Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why yes! Yes, I'm not at BlogHer, thanks for noticing!









Yes, I'm upset about it, but because of all the other great ladies that happen to be staying home as well, we're gonna have some fun of our own! We've got a pity party, a blog hop, a not at blog her get-together, a BlogHer@Home site with fun....hey, we're cool with this!

If this is your first time visiting my blog, then welcome! I'm Christi, the Christian 30something sole writer here! I have been happily married to my best friend Chris for the past 11 years and am proud mama to Isaac, 8, and Adam, 5. I am also in grad school to get my degree in Reading at the same college where I got my undergrad. It is hard work, but it is so worth it! I am a teacher, and teaching reading is my love. I taught first grade for 12 years, but now am going to be a Reading Specialist at two elementary schools in our county.

Education is very important in our family....I am sister to 2 teachers, sister-in-law to one, daughter of one, and daughter-in-law of one as well. The other thing that is very central in our life is our faith: my father is a retired United Methodist minister.

Chris and I are also very blessed to live in the same town/county as most of our family members. Only Chris' parents live temporarily in Southside Virginia, while everyone else lives around here, including our siblings and nieces and nephews. We enjoy getting to see them and spend time with them often.

Let's see...what else?? We have 3 cats and 1 dog, and we lost a dog we'd had for 12 years earlier in the spring. My boys are all 3 (yes, 3....hubby as well!) yellow belts in TaeKwonDo as of earlier this month. My nieces and nephews are active in sports and dance, so you'll hear me brag on them sometimes, too!

So I think I'll close out now....but please come back soon!

19 comments:

PJ said...

Hi! Sorry we can't be at Blogher but it's very nice to meet you and your nice blog on the Bloghop! Congrats on going back to grad school - i did it a few years ago - it's tough work!

@doublelattemama
http://www.doublelattemama.com

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

At first I thought, "Your boys are all 3?!?" as in 3 years old. HA HA. Then I read the rest of the sentence. :)

Nice to meet you officially.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Yeah, I'm not there this year -- *again*! Nice to meet you.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm still hopeful for BlogHer '10! But BlogHopping is fun too.
Nice to meet you!

Teri Lynne said...

Hi! Not at BlogHer either but certainly enjoying the hopping around that has led me to some amazing blogs like yours!

@TeriLynneU
http://www.pleasingtoyou.blogspot.com

Rebekah said...

Just hopping by your blog!

I'm sure Blogher would've been fun, but blog hopping is just as good!

bakerchick103 said...

Hi Christi with an I, I'm Christy with a y! Isn't it amazing how many different spellings of our name is out there? And I don't know about you, but no one ever spells my name right.
It's nice to meet you and can't wait to get back and read your blog!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

It's awesome that you love to read! Hope that gets passed down to your boys :)

Nice to have found your blog while hopping!

Get Real Girl said...

I love to read, too. Thankfully my girls have earned the love for reading as well.

Stopping by from the Blog Hop to say hello!

Stacie said...

Congrats to you for going back to school. Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello.

Lola said...

Stopping by for BlogNerd Bash and celebrating my birthday too.!

Hope you have a great weekend.

knit1kids4 said...

Blog Hopping over here! Nice to meet you! I'd love to get my graduate degree in children's lit/reading... but homeschooling is keeping me busy!

Patois said...

Nice to meet you. How lucky you are to have all your family around.

I am Harriet said...

Hi Christis!
Isn't this blog hop fun!!!!???

Stopping by via the blog hop to say hello!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/07/blog-hopping-theres-lot-to-do-this.html

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Nice to offically meet you! I liked hearing more about you and I'm still excited that you won the prize at #pityparty09 the other night - yay for you! Have a blessed weekend!

Mommies-Miracles said...

Stopping in from the blog hop. It's really nice to meet you and I hate that we cannot be at blogher but we can have just as much fun here. I am new to the bloggy world so I'd probably be lost there anyhow lol.

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I had a year-long adjunct instructor position at the same Community College I was once a student. Talk about surreal...but full circle! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Nice to meet you!!!

MrsAshley said...

I am hop-ing over to you from BlogHop'09, I am #311. I was busy this weekend so I'm a little behind. It is so nice to meet you! I love your blog...the idea, the background, it's all great. I'll have to stop back by after I'm done hopping. : )

Be sure to Hop on over to my place and check out my 30+ giveaways (with a new one added daily) and to spread the BlogHop'09 Love!

Ashley
Beauty4Moms
http://Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Wish
I was at Blogher...Just blog hopping this morning and ran across your blog...I love it and I look forward to coming back to read more. Have a Happy Saturday!

http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com