Friday, April 5, 2013

2013 Ultimate Blog Party

It's that time again.  It's time for the........
Janice and Susan, the twin bloggers behind 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting the 7th annual Ultimate Blog Party.  It's a party on internet.  It's a place to meet new friends and find all kinds of new blogs.  There are even presents to win. 

The premise is very simple.  Write a party post on your site, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about, and then add the URL to the party post to the applicable linky list.  So, with that in mind, here's my party post.

My name is Nancy aka Bacardi Mama.  I have been married to my husband Dick for just shy of 40 years.  We have four beautiful daughters.  Cindy is 38.   Katie and Sarah are our twins and will be 30 on May 1.  Abby is our baby at 25.  We also have three wonderful sons-in-law and one more to come in the next few years.  We love them all.  But....the absolute lights of my life are my beautiful grandkids, Lizzy, Jack and Natalie.  They melt my heart on a daily basis.  If you've never been here before and look around, you'll see they get a lot of my blog time.  We got some very exciting news last month.  Grandbaby #4 is on the way and due on November 2.  This makes me beyond excited.
I spend my days working in a preschool and I couldn't love it more.  My granddaughter Lizzy is even in one of my classes.  At the ripe old age of 58, I have no plans whatsoever to retire any time soon.  It is the perfect schedule.  I leave by 7:30 and I am home by 3:30.  The real plus is that I only work 180 days a year.  I love having the time off at holidays and my summers free.

I started blogging in January of 2009.  I had no idea what to expect.  What I found in the blogging world was wonderful.  I have made some absolutely amazing friends.  I have even become a contributing writer for the website The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans through blogging.  I have met many of the friends I made online in person.  It is a truly amazing thing.
My passions are my family, my photography, the Chicago Cubs, Notre Dame football, social media and fitness.  I know it's an odd little mix, but it's me. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.   I hope you will stay a little while and browse.  Make yourself a Bacardi and diet (with lime, of course) and visit.  Please leave a comment so I'll know you were here and I can stop by and visit you too.