Favorite Blogs of 2010

Miss Mandi over at ItsCome2This.com has given us an assignment for this first Saturday of the new year. We’re supposed to highlight blogs that we’ve “stumbled upon” and loved in 2010. FUN!

Since I truly didn’t get into this bloggy thing until January of 2010, pretty much all blogs are new to me. In fact, I shared a list back in February of what I was reading in my new bloggyness. Interestingly, my list hasn’t changed much.

Below is a list of blogs I read almost daily. These women have become people near and dear to my heart. I laugh with them. I cry with them. They challenge me to be a better person, wife, and mom. I am so thankful to have them in my life even if they are just there virtually. I am SO EXCITED that I will get to meet many of them at Blissdom at the end of the month.

Ohamanda: I knew her IRL before I knew her through her blog. What I love about her blog is that it is HER, just on the computer screen. She is an amazing person. She also has another blog, Impress Your Kids, which is fabulous for you preschool (and older) moms. GREAT for homeschoolers too.

ItsCome2This: An IRL friend of Ohamanda and now one of mine. I met her through her blog and then for real at my Baked Bean Showdown. I’m planning on helping her some with her newest venture, CummingLocal.com. She too is true to life on her blog, and I love her perspective on life.

The Finer Things In Life: Oh how I enjoy Amy! If we lived in the same place, we would hang out regularly. Well, at least I would want to hang out with her. She just SHINES on her blog, and I smile every time I visit over there. I aspire to be more like Amy.

Once A Month Mom: I adore Tricia. ADORE her. Her blog is awesome! I mean who takes the time to plan out a month’s worth of meals for you… for free? It’s fantastic. And, she’s an amazing person too. We’ve gotten to know each other more through Twitter and her monthly Facebook chats. I CANNOT wait to hug her neck at Blissdom since I missed her when she came in town for her TweetUp.

Giving Up on Perfect: I MUST include Mary on this list as her blog changed my life. It really did. And, she’s fun and real and an awesome mom and I can’t wait to ROOM WITH HER at Blissdom. Blessed indeed.

Alicia’s Homemaking: I’m not sure how I stumbled on Alicia, but I love reading her blog. She is a new mom, discovering new things daily and sharing them all with the world. She just started blogging this year too, and WOW has she grown in her writing style and commitment to her blog. I am super excited to be Blissdom newbies with her at the end of the month. We can sit together and be in awe of the “big bloggers.”

I could go on and on…believe me I could. But, I’ll stop there. Why? Because I want you to really check out these fabulous blogs if you don’t know them yet, and if I give you too many you will tune me out. So, there you have it. These are six women whose lives have impacted mine through there written word. I am extremely thankful that each of them share their lives with “us.”

Head on over to Saturday Stumbles to find out who everyone else discovered in 2010. I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of blog hopping this weekend!

Weekend Wonderings 02 21 10

This picture was taken last fall after we looked at condos and townhouses where we are hoping to move. It was a beautiful fall day. The Princess and My Sweetie enjoyed some gelato while reflecting on what we had seen.

I WONDER if we will be able to sit in this same place this spring – when it’s FINALLY warm again. However, this time we would be living near there and not just visiting. I WONDER if the next time we sit there, the stress of keeping the house clean and wondering if anyone wants our current home will be over.

I WONDER if my precious daughter will be happily attending her second new school in one year and thrilled with her new friends. I WONDER if I will be loving my new commute – of just minutes rather than 45 minutes – and having that love overflow onto my family just as my current frustration does. I WONDER if My Sweetie and I will be enjoying the nearness of friends and having lots of dinner dates with people we love.

I WONDER what God has planned for us in the next few months. I WONDER and I trust.