Those fabulous gals over at SITS are having a fun filled holiday extravaganza today. It's a whole day of fun and cheer and amazing hourly give aways with the grand prize winner receiving a $200 gift card to Target and being Friday's featured blogger. How totally awesome is that? That's right...a whole day of prizes from all sorts of places.
So what is SITSmas all about? It's not just about all the fantastic prizes, but it's about sharing this holiday season with all our SITStas, of course. So here's me sharing what the holidays mean to me.
Family. Family comes in many shapes and sizes. There's my online friends that I consider family and then there's my actual family.
Okay so it's probably not what you expected. I usually have pictures of my kids, but believe it or not I actually have a mother (I'm not like my 12yo I don't have a problem admitting it), and a father and 5 brothers and a sister --all older than me. Yes, I'm the baby. Last year, for Christmas ,we all got together. This was the first time we were all together in over 25years. Can you imagine not having all your siblings together, at the same time, for so long? Can you imagine being a mom and not having your kids together at the same time for so long? This was our Christmas gift to our mother. We all tried to bring our individual families with us and that's what this looked like. We were only missing four kids and two significant others in this picture. 22 out of 28 isn't so bad, right? Talk about a crazy few days. For some of the kids it was the first time they met any of their cousins, and for some it was just their first time meeting any of us. We commemorated the occasion by having a whole heck of a lot of pictures taken. Now that we've covered my biological family, what about my online friends or SITStas. Some of my favorite places to hang out these days are on the fantastic blogs I find through SITS. Places like Sunshine and Lemonade. Kat is always reading the best books and having fun with the ladies in the "Mommy Blabber Club". Anna at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder is always there when you're having a grey day. Have you heard about her sleep-tennising problem? If you're looking for a cute tushy then look no further than that sweet Nanny over at Nanny Goats in Panties. If you're nice I bet she'd tell you a story about band camp. When you need some inspiration you need to look no further than Jyll at Never a Dull Moment. She has NINE children!! The woman has to be a saint. Then there is another sort of inspiration that I get from Christie at Pretty Paper Blog. She is so amazingly talented! Of course my day is never complete unless I stop by and see Heather and Tiffany over at The Secret is in the Sauce. They are the real masterminds behind this whole sisterly love thing called SITS. They got together and created an entire army of comment junkies, and without them a lot of us wouldn't have comments on our blogs or have all these amazing SITStas. So today I'm celebrating SITSmas, and my online friends that I've made. Ya'll are awesome and I consider myself lucky to be able to call myself your stalker.