Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snowed in at the Blizzard Bloghop!

Well, even if there isn't any snow on the ground, who says I can't enjoy a virtual blizzard with a few hundred of my favorite bloggers?

When you are done here, come on over and visit Ann Marie at Household Six Diva to join in on the fun!

Welcome to Our Crazy Life! 
The Soldier with his Army brats

I am Athena, mom to six crazy kiddos and wife to one Soldier who is  currently on an extended vacation to the Middle East (courtesy of the U.S. Army). Soldierboy and I celebrated our 18th Anniversary this past fall. We have two high-schoolers, one junior high-schooler, two gradeschoolers and one preschooler. We stay pretty busy between sports, 4H (yes, we live in Hicktown) and everything else. It is a crazy life, but I love it.

I am a writer (it sounds so much better than facebook junkie). I just wish I had more time to do so. I may have to give up housework to devote more time to it. Okay, so I am not really a housework kind of girl. There are more important things in life. 

I would love to hear what you think! 

I love to read. Most of my blog posts (if I am not griping about deployment) are devoted to free ebooks for Kindle (or reading app). I will read two to three books a week, so I am saving Soldierboy a pretty penny by not buying any. Maybe I can convince him to let me spend it on jewelry instead... 

BBC 100 Book Challenge
(make sure to double check prices as they change frequently!)

I also do a book review from time to time (anything for free books!) and host an occasional giveaway. In fact, I will have one starting this Saturday for a copy of Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon. If you want to be notified when the giveaways are up or when a new free book is posted, feel free to like Our Crazy Life on facebook (it also helps my self esteem to have people like me...). 

My biggest passion is volunteering for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). I can't even begin to tell you what a difference getting involved with a group of moms - who are experiencing the same things I am - did for me. I now have friends all over the world thanks to MOPS. Plus, I get to travel (sans kids) a couple of times of year for training and girl time. I am currently packing for five days in Denver with some of my besties :) If you are a mommy, you need mommy time and MOPS can help! 

I started blogging about a year ago and I have had so much fun! I have met several wonderful women and enjoy following their adventures in this crazy world we call Military life. When I need a laugh or a little perspective I check out Witty Little Secret or Riding the Roller Coaster.

I know what you are thinking, this is getting a little long for an introduction ;0)  

Anyway, I love to chat and would love to get you know you! I spend way to much time on facebook so come over and say hello.



  1. Hey! Already a follower but dropping by again. I am still amazed that you can handle everything on top of 6 kids. I've got 2 and can hardly keep up with laundry!

  2. Stopping by from the blog hop! My goodness, you stay VERY active with 6 kiddos! my gosh, how on earth do you manage it all?!

  3. I came by from the blizzard blog hop. I miss MOPS, my 3 are older than that now.

  4. Nice to meet you. You have a beautiful family. I'm a facebook junkie too.

  5. Please tell your husband my family thanks him from the bottom of our hearts for his service! Would I be considered a writer too instead of a Twitter junky? heh heh heh Maybe more of a columnist? My mom got a Kindle for Christmas! So jealous!!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words #224 from the blog hop

  6. Thanks for stopping by through tbe blog hop. You have a beautiful family. We have a lot in common. I only have 5 kids though - but 4 are girls. We both have one poor lonely boy. :) I love to read too, but haven't jumped on the Kindle bandwagon yet. I guess I like the feel of a book in my hand. I'm sure that I'll give in eventually....