It’s a Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Did you get your invitation yet? YOU DIDN’T? Well, click on that button above, and join the party! We’re going to have so much fun! (Even if you don’t have a blog, there are some great giveaways at 5 Minutes for Mom for everyone!)

I started writing Lemon Drop Pie almost two years ago, and I really enjoy meeting new people online through my blog. Let me introduce myself!

I’m a former second grade teacher who is staying home with my two daughters: Lily is five and Emmy is two and a half. I love being a stay at home mom! However, I also love teaching, and when my daughters are a little older, I would love to get back into the classroom.

Emmy and Lily, enjoying lollipops at my sister’s wedding reception

I love to sing, (especially with my sisters) and I always have a book on my nightstand. (Now that I’m a mom, it takes me a lot longer to finish a book than it used to!) My husband and I love to travel and spend time outside, and we’ve visited quite a few state and national parks.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was before I had children, before I met my husband, when I was a single teacher living on my own. I feel so blessed to have come so many years with my cancer in remission, to have found the love of my life, and to have two daughters of our own!

Breast cancer is no picnic, as you can imagine. My mom was also diagnosed with cancer at a young age. She was 40 at her first diagnosis, and she was the mother of four young children at the time. She was so proud to have survived cancer for 26 years! We lost my mom to breast cancer last November. She has inspired me in so many ways.

Mom and me in 2007 at my sister’s art exhibition

I would love to hear from YOU! We all have a story, and I’d love to hear yours! If you leave a comment on my blog, I will come and visit your blog in return!

(I would also like you to know that although my stories are true, I do not use my real name, my husband’s or my daughters’ real names.)

I’ve finally looked over the prize list, and here’s my wish list!

I would absolutely love winning the  Toshiba Laptop since my laptop is old and I share it with my husband! We’re worried that the hard drive is starting to fail. (Don’t worry, we have everything backed up!)

US8 Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace, a beautiful prize provided by Lisa Laverty at Elemental Memories.

US34 Bliss Lemon and Sage Body Butter would be wonderful for my dried out winter skin…plus it matches my blog name perfectly! This gift is provided by Taiyon’s Image.

USC3 $50 Target Gift Card, because who doesn’t like shopping at Target? This great prize is provided by Peggy Gorman at PegsPlay.

I’d be happy with any of the other prizes as well, including US 36, US31, US32, US 37, US 52, US 55, US 74, US73, US87 and US88.

Thank you, 5 Minutes for Mom!

Looking forward to meeting you,

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30 Replies to “It’s a Blog Party!”

  1. What an amazing story about your mom and you. My aunt has been fighting breast cancer for about four years now. She had stage four and has been in and out of remission now quite a bit. It's been a very hard stuggle for her. I'm happy to meet you on this blog party.

  2. Nice to meet you (again) Ginny Marie. I love the name of your blog, because if you say it quick it sounds like the Dutch little 'drop' (liquorice). With a lemon flavour. Let's hope your lemons will remain more on the sweet than on the sour side!

  3. your family is a wonderful inspiration to others on staying positive and getting checked early for breast cancer! thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I adore that picture of you with your mom! Two lovely ladies for sure. I'll bet the teacher in you makes life awfully fun for your kids!So glad you joined the party!

  5. Hello. I found your blog through the UBP. Sorry to hear about your sours but glad to know you'll take the "sweet and sour slice of life" anyhow. Thank you for sharing your testimony. You are a brave woman.I'm glad I stopped by.Blessings!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my "party" page! I have to tell you, teaching preschool is pretty awesome. Very low stress, lots of hands on fun! :)I taught 3rd grade for 5 years and it took me a little bit of time to get use to the 3-year-olds…but now I LOVE it. Plus, I only teach on Tues/Thurs so I still have plenty of time to spend with my kids!Have a great Party Week! Thanks again for stopping by!

  7. So glad to hop on in here for the blog party! My mom had breast cancer at 35, so she was young too. We lost her at 45 to a different type of cancer. I can so relate to the bittersweet memories. Your intro says you are a teacher and want to get back to teaching when your girls (adorable girls!) are older… have you considered home schooling them? 🙂 I'm sure I will see you around the UBP this week!

  8. WOW Ginny! Everything you've shared makes me admire you even more! And makes me realize we have more things in common than I thought! I love being a SAHM too!!! It is the best, isn't it? I love singing too! Do you have any videos of you singing? WOuldn't it be great to get together one day and have a talk? I am sure I would learn a lot from such a strong woman like you! How hard what you went through… cancer is …. horrible…. My husband's mom passed away from breast cancer 4 yrs. ago…. so I've seen what it causes to a family (even when I met him after she was gone) …. There are some very inspiring stories of survivors… And yours is one that makes me respect you so much! God has truly blessed you with a beautiful family and love! All the things that cancer tried to steal from you!May God bless you with good health, happiness and love!Paloma.

  9. It's nice to get to know you a little better! 🙂 That is a beautiful picture of you and your mom. Your blog is very encouraging and inspirational. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great weekend!

  10. Your daughter's dresses are beautiful!I didn't realize you used to be a teacher?! I taught 5th grade for 6 years but I'm not so sure I want to go back. I'd rather homeschool or teach a higher grade level. Praise God for bringing you through breast cancer and blessing you with the family you have today!

  11. Hi. I'm stopping in from the UBP! What a lovely family you have and tremendous story of battling breast cancer. My own mother is a survivor. I look forward to checking back and reading more of your posts. Blessings!

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. You have a beautiful family (love those dresses your girls were wearing in the pic) I have three boys so I don't get the chance to buy frilly girls clothes very often. Nice to meet you through UBP. Following through GFC now.

  13. I love the name of your blog… it works well with your story. I'm so sorry about your mom, I'm sure you miss her very much. I love that pic of your daughters.

  14. I’m a homeschooling SAHM of two littles (3 and 1.5). I’m a born-again Christian, and I’m currently getting my MA in Ministry! I'm not your typical "Mommy Blogger", but I love reading them just the same. Just stopping by during the UBP! Happy Partying! 🙂

  15. Your kiddos are adorable. I love the picture of you and your mom. She sounds like she was such a strong, caring lady. I'm also an avid reader and trust me, with having a 3 year old here throughout the month, I read wherever I can.

  16. So funny to see this post, I keep thinking about joining in…I think you might have just inspired me. Now can you please direct me to the finger foods? Can't have a party without snacks. 😉

  17. Agreeing with so many, that's a wonderful picture of you and your mom! I'm so sorry for your family's loss, though surviving for 26 years is awesome!

  18. So cool to meet someone nearby, kinda! I didn't go to Bradley, but of course I know plenty of people who did. What does your sister teach? It is nice to meet you!

  19. Nice to meet you…sorry about your Mom. My Mom passed away from cancer a little over 2 years ago. I know how hard it is, that's why I started blogging. Your Girls are so cute. Love those dresses.Hope you can stop by and learn about my blogs and about me. here are the link to my UBP postsAuntie E's kitchen.Living Healthy

  20. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.Cascia The Healthy Moms

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