ASAP! I have to ask, where’d you meet your hubby? You mentioned the internet…I met my hubby (of 4 months) through MySpace back in it’s hayday of 2006.
    Anyway…great to meet you!

  6. Happy SITS day!

    We’re expecting twins (our first children!) in May (well, really April), so I can totally relate to feeling nervous! And I also started back to school to get my Masters degree this year, so I can relate to that as well…I graduated from college 8 years ago, so I was REALLY nervous about that! Off to read more posts now… 🙂
    .-= Lisa in Oz´s last blog ..Yo ho, yo ho… =-.

  7. Happy SITS Day! I have enjoyed reading about you. First I want to say your baby OMG he is gorgeous!! I’m an American from Utah living in Bremen Germany with my husband and 15 year old daughter. We are here for several years for my husbands job….I suck at German it’s so hard to learn. No one really talks to us so its okay, unless I need help. We like it here but I miss America so much. I could go on and on!
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Congrats on baby #2!

  8. Congratulations on your upcoming arrival. You’ll be fine with two 20 months apart. I much prefer the smaller age gaps. Two of mine were born within a year! Another two 18 months apart and another two 14 months apart. In fact, the youngest five were born within six years lol!

  9. Your son is gorgeous and i can tell that he DOES keep you busy, bless him. Congrats on your pregnancy of your little girl i am sure she will fill your lives with joy.

    Happy SITS day, enjoy it 🙂

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    Check my blog for details 🙂
    .-= Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique´s last blog ..Sew a skirt with Sew it =-.

  10. Happy SITS day! glad to find your blog!
    .-= fiona´s last blog ..Take a Look Around the Bayou, Friends! One Blonde’s Review of The Princess and the Frog =-.

  11. Congrats on being FB… Hope you have a super day,

    Cool blog, that boy of yours looks so cheeky..i remeber 12 years ago mine was, HANG ON hes 14 and still as cheeky…boy are so special…girls are too – but my daughter is like a walking encyclopedia ( shes knows everything ) xx
    .-= Lottie´s last blog ..Have you got ya Whooga? =-.

  12. Happy SITS day!

    Cute about your date. I love when Hubs and I get to have dates- though I prefer them without the kids. Now that we have 3, it’s not much of a date if they are along!

  13. Happy SITS party day, mama!

    Noah is capital A adorable! Look at that smile!! Congratulations on baby number two!!

    In His Joy,

    P.S. I used to be a Kindergarten teacher and just wanted to say rock on with the ECE stuff! That’s awesome!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Please, where can I buy a unicorn? =-.

  14. Congrats on being the featured blogger today.

    I really like your layout. I seem to say that all the time, but when I do say it, I always mean it. It’s hard to believe that with the number of blogs out there, there so much unique variety.

    I’m off to read your featured posts, now.

  15. Congratulations on all the wonderful occurences in your life right now! My brothers are 18 months apart and extremely close. Mom went on to have two more after that, so it must have been okay. Can’t wait to read more of your adventures and meet the new addition!
    .-= judy´s last blog ..Indoor Window Shopping! =-.

  16. Congrats on being today’s feature Blogger!! Also congrats on the new baby!! I think April is a great time of year to have a baby!! Good luck on your journey of becoming a teacher! I am a teacher and can say it’s a great profession!! Hope you enjoy day!

    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Stressed =-.

  17. Hi! Happy SITS day! I wouldn’t stress too much about the April 2nd due date – that’s my sister’s birthday! Truth be told, my other sister’s birthday is Mar 30, so you’re in a good frame of time right there! Only potential problems are having your birthday on Easter, really. Or weddings 🙂 Have a great day! Noah is adorable!
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..Windows 7 =-.

  18. Have a wonderful day! Great to meet you. I have a very busy 2 year old. I understand the challenge. I call him my exercise program. Have a great holiday. Check out my non profit blog if you get a chance!
    .-= Erica´s last blog ..Im-Perfect Moment Monday =-.

