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Thursday, April 26

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MeetAmy of Up Mommy Creek

I am a 30 year old mom.

I was a goody-two-shoes growing up. 

I loved school (yes...I was one of THOSE kids), 
I went straight from highschool to university and started a pretty decent job right after graduation. 

2 years in I felt like I was missing something in my life, 
and decided to leave it all behind
and travel to Thailand. 

A couple of years, 
a few countries and many miles later, 
I finally found myself
and also found the love of my life. 

We decided to head on back to the Great White North (I am a Canadian) and settle down. 

I pretty much spend my days chasing after my little man, 
trying to keep Kitty from destroying the house, 
and when I get a spare second I try to squeeze in some yoga or 
cuddle up on the couch with a good book.

Our little family consists of me, my husband, 
my 9 month old son Finnley 
and our dumb (but very pretty!) cat Kitty. 

My husband and I met while travelling in Thailand, and
we knew pretty quick we were soul-mates 
(as cliche as that is!). 

It took us a couple of years to figure out we couldn't fight fate, and so we married, got a cat and eventually were lucky enough to be able to add to our family with a bouncing baby boy! 

My family is silly, funny, loving 
and I think we're perfect 
(but I may be a bit biased...)

Once I found out I was pregnant, 
and after the excitement wore off, 
I started to realize that I really had no idea what I was doing. 

So, I started 
as a way to express my sheer and utter bafflement with the whole experience of pregnancy. 

Since we've progressed now into the land of parenting,
it's really no different. 

I am still clueless and just fly by the seat of my pants usually. 

Parenting is hard work and it's been quite an adventure to figure it all out. 
So on my blog you will usually find a story about something strange 
or ridiculous that recently happened, 
or a recipe that I love, 
or some of my attempts at photographing my son. 

It's pretty much an eclectic mix of all things me (and some things Finnley…)!

Courtney here:

Amy won my featured ad space giveaway last month!  
I've enjoyed getting to know her family and son through her blog.
You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest!

Make sure you give her a visit and say hey!  

But wait…
before you go, 
Amy has generously offered up 
a $15 Starbucks Giftcard 
to one of you lovelies!

Enter via Rafflecopter below (click here if you don't see the widget):
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Kristina TorrejonApril 26, 2012

    so great to meet you Amy!! what a cute little guy you have! 

  2. I love reading your story!  Your family is beautiful!

  3. What a sweet love story, & your fam is GORGEOUS! I hear ya on the never ending cleaning up marathon we do each day!)

  4. Hi Amy! It's so nice to meet ya! You are a beautiful mama!!

  5. Hi Amy! Awesome giveaway!! Starbucks is my favorite!

  6. Anyone who tries to squeeze in yoga is a friend of mine. :)

  7. That picture is gorgeous!  

  8. Love your story!

  9. Mary HappymommyApril 27, 2012

    Hi!  Nice to meet you.

  10. Hi Amy!!  Nice to meet you :)

  11. Great to meet you. My brother lives in Thailand now!

  12. Hi! Love Starbucks!

  13. AshleyrlusterApril 28, 2012

    HI Amy... Cute Blog... 

  14. Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the kind words! :) And thanks so much to Courtney for having me! 

  15. Your baby boy is too cute! I just had a baby boy of my own. Who knew boys were so sweet?! Love your story!

  16. Hey Amy!!  I'm flying by the seat of my pants too ... and my oldest will be 11 this year! 

  17. CarolsueMay 03, 2012

    Hi Amy! Your baby is beautiful!


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