Friday, September 25, 2009

Say What?!?


I can hardly sustain my emotions....today I am the featured blog at SITS! Welcome Sitstas and Friends! If you haven't heard of SITS before, or would like more information, definitely check it out here!!

SITS is a group of women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments. Lots and lots of comments. Whether you are new to blogging and looking for blogs to read, or a veteran looking to expand your readership, a mommy blogger or a single gal, SITS is for you!


I am so honored to have everyone stop by, it really means so much to me! I couldn't believe it when I got the e-mail,

...I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy....

There are so many awesome moms and ubber cool blogs out there, I absolutely LOVE getting to meet so many great people!

ok, ok, before I chase everyone off-- I'd like to let you know a bit about me and my family before you hop-scotch around our blog. Ok, there I am, the one in the left corner. I know, not a great shot, but I just don't do pictures.



Meet my family. That's my husband (the one holding our daughter) and my parents on a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan last summer. My parents are a very important part of our family. On a few of our return trips to Matt and my favorite locations, we've asked my parents to "tag-a-long". What good is it to see a beautiful place if you can't share it? And these are great memories for my daughter.

I'm a super uncoordinated, always procrastinating wife to Matt and mother to my 3 (almost 4) year old daughter Taylor. We love to travel, eh well, I love to travel! More specific, I love to visit Lighthouses! I've always wanted to write a book about our lighthouse adventures, so it seemed idealistic to start in a blog...from there this is what transpired. We're not the Swiss Family Robinson, more like the Bundy's or Griswold's, but I'll let you decide on your own!

Matt and I have been traveling for many years together. Since we can't just leave our daughter at home, we wanted take her on our adventures too. Now that she's getting older, we can see Taylor love to travels too. I really think she enjoys getting tugged along, besides we do try to do things she can be interested in too. We've started packing more picnic lunches and visiting state parks and playgrounds along the way. The things you see and learn--simply amazing!


Taylor, my little miracle!

I've got a couple posts that I think you all may enjoy, but this was hard to do! I'm not very good at making decisions or trying to decide what everyone may want to see (it's the people pleaser part of me) I don't want to disappoint anyone! So, to get out of this awkward spot I'm going to point you in a direction and let you go!

You can check out any of these to get you started:
Mackinac Island
Sandy Hook--yes it is!

So sit back, have an umbrella drink and kick off your shoes...put those tootsies in the sand! If nothing else you can do what I do--Just look at the pictures!



Until next time...

176 comments:

Holly said...

Happy SITS Day! I look forward to checking out your blog more in depth (I must sleep some time)...I have two little people in my house and want to travel and enjoy the world with them. I am always looking for new places to visit, and find the posts I have read to be inspiring me. Thanks. Love your writing style too!

love lives in the kitchen said...

Hi Christy! compliments for being a featured blog! you blog is wery nice, i'll be following!
wish you a great day!
justyna

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Happy SITS day!!

LBM xxx

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Have a wonderful SITS Day! Your blog is delightful!

Vodka Logic said...

Happy SITS day. I used to live in the UpperP of Michigan when I was little. Very beautiful. Lots of lighthouses out this way on the east coast.
nice pictures..

xx

scrappysue said...

i'm after vodka logic - AGAIN! congrats on being the sits fb - love that family pic! enjoy your day

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

P.S. I love to visit lighthouses too!

This Mama Rocks said...

Happy SITS day!! Love your picutres :)

Jen said...

Congratulations on your SITS Day. Love the pic of Stitch, I'm gonna be sitting beside him in about 16 days, lol.

Great Blog!

Yaya said...

Congrats on your sits day!

Kim said...

Happy SITS Day!

Momma G.Love said...

Happy SITS day!

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Congrats Christy on being the FB @ SITS today! Hooray for you!! Going to check out some posts right now!

Cara said...

Happy SITS day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!!! I hope you enjoy every moment of bloggy goodness!

Tammy Howard said...

Congrats on your SITS day, from a fellow Bundy...

