Our Five Ring Circus: Ulitimate Blog Party 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ulitimate Blog Party 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

I am linking up again this year with 5 Minutes for Mom, for 2013's Ultimate Blog Party!

My name is Stefanie and I'm a SAHM, living in the Pittsburgh area, to 3.5 kids!  Dylan is 8, Alexandria (Lexie) is 6, and Liliana (Lily) is 1.  I am 18 weeks pregnant with Baby #4!  He/She will be joining us around September 6th.  My husband, Grant, and I have been married for almost 13 years.  We married very young and stayed together for this chaotic adventure!  

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This blog is a journal of my everyday life with my family and friends, with a few fun giveaways thrown in. Coming from a large family (I'm the baby of 8!), I always imagined myself with 4 children. Pregnancy is not easy for me.  I suffer from a fun condition called Hyperemesis.  Basically, I throw up every single day until the day I deliver.  It's about as fun as it sounds, but so worth it!!! That being said, I think baby #4 will complete our family! Life is busy and crazy, but I wouldn't change it for anything!


In addition to our children, we share our home with a Great Dane, a cat, 2 hamsters, fish, a hermit crab, and (gulp) a snake.  I have owned my horse since I was 12, but he is boarded at a nearby stable.  Obviously, the only pets that are mine are the dog, cat, and horse!

When I'm not chasing around my children or driving them to activities or cleaning up messes, I can be found hanging out with my crazy family, spending time with my awesome friends, going on playdates, shopping for a good deal, running, riding my horse, sipping tea, hiding in my closet eating chocolate, singing,  reading, blogging, and stalking my loved ones with my camera!

Welcome to my crazy world!


  1. Your little baby bump is so cute! Can't wait to watch this progress!

    And...a snake??? EEK!

  2. Ah, well you look familiar :) I saw your blog party link and had to click over and say good morning!

  3. =) I didn't realize you had so many pets! You look gorgeous in the last pic.

  4. Do you throw up in labor too? I never go a day without it either and then all through active labor. It's amazing tht we keep deciding to have more ;) but there has been one day with this baby where I didn't puke and I was paranoid that something was wrong with my baby! Funny how it has just become part of my pregnancy experience.

  5. Congrats on the new addition!

    I'm visiting from the UBP.

  6. Congrats on your newest! 4 does seem like the perfect number. :) I found you from the UBP 2013.

  7. You are absolutely glowing and beautiful as a pregnant woman =)

    and your family looks beautiful. Welcome to the party!

  8. Cute link up!

    G is back on the 'I want a snake' thing. Yikes!

  9. I love hiding in the closet to eat chocolate...one of my favorite past-times!

  10. I threw up with all four of mine too. Didn't realize it actually had a name LOL! Just figured it was being pregnant:) Visiting from the UBP and stopping for a minute to link up and say HI!

  11. How young were you when you got married? I was 20 almost 21-- and we will be married for 12 years this year and have a 8 1/2 year old, never realized how similar we were there. I totally forgot that Lexie's name is Alexandria!

  12. Hi!! New follower here, I found you on the UBP13! Your blog is absolutely amazing! I am a new blogger and hope you can come by and follow me at http://mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com!

  13. I’m fashionably late stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.


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