11.26.2009

Happy, Happy Day



Welcome to my lemon-y world! I am so excited about being chosen for my very own SITS Day!

For those of you that haven't heard of SITS - it is a wonderful group of ladies who blog that support each other by visiting and commenting. I've met many fabulous people through this group and I am honored to be a member!

For my fellow SITStas, have a look around and make yourselves comfortable!

This is the best part of my life:


My daughter, Grace

I am happily married to J, my husband of 9 years. We both work full time out of our home (although different employers) in the world of computers and internet. He's a techie and I'm a designer/project manager.

Grace is almost 10 months old. She is a blessing to me every day. My husband & I tried for 7 1/2 years to have a baby, and Grace is our answer to many years of prayer and waiting. Infertility is an extremely difficult problem to face.

Our journey is chronicled here.

You can find out more about me here, and a guide to the various characters in my life here. I write about my life, the lemons that get thrown at me and my pursuit to make them into lemonade.

Three Random Posts:
1 - I'm infamous with friends and family for my luck and the silly things that happen to me because of it. This is an example of my luck:
New Cars & OCD

2 - I live out in the middle of the woods, in the middle of no-where. As you might imagine, this brings its own challenges. Here's one about the sort of creatures that we have to deal with because of our location:
Unwelcome Visitor

3 - Two months before my due date, I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and my daughter had to be born. Here is the story of her birth:
31 Weeks, 5 Days (There are several posts to the story - that one is just the main event!)

So, happy reading! I cannot wait to hear back from you! I will try to return any comments as soon as I can!

106 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

Congratulations on your SITS Day to Shine!

Virginia Mom said...

Your baby is beautiful! I grew up out "in the sticks"- so I can relate to all the fun stories! I had a BAT fly down and hit my head one night because it was attracted to the winter hat I was wearing...I guess the texture of the hat resembled an animal in the dark..!!

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

What a lovely blog!
So clean, so crisp , so refreshing! ;o) had to say hi first- now I'm off to readreadread!

Emily said...

Your baby is so sweet. Love her dress. I am stopping by from SITS.

Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

Your daughter is adorable!

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog said...

Your baby girl is gorgeous! Sounds like you took an incredible journey to have her in your life. Can't wait to read more.

Enjoy your well-deserved SITS Day!

-Aimee

greedygrace said...

Happy SITS Day!

paperbeads said...

Happy SITS Day!
your baby grace is adorable!
god bless
<3

The Wifey said...

You have a new follower! ;)

Jamie said...

Happy SITS day! Your daughter is adorable! I can't wait to read your random posts. :-)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS--

I'm not sure if it's the fact that it's 1:45am on the East Coast and I'M AT WORK, or just the heartfelt way you told your birth story, but I'm now at my desk bawling my eyes out. Thank goodness nobody else is here.

And you are not alone in your OCD. I have gotten up multiple times out of my bed to make sure I locked the doors and windows and set the alarm (of course, all were already properly secured).

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

tattytiara said...

What a perfect picture of a gorgeous little girl! Your OCD post was... far too familiar, shall we say. Enjoy your sitsing!

Shell said...

What a sweet little girl!

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who obsessively checks things like my car being locked...mine is the front door, though. Over and over I'll check to be sure it's locked.

Happy SITS day to you!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hiya, I only joined SITS 2 days ago, but it seems like a lovely group :) Your daughter is beautiful (of course!). I too live in the middle of nowhere, though thankfully our visitors are mostly deer and foxes and birds.

Chocolate Lover said...

Happy SITS Day! Off to look around :)

Katie Lane said...

Happy SITS day, it's nice to meet you! Cute blog and baby :)

Chatterbox said...

Happy Sits day dear :)
It's a pleasure to come across your wonderful blog am off to have a read of your blog.

Hope to stay in touch.

Cheers!!

The Un-Bride said...

Happy sists day! I am loving all of your posts and your birth story made me cry!

Christine said...

A big Congrats on your day as the FB @ SITS! I really enjoyed reading your posts....you have an awesome family and your mom is the bomb! Love her!

Brandi said...

She is gorgeous!

aforestfrolic said...

Well Happy SITS day my friend! I love your attitude, name of your blog, and the design (did you do it ;-) Oh, and that baby girl of yours is sooooo adorable too! I'm off...

Jamie :)

Emalee said...

She is ADORABLE. I understand what you have gone through with infertility. My husband and I tried for 7 1/2. We were blessed with our son Kenner last November. You can pop over to my blog and read about his story and our journey after his death. Thank you for sharing your journy. Best of luck and have a wonderful day being queen~

Quasi Serendipita said...

Happy SITS Day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!

Your blog design is very pretty and soothing too. I love "clean" looking blogs!!! I suppose being a designer helps!

Enjoy your day in the sun!

Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo said...

Happy SITS day hun.

I also live in the boonies and shop online because it takes forever to get to any decent Big Box stores that I love (tarjay and wallyworld being two).

hugs to you and your family!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Happy SITS day...can't wait to read some of your posts!