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Have a wonderful SITS Day!!

Momma Michie said...

Love the pics of your family, beautiful. Enjoy your SITS Day, you deserve it. : )

Joy said...

Hi Christy! Nice to meet you. Congrats on your SITS day!

mommytoalot said...

Very cool blog. what a wonderful family you have. congrats on your special day

Melissa B. said...

Greetings and Salutations! Congrats on your SITS Day in the Sun...TGIF!

Astrid said...

Happy SITS day! I'm off to check out your posts!

sandy said...

Happy SITSday! It's so great to "meet" you! I am off to read some more! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Audra said...

You have a beautiful family!

Happy SITS Day to you!!

Audra

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Enjoy your SITS day!

bluecottonmemory said...

What a beautiful family! What anexciting adventure! Enjoy your day to shine in the spotlight!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Happy SITS day! I am going to go browse around your blog now.

TGIF!!!

Kristin said...

First time visitor from SITS. Love your blog. Your daughter is beautiful.

Liz said...

Congrat's on your SITS DAY I just read your profile it is so nice to be able to travel!I hope you wish comes true!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Happy SITS day to you! : )

Sarah Brown said...

HAPPY SITS DAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Love your blog. My daughters name is Taylor also. Happy SITS day. Hope you have a great weekend!!
Sheri
http://sherisstory.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Hey Happy SITS DAy! I'm so jealous I want to go to light houses too! Instead I'm in a house that needs cleaned, chores, chores! Enjoy your spotlight!

Sandy said...

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy the attention and company. We love to travel, too. Have you visited the Outer Banks of NC? Fabulous lighthouses.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Happy SITS to you, it's your day! It's so nice to meet your family. Wishing you lots of bloggy love :)

wildcatsthree said...

Hi Christy - congratulations on being the featured blogger on SITS today. You have a wonderful blog and I see you're a fellow Northwest Ohio'n. We live in Genoa. Hope you have a great day

Alexis! said...

Happy SITS day! Lighthouses, that sounds fun :)

The818 said...

Happy SITS day! Great blog!

Jessica said...

Congrats on your SITS day. I also love to travel. Our son has been all over the country and he's only 14mo old!

Brandie said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy your time in the sun!

Emalee said...

Happy sits day to you!! Enjoy.....

Bethany said...

Happy SITS day!!I can't wait to have a look around your blog :)

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Hi,
You have a very cute blog and cute family. Happy SITS day and congrats on being the featured blogger.

Anna

Erin said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Can't wait to poke around your site!

Sandra said...

Enjoy your beautiful family! Happy SITS Day!
Sandra

Miss Behavin said...

Congratulations on your saucy day in the SITS sun!

Whimsical Creations said...

Happy Sits day!! Nice to meet you!

Allyson said...

Happy SITS day!! WooHoooo!

Krysten Hartenstein said...

Yay, happy SITS day to you! Love the blog!

SupahMommy said...

what an interesting travel idea!!

how many have you seen so far?

Evonne said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I love lighthouses too. Nice blog!

Have a great day!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

happy SITS day! now i want to plan a lighthouse trip! neat idea!

AmberRay said...

Happy SITS day. Sounds like you have some wonderful trips. Which make great memories.

Baby News said...

I think lighthouses are so pretty.

Happy SITS day! You're daughter is beautiful.

Nellyn said...

Happy SITS day! Cute blog!

I've never been to a lighthouse before, I really want to go to one!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your SITS day-enjoy!! Your light house pictures are beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful trip.

MommaYoung said...

Congratulations on being featured.

PS.. Love the Stitch Pic!!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Cute blog and great family picture. I love that you travel with your parents!! Congrats on being the FB today! Enjoy your day!!

BrnEyedGal said...

What a lovely blog you have here!!! Are you from Michigan??? I was born and raised in MI and Mackinaw and the UP is such a beautiful place to travel, isn't it?

Happy SITS day to you...Your daughter is such a cutie pie! :)

Dolli-Mama said...

