Friday, April 9, 2010

Let's Get the Party Started!

A blog party that is...

The Ultimate Blog Party has just kicked off over at 5 Minutes for Mom! This will be the first time I've participated in such an event and I'm really looking forward to "meeting" as many new bloggy buddies as possible without completely neglecting my responsibilities here at home.

So first things first, welcome to Webbisodes. As a Southern gal, I'm inclined to offer you a sweet tea and ask that you sit a spell, but alas this is a blog and well...that's just not possible. But here's hoping you'll take a minute {or two} and get to know me a little better.

I began blogging nearly one year ago at the strong urging of a good friend. At the time I was expecting our first child and what began as a way for friends and family to keep up with all the changes in our lives has quickly grown into much more. Having always loved to write, blogging is a way for me to share the ups and downs, struggles and successes, as well as the tears and laughter that I experience everyday as a first time Mommy to the most adorable baby girl in the world, Miss Gillian Grace. In a nutshell my blog is about all the diapers, drool, and drama that accompanies first time parenthood. After all, blogging is cheaper than therapy, and has perks that even chocolate can't provide---inspiration and encouragement from fabulous women all over the country.

In case you're on borrowed time, and what Momma isn't, here are a few quick facts about Webbisodes:

  • I am a teacher by trade, but recently opted to make a career change and become a stay-at-home mom. Although it is infinitely more difficult than I ever thought it would be, I enjoy my new role as a SAHM and would not trade my life for any amount of money, front row seats to Bon Jovi, or a lifetime supply of Diet Coke.
  • I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. He is compassionate, caring, considerate, and an extraordinary father to our daughter. He is my best friend and always puts the needs of our family before all else.
  • My daughter is my life. Enough said!
  • My parents are my best friends and they are a huge part of my life. I do not know what I would do without them. I talk to my mother at least four times a day, often about nothing at all.
  • I am addicted to Diet Coke, reality tv, and the computer. As a family we enjoying running and spending tons of time outside.
  • I will turn 31 this August but still feel like I'm 19. I will be joining the local Junior League in May which suddenly makes me feel like I'm back in high school vying for the acceptance of the "popular" crowd. My biggest fear is rejection and I am very uneasy in new and unfamiliar situations, which should make this whole new endeavor very interesting and good fodder for blogging.
And if the laundry's done, the kids are napping, dinner's in the oven and you have a few extra minutes, here are a few of my favorite posts from days gone by:

"Eggs"tending Easter

Diaper Duty

He Lives

Just a Swingin'

The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly

March Madness

Resolutions for the New Year

Dear Gillian

Sleepless in Mobile

Saving Face(s)

Come Monday

Well folks, your time here has been appreciated more than a breeze through an outhouse and I sincerely hope to "see" you again soon.

But before you go, 5 Minutes for Mom has asked that all that participate include several items that have got us drooling in the event that we should be chosen to win a prize. Should I be fortunate enough to be selected, I've got my eye on:

(Gillian Grace would look so sporty in the 1932 Pink Ford Roadster )

But of course, I would be thrilled with any of the following wonderful prizes:

Numbers 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 23, 32, 35, 56, and 61

Now y'all come now ya hear!





Lauralee Moss said...

So nice to meet you! I just left the world of teaching to be a SAHM. It is always fun to meet a similar soul!

Diary of a Diva Mom said...

Okay so secretly I want to be apart of our Junior League too so I am a BIT JEALOUS! lol And I won't hold it too much against you for being a stinky gator fan .. (GEAUX TIGERS .. LSU!!) lol .. Happy Bloggin!

MelissaAggie98 said...

Happy FF! I'm your newest follower! Please follow me too at

Have a great day!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Nice to meet you! Your baby is too cute!! Happy party week :)

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Visiting you from UBP!!! Have a great party yourself!!!!!I am now following your blog, you can follow mine at

Brooke Lorren said...

Your little girl's a cutie :-)

Laura said...

Love the family photos! Happy Friday!!

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

You have a beautiful family!

Linda said...

Hi, I'm visiting for the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you. :)

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

Very cute post. Have you read the book "In Praise of Stay At Home Mom's"? I loved that book, it's actually what pushed me to quit my job to be a full time SAHM.

Britt said...

Well I'm already a follower :) But I wanted to let you know that I love this idea and I'm stealing it from you! Can I just say that your daughter and mine could take over the world with their cuteness????!

tiff snedaker said...

Love your beautiful family photos. Isn't being a sahm so rewarding? I know what you mean about your child being your life. You wonder what life was like without them. She's a beauty. Nice to meet you.
Party on :)

Michelle said...

I'm a Florida native as well, now living in GA. I grew up in a small town called Crescent City.
My husband also puts the needs of the family first. We have 3 boys who we love immensely.
I'm addicted to the computer.
My mom turns 81 in August.
And as I read the blogs I am in the midst of doing laundry.
Hey, I have to look like I'm doing something. Right!?

Michelle said...

I forgot to let you know, I'm visiting from `UBP 2010`

A Mom's Take said...

There's never enough time is there! :)

Stopping by from UBP 2010! Come visit me too:

Rachel said...

Just stopping by to say "hi" from the UBP!! I'm a former teacher turned SAHM too!! Look forward to getting to know you better through your blog! =)

Crazy Mom of Four said...

Nice to meet you. Very clever blog title. Cute! I look forward to getting to know you.

Karen said...