BTW, that's one serious cutie-pa-tootie you have there!

Helen McGinn said...

Happy Sits Day, what a gorgeous wee lass you have there! xx

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy SITS day and congrats on your feature. Beautiful baby!! I am off to read your post and follow you.
Sheri
http://miraclemomas.net (new blog)

Sandy said...

Congratulations on being FB. Enjoy the attention. Grace is beautiful and I enjoyed each of your special posts.

Dawn said...

Your daughter is adorable-what a beautiful picture. I just read some of your other posts-with me it's the front door-I always think I left it open.

Congrats on your SITS day-enjoy!!

Charlene said...

Happy SITS Day and CONGRATS!!!

(on the cutie patutie too!)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What a CUTIE!!
I melt with her!
Congrats on your SITS DAY!
Enjoy your day!
xx

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Good Morning! Your daughter is just adorable! I'm so glad that you posted a photo of her! I can only imagine how blessed you feel! Happy SITS day!

Sandy Toes @ Shell in your Pocket said...

Have a fun day! What a cute blog name!
sandy toe

Nicolasa said...

What a beautiful daughter! What a precious gift. I love the look of your blog!

Happy SITS Day!

Jenn said...

Hey Sitstah! Dropped in to say hello, but thinking I may stay a while. I loved your posts!

John Deere Mom said...

Your daughter is SO cute! :)

Vic said...

Great....Happy Sits Day on Black Friday:) Have a FAnTastic one!!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Happy SITS Day!

Your daughter is such a cutie!!

Miss Behavin said...

Congratulations on your saucy day in the SITS sun! I'm off to check out your other posts!

Have a great day!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! And your beautiful daughter! I, too, was infertile, but was not fortunate to give birth (I'm 52 now). Instead I raised 3 wonderful stepsons and now have an incredible 2 yr old grandson. I'm truly blessed and never knew, back when every month held such despair, that life could turn out so wonderfully.

Cougar Tales said...

Enjoy your SITS Day! Going to "play" now and check out your site. Stop over for a visit some time.
- Cougs
www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com

mellisarock said...

Congrats on your SITS DAY!!

Jo said...

Very clever blog title and cute design to go with it.

I've TRIED to make my blog more asthetically pleasing but.....UGH!

Say hello to 'Ms. Gadget Stupid!'

::Waves::

Anyway, much congratsulations on being todays SITS featured blogger and on finally having your prayers answered with beautiful baby Grace.

Enjoy your day--and keep making that lemondae.

Peace, love and happiness,
~Jo
'Diary Of A Sad Housewife'

Jo said...

*Forgive my typos--I counted TWO no less. :D

Turtles In North Dakota said...

Cant wait to check out your blog! Happy SITS day!

Courtney (AKA MommaRoberts) said...

Your Daughter is Beautiful!!! It's nice to hear a Happy Ending to such a long TTC journey. We are in our 17th month TTC our Second.


Happy SITS Day!!!!

Niki said...

Stopping by from SITS! I hope you have a great day!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature!! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

Hannah said...

Enjoy your SITS day in the sun. And that little one is just toooo cuuuuute!

Ms Bibi said...

Happy SITS Day.

Your little girl is so beautiful.

I know thing or two about infertility. It took me over 4 years to have my first baby.It's all worth it in the end isn't it?

Rachel said...

Happy SITS day to you!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Howdy fellow Lemon lover girl!! :)
Say hi from SITS!!!
Blessings,
LMM

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Hello, my name is Grace also...so I just love your daughter's name! I have a huge phobia of spiders...so as soon as I saw the pic on your post I had to close it! The post on your daughter's birth was beautiful though. What a blessing! We are blessed with a miracle baby too...after losing 4 children to various complications our fifth child has been a pure gift from Heaven. Glad to meet you!

-Grace

"And so our stories go..." said...

Love the title of your blog. And your daughter is so cute!! Lucky you.
Mary

Sam said...

Hi, have a great SITs feature. Your little girl is precious like I have never seen. Really, she softens my soul. Keri

www.samwich365.com

Victoria D. said...

Congrats on SITS! Beautiful site!

-Victoria D.

Angelia (Texas) said...

Happy SITS day! Grace is a beautiful miracle!
Congrats to you, Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Grammy Blick said...

Congratulations on your following! I'm glad so many others will enjoy your posts and pictures. They'll find a welcome, I know from experience.

Little Miss Baker said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! Your blog is so fresh and cute. And your daughter: ADORABLE! Have a fantastic day :)

Michelle said...

Happy SITS day!

Anti-Supermom said...

I have such a heart for infertility, I was a past surrogate. What a beautiful little girl created in your journey.

Congratulations!

Susan Crabtree said...

almost every morning, I drive back to make sure I closed my garage door-even though I sat in my driveway and watched it close, I still am not 100% sure! my kids think I am crazy! (so you are not the only one) happy sits day!