Your blog is beautiful! Happy Sits day!

Chef Eureka said...

Hello and Happy Friday! Yay for you :)

The Expatresse said...

I have spent two lovely summer vacations near Moran in the UP. My husband has a sweatshirt that says something silly like "Yooper Wear." I don't know why I like the UP so much, but it is quite lovely.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Happy SITS day to you!!

Come by and check out my giveaway!

Angie
Nana's Box

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Happy SITS day! I've just spent the past 20 minutes or so browsing your blog, and I love it!! What great memories your are making as a family!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your SITS feature today! I wish we could travel more! We both love it, but it is so hard with two dogs and we REALLY love them!

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Happy SITS day! I enjoyed visiting your blog!

Michaela said...

Congrats to you on your big SITS day!

Debbie in Nashville said...
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Debbie in Nashville said...

Congrats on being the FB today!! I am so excited for you! Off to see more of your great blog.
Debbie

glenna said...

happy happy sits day! You have a wonderful family. Glad to have met you throught SITS!

Rachel said...

Happy SITS day!!!! Congrats on being featured.

Robin said...

So cute.....

Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun. I hope your day is beautiful.

Mrsbear said...

Happy SITS day. Off to read some more. Congrats!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on FB! Hope you have a great day.

Brandi said...

Hope you have a fantastic SITS day and that you enjoy all the comments you get. I can't wait to read more!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

Mary said...

Congrats on your feature day!!

Rook No. 17 said...

Congrats Christy! I've enjoyed reading your posts and listening to your playlist. I'm getting the itch to travel again! Happy SITS day!

Woohoo! Just saw my good pal Holly was the first to comment!

The Redhead Riter said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Heather said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Love the blog!

Dee said...

Whooo congratulations!!

Jenny said...

Congrats!! :D

Marrdy said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

HAPPY SITS DAY -
I too LOVE lighthouses. We've taken our three boys to see one in NC - but our littlest one is not really up for travelling yet (he's 2) so we don't do a lot. Hope its okay if I live through you for awhile!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Stopping from SITs to congratulate you and wish you a happy Friday!

Blessings
LMM

Mesina said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Oh I grew up on the Oregon coast home of some of the most beautiful lighthouses! They are amazing! x

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Hi Christy, Happy, Happy SITS Day! What a neat idea to visit all these lighthouses and making such great memories.

Sara E said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

It looks like you need to start digital scrapbooking to capture all those fabulous pictures. :)

and... love the copa - copa cabana :)

anne said...

Hi Christy and happy sits day to you, what a beautiful daughter and what fun to make it a family affair to visit the lighthouses, great memories for her down the road and a wonderful blog detailing every event!

www.anniebakes.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Happy SITS Day, Christy!!!

Charlene said...

Congrats on your blog and being a FB on SITS! I love your snapshots. Very nice!

Vicki said...

Happy SITS day! I laughed at the last picture! I loved that movie!

Gretchen said...

Congratulations lovely lady! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Never been to Mackinaw Island!! Always sounded like fun. We like to have our parents tag along every now and then too. Someday they won't be able to.

HAPPY SITS DAY...hope you get lots of comment love.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Sorry it wasn't Mackinaw Island...my mind just went there;)

Date Girl said...

Happy SITS day! How exciting!

Kim said...

I love to travel too!! I've never been to a lighthouse, but it looks like something I'll have to add to my list!

The Double Dipped Life said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I would love to visit Lighthouses; they have such an air of history and mystery surrounding them.

Twincerely,Olga said...

I love lighthouses too! You have a beautiful family!! Happy SITS Day!! stop by!!

Melissa said...

Happy SITS day! Hope its great! Lighthouses-- Way cool!

Helene said...

Congrats on your SITS day!! I absolutely love lighthouses but you know I've never actually seen on in person!! Maybe someday....

Star Forbis said...

Congrats on being the featured Blogger! We live in Arizona, there are no lighthouses in the desert! But, we lived in Michigan for over 8 years, and loved it. Great pictures.