  19. bettty manousos

    Hi What a cute and adorable baby- boy you have!! Love him!
    Congrats on your SITS Day!!!
    Enjoy it!!

  20. happy FB day at SITS!!! yeah! your little dude i precious…and it’s just gonna get better with another! i’m a momma of 4 girlies and it’s fun…sometimes crazy, but fun.
    .-= a thorn among roses´s last blog ..horns?? =-.

  21. hi..happy sits day! cute blog! pop on over to my site if you would like to enter my giveaway for big christmas basket loaded with goodies!

  22. Happy SITS Day! What a cutie and don’t you just love it when they start to become independent… i commend you for going back to school… i struggled when my kids were teenagers, i can’t imagine trying to do it when they were little… ,

    I too found my Michael via the internet… 😉

  23. Happy SITS day! My two oldest are 20 months apart, and its actually not terrible. Even in the beginning, I don’t remember it being that tough. They are 9 and 7 now (soon to be 9 and 8) and are (most of the time) the best of friends!

  24. Happy SITS day!! I have a two year old (well, she’ll be 3 in March) and a four month old; it is easier than it sounds as long as you set your expectations low. I have found that the less I plan to do outside the house, the better. Good luck!

  25. Happy SITS day! I’m new to the site and so glad that one of my bloggy friends told me about it!

    Your son is ADORABLE! Congrats on the new little one on the way!

  26. congrats on being todays FB! I started blogging because of my son too. Lets just say his 2 year antics were enough to get me into the world of blogging, something I never thought I’d do. I’m excited to read your blog!

  27. You totally can do the 2 children 20 months apart. I have four, and the 1st two were 18 months apart… and in between #s 2 and 3, and #3 an 4, they were 20-22 months apart. Your little guy is gorgeous! Love your site!

  28. Hey there, your little boy is so cute and precious! I don’t have any kids, but have three dogs and the youngest is almost a year and she’s a handful! Congrats on your SITS day in the sun! And congrats on taking the leap to decide to go back to school. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and it was really fun, actually I think the ECE classes are the most fun even though they are A LOT of work. Even the math class I took was sort of fun! It will help you understand your children better and they will help you understand your classes better. So it’s a win-win situation. Good luck in all that you do!
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..L’amour is in the Air =-.

  29. Happy SITS day! Noah is ADORABLE! What a sweet little blessing. They grow so fast, enjoy every minute (even the sleepless ones if that is possible).
    The Park Wife

  30. Congrats on the feature, and the upcoming bay girl. I just found out last night that my brother and his wife will be having TWINS in May!

  31. Happy SITS day! Noah is such a doll baby! I can’t wait to go back and read your past posts!!! I too went back to school after 12 yrs to get my Education degree. I am right in the midst of it. I have 3 kids and although it is hard it is SOO worth it. Good luck in your school journey!
    .-= Heather B´s last blog ..Love you, Love you not……………… =-.

  32. Oh he is just a doll baby! Beautiful eyes!
    Congratulations on your new baby coming! Mine aren’t that close, but I have 3 that are boom boom boom, 2 years apart each. I actually have 4, but he’s not in the 2 year spread. It’s not so bad once you get the hang of it. 🙂

    Thank you for the yummy cookies! LOL
    Happy SITS day!

  33. Happy SITS day! Great blog and how CUTE is Noah? I bet you have the best time with him! Congrats on the new addition this spring! Little girls are so fun…my baby is 9 years old!!!! time flies so enjoy every minute 🙂

    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Faith =-.

  34. Congratulations on your saucy day in the SITS sun! It
    s such a great community, and I’m blessed to be part of it. My girls were 17 months apart and it was almost like having twins, I imagine, when they were little. But, they have grown to become quite good friends, now at 10 and 9.

    Have a great day!
    .-= Miss Behavin´s last blog ..Top 10 Must-Read Posts of 2009 =-.

  35. Happy SITS day! and congrats on beign a feature. you are a true SITS commrad. hooked up with SITS when they only had 108 memebers. wow! i’m very very very new to SITS…like 3 weeks new. i’m happy to know that your blog started out the exact same way as mine. keeping family updated! and let me tell you, if i can handle 2 kids…so can you! (congrats on the 2nd baby!). i’m now your 107th follower!