Jenn Erickson said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! Your daughter is beautiful and I enjoy getting to know you and your family better through your featured posts. Warmest wishes, Jenn

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Happy, Happy SITS Day! I hope your day is wonderful! I am so looking forward to reading more:)

Namine said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Little Grace is SUCH a cutie. Oh my goodness. I am so thankful God gave you a blessing like her! I love your blog title. It is so fresh and pretty. And original! Hope your SITS day isn't black at all! I hope it is colorful and bright!

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. ~Robert Green Ingersoll

Farrah said...

Woohoo! It's your day Sits Sistah!!

sandy said...

Congrats on your special day! Enjoy!

Ghada said...

Hi and Happy SITS day! What a beautiful story you have to share with your daughter...I think I wrote a few things down on the birth of my son, but can't really remember in the haze of it all. I went into labor 4.5 wks early w/ no apparent reason, I'm sure its always a whirlwind, but this was so unexpected. Thx for sharing the story :)

Anali said...

Happy SITS Day! Love the name of your blog and design. It's lemonicious! ;)

Future Mama said...

Yay!! Your baby is soooo cute! I'm pregnant with my first now!! Congrats on your SITs day!!

Sharon said...

happy day! thanks for sharing the story of your daughter's arrival - what a miracle!

becca said...

wow, 7 1/2 years - Grace really is a treasure! Congrats! I dealt with infertility and secondary infertility and so I feel my kids are miracles... I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you. All worth it in the end though!

Happy Sits day - heading to read your posts now!

Miss Rowley said...

Congrats on your day! you have a great blog. visitng from sits.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I'm so glad to hear about a happy beginning (because let's face it - it's certainly not an ending) to your fertility battle. We went through the 7 year battle, as well and are so blessed with our little boy. Congratulations to you!

Happy SITS Day!

The Only Girl said...

Hope you're enjoying your big SITS day!

Working Mommy said...

Your daughter is beautiful!! I can't wait to follow and read more of your fabulous posts!!

Happy Friday SITStah!

~Working Mommy
Come by, stay for a while and leave a comment or two.

Kim said...

You have a beautiful blog, I wish I was this talented.
@cheapchichome.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Congratualtions on your SITS Day.

Your baby girl is beautiful, God bless her.

Have a nice weekend.

thatgirlblogs said...

happy SITS day -- your little Grace took my breath away!

Tammy said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!! First of all, your daughter is absolutely adorable. She is too cute for words!!
I am sure I will be back for more...

hotpants™ said...

I hope you're enjoying the holiday AND your special SITS day.

Jen said...

Congrats on your SITS day, I hope you enjoy it!

saltsays said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! It's well deserved...I love your blog!

And your daughter is just positively adorable. :)

Mrs. Chun LeRoy said...

Happy SITS day! Very impressive blog--and I swear, your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!

Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

Grace is beautiful! Congrats to your big SITS day!!

Mark and Kathryn said...

Your daughter is beautiful! oh my goodness! How precious! Congratulations!!

~Kathryn

M said...

Happy SITS Day!! Im excited to read your blog, and hfind out more about your sweet blessing Grace!!

~ Noelle said...

Congrats on your day!
Your daughter is adorable!

When did I become my Mom said...

Happy SITS FB day (I know I'm late...) I love the title of your blog. Very memorable, very creative!
Your daughter is absolutely adorable - those eyes!!! :-)

Off to read some of your posts now. Can't wait to find out about your OCD??? :-)

Unknown Mami said...

Hope it's been a fantastic SITs day for you!

Twincerely,Olga said...

yeay on your SiTS Day!!!Your baby girl Grace is beautiful! That is my girl twins middle name!

T said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Beautiful baby girl and your blog is a wonderful read!

Yaya said...

Congrats on your sits day!!!!!

My husband and I have been trying for a baby for nearly 7 1/2 years now. Glad to see you have a miracle baby!

FranticMommy said...

can I get a "whoop whoop"! It's your SITS day! I can't wait to read your birth story. We struggle long and hard to have babies too. Our last daughter was born the day after my 40th birthday!

Susan @thindepenence.com said...

Stopping in from SITS. What a gorgeous girl, such a blessing! Congrats on being FB.

Quincifer said...

Happy SITS Day :)

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Yippiee!!!

Mommy Taylor said...

Happy SITS day! Looking forward to reading your blog. :)

scrappysue said...

she is a PEACH! hope your sits day was a blast!

Kristin said...

I hope you had a fabulous SITS day! Your munchkin is just beautiful. : )

Holly said...

I am late to the party...but happy SITS Day!

Holly @ 504 Main

foxy said...

So sorry I was late to your party... you've got a lovely blog here, sitsta!! :)

KK said...

Happy SITS day!

Marie said...

Sorry I was late, had a house full for Thanksgiving but they are gone now so I am playing catch up. Happy belated SITS day!