What? Did you say PARTY?

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again…time for the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! I participated in the Ultimate Blog Party last year, and met so many wonderful bloggers that I’m looking forward to joining the party again this year!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

For those of you who may be new to Lemon Drop Pie, I started blogging almost three years ago. Once I started writing on my blog and received my first comment, I was hooked!

I’m a former second grade teacher who is staying home with my two daughters: Lily is six and Emmy is three and a half. I love being a stay at home mom! Just this year, I started teaching preschool part time, and it is so much fun to be working in a classroom again.

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.

As you can imagine, breast cancer is no picnic. 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 Mom to breast cancer in November of 2009. She has inspired me in so many ways.

Since breast cancer has affected my life dramatically, I am a Supporting Blogger for a very important organization named Army of Women. If you haven’t heard of it, I urge you go find out how you can join the Army of Women and help find the cause of breast cancer. To celebrate being cancer free for 15 years and to honor the memory of my mother, I will be walking 39 miles in the Avon Walk for breast cancer this June.

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!

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P.S. Please check out my new meme, where you can link up every Tuesday! Read this post to find out more: Turning Back Time.

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15 Replies to “What? Did you say PARTY?”

  1. I'm stopping by from the party. I'm sorry for your fight with breast cancer, and the loss of your mother but thrilled that you are a survivor. I pray every day that I will live to see the day we find the answer.Happy Friday from your newest GFC, Facebook and twitter follower.http://homeschoolblogger.com/brindamorr/

  2. I love the chance to read new blogs. I'm looking forward to learn more about you. I'm sorry you lost your mom. I know how hard it is to lose a parent.

  3. I'm sorry to hear of all your life's struggles, especially ultimately losing your mom. (your cancer too πŸ™ )

  4. Oh, I am sorry that you lost your mom to cancer! I lost my mother too. It was to brain cancer, still a hard thing to watch. I loved reading your blog today and am looking forward to spending some time on there and reading more. I have never heard of the party before, but I will really check it out. Thank you.

  5. I read your blog regularly and I didn't even realise you had gone back to (part-time) teaching! Hope your lilacs bloom soon!

  6. Hi Ginny Marie, just stopping by from UBP–saw a familiar name and had to click though. πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a great day and getting some good traffic!

  7. I am stopping in from the blog party! Thank you for sharing your story. I am hoping to do the 3-day walk next year. I hope you stop on over and say hello at mamaofalltrades.com!

  8. I'm a new follower here. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I can tell from this post and your about me section that you are an amazing woman. I really your blog name. I think it is a unique title and it really does fit what you were trying to express. I look forward to following along with you!

  9. Came by from the UBP! It looks like you've got a great blog to read! I'm sorry you lost your mom and praise God for your remission and your additional 26 years with her πŸ™‚ I'll be looking around some more. Enjoy the party!Come by when you have a chance!Michelle @ FTSNhttp://www.fromthesamenest.com/2011/03/2011-ultimate-blog-party.html

  10. Ooooh,so happy you are a Breast Cancer Survivor. Your story will help other women. We all have a story to tell.Keep telling it! Kimmyinnerchick.com

  11. Ginny, I didn't even realize that I wasn't following your blog (since Mommy's Piggy Tales ended) until I saw some of your tweets on #ubp11 tonight. I'm following you now, though! I love your stories and look forward to more :)Jenn

  12. Just swinging through from the UBP! Isn't it fun to meet new bloggers? It's like we are all sitting around in the living room together to have a chat.As a stay home mom who loves to read, I too find it hard to have time to read. OR I just storm through book so fast I feel I should have slowed down to enjoy it more. HEHEHE Ah well…Take care!Dee

  13. Howdy! I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOLAnyhow…please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at <a href="http://sostylilized.blogspot.comhttp://sostylilized.blogspot.com<br />And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at <a href="http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.comhttp://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com<br />I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!! Have a very blessed day!! :0)

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