Friday, April 1, 2011

Party Time

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

What a fun idea!  My house is way too small for a party this big so thanks to these great bloggers for hosting such a fun event!  To the non-blogging world I'm sure it seems a little strange to share our lives with each other but I know for me it has been such a blessing to have people that are walking through life with me via this blog!  I love the advice I get, the encouragement and especially seeing all of the cute photos of my friend's children!  My blogging friends inspire me to dig deeper into my faith, shop smarter, live healthier and photograph better!!

While you are here I hope you'll follow too!!

Storybook Reality is just a real life storybook.  I love the word picture of life as a book-chapters unwritten, story unfolding.  So this is my story....

I'm a Christian.  I'm a wife to a wonderful man in the Air Force.  We have a sweet son Stafford, or Little Guy as he is often referred to here.  We currently live in Charleston, SC but are relocating to Tacoma/Seattle in the summertime.  I worked as Student Affairs professional for 8 years until I started my new job as a stay-at-home mom.  Being at home has it's challenges but they are so rewarding and I am very blessed to be able to do so! 

Things I love-cooking, reading, UK basketball, learning new things, being creative, flowers, jewelry, my dog Bear, my dear friends, decorating, learning to run and making time for my family!

This blog is a place for me to do all of those things and share how things are going!  I love to share recipes, projects, pictures and whatever else is going on at our house!  My life has been TRANSFORMED in the last year because of one word: thankfulness.  God has blessed me so much and I strive to live in a constant state of thankfulness no matter what the situation!

Me & the Little Guy

My sweet husband Peter & his sidekick Stafford
I hope you enjoy the blog hop! Can't wait to start sharing things with new blogging friends!! 


Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I'm here from UBP. I am from Houston, but we lived in the Pacific NW (Portland) for 3 years and loved it! Good luck with your move.

(My UBP blog post is at my book blog 5 Minutes for Books).

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Your son is suuuper cute. I have two boys and I'm about to have three! Don't you just love them?
Stopping by from UPB11! Nice to meet you.

theotherteacher said...

awe so cute! Stopping by from the blog party. I agree with you, us blogger's ( especially mommy blogger's) get so much support and ideas from each other.

Jamie said...

Popping in from the UBP – it’s my first time joining and I’m excited about getting to know other Christian mommies in the blogging world! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog and I’d love to have you come visit me, too, at

Many blessings,

My name is Momma said...

What an adorable little boy you have. Enjoy the party!

Rebecca said...

COngrats on your latest job promotion to SAHM! Thank you and your husband for serving...your family is serving our country together, something that I admire...I spent 5 years in the AF and my husband spent 3 in the Army...I am so glad I found you on the UBP 11. I can't wait to read more of your story....Blessings!

Nikki said...

Stopping by from the party! Love the blog! Your family is precious!

Megan Sutliff said...

Hi, I found your blog through the UBP! This is my first year joining the UBP, I'm so excited to meet Christian mom bloggers! Your son is so cute, I have a 2 year old daughter. Check out my blog when you get a chance!

Laura said...

Stopping by from UBP! I love the title of your blog. Following you now!

my3littlebirds said...

Here via the party! I'm also a SAHM and loving it...most of the time. And my dad went to UK : )

Theresa said...

Stopping by from UBP. Your son is adorable. I have been blogging for almost a year (well regularly, before that it was once in a while) and I feel the same way...I am so inspired by other bloggers and have become a better photographer because of it. I love it!

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Hi! stopping by from the UBP! Love the name of your cute. I'm a military wife as husband is in the Navy. I'm your newest follower and would love if you could stop by if you get the chance!

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

Very sweet family pics! And I like the storybook concept.

I'm stopping in during the Ultimate Blog Party.


chambanachik said...

Nice to meet fellow milspouse blogger! :)

Alida said...

Hi! I am hopping over from the UBP and it is so great to meet you, your hubby and your son :-) I look forward to reading more from you!

joy & blessings to you all,

Lollie said...

Hi! Visiting from UBP:) I'm a new follower;) Your little guy is addorable!

Ashley Pichea said...

Your little man is such a cutie!

Glad to have "met" you through the UBP!

Visit me at: L.I.F.E. by Ashley Pichea
~living intentionally by faith everyday~

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm stopping in from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian list. Very nice getting to know a bit about you - please thank your husband from me for his service to our country - and I'd be honored if you stopped by my place this week, too. :^)

Dawn said...

Hello! Nice to meet you:) I'm stopping by via UBP'11. Looking forward to browsing around your blog. I hope you'll join the party over at my place! I'm now following you. Thanks!


Lovely to meet you, Laura and your adorable family through ubp. Thanks so much for your service to our country. I salute you.


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Lena said...

Hello! Love your blog and will connect with you as soon as I hit submit button. Find me at
P.S. Also if you can find a minute and vote for me as elenka29 here
(it's a competition to get into fitness bootcamp for moms. There is no registration - just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts

Jessica said...


I also am a very thankful person...I feel God has really blessed me!!

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

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

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)

Jenn said...

Dropping by via UBP11
your little man is such a cutie! I have 2 boys myself, a 2 year old and a 13 week old and I am also learning to run :)

Lisa said...

I’m a new follower from UBP11. I just wanted to say hello. Please stop by to visit my blog and check out my giveaways while you’re there.


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