Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blizzard Blog Hop

The nifty little button above means that I'm participating in the 2001 Blizzard Blog Hop. For those of you that already read my blog regularly, in this entry I'm posting an intro that I've linked to so that people can come "meet" my blog and I can go check out theirs. So here goes. I'm always so awkward when it comes to meeting new people. :)

This is your run-of-the-mill mommy blog. I started it out as a way to keep track of my daughter Raegan's milestones. I would probably be considered a failure in many mommy internet forums because I suck at keeping up Raegan's baby book. haha So I figured, I like blogging, and with an interesting subject matter, I might actually keep it up this time. Up until a month ago, my blog was pretty much favorite recipes that I wanted to share, pictures and videos of Raegan and my 12 year old stepson Zane, and posts about Raegan's milestones. Then I ran out of picture storage, so I decided to start writing about current events and my thoughts on various topics. Then I started participating in a weekly writing workshop through Mama Kat's. I finally caved and paid for more photo storage, so if you follow my blog you're in for a semi-weekly dose of extreme cuteness, but you will still get my thoughts on current events and mommy topics. I don't find my blogging self-worth in comments, but if you do comment I will most likely respond. :)

Besides being a mom and stepmom, I am also a preschool teacher for our local Head Start. I have my master's in Early Childhood Education, and have a passion for working with children with special needs. In my spare time (also known as time I should probably be sleeping) I like to putter around in my flower garden, bake, and read. Thanks for stopping in and checking out my humble blog.


SAHM and Marine Wife said...

Following through the Blizzard Bloghop!

SAHM and Marine Wife said...

He does! That's small. My dad's graduating class was like that. I think only about 10 to 12 students or so!
I would love to go back to small town,have a beautiful home in the country...etc... Right now we get housing that the military chooses and in the state that it chooses! :)

Sydney said...

Hi Shannon,

It's nice to meet you! I'm following you back from the bloghop and I'm your newest follower. You sound so nice! Your stepson and daughter are lucky to have you. My daughter is 13mos and I agree with you, the first 3+ years can totally still be called baby weight!


Amy said...

I think that there may be a way to delete photos for storage too.

Just stopping by from the hop.

Amy @ Missional Mama

Shannon said...

@ SAHM - My sister's husband is in the Air Force, so she's moved twice already in the 6 years they've been married. Which I guess isn't too bad compared to how often some people have to move. How many times have you had to move?

Shannon said...

@ Sydney - It will be fun to have someone on my blog who has a kid so close in age to my own!

@ Amy - I tried deleting some pictures but it took them off my blog too, and I really wanted this to be a way to preserve memories, so I just paid $5 to upgrade my storage for a year. Who knows, maybe I'll be a professional blogger in a year's time (ha I wish!) and I can write paying for storage off as a business expense. Or something like that, right?

Sarah E. said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
I adore Annie's Eats and Pennies on a Platter is on my list of ones to go through soon!

My mother-in-law has worked with special needs children and now she works at a group home for special needs adults - it takes someone with a huge heart to do that job and I have the utmost respect for anyone who does. It's amazing to see the sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that it brings my mother-in-law and her coworkers.