Saturday, April 2, 2011


Ultimate Blog Party 2011

 I decided to crash a party.

I mean, who passes up a chance to dress all cute and eat??!! 

Certainly not me!!

So let me start by introducing myself...

My Name Is GiGi

You can read more about me HERE!

And this is my handsome Hubba Hubba

We have been married for almost 17 years and have 7... Yes, SEVEN... S-SEVEN kids.

No, we don't know what causes it and  we DON'T have t.v.
(Ok we really do have tv but even with 500 channels, there still is nothing good on.)

Our only son thinks my hubz looks like this:

Most of the time I have a few of them hanging off of me.

Aren't they cute?

We live in this Little Red House that hubby had built just for me!!

( ok, and maybe for our 7 children too :)

I love this house to bits.

I homeschool all of our kids and would not have it any other way.

Is it hard??


Is it worth it??


This is my oldest Daughter Emma.

When she was born, she was going to be my last. But God had other plans.

She will be 16 soon which makes me old. Wise! Very Wise!

And this little Flower pot is our youngest daughter Penelope.

She is 5 months.

She was prayed into existence after many long and hard losses.

With her birth came healing and a deeper love I never knew existed.

I live for my coffee. Mmmm its so good.

And I LOVE big chunky jewelry. I also love wearing flowers and recently started making them.

I have one older Sister named Cindy. She is 4 years older than me and lives up in NY.

I call her sissy-cindy-lu.

She is ok with that too.

You can read all about our relationship HERE.
(pictures coming soon)

She has 1 son named Brian and he is just sooooo handsome isn't he?? He is 10 years old and in the 5th grade and fits right in with all his cousins. Perfectly!

My sister is coming to visit in 4 days and I can't wait. we always get into trouble have adventures when she visits!

My brother from another mother A.K.A Cousin Neal lives on the next block.

We love Neal and for ages could not figure out if the kids should call him "Cousin" Neal or "Uncle" Neal.

So we named him Cuncle.


Our kids call him Cuncle.

We think it suites him just fine.

He comes to our little Red House every Saturday Night for our WING Nights. We LOVE Wings.

He also plays ALOT of Xbox with my hubz.

This is my favorite Italian Michelle.

Yes, she knows I call her that and she is ok with it.

The south is definitely lacking in Italians so moving here has made me gain 5 pounds added to the culture! We need more of her kind in these here parts. Ha!

She recently moved here from NY and lives just right across the stret. She "gets" me. Maybe cause we are both NEW YAWKAS!


Our family is firmly grounded in our faith in Jesus and believe whole-heartedly that:

My best friend is THE CHATTY MOMMY!

Her name fits her to a T! ( LOVE YA CM)

And I miss her to pieces...

But thats it! 

My life in a nutshell. 

Surrounded by colorful people who make my life VERY interesting!!

Whom I love with ALL of my heart.

and who drive me crazy!!!! Batty! I mean batty!

Im on twitter and FB as well.

Hope you make GiGi's Place

your place too.



  1. I love this post! It is so much fun! I am so very sorry for the loss of your baby (((hugs)))

  2. What a wonderful post!!!
    Well done- love all the pictures- and I am not just saying that because you put me in at the end.

  3. I think I'm hooked on your blog. Stopped by through the 5 Minutes for Mom community on Blog Frog...saw the party post title... and just kept scrolling through your posts and pictures. I love how they are mixed the way they are! Your children are adorable, by the way. I'm going to find a way to follow you and then I have a few other blogs I need to visit tonight...but I definitely am coming back!
    I'd love it if you'd stop by mine sometime

  4. How fun are you?! I feel like I just had lunch with my new bff.

    I'm a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. I hope you'll stop by and follow me back :)

    Gotta go now, I want to read more of your blog!

  5. that was fun! I enjoyed the break-down of your life. Summed it up in such a fun way :)

  6. I have been visiting your blog for a while now, and I always enjoy it. This was great! Love it!

  7. Happy Sunday!!!
    New follower from UBP11, my name is Naomi and I have a beauty blog, Miso Glamorous Beauty Blog. Please check it out when you have a chance. Also I'm hosting two giveaways which are Vedette Shapewear;

    and Skin MD;
    I would love for you to enter.
    I hope you are enjoying the party and looking forward to reading new post.
    Have a great day

  8. Ha! I've heard that, about not knowing what causes babies. We only have three, but they are very close together in age. I roll my eyes whenever someone asks me that.

    It's nice to meet you!

  9. Hi.
    Stopping by from the UBP to say hello. Have a great day!

  10. You are so fun! I had to stop here, my daughter's name is Gigi - actually, Georgia (age4), but her nickname played a major part in choosing it. :)I also have a 6 year-old daughter named Ruthie.
    We are a home-school family in love with Jesus! Feel free to stop by our blog too as you get time. I blog about our faith and God's call on our family to increase through adoption.
    SO glad to "meet" you here!

  11. Howdy!

    Your kids are adorable!!

    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!! LOL

    Anyhow...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

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    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)

  12. I love this post! Your life and family sound like so much fun! I am happy to have found your blog through the UBP. I am now following and look forward to reading more from you! When you get a chance, come visit me too at:

  13. Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I loved reading this post; your personality shined through! : )

    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

  14. Hi! I am still making my way through the links at the UBP and came across your blog. I love meeting new bloggers!

    Come over to my blog to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family if you get the chance. I'm your newest follower!



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