Our Five Ring Circus: Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Last year was the first year I joined the Ultimate Blog Party, and I'm so glad I did. I found so many great new blogs to read! I'm looking forward to it this year. As usual, I'm fashionably late!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Stefanie, and I live near Pittsburgh. I'm a 31 year old wife and SAHM. I have been married to Grant since 2000, and we have two amazing kids. Dylan is 6, and is in Kindergarten. Alexandria (Lexie) is 4, and will be starting Pre-K in the Fall. I'm currently expecting our third child, due August 8th, and the gender is a surprise!

My life is definitely busy and full of chaos. In addition to chasing around my own two children, I have two other kids under my care 4 days a week. It's definitely helping to prepare me for life with three children!

Just like my previous two pregnancies, this one is not easy. I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant and still suffering from extreme morning sickness (hyperemesis). On top of that, I have a history of preterm labor, and the Braxton Hicks contractions start very early. I've been asked why I'm going through this again, and my answer is always the same: the miracle I get out of the deal is so worth it!

I come from a large family. I have 7 older siblings, and 17 (I think...I lost count!) nieces and nephews. There is never a dull moment at family functions!

We are an animal-loving family. We have 2 dogs (a Great Dane and a Chihuahua), 2 old cats, a snake, 2 hermit crabs, a fish, and a hamster! We have a horse that I have owned since I was 12, but he is boarded at a stable. I love to ride, but don't get to as much now that I have kids. I really miss riding often and showing!

I love photography, reading, riding, hiking/walking/running, yoga, musical theater, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

I have been blogging for almost 3 years, and I'm addicted. I love recording our daily adventures! Please leave a comment so I can come visit you!


  1. You have a beautiful family! Sorry your pregnancy is so rough. I personally don't need to be pregnant again. Twice was enough. I didn't have morning sickness but severe edema in my feet and carpal tunnel...I didn't even know you could get carpal tunnel from pregnancy.

    Anyway I hope things get easier for you.

    Stopping by from UBP. Please come by and check out my blog about mothering and all things green.


  2. Hi! Nice to meet you :) your blog is so cute! :) your kids are adorable, I have horrible tough pregnancies too! and trouble even getting to the prego.. part! I hope it gets easier soon.
    im a new follower! yay!

  3. Wow, you have your hands full. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Hope you feel better. I'm a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. It's nice to meet you. Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  4. Howdy!

    I also love photography and we also have two dogs.

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  5. Your children are beautiful as are you! Good luck with your current pregnancy and upcoming birth!

    I'm following you now.


  6. Stopping by from the UBP to say hi!

    Your dogs must look like the odd couple, huh? LOL (I have a friend who has a rot and a chi and those two are a hoot together!)


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