You have such a beautiful family Shannon! I am so envious that you are staying at home with your Gilly. I am still on the fence if I made the right decision on returning to work. This week of illness certainly has me questioning my decision. It would have been so much easier just being at home and not having to feel guilty about calling off of work. Have a great weekend!


Kristen said...

I love the cleverness of your title--too cute! I too am a southern gal and I think our southern hospitality just shines through onto our pages...we can't help it! ;-)

Coming by from the UBP! Hope to see you at my place!

singedwingangel said...

HI there as a southern girl myself I completely agree on the sweet tea and pulling up a chair. Life is just a little slower here, even our rushed is not as rushed as other places. Your pics are beautiful would love to have you come visit my blog. Have fun at the UBP it's my first time too..

Crystal P said...

Wait... your doing this without neglecting duties around the house?? Okay fess up, where are you keeping the robot? Were any other robots made? Where can I purchase said robot?

I need to clean... or sleep lol
Happy party!!

There are some giveaways on my blog for if you are interested! Worldwide :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Such a cute blog title and play on your name! I'd love to pull up a chair and have some sweet tea. We can always trade "When I was a teacher" stories while we sip away.

Crayon Wrangler said...

OMHeavens...breeze through the outhouse. I think I just fell in love with you a little (not in a weird way or anything)
I adore your writer's "voice" and can't wait until the laundry is done, the dog is let out, the kids go to sleep (Oh please, let it be soon!!!) to read more of your blog!

Jenilee said...

I'm addicted to Dt. Coke too! :)

Fruitful Vine2 said...

What a lovely family picture. Nice to meet you. Happy partying!

Mama Llama said...

Love your UBP post! hope you meet lots of new friends! Come back to Little Llamas soon!
My Party Post!
I have enjoyed getting to know you!

Kim said...

Visiting from UBP! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a beautiful family. Now following your blog! Have a great weekend!

Lucy said...

I will turn 32 this August and also still feel so young. I love your slogan diapers, drool and drama:) What a soft and pretty blog you have here.


HerMedia said...

Just cruizing through some of the blogs at the party :) (voted for you at top mommy blogs :)

Good luck!
Karrine My Ultimate Party Post

Christian Frugal Mama said...

So nice to meet you and your family! Happy Blog Party and here’s my party post if you get a chance:

I’d love your input on my new meme Mom Monday! Since it’s new, I’m trying to get it all worked out and let others know about it. :) Have a fantastic weekend!

Saving For Someday said...

Lovely blog. I'm stopping by from the UBP'10 and findign so many new and interesting places to spend time.

Enjoy your daughter! It seems so trite, but the time goes so fast

Angelica said...

Nice to meet you! Hope you are enjoying the UBP! I know I am!

TwinHappyJen said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Your daughter is beautiful!!

amy said...

Party hopping from UBP! Love your blog. Hope you can pop over to mine and pick up some money saving tips!

Making Our Family Complete said...

Just “party hopping!” Very, very nice to “meet you” :) So many blogs, so little time!! LOL!

Another former teacher too!


Visit my party post at:

Jendi said...

I drink tea in my UBP party post, but it's probably not as sweet as you would like. I'm a Yankee after all. ;)

Good for you for trying new things and moving out of your comfort zone. Anything for new blog fodder, right?

My party post is here:

Nanette said...

Hi, just stopping by via the UBP. What beautiful family photos. You little one is just beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of the party!

Terri said...

Just wanted to say. I'm having fun at the UBP. Hope you are too. Your daughter is adorable.

Staci said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE reality tv too! The Amazing Race is one of my favorites...I've even applied to be on it!

Ashley said...

You have a beautiful family! Congrats on the transition from teaching to SAHM! :)

I'm a homeschooling SAHM mom of two littles (3 & 1.5). I'm a born-again Christian, and I'm currently working on my MA in Ministry. I'm not your typical "mommy blogger", but I enjoy reading mommy blogs just the same.

Happy UBP!

Dayngr said...

Dropping by to toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair and party with you. Let's have some fun!

I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

Amy said...

Such a cute family!!! Glad we can "party" together!

lovelyritaann said...

hello, nice to meet you! I'm a SAHM also and it is not an easy thing! Like you, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post!

Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways!

Stef said...

Great to meet ya!! I am a fellow Diet Coke lover... I enjoyed reading your blog...I will be back!!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Hi Shannon! I love meeting other moms and I especially a mom with a baby born last July like mine! I agree with you and the job being harder than you thought - it still shocks me sometimes. But totally, utterly worth it. Becoming a follower today! :)

Mama Vivas said...

What a beautiful family! I started blogging for pretty much the same reasons you are; except my children are much older! Glad to have found you at the UBP 2010!

Mama Vivas said...

What a beautiful family! I started blogging for pretty much the same reasons you are; except my children are much older! Glad to have found you at the UBP 2010!

Lynn said...

Stopping by from the UBP Party.. You have such a beautiful family.. :)

Theresa said...

Hi Shannon. I am visiting from UBP. I taught in the public schools before staying home. I am now homeschooling my two children and loving it. Enjoyed visiting your blog. I'd love for you to stop by mine too.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You have a beautiful family! I love your blog header. I'm your newest follower!

LeeAnn said...

Hi Shannon! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the UBP! I hope you'll be back.

I am a Nole, so I guess we'll have a little friendly rivalry next fall. :-)

You have a beautiful family. I'm going to check out more of your blog now.

Jennifer Sikora said...

I don't think I will ever get through this long list of wonderful bloggers! Stopping by to visit from the UBP. Maybe one day I will get through this list. Hope to chat with you soon! I love your website!


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