Katrina said...

Congrats on being chosen FB! I love your blog! Beautiful pictures and what great times your family has had!

Nikki said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi! You have a beautiful blog and a gorgeous family! It is so cool that you travel with your family and your parents and are creating such cool memories together. Love your travel book idea too!!! so cool!

The Bragging Mommy said...

So nice to meet you! Congrats on your SITS day in the son, you deserve it! :)

Heidi
www.thebraggingmommy.com

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Congratulations! I love looking at all the pictures- hope you'll come visit.
Have a a fantastic weekend!

Sarah Bee said...

Lovely pictures! I'm from Michigan and miss all the lighthouses and state parks they truly are a reflection of God's creativity and the beauty of this world thanks for sharing! =]

Have a great weekend! Stopping by from SITS.

sweetjeanette said...

Hello SITSta! Dropping by from SITS to say congrats on your day!!!

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Lora said...

Happy SITS day! Nice to get to know you and your family :0)

foxy said...

Oh happy day to you! Cheers, sitsta!

Melissa Miller said...

Happy SITS feature day Christy! Congrats! ;)

Mrs Montoya said...

What a super fun blog! I love lighthouses, too and just love your theme. COOL! Congratulations on SITS Day. This is a great, great SITS feature before the weekend. Enjoy your day, Sitsa!

Christy said...

Glad they featured you - I'm enjoying your blog!

Lisa Anne said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

What a great idea for a blog! I love lighthouses but never been to the East coast - only along the upper part of the West coast. Happy SITS day to you!

{leah} said...

Happy SITS day!!!

Great pictures!!!

Chief said...

We love to travel too and insist on taking our boys everywhere with us. I can't wait to peak in on your adventures

Beth's Blog said...

Happy sits day!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!!!

Stefany said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy it!!

(I am following you now. Stop by my blog and see if you would be interested in doing the same.)

The Acting Mom said...

Congrats on being FB!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Came from SITS so say hi! Hope your having fun being featured today!

Morgan said...

Happy SITS day!!

Cameron said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!!!
Cheers,
Cameron from
Conquer the Monkey

Carla said...

Happy Happy SITSday!!

Kimmy said...

Oh yippy!! Congrats on your SITS moment!!! Have a wonderful day!

Michele said...

Congrat's on your SITS day!!!!

Wonderful blog.... very well done and well written!!!
Will be poking around your site for sure :)

Life with Kaishon said...

What a sweet girl you are! I LOVE your music. It is so pretty : ). And I LOVE your pictures. Your daughter is adorable! And your parents are very sweet too! I love family! I think they make our lives so much greater and more fulfilling! : ) I hope you meet lots of great new bloggers today! Congrats again!

A Frugal Life said...

Hey Christie,
Great Blog!
Sits Sister,
Rhi

Helen said...

Congrats on your SITS feature!

By the way, love the Jason Mraz. It's perfect for lighthouses :D

I'm off to go click around your blog. Have a great weekend!

Mighty M said...

Hope you are enjoying your SITS day!! ;-)

Another day in Jessy's life.. said...

Happy SITS Day! I enjoyed visiting your blog :o)

Miss Rowley said...

Congrats, love your site, I am so happy for you...... keep up the great job. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

No way!!! I'm so excited and jealous! It seems like all my friends have become featured, yup the green monster is a little jealous.

I think it's a wonderful picture of you! Everyone will love to come over and visit ;). Congrats my dear!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Lighthouses: what a perfect source of interest to motivate you to travel around and see the world with your family!

Congratulations on being featured on SITS today!

- Margaret

Brenda Jean said...

Congrats on being saucy! We love vacationing in Michigan's UP. We didn't make it there this summer and I really missed it:)

shortmama said...

Hope its a great SITS day!

Sarah Ruth said...

Happy SITS day!!

Missy said...

Happy SITS day!

Lani said...

Happy SITS Day! Lovely Blog!