  36. Hey there and Happy SITS day!!! Brave mamas like us need to stick together. Mine are going to be 15 months apart, but you are one busy woman with going back to school too!

  37. Happy SITS day, and congratulations on your beautiful family, your pregnancy, your relationship with your husband and for going back to school to complete your education . . . did I miss anything! Nice blog! I am sure I will be back.

    (And yes, your son is one of the cutest kids I have seen . . . )
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..WTE: Fun with Infant Feedings and Finger Foods =-.

  38. Happy SITS day to you! Noah is adorable. I love watching them figure out how to feed themselves.Especially oatmeal.Ü

  39. Well, I think the oatmeal looks pretty good. You will be fine in school…my motto: “fake it till you make it” (oops, secret’s out)! Happy SITS day.

  40. Happy SITSday! It was great getting to know you today! I look forward to reading more in the future. By the way… Noah is *ADORABLE* in this picture — so worth using it 2 days in a row.


  41. Happy SITS day! I am so happy SITS introduced me to your blog. I have read a few posts and I love it! I cannot wait to read more! I hope you have a happy Wednesday!
    xo, KA

  42. Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful blue-eyed boy and congratulations on not only being ‘SITS’ featured blogger, but also on the impending arrival of your daughter.

    I’m the Mom of two grown kids (no Grandkids yet and none in the foreseeable future) so I’m kind of out of the whole baby/toddler loop–but I would have so appreciated a forum like this when I was staying at home raising them in the 90’s.

    I wish you continued happiness in your lovely life that you share with others.

    Happy holidays!

    Peace, love, happiness and health,
    ‘Diary Of A Sad Housewife’
    .-= Jo´s last blog .. =-.

  43. Congrats on your SITS day!! It’s always wonderful to see a blogger that I know as the featured blogger!!! I was an April Fool’s baby and yeah, I wouldn’t want that for your daughter either!! The jokes my mom played on me were cruel..LOL…like lying about cancelling my b-day parties when I was younger.

    Enjoy your day in the spotlight!
    .-= Helene´s last blog ..Compromising is good…giving in is not =-.

  44. Hi there! Happy SITS day! I just read your post about Snickers — made me teary! We have two cats and a dog and I’ve never had to make “that” vet appointment in my life – but constantly fear it. Thanks for writing about it so eloquently… you have obviously been such a loving pet owner!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Baby Christmas Gifts 1: Appliqued Onesies =-.

  45. Happy SITS day! You have an adorable family and I was excited to see the German connection. Ich spreche auch Deutsch und habe mein International German Business Degree in 2001 abgeschlossen. Habe ein Sommer in Kiehl studiert. Hat so viel spass gemacht! Meine beste Freunde wohnen in Hamburg und ich vermisse sie sehr.

    .-= Jesslyn´s last blog ..Mastering Modesty – Skirt Slits =-.

  46. Two kids under 20 months is possible to survive! My kids are 23 months apart and my littlest is 14 months so I know what I’m saying. I started going back to school just before my daughter arrived. That was (is) a bit tough. Good luck!
    .-= Marilyn´s last blog ..Snow =-.

  47. Congratulations on your SITS day! And…good luck with your next little baby. Girls are always easier, I hear. Then again, I am one so I could be biased. Haha.

  48. He is sooooo stinkin’ cute! I’d like to thank the little guy for getting you blogging. Wonderful! I agree it’s a great place to record things. My daughter is 15 and she reads my blog and tells me, “Mom, I didn’t know that.” For me, that makes it all worth it. You started early and he will appreciate that. Congrats on #2! I know she will be precious. You will DO great with two. 🙂
    .-= Angelia (Texas)´s last blog ..I’m Radioactive =-.

  49. Happy SITS day! What an adorable little one you’ve got there. Look at those sparkly blue eyes! I’m off to look around a bit! Have a great Wednesday!

