Monday, March 23, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party!!

Thanks for visiting my site, and I hope you will join in the fun this week at “The Ultimate Blog Party” (see link on right side bar). You can get all the details at “5 minutes for Mom

My name is Renee and I married to my wonderful hubby Phillip. I have 3 adorable (most of the time) step-children, Amber 13, Jacky 12, and Niko 10. We share joint custody of them with their Mom and step-dad. They have lived with us in the past, (for 3 years in fact) but now live with Mom. Live is never boring. Niko has ADHD and is on the Autism spectrum with PDD NOS. He is very high functioning.

I am a Southern girl, that has been transplanted to the North. We lived in Connecticut for 3 1/2 years and have live in Chicagoland for 1 year. We have been married for 4 1/2 wonderful years, and I have done some tremendous growing in my walk with Christ, during this time. I went from a super close knit community and family life, to New England of all places and was an instant mom. Talk about being out of your comfort zone. I learned to truly rely on God. Life in Connecticut was extremely hard for me, I find I fit much better in the mid-west.

Our life has taken many unexpected roads, but we have always tried to be faithful and follow God's will. Now that we live in Naperville, we have found a terrific church and we are getting involved in our community. My family has now moved up here from Mississippi, and I can't tell you how happy that makes me. To get to see them on a regular basis is mind boggling.

We have 2 Maine coon cats that entertain us daily. Elvis and Lizzie. I invite you to follow along with me on my journey as I continue to follow God's will for my life and search for ways to reach out to our community. We are currently looking into an organization called safe families. Please feel free to visit their site. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I love prizes. Maybe I will win something. Blog on Party girls!!


MamaBear said...

Thanks for stopping by! Would you believe I went on a field trip to your 'burb in college? :)
(I went to Auguie)

Nadine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading your post and getting to know a little bit about you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Jessica said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment you left :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!
I was reading that you are in Napierville, Illinois-IF you EVER run into Susan Elizabeth Phillips-(MY favorite author lives there, too.)
give her a hug from me!!!
I enjoyed learning all about you!

Amber said...

So great to meet you! Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm so glad you did!

What are Maine coon cats, by the way??? I wanna see pics!!