Ultimate Blog Party 2011 :: Fashionably Late?

The 2011 Ultimate Blog Party started yesterday and normally I am notoriously on time for everything ever. But I decided to be fashionably late to the UPB this year.

Last year was my first UBP, so naturally.. This is my 2nd. Welcome!

I’m Natalie, and I’m mama to (nearly) 15 month old Nellie Rose. This is mama and Nellie:

I’ve been married to my husband Josh for almost 6 years. This is daddy and Nellie:

A sweet hug

And that is my family. Sometimes, I look like this:

No, I am not a prostitute. I am a Sweet Adeline, which means that I sing in a 4-part a capella barbershop harmony chorus. We just had our regional competition last weekend, hence the stage makeup and glitter. Music is a part of my soul, and being a Sweet Adeline is a huge part of who I am!

I love movies, love to write and I have a really random sense of humor. I am a full-time working mom which isn’t always easy considering Josh and I share a car. My blog used to be called Hope Springs Eternal. I began blogging in early 2008 after losing our first baby to miscarriage at around 7 weeks. We struggled for 10 cycles and nearly a year to conceive our Nellie Rose and once I became a mom, a change of blogging identity was required. That’s when Mommy Boots was born.

Here are a few of my most recent favorite blog posts and ones that show the variety of topics that I write about. Be forewarned, I swear on my blog so if you don’t like a lot of cussing you may want to just stop at this post.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you again!