  50. Happy SITS day!

    Noah is such a cutie!

    Your “Playing God” post just about made me cry… also…

    Have a great day filled with tons of comments! 🙂

  51. Congrats on your day! Very cute picture of Noah feeding himself 😉 Congrats on the new baby, and have a great Christmas!
    .-= Lorri Jeanne´s last blog ..Buttoned Up Review & Giveaway =-.

  52. Mama Michie..Mama Michie…Happy SITS Day girl and congrats on being the FB of the day. Noah is just the cutest lil guy…I have one of those blue eyed lil angels too..only my guy just turned 7. It’s amazing how much trouble they can get out of with those eyes, isn’t it? If Noah hasn’t learned to use them yet..he will..he will!! So happy for you and the family regarding the newest arrival next year too. How exciting!! I have three grown boys and two of them were born 22 months apart. It will be good…they will grow up so close to one another.

    I’m new to the SITSahood and am finding that there are quite a few of us that found our DH online…amazing!!!

    Congrats again and I look forwarding to keeping up with you!!!

    .-= regina moore´s last blog ..It’s a Mini Santa!!! =-.

  53. Happy SITSday Girl. Your little guy is very adorable. I have a 12 month old and she is very busy as well. Congrats on the baby on the way. What a nice time to have a baby…the spring.

    Enjoy your day. Im off to read your blog

  54. Your son is adorable. Happy SITS day! I look forward to reading more….I hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas!
    .-= Chrisy Bates´s last blog ..Dreaded News =-.

  55. Happy SITSday! Your little man is adorable! My sons are 18 months apart and it’s not too bad! You can do it!
    .-= Heather McD´s last blog ..Win It Wednesday =-.

  56. CONGRATS on being SITS blogger of the day!!! The “adventures” in sleeping habits gets better, only to have them grow into tweens & teens, oh boy give me a baby any day!!!

  57. Congrats on your big day and Happy SITS Hump-day!!

    I have a Noah too, only mine is almost 8 … however I have a 15 month old and his 2 1/2 year old brother and he are only 16 months apart. It wasn’t easy for me, as I hope it is for you, because my 2 1/2 year old has a lot of medical issues.

    Your Noah is adorable and I hope to be reading you more often now 🙂 I have come to love SITS so much!
    .-= Annissa´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Memories =-.

  58. Oh wow! I remember(not very fondly) all the sleepless nights my 2nd boy gave me. Oy. Here’s to your first good night’s sleep. You’ll post about it when it happens right?

  59. Happy SITS Day!

    What a beautiful baby and congrats to you on the second one. And school. I know what that’s like. In fact, I started (well, I went back) when I was pregnant (4 months) with my youngest. Gabriel is now a little over 2 and I will graduate in April 2010. I can’t believe it. Keep cranking out the papers, exams and posts…you’re doing really well with all of it.


    .-= Cristina´s last blog ..I’m taking a Twittercation =-.

  60. Happy SITS-day! Obviously well deserved! Cute blog what a cute baby! My 2 oldest are 19 months apart it was hard at first but so glad now they are 7 and 5 and are buddies. They did everything together my oldest a boy and then a girl. They pottie-trained together and are reading together now it is wonderful!! Congrats again!!
    .-= Brandie´s last blog ..Santa Claus Is Coming to Dance…… =-.

  61. Happy SITs day! Enjoy your day. Noah is adorable. My two kids are 18 months apart. It is hard but it is so worth it. I love having them so close in age. I hope your pregnancy is going well!

  62. What a great blog you have going here! I love it! I am excited for your new bundle of joy to arrive in April!

    I hope you enjoyed your SITS Day!
    .-= Nicolasa´s last blog ..ATWT-Surprise in a Christmas Card =-.

  63. Your son is adorable 🙂
    I remember the first time we left our son to go on a date. I only trusted my sister with him, and she was within walking distance!

  64. Awesome that you are going back to school! I envy any mother than can educate while raising a family, let alone being pregnant & tired!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Who needs socks? =-.

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