Christine @UnstructuredBliss said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! I enjoyed reading your posts - especially seeing the pictures of Barnegat Light. Now that you've braved that climb I'm sure you can do anything! :)

mamadorkiness said...

Wow,this was well deserved today, miss lady. Great blog. I can't wait to catch up with as much as I can.

Midday Escapades said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! How fantastically marvelous you and your family are. Look forward to reading more.

New Mommy!!! said...

Congrats, I'm new to SITS!! Your family is beautiful! I think its wonderful you are all so close. I'm sure your daughter loves that. Lighthouses are beautiful. My mother loves the water, lighthouses, etc as well! Good luck on your book. I'm sure your dreams will come true!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Lighthouses are awesome! Have you ever been to the one in St. Augustine FL? Hubby and I had a great trip there once.

Cougar Tales said...

Happy SITS Day! I am from the Jersey Shore so I was trying to guess which towns you were in by the pix! :-)

Cougar Tales
www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com

tori said...

Happy SITS day! I haven't had a chance to look around yet but just wanted to tell you I'm a Michigan Native. One of my all time favorite places to visit is Glen Lake, MI and the Manitou Islands. Have you ever been there? If not you have to go! There is a beautiful light house on an island that was once a logging community and is now pretty much deserted. It is such a beautiful place and so much to see including shipwrecks! Well, congrats again! Have a great weekend!

Chantel said...

Happy SITS day!

Kristin said...

Happy SITS day! We're determined to take our little dude on our adventures too!

Shawn said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Hope you have a mah-ve-lous day!!

Great blog----my Mom loves lighthouses also---she even has an entire room dedicated to them.... :)

Nicolasa said...

Happy SITS Day! Lighthouses are so awesome! There is this neat one in Aruba that my husband and I saw on our honeymoon.

laurenfromtexas said...

Happy SITS day! Precious blog!

KK said...

Happy SITS day!

The Dapper Darling said...

Happy Sits day! Beautiful family!

JennyMac said...

Great pics! And great post. Happy SITS day!

Annie@A View On Design said...

Hey there I just joined SITS, so I'm getting used to what the norm is, it appears everyone first says hello - so Hello! To me, your blog looks fantastic, very fun! I'm now following you too!

meandtheblueskies said...

I am a day late but congratulations on your SITS day. Looks like it all went super!

One Crazy Mama said...

Have a great SITS Saturday! Great Blog! Lovely family!!!

samsstuff said...

Happy (belated) SITS Day! Lot's of fun pictures here!

hotpants™ said...

I'm a day late, but I hope you enjoyed the feature. SITS is great!

TeeTee said...

congratulations on the feature!

Adie said...

Im sorry I am late but I hope you had a wonderful SITS day!

junkfoodkids said...

I love to travel will be back to check out your travels. Looks like you go to fun places.

Charisse and Holly said...

3 cheers for the SITS pick of the day. Thanks for a wonderful glimpse into your life. Thrilled for you today. I'm brand new at this blog thing. Come by and see me...Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Paige said...

Hope you had a Happy SITS day!

T~T said...

Happy SITs feature day!

Megan said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!! I love lighthouses too, but I haven't been to visit very many. I'll be back to look around soon!!

{I'm late getting here, but I hope you enjoyed your SITS day!!}

Flory said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Hope you had a great one!

Thanks for the follow. Following back. :)

a H.I.T. said...

Happy SITS!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Visiting and wishing you congrats on your SITS day!

I'd luv to visit the Upper Penninsula - following you on Networked Blogs!
Moomette's Magnificents last post: Are You Having Trouble With Spyware or Malware?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah Congrats girlie! I'm so freaking jealous! That is so awesome and check out all these comments!

They all will love ya, hope you get lot's of new followers :)

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Christy, thank you soooo much for visiting my Nature Shows and Dreams blog. We are kindred spirits. My hubby and I venture to the UP as often as possible.

Lovely post and photos. Keep in touch!

Cheers, JJ/Nancy

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